We knew that San Diego Comic-Con was making its own subscription video-on-demand channel, and we knew that it would be filling its airtime during the many days Comic-Con isn't happening with "original short-form content". Now we know what some of the content is, and it sounds... not bad?
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The Google Play brand looked rather pointless when it first rolled out in Australia, since it offered neither movies nor music. Google has now rolled out movie rentals for Australian customers,
Although the experience of sitting on your couch for an HD porn viewing is unparalleled, most members of our species will go the quick and dirty laptop route instead. The CEO of US pay TV company Time Warner Cable is peeved! They need that porno cash!
If you're rubbing up against data caps or a generally poor connection, gleaming, streaming HD probably isn't helping at all. So now Netflix is letting you dial down, Technologizer reports: choose from "good", "better" or "best".
Fetch TV users are set to get some pretty awesome improvements over the next couple of months, with the IPTV Pay TV service set to be one of the first services in the world to offer YouTube Leanback to the TV.
We can't afford all the new stuff and offer the service for $US8. So at $US8, we're a complement to the new-release business. And with that, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explained why your Watch Instantly queue feels so tired.
In the streaming video wars, Miramax has today settled comfortably into the role of Switzerland. That sweet deal it lined up with Netflix a few weeks ago? Today they announced basically the same for Hulu. Good Will Hunting all around!
I know. Sometimes Netflix Watch Instantly seems like an endless stream of Daddy Daycare sequels, as more and more studios strip away the good stuff. But take heart! Miramax just signed a multi-year agreement that's going to deliver lots of high-quality movies starring people with cool accents, starting in June.
If you're an Internode customer wanting to take advantage of IPTV, you'll be happy to know that they have officially launched FetchTV today, following the technical trials from last year.
AFL fans should get ready to enjoy a wild slather of live broadcasts, as Channel Seven, Foxtel and Telstra today announce that they have joined forces to broadcast every match live all over the country through a variety of media. The most notable is the inclusion of a digital streaming inclusion that will see all matches streamed live over NextG to mobiles and tablets.
Remember that impossibly bad-sounding idea of renting a movie on-demand for $US30? (But only if it's not too successful!) Well it's not bad enough to fly under the radar of theatre owners, infuriated by the thought of lost profits.
Given it has the financial backing of the Seven Network and a brand name known around the world, you'd expect TiVo to be a huge hit here in Australia. But a report in The Register by Natalie Apostolou indicates that the TiVo's licensee here in Australia, Hybrid TV, has cut back the local office to just five staff and the company's in advanced talks to offload the product to IPTV rival FetchTV.