Up until now, the only giant glaring negative about purchasing one of Google’s Chromecast streaming media sticks over other set-top boxes was the lack of available supported apps.
Simulmedia, a video ad startup, has closed its fourth round of funding at $25 million, the company announced today.
While wildly popular with a very specific crowd of people with expendable incomes, anime (Japanese-style animation) isn’t a subject you’d immediately think of as a growing business opportunity in the U.S. — at least until the last few years.
The stakes are high, and there will be blood. Control of the screen is a sophisticated play requiring good timing, deep pockets, the right content and the ability to deliver the best viewing experience. At stake is a whopping share of the $150+ billion-a-year broadcast TV industry.
The four-hour man finally got a day job.
Time Warner Cable really isn’t doing so hot, as evidenced by its latest earnings report. Not only is the company losing a massive number of TV service subscriptions, but it’s also losing broadband Internet service customers too. Oh, and did I mention TWC kind of sucks in general?
Good news for early adopters of Google’s Chromecast streaming media stick: HBO is rolling out a new Chromecast app today for its streaming video service HBO Go, the company announced today.
For Twitter, it’s not enough to be a social network that serves as the pulse for what everyone is currently talking about the most. Now the company also wants to direct your eyeballs to a specific location at a specific time, such as your television screen during prime time viewing hours.
Apple disappointed fans when it failed to reveal an updated version of its Apple TV set-top box product (neither hardware or software) during either of its two media events earlier this year. However, what it has been doing is adding more third-party media apps.
Amazon is claiming that its original TV show Alpha House was the most watched program streaming on its Prime Instant Video service this past weekend.
Well, professional sports has officially decided that TV startup Aereo is a bad thing and must be stopped or else their business will be impacted severely.
Move the heck over iTunes, Comcast would like to start eating your lunch — specifically, the part it has never tried before.
Today Marvel announced that it was bringing four live-action, original super-hero series and a special mini-series exclusively to Netflix’s streaming video service. That’s right tiger, Netflix just hit the jack pot.
Second screen TV platform i.TV officially confirmed yesterday that it had acquired TV-focused social network GetGlue.
Amazon quietly rolled out a new platform today that lets some of its most avid TV and movie watching users weigh in on original pilot episodes for its Amazon Prime Instant video service.
Here’s why Stream Nation isn’t scared of big media companies…
TWC is hemorrhaging subscribers across the board.
The biggest setback to Google’s streaming media stick Chromecast is the sparse selection of available applications, which until now hasn’t included any third-party music services. (You could, however, access Google Play Music All Access as well as listen to playlists of music videos on YouTube.)
Video games are more dominant than ever.
With each fall comes a new season premieres for over a hundred new TV shows, as well as the need to catch up on the backlog of missed episodes.
Intel is apparently in talks to sell off its Intel Media division to Verizon, according to an AllThingD report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
With the multitude of ways people are now consuming TV shows, Nielsen has released a new SDK today that will track when people watch something on mobile devices.
Usually the only time you’re ever able to watch an entire season (or more) of a TV show (aka binge watching) is if the episodes are old or it’s an original series from Netflix. However, today MTV seems to be breaking that trend by releasing one of its new reality series entirely online via MTV apps for mobile devices and streaming devices.
Guest Post Ever since Apple introduced the world to the iPad, connected viewers have flocked to these devices in droves, ushering in not only the post-PC era but perhaps the post-TV era as well.
Twitter gets all the glory, but movie and TV marketers should be aware that Facebook actually has a much larger share of the second-screen conversation than the soon-to-IPO social network of the now.
And, the buzz lasts much longer.
The next original series coming to Netflix will be produced by major studio Sony Pictures, the company announced today.
YouTube isn’t going to kill TV any time soon.
Netflix is currently in negotiations with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and others to make its streaming video service available as an application on cable TV set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.
Streaming video service Hulu is reportedly planning to announce former 21 Century Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new boss.
Google is killing off the Google TV brand. No formal homicide charges were filed since it’s not illegal to murder a name.
Comcast and Twitter announced a new partnership today that will drastically integrate tweeting into the cable TV watching experience.
“Today’s announcement is just the beginning,” said Len Jordan, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. “Their platform enables an entire set of applications and measurements for driving new levels of analysis and optimization.”
Aereo is facing yet another lawsuit questioning the legality of its TV anywhere service, with the latest coming from big media companies and local broadcast affiliate stations in Utah (PDF).
AT&T has updated its Uverse television service application for iPhone with a new feature that allows you to watch live streaming TV channels directly from the device, the company announced today.
Nielsen will release its findings today about how many people are tweeting during live broadcasts of television shows.
Amazon is reportedly planning to release its own set-top box for the holiday season.
In a big win for Google’s new Chromecast device, Hulu Plus has added an official application, the companies announced today.
Original programming has yet to become the engine driving viewers to binge-friendly streaming platforms like Netflix. Here’s why.
Facebook is preparing to pitch major TV networks on the benefits of integrating their advertising strategy through conversations on its social network.
Guest Post Don Draper’s weapon of choice, the 30-second spot, has yet to find its footing in this new age of advertising. Both brands and the technology industry need Don more than ever as they redistribute $200 billion of TV money from broadcast to web browsers, phones, tablets, and connected TVs.