Topic: streaming media

'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…

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal

Complements two other services in the space

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube. "Over the coming months,…

True Blood Is Ending, Y’all

Sudsy vampire drama set to expire in 2014

That’s a wrap for HBO’s True Blood, Alan Ball’s Southern-fried follow-up to Six Feet Under. The show, less an adaptation of than a riff on the series of novels by…

PwC: Digital Consumption Driving Media Dealmaking

Demand for spectrum, streaming content at core of investment activity

Companies in the media industry are making investments to keep up with consumers' shift to digital consumption, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' newly released 2013 U.S. deal insights for the entertainment, media…

Walmart to Rip DVDs for Consumers With TV/Film Industry Partnership Ultraviolet

Transfers to the cloud cost $2 to $4 in addition to product purchase price

Walmart is launching a DVD-ripping service for its customers, uploading their movies to UltraViolet's cloud so that they're accessible via the big-box chain's Vudu service. The service represents a partnership…

Broadcasters File Suit Against Aereo

Ask for permanent injunction against the online TV service

Broadcaster owners in New York filed lawsuits Thursday against Aereo, a service that delivers broadcast TV via the Internet. In two separate complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for…

Time Warner CEO Pushes TV Everywhere as a Necessity for Cable Operators

Bewkes talks future of VOD at Deutsche Bank conference

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes isn't exactly known for his shyness on the subject of streaming video on demand services, having referred to Netflix as both "a 200-pound…

Yet Another Streaming Service: Comcast's Xfinity Streampix

On the 'TV Everywhere' model, Comcast is providing VOD to its customers to compete with Netflix

All right, it's more or less raining new streaming services at this point. Comcast is the latest company to unveil a new streaming VOD client, hot on the heels of…

Turner, CBS Say College Hoops Fans Must Pay—Somehow

Wanted: proof of cable subscription, or $3.99

RIP, MMOD. Turner Sports and CBS Sports, which last year became partners in broadcasting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, have shaken up the way they deliver the tournament’s 67 games via…

New Company Aereo to Provide Online Streaming of Broadcast TV

Service available to New York residents; backed by Barry Diller/IAC

First-run broadcast content has long been the holy grail in the streaming wars; now, it's coming to New York residents via a new company called Aereo. The Web-based service will…