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Topic: Streaming

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…

Seinfeld Says His Iconic Sitcom Might Be Coming to Netflix

Tells Reddit 'conversations are presently taking place'

During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld confirmed that he is currently in talks with Netflix to bring Seinfeld, the iconic sitcom of which he was the…

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,…

Programmers Are Frustrated by a Lack of Netflix Metrics

Dearth of viewership data ‘runs counter’ to industry standards

When Breaking Bad scored three Emmy wins last fall, its showrunner, Vince Gilligan, credited Netflix for his show’s longevity and for heightening its popularity. Similarly, program execs in general have…

You'll Never Guess What 'Crazy Eyes' Uzo Aduba Likes

It starts with a chinchilla kissing a lion

Specs Who Uzo Aduba Age 33 Accomplishments Stars as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in Orange Is the New Black (Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix) Base New York What’s the first information you…

7 Concerns About the Apple-Beats Deal

But there's apparently $1 billion reasons Dr. Dre loves it

With Apple reportedly buying his music brand, Dr. Dre is ready for the billionaire title, or as R&B singer Tyrese Gibson said in a video posted online, "The Forbes list…

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