Apple Insider says that investment bank Piper Jaffray expects Apple to introduce networked tv, along with an Apple TV set-top DVR box later this year. Apple has consistently denied interest in such markets, however. “We expect Apple to design a connected television over the next two years (launching in 2011) with DVR functionality built in,”Piper [...]
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Software giant Microsoft and movie rental behemoth Netflix today announced that 1 million Xbox LIVE Gold members have downloaded and activated Xbox LIVE application from Netflix in the three months since the initiative launched last November. The Netflix application allows Xbox LIVE Gold members to instantly watch movies and TV episodes rented from Netflix via [...]
Netflix today announced it has released its 2nd-generation media player, based on Microsoft Silverlight, which brings the company’s Internet video service to subscribers with Intel-based Mac computers for the first time.Â The deployment, which will initially touch a small percentage of new Netflix subscribers, is the first step in an anticipated roll-out of the new platform [...]
Silicon Alley Insider’s Dan Frommer today is challenging Apple to move Apple TV from being a “hobby” to being a real business: If Steve Jobs wants to make a serious run at owning our living room’s “digital hub,” then Apple TV needs a serious overhaul, ASAP. Why now? Because even though the industry is still [...]
MG Siegler at Parislemon has an interesting take on the current state of movie rentals on theï¿½XBox 360, suggesting that it’s not ready for prime time: Last night I sat down to download The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I figured it would take 5-10 minutes to get enough information to start playing and then [...]
The Ninja drops some mad wisdom about the future of Internet media & throws some new media facts at you along the way. And some of them are even true!
Blockbuster unveiled a prototype of an in-store kiosk for downloading movies at its annual meeting on Wednesday, part of its plan to transform into more than just a DVD rental chain. The kiosk prototype, which will begin testing within the next three weeks, was developed by NCR Corp. For the pilot launch, the kiosks will [...]
Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its video offerings through the Zune Marketplace. Here’s a list of what’s coming.
Amazon.com is planning to take on Apple’s iTunes Store with a new video-on-demand service, the company has revealed. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, speaking at the All Things D Conference, described the service as a “new version of video on demand” that will begin showing videos instantly on personal computers. Videos will be sold on an [...]
The long tail of cinema is coming soon to Internet television, according to New York Times article. It looks at Cinetic Media, a company that is working on distributing indie films via the Internet: John Sloss is one of the top sales agents for independent films. Mr. Sloss, 52, has handled the sale of such [...]