Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its ‘Netflix for Kids,’ with dozens of interactive, play-along videos

Nickelodeon’s Noggin is today taking a step to differentiate Noggin from being just another “Netflix for kids” type of subscription video service.  Alongside its existing lineup of

Samsung rolls out new smart TV services for sports, music & video, plus an updated mobile app

Apple last month released a new TV app in an attempt to centralize all the streaming TV options available across Apple TV, iPhone and iPad. Now, Samsung is rolling out its own take on the matter, wi

If Everyone Got Their BBC Fix Through Netflix, Could It Wipe 80% Off BBC Worldwide’s Revenues?

The VoD service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.netflix.com">Netflix</a> has been leading a charge for consumers to watch more on-demand, digital video -- with its service aggregating TV and film

TiVo Premiere To Feature Cox's "Vast" VOD Library

Good news for those of you in Cox-served areas of the country: TiVo is working with Cox to provide Cox’s VOD service via your TiVo Premiere box. This will be the first cable VOD available on a r

Flimmit relaunches as extensive film search engine

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CrunchDeals: Buy a Roku HD Player, get $20 Amazon on Demand credit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/312D47pmk6L._SS500_.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/roku/">Roku's HD player</a> is a great deal at $99, but it's an even be

Roku bringing MLB.TV to their lineup

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/player_and_mlb.jpg" />Own a Roku? Are you so much of a baseball fan that you've signed up for the MLB.TV premium package? Then we have a

Sony Japan introduces Blu-ray recorders with VOD function

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/sony_blu_ray_recorder.png" /> <a href="http://www.sony.jp/CorporateCruise/Press/200903/09-0326/">Sony today announced two new Blu-ray an

Amazon expands movie viewing options

Starting today, customers using Amazon’s Video On Demand will be able to watch ad-free content on their Mac’s, PC’s and select TV’s. Previously, users had to use the Unbox application or use T

TiVo to get Disney movie rentals later this year

TiVo and Disney-ABC have forged an agreement to allow users to rent movies from the Walt Disney Studios catalogue later this year. Some of the movies will be available in high definition, although it&

Vudu being tested in 24 California Best Buy stores

In what appears to be a test to see how well the set-top movie rental box can sell in a mainstream retail store, Best Buy is now selling Vudu in 24 of its California locations, according to Video Busi

Akimbo calls it quits

Remember Akimbo? It’s gone now. The company launched an internet-connected hardware box for your TV a few years ago and charged about $10 a month for a handful of channels, some mainstream. Afte

Sony, SK Telecom to deliver VOD flicks to your phone

Well, not your phone unless you and your phone reside in South Korea. Here’s another reminder that the Telecom industry in the US just flat out sucks. Pioneering the way is SK, again. Sony Pictu

Vudu fears Apple, drops price

We’ve covered Vudu extensively at CG so I don’t need to go into details on what it is and what it does. All you need to know is that Vudu is scared of Apple and the Apple TV so they droppe

Google Video To Cease Sales

Not that you’ve ever paid a single cent for anything Google has given you, but just so you know, Google is going to stop selling videos via Google Video. On Wednesday, August 15th, Google will s

Blockbuster Buys Movielink

With competition heating up between rivals Netflix and Blockbuster, the next move isn’t even about DVD rentals anymore, it’s now about the downloads. Netflix has offered VOD for awhile now

Akimbo Courts PC Users, NHL Fans

Most video-content companies are concentrating on getting their stuff off your computer and onto your TV. Akimbo was already on TVs, however, and is now working on getting that content onto your PC. T

Microsoft Buys Netflix

…founder Reed Hastings a lunch at the local bistro, surely to welcome him on to Microsoft’s board. That’s right, Mr. Hastings has now joined Microsoft as an official board-member, mo

Sprint to Offer Full-Length Movies

Sprint is offering full-length movie downloads from a number of studios including Sony Pictures and Buena Vista VOD. Sprint already has mSpot, which is a TV and video download service which costs $6.9

Cisco Working on Video-on-Demand

, and is clearly planning on building infrastructure for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand. Cisco, a networking giant that makes very unsexy gear, also acquired Scientific-Atlanta and i