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Hands On With Beem, The Social Network-Savvy Online DVR

We’ve been looking forward to seeing what IPTV solution the guys at Juno Interactive would launch since the middle of last year. Now it’s finally here – it’s called Beem, it’s still in beta, and we’ve been testing it out for a couple of weeks now. And our initial reaction is mixed.

Beem Announces Its Pricing Model

Beem, the new online DVR service that hooks into your social networks, has just announced their pricing structure. The good news is that there’s still a free version.

Beem Is An Online PVR With Social Network Connections

Remember last year when we told you about Juno interactive, the IPTV company launched by former NineMSN and former Yahoo!7 media kingpins Jimmy Storrier and David Morrison? Well their project Juno has had a name change and gone into a limited Beta for Sydneysiders. Now called Beem, it’s an online DVR for FTA TV with an emphasis on social networking.

Netflix Will Soon Stream ABC TV And Movies: Lost! Scrubs!

Heaps of ABC TV shows and movies will be coming to Netflix soon, thanks to a new deal with Disney. That includes all of Lost, all of Scrubs, the first two High School Musicals and a whole lot more.

Are BigPond Offering Foxtel On Xbox As Unmetered Content?

According to a couple of tipsters and some users on the Whirlpool forums, Foxtel on Xbox is coming up as unmetered content for BigPond users. This is a huge win.

Hulu Plus For Boxee Will Be Announced Later Today

Boxee is definitely getting Hulu Plus – under the condition Boxee removes all links to Hulu’s free streaming service. Boxee’s CEO is expected to confirm it later today, but until then that’s making the new Box look even costlier. [AllThingsD]

Boxee Box Finally Shipping, Will Get Netflix And Hulu Plus Support

As promised, the D-Link Boxee Box is finally shipping in the US! And that’s not all the good news its makers have for us today:

Get Ready To Wait A Lot Longer For New Movies On Netflix

Since January, we’ve had to wait at least a month to get new movies from Warner Bros on Netflix. (And more recently, Fox and Universal.) Well, Warner says it’s going so well, they’re thinking about making the wait longer.

Why You Can't Get Foxtel On Xbox Outside Foxtel Broadcast Areas

There has been a real undercurrent of discontent from people who live outside the Foxtel broadcast area wanting to get access to the Foxtel on Xbox service. So we asked Foxtel why this was the case. Here’s their answer:

Two More ISPs Offering Unmetered TiVo Downloads

Ahh, download caps. The bain of a legal downloaders life – you want to pay to rent that movie online, but you don’t want to have to pay for it twice. Fortunately, TiVo customers on ispONE and Comcen can now take advantage of the Caspa VOD service without worrying about blowing out their download caps.

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