video streaming

Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters

Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribut

Netflix touts Disney partnership to remind U.S. subscribers it still has movies

In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library — beyond original series

Vimeo unveils its next set of Originals, including its first-ever feature film and concert

Vimeo is furthering its investment in original programming, the company announced this morning with the unveiling of the video network’s second slate of programs and films. The new batch includ

Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers

Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it’s moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on its service. I

Twitch Expands Further Into Creative Content With The Debut Of A New Section For Artists

The Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch is doubling down on what the company says has been a rapidly growing source of non-gaming videos on its site: creative content. Yes: like arts and cr

Rakuten’s Beats Netflix To Offline Downloads, Starting First With Mobile Devices

While Netflix has remained firm in its stance against offline downloads of its streaming video catalog, one of its competitors in Europe has jumped ahead of it with its own offering., the o

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available

Netflix Upgrades Its TV Apps To Save You A Few Clicks

Netflix announced today that it's now rolling out its first major update to its TV applications since late 2013. Unlike last month's upgrade to the Netflix website, however, the TV app experience isn'

Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye

Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have been courted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. Now an

Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devices experienced a

AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customer

YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

Here is one more nail in Flash's coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube fi

Samsung Launches Milk VR Video Service For Gear VR

Now that it's got a consumer-grade virtual reality headset on the market, Samsung is launching a service of its own to provide 360-degree video content so users have a reason to slip on the Gear VR on

Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service

Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in th

Apple Scoops Up To Pack More Smarts Into Apple TV

Apple may still keep us guessing over whether it will ever make a physical Apple TV set, but it’s clearly strengthening its play for the living room, by becoming the conduit between us and the s

Rakuten Launches iPad And Android Apps For Its Streaming Service In Europe

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has launched tablets apps on iOS and Android to support the launch of its Wuaki video streaming service in the U.K. and Spain. The apps allow users of the service to p

Ooyala Sets Up R&D Center In Singapore To Chase Mobile Audiences In Asia

Video services provider Ooyala is setting up an R&D operations in Singapore, and is hiring researchers and data scientists for the facility. The company provides video technology to media companie

Moviora Plays Ten Questions To Help You Pick A Flick

Whenever my friends and I get together for a movie party, the toughest part of the evening is collectively deciding what to watch. There’s always one person that shoots a good suggestion down with a

Viki, The Hulu For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users

<a target="_blank" href="">Viki</a>, the video streaming site that has carved out a niche for itself as a destination for premium, subtitled, foreign language streamed video content

B&N Widens The Screen For Nook Video, Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, Relativity, Nat’l Geographic And More

Barnes & Noble <a href="">last week</a> noted that Q3 Nook revenues were down some 28% over last y
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