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November 20, 2015

Physical Media is Dead. Deal With it.

When I was a teenager in the mid-to-late 1990s, there was a small, family-owned video store a block away called Home Video which I went to nearly every day. There was a Blockbuster Video a few blocks past that, but the Vietnamese family at Home Video didn’t ask for ID with R-rated releases and were friendlier people; they didn’t know a damn thing about movies other than the fact that people spent money to watch them. Occasionally, when renting some obscure film such as Pieces or The 36th [...]

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June 15, 2015

YouTube launches Gaming site and app

Video sharing site YouTube is launching a dedicated gaming website and app called YouTube Gaming.

YouTube Gaming is a website and app that will allow users to subscribe to gaming channels, instantly notify users when livestreams will begin and make recommendations based upon a user’s subscriptions.

YouTube Gaming will make livestreams a main focus making it easier for those streaming content to set up a live stream. YouTube Gaming will allow DVR on Livestreamers which will [...]

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January 25, 2015

Amazon to start making films for theatrical release

Amazon Studios, the in-house production studio that creates original series for Amazon’s streaming service Amazon Prime, is to begin producing feature length films for release in movies theaters.

The plan that Amazon has put forward is that Amazon Studios would acquire the licenses to films as well as producing films for release in theatres then 4 to 6 weeks after being released in theatres, the film would debut on Amazon’s streaming service Amazon Prime. Amazon has stated [...]

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September 24, 2014

Sony to launch streaming service

Sony’s gaming division will be launching an internet TV streaming service along side a streaming gaming service by the end of 2014.

While the Sony PS4 has been doing quite well sales wise, the other divisions of Sony haven’t been faring very well as of late.  As a way to get more revenue into the company, Sony is taking its gaming division, Sony Computers Entertainment, and utilizing them for this video streaming service which they hope will boost their revenue. Sony [...]

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August 7, 2014

Twitch Instigates ContentID for Music in VODs

 

Twitch, the streaming site popular with gamers and Letsplayers, has instituted a system to look for and mute copyrighted audio including in-game music and ambient music.

Twitch has partnered with Audible Magic, a software company that has links to the music industry to scan past and future VODs(videos on demand) for music that is owned or controlled by their clients. If the software finds videos that has music in it that infringes on copyright or copyright [...]

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April 3, 2014

Amazon Announces Fire TV Set Top Box

 

Amazon today announced the launch of their new set top box/mini console the Fire TV. The product is similar to Apple TV or the Roku stream box in that it allows users access to various streaming apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Crackle among others.

What sets Fire TV apart from its competitors is its ease of use; It’s very easy to buy or rent shows or a movie right from the central menu. Under the hood, Amazon’s Fire TV has a Quad core [...]

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