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Netflix over 10 times bigger than iTunes rental service, says Gleacher analyst

December 29th, 2010

Gleacher & Company analyst Brain Marshall claims that Apple’s digital video rental service available through iTunes is less than one tenth the size of Netflix’s rental business. Netflix, according to Marshall’s note on Wednesday, serves over 5 million daily rentals while Apple sells only about 475,000 rentals through iTunes each day. Apple has apparently not …

LG to intro world’s largest full LED 3D TV at CES

December 27th, 2010

LG announced Monday that it will unveil the world’s largest 3D LED television at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. Or, to be more specific, LG’s LZ9700 is “the world’s largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV (FULL LED 3D TV).” Packing a mammoth display measuring 72 inches diagonally, the LZ9700 is a 400Hz …

Logitech denies Google-ordered production halt, says Revue still shipping

December 27th, 2010

Logitech has responded to rumors that it had been asked to halt production of its Google TV-enabled Logitech Revue while Google addresses bugs and other usability issues. In a statement delivered via email to Barron’s, Logitech spokesperson Nancy Morrison denied the reports, saying Google made no such request. Logitech has not been asked by Google …

Sales of new Apple TV to pass 1 million ‘later this week’

December 21st, 2010

In a short press release this morning, iMaker Apple, Inc. announced that it anticipates sales of its new Apple TV device to eclipse 1 million in sales “later this week.” The announcement was made a little early by Apple’s PR team as later this week most consumers, writers, and analysts will be sitting by their …

Roku CEO: Sales doubled when Apple TV launched

December 21st, 2010

When Apple first announced that it would be issuing a refreshed version of Apple TV, several analysts and bloggers assumed set top boxes like Roku’s offering would be in trouble. According to Roku CEO Anthony Wood, however, the reality is just the opposite. The new Apple TV received a warm reception at launch, having sold 250,000 …

Google asks partners to delay Google TV launch

December 20th, 2010

According to a report in The New York Times Monday morning, Google TV might not be ready for primetime. Google TV is Google’s attempt at a next-generation WebTV service — a combination of television and the Web meant to expand and enhance the viewing experience. But the initial iteration of Google’s service seems just as …

MMC to launch TVLine.com next month

December 10th, 2010

BGR parent company MMC announced Friday the coming launch of its latest digital property, TVLine. The new website, which will focus on consumer TV news, is set to debut next month. Michael Ausiello is Editor-In-Chief and Founder of TVLine, and he joins MMC from his most recent roles as Columnist at Entertainment Weekly and Senior …

Netflix inks new streaming deal with ABC

December 8th, 2010

Netflix announced a new deal Wednesday that will bring additional content from ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel to the company’s online streaming catalog. “Watch Instantly” allows Netflix’s DVDs-by-mail subscribers to stream an unlimited amount of television and movie content to computers and compatible set-top boxes, and now the service is also available as …

Microsoft in talks to launch streaming TV service

November 29th, 2010

According to a new report from Reuters, Microsoft recently held meetings with several networks to discuss licensing television content for a new Web-based subscription TV service. According to the unconfirmed report, the new service would provide streaming television content to owners of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, among other devices. Microsoft looks to be intrigued by …

Hulu drops $2 from Hulu Plus monthly price, now $7.99

November 17th, 2010

Here’s a bit of good news: Hulu has just announced that its Hulu Plus premium subscription service will shed $2 from its monthly price tag. As the press release reads: “The monthly price for Hulu Plus moving forward is just $7.99. Any current subscribers who joined during our preview period will receive a credit for …