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  • newTiVo “Program Shortcuts” Patent Details Social DVR
    A few weeks back, the USPTO published TiVo’s latest patent: Program Shortcuts, which is effectively an update to their 2009 patent. As a non-patent attorney industry observer who’s seen substantial resources wasted litigating a variety of ob…
    - 58 mins ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:39am -
  • Kindle Documents Relocated To Amazon Cloud Drive
    Amazon streamlines its ecosystem while continuing the assault on Dropbox: Starting today, all personal documents that you have archived in your Kindle Library will be available to access, delete, organize, and share from your Amazon Cloud Drive. You…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:43am -
  • LogMeIn Heartbleed Extends To Personal Computer Passwords
    As you’ve probably read during your recent Internet travels, an OpenSSL vulnerability was uncovered that puts server data at risk. Many prominent sites have since corrected the issue, dubbed Heartbleed, and its been advised that web passwords be ch…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:19am -
  • Local Libraries Lend Roku Hardware, Stream Content
    As the once humble library continues its digital metamorphosis, a few outposts have begun lending actual Roku streaming boxes. And, starting this week, residents of Sandusky, Ohio will have 12 units to pick from. Given the small number of boxes versu…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 2:12pm -
  • How Mohu Could Be as Disruptive as Aereo
    For all of the ink spent on Aereo (and I’m responsible for my fair share), the relatively quiet efforts of Mohu could end up being just as disruptive to the TV service market. Mohu has already had a successful run with its line of over-the-air TV a…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:53pm -
  • RCN TiVo Update On The Way
    RCN TiVo rentals are poised to receive an iteration of the (glitchy) TiVo Spring Update. Whereas us retail owners have been receiving version 20.4, RCN TiVo hardware in DC and PA will be pushed 20.8 beginning next week – with their entire footprint…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 10:42am -
  • A Tale Of Three Remotes
    While we rarely have the inclination to tackle a full-on review (like Adam), the $99 Amazon Fire TV streamer that we tracked so closely ahead of launch is worthy of a few posts. Overall, it’s a solid debut… but not quite ready to displace the s…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 9:32am -
  • Tablo TV Liberates OTA HDTV (and crushes Simple TV)
    Lets try this again, shall we? If you caught my first look at the dual tuner Simple TV, you’ll know that the product fell short of my expectations. A combination of fan issues and software instability led me to question if the dual tuner was actua…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 8:06am -
  • TiVo Seeks to Prove Why It Still Matters
    The post TiVo Seeks to Prove Why It Still Matters appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 12:29pm -
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    .@Spotify and @Pandora have made it impossible for songwriters to earn a living: three months streaming on Pandora, 4,175,149 plays=$114.11. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 4, 2014The post appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.
    - 11 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 8:20am -

LightReading

  • newEurobites: EU Bigwig Wants to Relax M&A Rules
    Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operator makes a move on Crimea; Duma considers ban on foreign telecom kit; publishing boss turns guns on Google.
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:30am -
  • newCiena Pushing 200G for Subsea
    Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:28pm -
  • newNagra Secures Dish's TVE Future
    Dish and Echostar select Nagra's DECE-approved persistent rights management (PRM) technology to secure Dish Anywhere multiscreen services.
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:20pm -
  • newVolvo: AT&T HSPA+ Can Drive My Car
    AT&T racks up another connected car customer in Volvo, which will embed HSPA+ via the carrier's single SIM platform in future car models in the US and Canada.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:01pm -
  • newLightpath Announces 7,000 Lit Locations
    Fiber network now connects more than 7,000 locations and spans more than 5,800 fiber route miles.
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:47am -

Yahoo News on Streaming

  • newYouTube Still Dominates Video Streaming Sites Shows Recent Poll
    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- via PRWEB - A recent New York Film Academy survey that polled 1,546 respondents found that even in a time where there are more video streaming services available to users than ever before, ...
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:32pm -
  • newThe Future of Streaming Music
    "If the recording industry has its way, music ownership will give way to a model completely based on access, but with an important shift. Like many other modern industries, the recording industry is doubling down on big data, giving their catalogs to…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:28pm -
  • Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal
    The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films. Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively ...
    - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:02am -
  • Criterion Collection extends Hulu streaming deal, adds Oscar winner 'The Great Beauty'
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films. Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively to The Associated Press, we…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:14am -
  • Netflix's partnership with Comcast produces fastest video-streaming speeds in 17 months
    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network. The data released Monday by Netflix Inc…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:05pm -
  • #DigitalSkeptic: Why Streaming Music Is Old Hat
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Musician and Web entrepreneur John Pointer is seeing the music business missing the boat yet again. Just as the rise of digital downloads took the CD-based industry by surprise, the new streaming music services are overlooking…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 10:46am -
  • Apple Has No Idea How Streaming Music Works
    PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Apple is watching its iTunes Radio streaming service flounder because it doesn't understand the most fundamental truth about streaming music customers. We're not listening to streaming music services so we can find the n…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 8:16am -
  • Anvato Wins Streaming Media Best of NAB 2014 Award
    Anvato, the integrated TV Everywhere platform provider for broadcasters, was honored as the winner of the Best of NAB 2014 Award, presented by Streaming Media magazine.
    - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:30pm -
  • Amazon Video Streaming 'Nearly Triples' in March
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Amazon video streaming on Prime Instant Video "nearly tripled" over the past year as the e-retailing giant looks to drive more Amazon Prime subscriptions and bolster its video content offerings, specifically with original progr…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 12:03pm -
  • Amazon Finally Introduces Fire TV, its New Streaming Device
    Update: Citing a "350 percent" growth in its video streaming service, Amazon unveiled its own streaming media device on Wednesday: Amazon Fire TV. The small set-top box will let Amazon compete with Apple TV, Roku, and ChromeCast in the hardware battl…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 9:28am -

Broadcast Engineering

Multichannel News

  • newAereo Launches Advocacy Web Site
    In advance of the Supreme Court oral argument in the Aereo case, the online TV station delivery service has launched a web site, ProtectMyAntenna.org, to emphasize its point that it is just providing remote Internet access to an over-the air antenna,…
    - 23 mins ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:14am -
  • newMCN Hot Spot -- Nat Geo's 'Life Below Zero'
    Video trailer for National Geographic Channel's new series 'Life Below Zero.'
    - 28 mins ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:09am -
  • newMCN Hot Spot -- Nat Geo's 'Life Below Zero'
    Video trailer for National Geographic Channel's new series 'Life Below Zero.'
    - 28 mins ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:09am -
  • newChromecast ‘A Real Hit’
    Google still hasn’t revealed any specific sales figures for its Chromecast streaming adapter, but company execs continue to claim that it’s been a certified winner so far. “Our $35 Chromecast is a real hit,” Nikesh Arora, Google’s SVP an…
    - 52 mins ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:45am -
  • newUnivision Launches OTT Network Flama
     Univision Communications, Inc. and Bedrocket have launched Flama, a new English-language over-the-top network at TheFlama.com. The new OTT offering, which targets 15-to-30-year-olds, bowed with a slate of five new original series this week. Un…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:17am -
  • newTwo-Time Oscar Nominee Renner To Narrate The World Wars
       New York, – Two-time Oscar Nominee Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN) will narrate the three-night event series, THE WORLD WARS, premiering Memorial Day, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. "The stories that came out of The World War…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:02am -
  • newEx-Clinton Press Secretary Myers Named Warner Bros. Communications Chief
      Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary under President Bill Clinton, has been named executive vice president, worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros., the studio announced Wednesday. She will join the W…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:45pm -
  • newAT&T: FCC Aggregation Limits Could Drive Telco from Auction
       AT&T has warned the FCC that if the agency limits the amount of low-band spectrum in the broadcast 600 MHz spectrum band incentive auction, it could put the company in untenable position and jeopardize its participation in the auction.  …
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:40pm -
  • newCox Selling Home Security In Las Vegas
    Cox Communications is now offering home security service in the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Cox Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since rolled it out to five other markets: California, Oklahoma, New England, Ohio and Virgini…
    - 16 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:39pm -
  • newTWC To Make Its WiFi Network Act Like Cellular
    Looking to bring the kind of seamless handoff capabilities offered on cellular networks to the WiFi world, Time Warner Cable has added Hotspot 2.0 technology to “most” of its 33,000-plus hotspots deployed in parts of Southern California, New York…
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:55pm -