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Today, 02:35 PM
23
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


FXNow delivers its on-demand streaming to Apple TV
 
(engadget.com) - Just before Simpsons World arrives offering access to that entire series, FXNow has arrived on Apple TV set-top boxes. While Bart and Lisa make their way to the on-demand repository, the channel serves up FX series like Sons of Anarchy, The Americans, Justified, Archer and more....
 

Today, 03:00 AM
23
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV to Begin 4K Broadcasts this Year
 
(satellitetoday.com) - United States pay-TV giant DirecTV is actively looking into supporting Ultra-HD content in 2014, Michael White, chairman, president and CEO told investors at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference. Despite being critical of the market potential of Ultra-HD in the past, he said it is a service DirecTV still intends to be ready for in order to hold a leading position.
 
“This year is probably the first year you will start to see some critical mass of television sets in the home — still tiny but more than prior years … our plan is to have an Ultra-HD [Video on Demand] VOD capability by the end of this year,” he said....
 

Today, 02:59 AM
23
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DirecTV and Raycom still haven't finalized deal, another blackout looms
 
(fiercecable.com) - It's never over until the papers are signed: Raycom is threatening to once again pull its signal off DirecTV.
 
"Right now they are carrying our television stations without an agreement. I don't know how long we can allow that to continue," Jeff Rosser, Raycom Media's senior VP, told the Montgomery Advertiser, which serves Raycom's Alabama headquarters. "So we are not as confident as they seem to be that our stations will not have to come back off their system."...
 

Today, 02:59 AM
23
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Plex is getting more expensive -- unless you sign up right now
 
(engadget.com) - Already a subscriber to media outfit Plex's services? Good news: when the company raises its prices at the end of the month, you won't be affected. For everyone who signs up for the firm's Plex Pass subscription come September 29th, however, the price goes up. Monthly fees will raise from $4 to $5 and annual renewals will jump from $30 to $40. The biggest change comes to lifetime memberships, as the associated fee is doubling....
 

Sep 20 2014 04:51 AM
20
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
 
(engadget.com) - Linux users, you've been very, very, very, very, very, very patient. And now, your patience is being rewarded with Netflix support on your OS of choice. For the longest time Netflix relied on Microsoft's would-be Flash competitor Silverlight. But, of course, support for the plug in was practically non-existent on the open-source OS. Now, with Silverlight fading, and Netflix embracing the power of HTML5, your wish of watching flicks in your favorite distro (be it Ubuntu, Mint or Arch) may finally come true....
 

Sep 19 2014 07:55 AM
19
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


YouTube Takes Out Checkbook Again, Pays Its Stars to Make Videos
 
(recode.net) - YouTube is planning to invest millions in some of its biggest stars, in deals intended to create high-quality content for the site. The deals are also designed to encourage those stars to keep working on YouTube instead of migrating to other platforms.
 
Video producers and distributors who are discussing deals with YouTube executives say the site is talking about investing in different kinds of formats and different lengths; in some cases, YouTube is talking about pairing talent with more traditional Hollywood producers. The one constant is that they want to work with talent that is already popular on YouTube...
 

Sep 19 2014 06:19 AM
19
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Warner Bros. Expected to Cut as Many as 1,000 Jobs
 
(variety.com/) - In a Sept. 4 memo to staff, Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara warned that layoffs were coming at every level of the studio but did not disclose which of the divisions — including film, TV and home entertainment — would be hit the hardest. Inside sources said that the movie and TV production units will be least impacted as Warner Bros. plans to continue its priority of investing in content and in fact wants to increase the studio’s output. Home Entertainment, marketing, distribution, administration and other non-production related divisions are expected to take the brunt of the layoffs, they said....
 

Sep 18 2014 06:33 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DirecTV, Dish, Verizon balk at offer to carry Dodgers
 
(desertsun.com) - On Monday, Time Warner Cable agreed to broadcast the Dodgers’ final six regular-season games on local broadcast station KDOC so more fans could see the Dodgers clinch the National League West title. But KDOC, an independent station based in Orange County, is not available in the Coachella Valley. KDOC is only carried in the Los Angeles metro area, so it turns out that Dodgers fans in the desert still won’t see their team next week on DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and Dish Network after all.
 
“Unfortunately, KDOC is not available to Dodger fans in a few areas such as Desert Cities,” said Andrew Fegyveresi, a Time Warner Cable spokesman. “If any other operator wants access to the games, they can reach out to us and we would be willing to offer them a free preview of SportsNet LA from September 22nd to the 28th so that their customers can see the Dodgers during this thrilling pennant chase.”
 
When contacted by The Desert Sun on Wednesday, DirecTV, Dish and Verizon FiOS representatives all indicated they would decline Time Warner Cable’s offer....
 

Sep 18 2014 06:33 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: AT&T's Stankey: Company will end up spending more on content after DirecTV purchase
 
(fiercecable.com) - Belying his company's earlier claims that its proposed purchase of DirecTV could yield synergies of around $1.6 billion in regard to programming acquisitions, AT&T Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey said content costs could actually increase for the combined company if AT&T's ambitious programming goals are realized.
 
Speaking Tuesday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment event in New York, Stankey said the "absolute dollar amount we spend on content will probably go up, but we'll be investing in a lot more business models."...
 

Sep 18 2014 06:31 AM
18
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix's latest series is a romantic comedy co-written by Judd Apatow
 
(engadget.com) - The streaming service has reached a deal with Legendary Television to release Love, an "excruciatingly honest" romantic comedy penned by 40 Year-Old Virgin producer Judd Apatow, Inglourious Basterds' Paul Rust and Girls' Lesley Arfin. You won't see the end result until 2016, but Netflix is already confident that you'll like it. The company has already committed to two seasons (22 episodes total) sight unseen...
 



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