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Looks Like the Windowing Wars Are Back When It Comes to Digital/Cable TV Amazon deal for Viacom from Netflix echoes HBO-Starz tiffs

At the FX upfront breakfast this year, John Landgraf said something surprising: the company was rolling out a new digital service called FX Now. Part of the service (which is…

June 4, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content Uses light sensor, proximity sensor and mic to monitor noise

BBC has developed an experimental piece of hardware called Perceptive Radio that intelligently changes broadcasts based on the listener's location, weather, the level of background noise and other factors. The…

May 23, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Spotify Launches Music Charts Service turns to data to stand out among competitors

A year after Spotify data began appearing in Billboard's Hot 100, the Sweden-based music streaming service has launched charts of its own. The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify will rank…

May 21, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

Ad-Supported App to Bring CW Programming to Apple TV Net also announces new interactive digital channel

The CW Network will bring its programming to Apple TV with a new, ad-supported app, Deadline reported. The CW will be the first network to make its content available directly…

May 17, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

Google to Launch Subscription Streaming Music Service Seeks to compete with Pandora, Spotify

Google, setting its sights on the hot digital streaming market dominated by Spotify and Pandora, will launch its own subscription music service. The tech giant is expected to announce the…

May 15, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

Apple's iRadio Hampered by Royalties Negotiations Sony is holding out as launch date approaches

Apple's iRadio talks have been hampered by royalties negotiations, Forbes reported. Set to launch this summer, Apple's iRadio will be a service similar to Pandora, but with more features such as a…

May 10, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

Netflix Loses 1,800 Titles as License Deals Expire Service adds other content, changes interface

Netflix lost almost 1,800 titles this morning as license deals with MGM, Warner Bros. and Universal expired. In what Slate referred to as “the great Netflix purge,” users have lost access…

May 1, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

Beats Electronics Acquires Mog Rapper Dr. Dre's headphone makers scoop up digital streaming service

As the race to be the leader in the digital music streaming industry intensifies, even headphone manufacturers are getting in on the action. On Monday, Beats Electronics announced the acquisition…

July 2, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Studios Drawn to the Field of Streams Producers populate YouTube with content targeted at Hispanic youths

Plenty of digital content has died after producers preached the content-first approach: “If you put it on the Internet, they will buy ads.” Now, however, at least three studios are…

March 12, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

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