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EPIX Megaplex to Compete in Online Movie Streaming Segment

EPIX Megaplex to Compete in Online Movie Streaming Segment



Look out Amazon, Netflix and Apple TV, here comes Epix Megaplex, a new streaming movie service, that’s looking to give you a run for your money.



EPIX is a new premium entertainment service that expects to launch in October 2009. It was formed as a joint venture by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF ), and expects to… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on September 21, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Comcast and Time Warner Inc. Trialing Online Content Distribution Model Using Subscriber Authentication

Comcast and Time Warner Inc. Trialing Online Content Distribution Model Using Subscriber Authentication



It’s been interesting watching the pronouncements of TV programmers and cable operators and their advertisers as the parties come to grips with the over the top video phenomenon. Time Warner Inc. and… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on June 25, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

The Loop--A Cool New Freespace Optical Remote Control, Coming to Your PC/TV Soon

The Loop--A Cool New Freespace Optical Remote Control, Coming to Your PC/TV Soon

As an analyst I am regularly introduced to cool new gadgets and technologies. A couple of year ago while I was with Gartner I was introduced to Hillcrest Labs and “The Loop,” a freespace 3-D optical pointing device and associated visual interface platform for TV service providers. It was developed by the Maryland-based start-up and originally targeted to cable… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on June 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NetFlix Streaming Ahead: Extends Video Streaming to Windows Media Center



NetFlix Streaming Ahead: Extends Video Streaming to Windows Media Center PCs

NetFlix will be busy acquiring the rights to content for video streaming over the Internet in the months and years ahead in hopes that it can ride the wave of increasing penetration of in-home digital devices that will let consumers view content directly on their TV sets. This was one of the main messages from… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 20, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

EveryZing Makes It Easier to Find Everything: NBC Universal to Use EveryZing to Improve Video & Audio Search & Discovery on Internet Sites

EveryZing Makes It Easier to Find Everything: NBC Universal to Use EveryZing to Improve Video & Audio Search & Discovery on Internet Sites







If you can’t find it, it has no value… that’s the generally accepted wisdom about content whether it’s on the Internet or buried away somewhere in a VOD system being offered on by your pay TV provider. So it’s little wonder that there’s so much energy and investment behind… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Another Contender Looks Good for Wireless HD

Another Contender Looks Good for Wireless HD



With digital high definition TV (HDTV) now becoming firmly entrenched in consumer’s living rooms and the battle is engaged for which wireless technology emerges victorious in the next frontier in wireless video networking.



The demand for wireless video networks only increases as large flat screen TVs are destined to hang on walls and not sit in entertainment units. Without the… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on May 1, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Linking Up Your Tunes at Home Wirelessly, Courtesy of Linksys

Linking Up Your Tunes at Home Wirelessly, Courtesy of Linksys

When we moved into our suburban Philadelphia stone center-hall Colonial home in 1996 we were delighted that it came with so many bells and whistles: an in-ground sprinkler system, alarm system, work-out room with cable TV hook-up,… Continue

Added by Patti A. Reali on April 23, 2009 at 11:58am — 1 Comment


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