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Netflix to spend over $100 million on first original series, report claims

March 15th, 2011

According to a report from Deadline Hollywood on Tuesday, Netflix will soon close a deal that will result in the entertainment juggernaut’s first original content. In a deal reportedly worth more than $100 million, Netflix is said to have outbid major cable networks including HBO and AMC for a new series produced by David Fincher …

Apple owns just 4% of video streaming market; Netflix dominates with 61%

March 15th, 2011

The NPD Group on Tuesday released market share data for digital video streaming in the U.S. Not surprisingly, Netflix continues to dominate the market with its Watch Instantly service. 61% of digital movies streamed in the U.S. are served by Netflix, and its closest competitor is Comcast, which sits at a distant second with 8%. …

Netflix and CBS ink two-year content deal

February 23rd, 2011

Netflix on Tuesday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring shows from the CBS library to Netflix’s portfolio of streaming content. The news comes on the same day Amazon finally debuted its new streaming video service for Amazon Prime members. Netflix and CBS did not disclose the terms of the deal, saying only …

Job listing hints at future Apple television product

February 18th, 2011

A job listing on Apple’s website searching for an AC/DC Power Supply Design Engineer may have let slip a future Apple product line that has been rumored numerous times in the past: an Apple television. Not Apple TV; an actual television set designed and built by Apple. “This is an excellent opportunity to work on …

Redbox clarifies plans for subscription-based streaming Netflix rival

February 18th, 2011

In a meeting with analysts, Redbox President Mitch Lowe reaffirmed the Coinstar-owned company’s plans to launch a Netflix “Watch Instantly” competitor this year. Coinstar CEO Paul Davis first confirmed the forthcoming service last year during an earnings call, though he would not specify whether the company’s Internet streaming service would utilize an all-you-can-eat pricing model …

PlayOn brings Netflix streaming and more to Android phones

February 17th, 2011

Here’s another reason for Samsung Captivate owners to be aggravated after yesterday’s debacle — Android phone owners with Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later now have access to streaming content from Netflix, Hulu, ESPN 3, Fox, Comedy Central, Spike, CNN, PBS and more thanks to the arrival of PlayOn for Android. PlayOn, MediaMall Technologies’ premier product, …

AT&T turns to $49 iPhone 3GS to combat Verizon in new TV ad [video]

February 15th, 2011

Is AT&T finally realizing that not as many people care about simultaneous voice and data as it once thought? Initially, it seemed like AT&T would endlessly harp on the feature as its only selling point to combat Verizon Wireless’ new iPhone 4, but now it appears AT&T has finally found some new ammunition: the iPhone …

Piper Jaffray predicts 2011 Apple roadmap

January 3rd, 2011

Predictions from Piper Jaffray’s managing director and senior research analyst Gene Munster have been compared to darts tossed at a 10-foot dartboard, but that won’t stop the man from churning out new notes. On Monday, Mr. Munster laid out his roadmap for Apple in 2011 and it actually looks like he may be in store …