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  • newDigital Media Bytes
    A periodic roundup of relevant news… that we may have missed due to database issues.  HBO streams to cord cutters for the first time via Amazon Instant Video Vevo Updates iOS App With Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams YouTube Channel Now Ava…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:50am -
  • Boom! Netflix Coming To US Cable Operators This Quarter
    While investor calls generally bore us, Netflix dropped quite the bombshell this afternoon: This quarter we will launch the first MVPD integrations in the U.S. As we did in Europe, we will start with U.S. MVPDs that use the TiVo set-top box and try…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 5:22pm -
  • How Bad Is CableCARD Support?
    As the story goes, CableCARD support has deteriorated since the FCC inadvertently relaxed the requirement last year. Indeed, Tim Gibbons reached out this weekend regarding his inability to tune Fargo … and ignorance (at best) or deception (worst c…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 8:39am -
  • Inside Aereo’s Boston Rooftop Antenna Farm
    The post Inside Aereo’s Boston Rooftop Antenna Farm appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:30pm -
  • Roku Media & Plex Channel Updates
    Yesterday’s news, today! While we patiently await smartphone search from our Rokus, two notable updates worth sharing slipped my radar late last year. First, the originally anemic “USB Media Browser” has steadily improved as it evolved from a…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 8:01am -
  • Amazon Details Upcoming Fire TV Updates
    Amazon is out with a release trumpeting their stellar Fire TV reviews and announcing several welcome updates. New Prime Browse While Amazon touts blazing fast quad core Fire TV speeds, those gains are partially offset by inefficient browsing. Sure,…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:03am -
  • Sonos To Drop Wireless Bridge Requirement
    Amen. Sonos has finally concluded that, under most conditions, they can provide reliable music streaming over existing WiFi networks without requiring their $50 Bridge. Not only does this represent a cost savings for potential new customers, but i…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:06pm -
  • TiVo “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 filing. As a non-patent attorney industry observer, I’ve seen substantial resources wasted litigating a variety of ob…
    - 7 days 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…
    - 8 days 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…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:19am -


Yahoo News on Streaming

  • newShaw chases listeners in partnership with streaming music company Rdio
    Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications company said Thursday that it has launched a marketing, content and promotion part…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:19pm -
  • newWhich TV Streaming Service Is Right For You
    Here's a comparison of four streaming services that offer film and TV shows, their prices and potential drawbacks.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:07pm -
  • newReview: UPDATED: Roku Streaming Stick
    The new Roku Streaming Stick has been granted the power of HDMI compatibility, making it the more app-inclusive alternative to the Google Chromecast , Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV . It combines over 1,000 apps with an HDMI dongle design that's the siz…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:37pm -
  • newAmazon grabs rights to stream older HBO shows's streaming video service will offer some older shows from premium-cable channel HBO starting next month, a deal that intensifies both companies' competition with subscription-video service Netflix. This is the first time HBO, owned by Tim…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:18pm -
  • Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal
    US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:08am -

Broadcast Engineering

Multichannel News

  • newTLC Hires Two VPs Of West Coast Production, Development Teams
    TLC has added two vice presidents to its west coast production and development teams. Jack Tarantino joins the network as Vice President, Production - West Coast, and Elivia Van Es Oliva will serve as Vice President, Development - West Coast. 
    - 34 mins ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:11pm -
  • newRay Fitzgerald Joins SeaChange
    Video software specialist SeaChange International has tapped industry vet Ray Fitzgerald as senior vice president of sales – Americas. Fitzgerald, who reports to Seachange CEO Raghu Rau, last served as SVP of worldwide sales for ActiveVideo Netw…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • newWheeler: Net Neutrality Rules By Year's End
       FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said Thursday that he plans to have new network neutrality rules on the books by the end of the year.  In a blog posting he responded to a flood of criticism over reports that a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaki…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 1:06pm -
  • newTelemundo Options Novelas to NBC, USA
       Telemundo has optioned its highest-rated novela El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies) to NBCUniversal Entertainment to develop for English-language audiences. El Señor de los Cielos is inspired by the true story of Aurelio…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:54pm -
  • newNet Neutrality Forces Slam FCC Draft Proposal
    The FCC continued to get hammered Thursday by groups saying a draft network neutrality proposal that would allow for paid priority access to broadband consumers business model, under various limitation, was a threat to the Open Internet. While FCC…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:27am -
  • newParsing the Primetime Pigskin Packages
     The NFL has released its 2014 schedule, the first under its new multiyear, multibillion rights contracts with its network partners. But it was the newest entry – Les Moonves’ Thursday night package featuring CBS and NFL Network – that attrac…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:31am -
  • newComcast’s Fandango Snaps Up Movieclips
    Fandango, the online movie-ticketing service and data site acquired by Comcast in 2007, has struck a deal with ZEFR Inc. to acquire Movieclips, an online provider of movie trailers and clips via and via 25 YouTube channels. 
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:51am -
  • newViki, Marlee Team to Promote Online Captioning
     TV streaming site Viki is teaming with actress Marlee Matlin on a new campaign, the Billion Words March to advocate for closed captioning of online video here and abroad, according to a representative of the company.   
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:11am -
  • newMCN Hot Spot -- We Tv's 'The Divide'
    First-look trailer at We Tv's first original scripted series The Divide.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:59am -
  • newVerizon FiOS Still Growing, But Slowing
    Verizon’s fiber-fed FiOS service continued to head in a positive direction in the first quarter of 2014, but the rate of subscriber growth showed signs of slowing. 
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:40am -