Online retail giant Amazon recently purchased a dozen new domains related to “cloud video”, according to a report by Fusible.
Google is apparently keenly aware of the rising popularity of services that allow users to watch streaming media at the same time while communicating.
Amazon announced today that its Instant Video selection now offers customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows available for purchase or rental on an à la carte basis (ranging from $0.99 to $14.99 on average).
Netflix will expand its streaming video service into Spain starting January 2012, according to a report by ScreenDaily.
YouTube-like site Tudou has priced its initial public offering (IPO) and will begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market this morning under the symbol TUDO, reports Bloomberg.
Despite being called lame by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Chill is the latest in a growing list of popular services that merges communication and streaming media.
Initial bids for video streaming service Hulu are expected by next week, according to a source familiar with the matter, reports All Things Digital.
Streaming video service Hulu is planning to expand its service into Japan, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post.
Streaming video site Vimeo, best known for its community of indie filmmakers, is branching out into a new area of business with Vimeo Pro accounts – a video-hosting service for small and mid-sized companies.
Online retailer Amazon has signed an agreement to offer select NBCUniversal TV and movie content to members of its Amazon Prime service at no additional cost, the company announced Thursday.
Retail giant Walmart is now offering customers the ability to rent streaming movies on its website.
DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind box-office hits like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, is finalizing a contract to bring its library of films to Netflix‘s streaming-video service, according to multiple reports.
CNN on Monday announced it has upgraded its mobile iOS apps and website to support 24/7 live streaming video from its CNN and HLN networks.
Netflix is planning to expand its online video service into two European countries in the first quarter of 2012, reports Variety.
With over 23 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, Netflix has roughly 25 times more paying customers than competing online video service Hulu. However, Hulu is by far the more dominant streaming service when it comes to social interaction, according to data collected by social media listening firm Mashwork.
Video-streaming site Hulu is very close to reaching a million paid subscribers, according to the company’s second quarter progress report published today.
Netflix will continue to conquer the Americas: the online video rental service announced this morning that it will be expanding to 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year.
Google has begun preliminary talks to acquire video-streaming service Hulu, according to unnamed sources in contact with the Los Angeles Times.
The LA Times is reporting that Yahoo is the undisclosed potential buyer that made an offer to purchase popular video streaming company Hulu Tuesday.
Yes, Angry Birds is now officially everywhere. Streaming video set-top box maker Roku has announced that it’s partnering with game maker Rovio to bring Angry Birds to televisions this summer.
New Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton isn’t planning to sit still. After being named CEO on Monday, Clayton says Dish will continue with its somewhat unusual acquisition strategy as it pieces together a “new video model” to combat Netflix and cable/satellite competitors, the AP reports.
Google plans to turn its YouTube property into something more like a traditional TV network by revamping the site to feature topic-specific channels and pouring up to $100 million into the production of original content, the Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s been a long time coming. The video-on-demand provider Netflix has been talking about launching its service as a streaming-only version outside the U.S. for a while, but only now does it seem that the company is really getting ready to test its service globally, Engadget reports.
Zediva, which is launching today, is yet another contender in the online movie streaming arena with one curious twist: It literally streams DVD discs to viewers over the web.
Boxee, the New York startup that finally started shipping its much-anticipated streaming video device the Boxee Box last November, just announced that it has raised $16.5 million in new funding.
Now we have yet another way to view streaming movies online. Amazon today launched its streaming video service for Prime members, which will offer subscribers access to 5,000 movies and TV shows and will serve as Amazon’s first move to counter Netflix’s streaming video dominance.
Kiosk DVD rental company Redbox will soon launch a subscription-based Internet streaming service, much like Netflix’s streaming video service, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Support for Netflix streaming video has finally made its way to Boxee’s set-top box, the company announced today in a blog post.
Netflix today issued its first report on Internet service provider performance, ranking cable company Charter the best and wireless provider Clearwire dead last.
Boxee Box owners (all two of you) rejoice! As promised, Boxee is bringing Vudu’s extensive library of streaming high-definition movies to its set-top box in an update today.
Is it possible that a deal between an obscure cable channel and a slightly less obscure provider of streaming video could mark the beginning of the end of cable TV’s business model?
Reading the minds of countless consumers, Netgear today unveiled a simple way to extend the range of any wireless network at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Former broadcast-TV titan Fred Silverman is launching some kind of live-video, social-media thing called Blip City, PaidContent reports.
Get your iPads ready to kick back on the couch. Motorola intends to bring streaming video to tablets and mobile phones in the home via a set-top box, according to Reuters.
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“Potential” is the key word when discussing Google TV. It has the potential to completely reshape the way we watch TV, the potential to change the way content providers do business, and the potential to give Google the sort of dominance in the TV market that it’s already seeing in search and mobile.
Netflix today officially unveiled a $7.99 subscription plan that only gives you access to its streaming movies and TV episodes.
Even though Hulu’s paid offering, Hulu Plus, doesn’t appear to be a smashing success, the streaming video site is still pushing forward by dropping the need for invites, adding more content, and supporting more devices.
A Google spokesperson has issued the following statement denying claims made by the San Francisco Chronicle today that Google had transferred management of its Google TV operations to its YouTube subsidiary: