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Topic: Streaming

In a World of Long-Form Video, Make Your Ads Count

Yahoo research finds shorter is better and video viewers notice mobile ads 37 percent more than other platforms

Video is the most powerful medium of digital media today. Bold statement, right? Sure, we all appreciate weirdly (maybe uncomfortably) funny cat videos, inspiring news segments about hometown heroes, and…

3 Reasons to Believe Great Original Programming Is the Future of Digital Video

Awards, Amazon and a hunger for storytelling

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. That's Plato. Simple words. Rich in meaning. As we look to the fourth annual Digital Content…

House of Cards Appeared on Netflix for a Hot Second, and the Show's Response Tweets Were Great

Now we're back to waiting for Feb. 27

That was fast: the third season of Netflix's semi-Shakespearean government drama House of Cards momentarily showed up online for long enough to freak out the entire Internet, but the company…

Netflix Is Now Officially Streaming in Cuba

The content may be limited, but it's a vital foot in the door

Here's hoping House of Cards has a Havana episode next season. Netflix today is officially welcoming its first subscribers in Cuba.  For Cubans with an Internet connection (which is about 25…

How Are These 12 Classic TV Shows Still Not on Streaming?

Our wish list of the fun, formative and forgotten

Netflix struck a streaming coup last month when it added every episode of Friends, then scored another win this month by adding the first five seasons of M*A*S*H. So what's…

Today Only, Amazon Is Discounting Prime to $72 and Streaming Transparent for Free

A clear (and crucially timed) push for subscriber growth

Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts…

'The Interview' Is Now a Rallying Cry for Freedom as It Shoots to No. 1 on Google Play

Reviews are in: Go America

Call it a showing of Christmas patriotism, at least for some viewers. The Interview shot to the top-selling spot on Google's Play store almost instantly after being released online on Christmas…

Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China

Goes shopping for rights after big IPO

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba…

Latest Court Decision Keeps TV Service From Streaming Live Broadcast Shows

Aereo shot down again

Aereo, the embattled startup, has been officially banned from live streaming broadcast shows to online subscribers due to a ruling by a New York federal judge. According to a previous…

China Clamps Down on Foreign TV Streaming

Reportedly ready to cap shows at 30%

China is reportedly getting ready to regulate the number of foreign television programs that online providers can stream in its country, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move means even…

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