Under a deal a struck with internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings, HBO shows such as True Detective, Newsroom and others will be available for streaming in China for the first time ever.
It isn’t broke yet, but it is clearly breaking. Taken from comments made by network owners and pay-TV distributors during their third quarter earnings calls.
Executives from Comcast concede that the way people watch TV is changing. But they say networks that go it alone may hurt their existing businesses.
Change is coming to the pay-TV business. It’s going to be a bloodbath — and not everyone will survive.
Netflix stock plummeted by about $115 per share after reporting third-quarter results that missed expectations. It also followed an announcement earlier in the day that HBO Go will be available to people without a pay-TV subscription starting next year.
Moving its set-top boxes and DVRs to a cloud-based delivery system positions Comcast to eventually offer a streaming video package with a smaller bundle of networks both inside and outside of its markets.
The streaming video service said it added more than 1 million subscribers internationally in the second quarter for a total of 13.8 million. It plans to launch in Germany, France, and other markets later this year.
The deal announced Wednesday will make The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, and other HBO shows available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The streaming video service’s CEO, Reed Hastings, made the comments in his first-quarter letter to shareholders. Netflix also said it added 4 million global subscribers for a total of 48.35 million.
You’d be surprised just what you can Watch Instantly.
The company’s news and interactive units are developing a digital programming service to be distributed on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, and over-the-top TV distribution systems.
Web video – which slowly grew from web-cams and MPEG videos in the ’90s to the streaming video of YouTube and Vimeo – has ushered in a new era of instant global sharing. Whether it’s cats from Japan, music videos from Korea, or political news from Egypt, the world will never be the same.
Dissidents and journalists have relied on VPNs for unrestricted web access in authoritarian states for years. Thanks to murky Internet law, it turns out they may have another perfectly legal use as well.
You could get ready for Prometheus by watching Ridley Scott’s original Alien. Or you could watch star Michael Fassbender be a total badass Roman centurion instead.
Between “Battleship,” “Men in Black III” and the upcoming “Prometheus,” movies with aliens are hot this summer. But none of them feature Ron Jeremy’s penis as a villain, do they?