movies

  • Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services

    Reelgood debuts a hub for finding TV shows and movies across streaming services

    More people are cutting the cord with pay TV in favor of streaming services, but finding something to watch is growing more difficult – not only because of rights deals which see content coming and going, but also because there’s now a wider array of services to choose from. A startup called Reelgood wants to help, and is today launching a centralized platform for web users… Read More

  • Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to improve recommendations ahead of live TV service’s launch

    Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to improve recommendations ahead of live TV service’s launch

    Amid a growing number of video streaming services, Hulu today has finalized an acquisition that will allow it to better compete on user experience, by way of improved recommendations. The company has bought the assets The Video Genome Project (The VGP), which maintains one of the largest, structured databases of video content. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Hulu says only a small… Read More

  • PlayOn Cloud lets you record and download videos from streaming services to your iPhone

    PlayOn Cloud lets you record and download videos from streaming services to your iPhone

    PlayOn has long offered media server software that allows cord cutters to record from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu and others, in order to watch on any device – without ads – even when offline. Now, it’s taking this “cloud DVR” functionality to mobile through the launch of a new iOS application that lets you record and watch videos… Read More

  • Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live

    Turner’s streaming service for film geeks, FilmStruck, goes live

    FilmStruck, a new streaming service aimed at film geeks developed by Turner Classic Movies, has now launched. Announced earlier this year for a mid-October arrival, the service belatedly debuted with a collection of hundreds of classic, indie, foreign, and cult film, as promised. The company also announced the pricing for its new Netflix-like competitor: a somewhat costly, comparatively… Read More

  • Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more

    Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more

    You can now cast Harry Potter spells from your Android phone, thanks to Google and Warner Bros. Pictures, who have teamed up to promote the new movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This clever trick, which Google tells us is part of a wider partnership between the two companies, lets you speak to Google’s voice assistant by saying “OK Google,” followed… Read More

  • Vimeo launches a TV store featuring top series from Lionsgate, STARZ

    Vimeo launches a TV store featuring top series from Lionsgate, STARZ

    Well-received TV series including “Orange is the New Black,” “Casual,” “The Royals,” “Mad Men,” and “Weeds” are now available for sale on Vimeo, which today launched its own television storefront in partnership with Lionsgate and STARZ. The store will feature nearly the entire Lionsgate catalog of TV shows, which includes the above… Read More

  • Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Major deal alert – iTunes is offering six different $10 bundles of 10 movies to celebrate 10 years of iTunes movies. Proud of @iTunesMovies and 10 years of celebrating docs, indies, blockbusters & more. Congrats and thank you! https://t.co/Y9QEINrHfJ — Eddy Cue (@cue) September 12, 2016 If you’ve ever bought a movie on iTunes you know how amazing of a deal this is. Read More

  • Cinemapocalypse Now? Crunch Network

    Cinemapocalypse Now?

    Let’s talk box office! Because it’s one of my pet obsessions; I’ve long been curious how the rise of new entertainment tech (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Pokémon Go) will impact movies, our oldest and most storied cultural commons. And because I was trawling through Box Office Mojo’s numbers, as you do, and happened to stumble across something which makes me fear for… Read More

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