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by lilhurricane 08:48PM Sunday Jan 15 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hulu will broadcast its first original scripted series next month, a political comedy that will debut during the real-life Republican presidential primary.

The online video service is ramping up its rivalry with Netflix Inc.

Aimed squarely at an audience loyal to cutting edge comedy such as "The Office" and "The Colbert Report," Hulu's new show "Battleground" is a look at the inner workings of a Democratic primary campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. It was created by J.D. Walsh, an actor who worked for John Kerry during a political campaign .

"We see what J.D. sees in it and we know the audience is there," said Hulu's senior vice president of content, Andy Forsell.

Hulu's foray into original scripted programming follows an investment in the Morgan Spurlock documentary series, "A Day in the Life," which debuted in August and will soon launch into a second season.

»news.yahoo.com/hulu-launch-first ··· 101.html


by lilhurricane 09:47PM Sunday Apr 03 2011
Internet TV has arrived.

Join thousands of others who are watching live Internet TV and recorded video.
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by lilhurricane 12:00AM Saturday Dec 04 2010
By PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer Peter Svensson, Ap Technology Writer – Fri Dec 3, 12:58 pm ET
NEW YORK – Do you have 157 channels and nothing on? Not if your TV is connected to the Internet. There's a wealth of movies and TV shows available, often at reasonable prices and sometimes even free. And it's getting easier and easier to connect TVs to the great wild Web.

Here are some gadgets that will do the job:

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by lilhurricane 11:16AM Sunday May 30 2010
By Yankee Group Friday, May 21, 2010

One of the big interrogations I have about Google’s FTTH experimentation is whether someone (not necessarily Google) would be able to deliver live TV over IP to their potential customers. The issue is not so much technical (with 1Gb/s there shouldn’t be any QoS issues, even if I doubt Google’s capacity to actually deliver a consistent Gb/s) as it is regulatory.
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by lilhurricane 05:33AM Thursday Mar 04 2010

Comedy Central's decision to yank two of the most popular shows on Hulu — "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" — in a dispute over splitting ad revenue is the latest blow to the entertainment industry's attempts to make money off ads that run with free video.

Yet Hulu's most viable alternative — charging for access to some videos — could turn off viewers and crimp the site's explosive growth.
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by Automate 11:03AM Wednesday Feb 24 2010
By Lance Whitney

Eager to watch the likes of Hulu and YouTube on the big screen, more people are hooking up their TVs to the Internet, says a new report from iSuppli.

A survey of 800 U.S.
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by lilhurricane 03:53PM Monday Feb 22 2010
By Erica Ogg

"Owning Vudu would give Wal-Mart a piece of a high-margin business rather than hardware retail, but it also helps them competitively. Buying Vudu's streaming online video service will catch Wal-Mart up with Best Buy, which started offering its own streaming-video service in conjunction with Cinema Now last year. Best Buy's video service is planned to eventually be available on every Internet-capable device that is sold in its stores."

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»news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10457 ··· 1_3-0-20


by lilhurricane 05:54AM Wednesday Dec 02 2009
Published by ZTE

ADSL plus is currently being deployed worldwide as the new mainstream broadband technology for residential and business customers. But at the same time, the industry is gearing up for the next step of the DSL evolution: VDSL .
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by Automate 11:41AM Monday Sep 28 2009
By Daniel Roth
»www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazin ··· netflix

It had taken the better part of a decade, but Reed Hastings was finally ready to unveil the device he thought would upend the entertainment industry. The gadget looked as unassuming as the original iPod—a sleek black box, about the size of a paperback novel, with a few jacks in back—and Hastings, CEO of Netflix, believed its impact would be just as massive.
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by Automate 04:08PM Wednesday Aug 19 2009
by Larry Dignan

Time Warner and YouTube said Wednesday that they have signed an online video distribution deal.

Under the pact, YouTube will distribute Time Warner short-form video content, including movie clips, television shows, and news.
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by lilhurricane 10:05AM Tuesday Jul 07 2009
By Tim Conneally | Published July 6, 2009, 3:15 PM

Today marks the beginning of ABC's arrival on Hulu. Last April, Disney's ABC Enterprises jumped aboard NBC Universal and News Corp's increasingly popular video syndication site, and this morning, the first ABC program was rolled out for streaming.

The first ABC show available on Hulu is the drama "Grey's Anatomy," of which five episodes have been posted. For the next two weeks, more content will be added, including episodes of the network's biggest hits like "Desperate Housewives" and "Scrubs." A month before Disney and ABC arrived at a deal with Hulu, the network agreed to first bring its content to YouTube, where it would supply clips of popular shows and short-form episodic content equipped with "different monetization options" than standard YouTube videos.

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by Automate 10:53AM Monday Jul 06 2009
by Caroline McCarthy

It's here, sort of. Several months after the big announcement that content from Disney's ABC Entertainment division would be coming to Hulu, the entertainment conglomerate's shows have started arriving.
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by Automate 06:21PM Thursday Apr 30 2009
By John C Abell

Disney has reached a deal with Hulu to buy a nearly 30 percent stake in the red-hot video service and put full episodes of ABC shows on the site, the Wall Street Journal is reporting (subscription).

Under the terms of the arrangement, Disney would pump “a similar amount” of capital and marketing funds as NBC and News Corp., which started the venture in March last year with an initial investment of about $100 million, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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by Automate 08:38PM Tuesday Apr 21 2009
by Greg Sandoval

At the same time Sony Pictures prepared to post some of its TV shows and films onto YouTube, the studio's material quietly began disappearing from Joost.

Earlier this month, Joost CEO Mike Volpi, who is attempting to engineer a comeback for the once high-flying company, wrote on the company's blog that Sony Pictures' shows were removed but was vague about why.
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by lilhurricane 05:28PM Saturday Apr 11 2009
By Tim Conneally | Published April 10, 2009, 5:48 PM

Another day, another arbitrarily-named video service.

Though Vevo is a name that could very easily be lost among the likes of Veoh and TiVo, the soon-to-be launched music video site has backers that are far from forgettable: Google and Vivendi, or, more specifically, YouTube and Universal Music Group.
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by Automate 04:45PM Sunday Mar 08 2009
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I assume "Using the Internet" means downloading (such as torrent) and then watching rather than streaming.


by Automate 08:21AM Tuesday Feb 24 2009

What B.I.T. has wrought is a compression technology that takes a wholly different approach to squeezing pictures and sounds and sending them back to screens, according to Sean Wrought, the company’s chief technology officer.


by Automate 05:56PM Wednesday Feb 04 2009
by Dawn Kawamoto

As Americans tuned into their computers during December, the number of online videos viewed jumped 13 percent over the previous month, according to a report released Wednesday by comScore.

In the U.S., viewers watched 14.3 billion online videos in December. That translates into nearly 150 million users watching an average of 96 videos each, comScore noted in its report.

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