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Television providers considering smaller, cheaper TV packages?

July 9th, 2010

Cable and satellite television operators may be in talks with entertainment companies to develop new TV packages that offer fewer channels at a lower cost to consumers. With the average television bill hovering around $80, and the economy struggling, many subscribers are dropping this non-essential service and turing to cheaper, online alternatives like Hulu and …

Sony to launch two new movie-based cable television channels

July 6th, 2010

According to the LA Times, Sony is preparing to launch two new cable television channels on October 1st. The first channel, tentatively called Sony Pictures Movie HD, will feature full-length, HD-quality films from Sony’s vast library of movies. The channel would be included as an additional HD channel within a basic television package and would …

Hulu's premium service coming to the PlayStation 3?

June 25th, 2010

Amidst a rumor that Hulu may be rolling out is premium video service next week for testing, another rumor is surfacing that suggests the online video streaming company may be close to inking a deal with Sony. The deal could be announced as early as next week and would bring Hulu’s $9.99 monthly subscription service, …

Fox Mobile launches BitBop video streaming service for BlackBerry handsets

June 25th, 2010

Fox Mobile announced on Thursday that it is launching a streaming video service that will rival Hulu. The service will feature full-length, on demand television programming from CBS, Fox NBC, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, MTV, and USA. Though not available at launch, full-length movies will be added by the end of the year. Targeting …

Clearleap to bring on-demand cable TV to Roku

June 25th, 2010

Folks on the fence about a Roku box may be swayed by the news that Roku is teaming up with Clearleap to bring on-demand cable TV programing to the video streaming platform. Clearleap is a growing company that serves as the middle man between cable, satellite and telephone companies that have on-demand content and video …

Hollywood studios gain approval to block analog hole for new releases

May 8th, 2010

Hollywood was granted a major victory by the FCC this past week in a decision that gives the studios permission to shut down the analog ports on home entertainment equipment such as televisions, cable boxes, and satellite receivers. The decision stems from a 2008 request by the Hollywood studios which asked for the power to …

Google partnering with Sony on a new television service

March 18th, 2010

Google is looking to leverage its foothold in the online video realm by partnering with Sony on a new television service to be called Google TV. The new service will be an Android-based solution that will hook into online video repositories like YouTube and Hulu and serve up online content either through a set-top box …

Sling Media Touch Control 100 video demo at CES

January 8th, 2010

We popped over to Sling Media’s booth here at CES and took the new Sling Touch Control 100 for a spin. Overall, it’s pretty impressive and nifty, albeit a bit large, but the big, vivid screen makes up for it. Now, instead of picking up your heavy arm, grabbing the remote control and pushing all …

i.TV 2.0 for iPhone coming soon to an App Store near you

August 17th, 2009

i.TV, as we’re sure most iPhone owners out there are well aware, is the premier app for all things TV and Movie-related. Think if it as your one-stop-shop for TV programming schedules, community-sourced reviews, local movie schedules, ticket purchasing, streaming trailers, Netflix queue management and so on. Oh yeah, and it’s free. The company just …