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How The Comcast/TWC Merger May Break HBO Free From Cable

The pending Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal is about to have a huge effect on HBO’s future. The merger would free Time Warner the owners of HBO from any legacy relationship with the struggling cable company. With the recent announcement that HBO shows will be available on Amazon Prime starting next month has thrown gasoline on a […]

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Arrested Development Creator Working On A New Series For Netflix

Breaking News!! Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz just signed a mulit-year deal with Netflix to create and produce a new show. Additionally Hurwitz will develop new shows for Netflix with other creators as a non-writing executive producer and will consult for Netflix on comedy series. “We are lucky to be in business with Mitch Hurwitz, […]

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AT&T Puts Up $500 Million To Create Netflix Competitor

AT&T and The Chernin Group announced today that they are creating a join endeavor with a $500 million dollar investment to create a video streaming service similar to Netflix. In their announcement they point to the cord cutting movement as one of the main reason behind this move. This move will a services along side […]

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Comparing Data Usage For Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon

Update: Amazon today responded to our request for comment. In reply to our email for offical numbers regarding data usage for SD and HD streams we received the following statement from Amazons PR staff. “Thanks for your inquiry about Amazon Instant Video data usage. We do not release the info you’re asking for…” As cord […]

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Netflix Revenue Tops $1 Billion

Today Netflix released their 1st quarter numbers with a shocking $1 billion in revenue. After everything was done and said Netflix had $53 million in net profit. Netflix has been pushed for higher pay outs to movie studios and paid out a lot for original content but still came away with a respectable 86 cents […]

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The Top 6 Companies Producing Original Shows For the Web

As the cord cutting movement catches fire the number of major companies turning their eye to the market grows. Even established studios like NBCUniversal are launching a slate of shows created for the internet. Other companies like Yahoo and Microsoft are creating new studios solely focused on shows for the internet. Some like Netflix have […]

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Amazon Adds Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime Catalogs Into Fire TV’s Voice Search

Today Amazon announced that they are releasing an upgrade to their Fire TV that will bring expanded voice search. “We’re excited and energized by the momentum we’re seeing with Fire TV,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “Customers are telling us they love it, developers are building for it, and we’re working hard to […]

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Amazon Jumps Hulu To Become Third Largest Video Site

Today Amazon announced that its Amazon Instant service has surpassed Hulu to become the third largest video site in America. Now only Netflix and YouTube lead Amazon in video distribution. This jump comes after Amazon Instant sees a 350% jump since 2011. This announcement comes just a week after they released the line up for […]

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