Video and game rental service RedBox is having a banner year, increasing the Q3 earnings of parent company Coinstar 90 percent, the company announced today in its earnings call.
Netflix again leads the pack as North America’s largest consumer of Internet bandwidth, creating 32 percent of peak downstream traffic, according to the 2011 Sandvine Internet Phenomena Report, which was released today.
Netflix will launch its popular streaming TV and movie service in the U.K. and Ireland in the first months of 2012, the company announced today.
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Nintendo’s 3DS handheld and Wii console will get access to Hulu Plus‘ trove of streaming TV content before the end of 2011, the company said today.
Streaming music service Spotify has finally launched an application to bring its service to BlackBerry owners who love having access to copious amounts of music.
Following last week’s big agreement to stream AMC’s acclaimed TV shows, Netflix has secured another TV deal, this one with CBS and Warner Bros. to stream previous seasons of CW shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl in the U.S.
YouTube is launching a movie rental offering to its U.K.-based users, YouTube owner Google announced today.
Google has placed more than $100 million aside for original YouTube programming, including a major deal with retired skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, according to the Wall Street Journal.
On-demand music service Rhapsody has acquired rival music service Napster from Best Buy, it announced today.
Streaming music service MOG on Tuesday announced it has partnered with Samsung to offer its 12-million-song streaming catalog to owners of the latest models of Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.
After several months of keeping its new service invite-only, Spotify took advantage of its spotlight at the Facebook f8 event this week to open its doors to anyone who wants to use the on-demand music service. And they’ll get to do so free for six months.
Satellite TV operator Dish Network will announce a new Blockbuster-branded all-you-can-watch video streaming service on Friday, according to a CNNMoney report.
Just ahead of the launch of Facebook’s much anticipated music service, Internet radio service Pandora has unveiled a slick new HTML5 website and removed the cap on how much music free users can stream each month.
Not to be left out of the streaming music hubbub this week, music subscription service Rhapsody announced today that it has added Facebook and Twitter integration to its web service as well as an improved radio recommendation engine.
Miramax on Tuesday announced that it has signed its first-ever international digital rights agreement, making 140 of its titles available to stream on Netflix in Latin America.
Satellite TV operator DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding process for Hulu after bidding too low, according the Financial Times.
Premium cable channel Starz on Thursday surprisingly announced that it has ended negotiations with Netflix to renew its licensing agreements, meaning Netfix users will lose a ton of great streaming movie and TV choices in early 2012.
Netflix fans, say your final goodbyes to the $9.99 streaming and DVD combo package. The company’s much-hated price increase goes into effect today.
Streaming content company Boxee released a new iPad app Tuesday aimed at getting more people to use its media center software and boosting adoption of its streaming media set-top boxes.
BBC Worldwide launched an iPad app today for its iPlayer streaming media service in 11 Western European countries, with Canada, Australia and the U.S. to follow later this year.
With an invite to Spotify’s just-launched music service, people in the United States can now listen to 15 million songs on their computers for six months, for free. Now go tell your family and friends, because that’s exactly what European music service Spotify wants you to do.
Music startup Turntable.fm is looking for a fresh infusion of $5-10 million at a $40 million valuation, reports BetaBeat.
Google has begun preliminary talks to acquire video-streaming service Hulu, according to unnamed sources in contact with the Los Angeles Times.
Buyout or not, it’s still business as usual for Hulu. Today the online television hub debuted its Hulu Plus service on six Android phones.
Hulu is retaining investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to facilitate a potential sale of the company. Prospective bidders were notified today that the sale process will begin about two weeks from now, according to information from anonymous sources in correspondence with the L.A. Times.
Is Hulu up for sale? CNBC and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the streaming-video service is mulling an unsolicited bid from a company whose identity is not being disclosed. Hulu, which scrapped plans for an IPO last December, may find more interest among buyers looking to strengthen their hand in the burgeoning market for online video.
Here’s a shock: the three main corporate owners of Hulu are at odds with each other and with Hulu management over the online TV service’s basic strategy. Who could have guessed?
Streaming TV shows online — whether via network websites or services like Hulu and Netflix — represents a major threat to networks that depend on reruns, says Phil Kent, CEO of Turner Broadcasting, which owns networks like TBS and TNT that depends on reruns.
Mini is about to become the first mass production car with built-in streaming music, courtesy of German startup Aupeo. Aupeo bills itself as “Pandora for the rest of the world”, providing curated radio stations and a personal station based on recommendations. The company has quietly pursued a strategy of making deals with hardware vendors to pre-install Aupeo on various devices including Acer mobile phones, Asus netbooks and Philips TVs.