“TV anywhere” service Aereo is adding another four big cities to its rapid expansion plans, the company announced today.
Apple has resumed sending out updates for its Apple TV software after pulling it over the weekend due to problems experienced by some users.
Unless you’re all caught up on new episodes of AMC hit TV series Breaking Bad, checking your Twitter feed early Monday morning is a bad idea.
Yahoo is the latest big media company to start focusing on a second-screen video viewing experience with the release of its new Yahoo Screen mobile app today.
Typically, the week before Apple’s big tech media circus event every September is where we start hearing intensified speculation for what will be announced. This year is no different — with a new rumor unearthed today that Apple will launch a new version of its Apple TV set-top box.
While second-screen TV app Vidora already impressed us with its ability to aggregate and push video content to your television screen (via Apple TV), its rolling out some new features this week that should help its content partners make more money.
Twitter has acquired real-time TV data company Trendrr, Trendrr CEO Mark Ghuneim announced this morning on the company’s blog with the hashtag #RockingTheFlock.
Cable network Viacom has tentatively reached an agreement with Sony to bring live streams of its cable channels to a new TV service.
Hey geeks, Microsoft is financing a new original TV series based on the BBC’s cult-classic sci-fi show Blake 7.
It looks like Twitter is getting even more cozy with the television industry. Some users are reporting that the company is testing a new “trending TV show” banner along the top of a user’s timeline screen.
Editor’s Pick Apple’s latest acquisition could be the purchase of recently shut down second-screen TV/video app Matcha.tv, according to a source with knowledge of the deal that asked to remain anonymous.
Guest Post The relatively successful launch of Google’s new $35 Chromecast dongle — and increasing adoption of technologies like Airplay and Miracast — are painting a vivid picture of the changes in store for the video ecosystem. Here’s why and how.
The fact that TV drives tweets is not particularly shocking. The fact that tweets drive TV is much more significant.
Terms like “couch potato” and “boob tube” are going to become obsolete someday soon, right up there with “cat’s pajamas” and “gum up the works.”
Guest Post The almighty TV ad spot won’t be king forever. Here’s why ads should be changing to fit today’s diverse media world.
Streaming video service Netflix is finally rolling out its individual profiles feature to subscribers in all regions, the company announced today.
Amazon Studios — the content production arm of Amazon — is planning to create five new original TV show pilot episodes targeted at children, the company announced today.
Google’s new Chromecast stick is already be a hit in terms of early sales, but it might not be the first streaming media device the company was planning to offer consumers.
Editor’s Pick Much like Android helped pave the way for Google’s future in mobile, Chromecast could do the same with media. Here’s why.
We got our hands on Google’s new $35 media adapter that plugs into a TV and lets you stream video from your phone or laptop. Here’s a photo gallery with our notes.
Twitter is expanding the number of marketers that can use its TV-ad targeting tool to zero in on people while they’re watching a live TV program, the company announced via its ad blog today.
Aereo announced that its launching its TV anywhere service across the entire state of Utah today.
Apple’s next leap into the television space could be much different than what the company is offering with its Apple TV set-top box.
Music and TV discovery service Shazam has closed a new $40 million round of funding, the company announced today.
3D television programming just inched a little closer to death today.
Second-screen TV service Fanhattan has forged a deal with cable TV and Internet service provider Cox to bring its new Fan TV set-top box to subscribers in southern California.
Microsoft announced a deal with Time Warner Cable that will bring a ton of live channels to Xbox 360 owners, the company announced today.
Aereo, the TV anywhere startup founded by veteran media entrepreneur Barry Diller, announced today that Chicago will be the next market where its service will be available.
SMRTV Inc., the company that produces second screen TV service ConnecTV, has raised a $1.4 million round of funding.
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.
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.
Social-TV check-in startup GetGlue has lured away Evan Krauss from his post as executive vice persident of sales at Shazam so he can become GetGlue’s new president, the company announced today.
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.
Hiding behind the scenes of many media events that integrate social media activity is Mass Relevance. Such is the case with tonight’s live preshow for the season six premiere of HBO’s hit vampire drama, True Blood.
Streaming media-device/service startup Boxee is expected to announce that it’s been acquired sometime next week, VentureBeat has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
Boxee is rumored to be looking for fresh funding or a potential buyer.
Vidora’s Airplay integration is how I’d imagine what the Apple TV’s UX would be like if Apple wasn’t scared of cannibalizing iTunes video sales, and started sorting video content based on making it easier for users to find things. (Sort of like what would happen in a bizarro world where Woz was calling all the shots at Apple.)
Telecom company AT&T is the latest in a growing list of companies that are said to be interested in making an offer to by streaming TV service Hulu.
Editor’s Pick It may seem silly for an audio-only radio service to worry about its presence on devices primarily used for video, but there are a few reasons why Pandora is interested.
Amazon has once again picked up the leftovers from Netflix by adding a ton of Viacom TV show series to its Amazon Prime instant video service, the company announced today.