Move the heck over iTunes, Comcast would like to start eating your lunch — specifically, the part it has never tried before.
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Hollywood’s latest blockbuster “Gravity” was filmed by robots. Four giant industrial robots whisked props, lights and even actors around the set in a ballet of split-second precision, as well as doing the camerawork. They call it cinematic automation.
Hey, what’s that up in the vividly detailed sky displayed on your enormous HDTV’s screen? Look! It’s an incredibly crisp-looking bird … it’s a vibrantly colorful plane … no, it’s Netflix’s Super HD video streaming!
BitTorrent released its new Bundle format today in closed alpha, giving moviemakers, recording artists, authors, and anyone else who creates content a new mini-store that follows their art wherever it goes.
“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
The social bed and breakfast startup Airbnb has just released its first attempt at television advertising, which pretty much looks nothing like the average 30-second annoying commercials you’re typically used to.
Vimeo is very serious about being a major distribution channel for independent small production films — so much so that it’s offering film makers presenting a movie in the Toronto International Film Festival $10,000 to debut their work on the site before anywhere else.
If you’re like me, you’ve seen movie previews that look great and you want to watch, but months later, you’ve forgotten all about. Now, Google will remind you when the movie is actually in theaters.
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Streaming video service Netflix is finally rolling out its individual profiles feature to subscribers in all regions, the company announced today.
Netflix has decided to remove access to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock due to a defect in the streaming version of the film.
Netflix addressed concerns today that it was automatically cropping some of its movies to better fit the wide range of screens that are more square than rectangle.
Watchwith, a startup that provides sync-to-broadcast technology to many second screen TV services, has secured a new $5 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Two major movie studios are finally opening up their business models to allow people to “buy a ticket” at home when new movies are still in theaters.
The new numbers mean that Apple’s users are increasing their spending at the same time that Apple is increasing its number of users. Just a month ago, Dediu’s estimate was $40/year, with the iTunes and app stores running at a $16 billion run rate.
Netflix has forged a new deal with DreamWorks Animation to bring in tons of new children’s programming to the streaming video service, the companies announced today.
This could be useful for a lot of people in situations far beyond movies and scripts.
Vudu, the digital Ultraviolet movie retail and rental store service owned by Walmart, is releasing a full version of its disc-to-digital software today, which is now available on Macs.
Top-ten-of-everything site Ranker had a novel idea for rating and ranking the best film schools in the country: check which ones graduate the most successful filmmakers.
The creators of streaming music service Rdio have finally launched their take on digital video through a new service called Vdio.
The movie studios certainly get an A for thinking outside the box, or at least Warner Brothers does. the studio’s Warner Archive has just launched a new streaming service that gives people access to old movies and TV shows from its large library of content.
Redbox Instant, the streaming-movie joint venture between Redbox owner Coinstar and Verizon, is now opening up service to the general public.
The latest Kickstarter darling comes from an unlikely source: teen television.
Microsoft has debuted the first film to exclusively be released through its Xbox Live platform today, pushing the console further into the realm of entertainment.
Streaming video service Netflix has launched a brand new site that allows you to vote on a new set of “best of” movies and TV shows, which bears a striking resemblance to the Oscars.
One giant asset that Amazon has over other rival streaming video services is IMBD, which the company purchased way back in 2008. And now, it’s actually using it to make its Prime Instant Video service more attractive.
Who doesn’t love a good movie date? They’re easy to arrange, great for meeting new people, and they also give couples a simple way to spend time together.
Fox released its trailer for The Internship Movie today, a comedy that follows two salesmen try to fight for a job at Google.
Shareholders were not impressed by the sound of jingling change coming from kiosk operator Coinstar’s pockets for Q4 2012, pushing the company’s stock down nearly 10 percent in after-hours trading.
Sorry, PlayStation 3 owners, your console doesn’t get first dibs on Redbox Instant.
MoviePass has launched its subscription service for going to movie theaters for the Android platform, an important step to make sure more consumers can actually use it.
In addition to today’s BlackBerry World event, BlackBerry users are finally getting a chance to buy digital media like those that swear their allegiance to other mobile devices.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos largely credited the strong earnings increase to ebooks, which he said is now a multi-billion dollar category for Amazon.
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Time Warner Cable isn’t happy about Netflix’s new “Open Connect” initiative, a separate network ISPs can use to pull data from the streaming video service.
With its new profiles feature, Netflix will soon get a lot more personal.
Netflix has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. that will bring a slew relatively current television shows exclusively to the streaming video service, the company announced today.
Sony reached a new deal with streaming video service Epix that will bring its library of movies to both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
It was an exceptionally good year for online movie ticket service Fandango, according to new data released by the Comcast-owned service today.