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Time Warner cable met their competition head-to-head today by offering an HBO starter bundle for $29.99-per-month to new customers.
Blockbuster Video, once the most boffo of all video store chains, died this Wednesday after a long period spent in a persistent vegetative state. The once mighty brick-n-mortar retailer of top-rated movies was 28 years old.
Comcast is walking back speculation that the cable giant would soon be adding Netflix, making it the first time the streaming service would be available on a cable company’s set-top box. Meanwhile, speculation is that Netflix might make movies for the big screen.
IMAX and PRIMA Cinema announced a partnership today that will allow IMAX to use PRIMA Cinema transmittal technology to deliver high quality premium content to your home… that is if your home can afford one.
Comcast announced pricing for a special bundle featuring their high-speed Internet service along with local channels, the Streampix streaming service and— drumroll please —HBO, all for the reasonable price of $39.99 for 12 months.
Netflix, a company once considered to be on life-support by Wall Street gambling wags, is expected to dominate HBO in paid U.S. subscribers by the end of 2013. Estimates put Netflix at roughly 31 million subscribers as of the 4th quarter of this year, with HBO at around 29 million paid customers.
It’s not exactly HD news, but DC Comics premiered an animated short on YouTube yesterday and it must be seen by any true Superfan.
Netflix, a company once on the verge of everyone’s tech death pool, has begun discussions with several pay-TV service providers to be included as an app on smart set-top boxes, and may finalize their first deal as early as the first business quarter of 2014.
Twitter, Comcast and NBC Universal announced a deal today that should have the Twittersphere trending it with hashtags #ablazin’. In a strategic partnership between the newly public company, the recently merged media conglomerate, and the old school content producer, Twitter users will be able to see expanded tweets about NBCUniversal shows such as The Voice and Sunday Night Football and be able to either record or watch those shows directly from the tweet through either an enabled set-top box, HDTV or mobile device. Comcast says the feature, called “See It“, will be rolled out in November of this year to Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers.
Breaking Bad cinematographer Michael Slovis mentions that the show might not have found its success with audiences if not for the “perfect storm” of a visually creative mind creating a show during the advent of affordable home theater technology.
Everything’s big in Texas, and that includes HDTVs. In a bid to get into the technological record books, the Texas Motor Speedway is partnering with Panasonic to create the Big Hoss TV.
A study commissioned by Comcast-owned NBC/Universal maintains that online piracy of media content has not slowed one iota, even with the expanded offerings by legitimate subscription streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and rental/sell-through providers of HD-quality content …
Target Brands Inc, owner of Target stores, has been quietly beta testing a video streaming service called Target Ticket, intended to lure consumers who have strayed from purchasing discs in-store in favor of services that offer content downloads directly to their home entertainment systems, computers and mobile devices.
Is Paramount taking advantage of fervent Trekkies and Trekkers alike by fragmenting their extra disc features among various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and iTunes?
CBS Corp has reach a three-year agreement for their programming package with Verizon’s FiOS TV service today. The deal offers Verizon FiOS customers over-the-air (OTA) and video-on-demand (VOD) access for standard CBS network and premium programming including Showtime and the CBS Sports Network.
Sony is making some big announcements at Gamescom 2013, and while their biggest event will be focused on the PS4, the company did confirm that the price of the PlayStation Vita will drop to $199 as of August 21st. The PS Vita currently retails for $250 for the Wi-Fi only version, while the 3G variant retails for $299.