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Roku goes HD Title: Roku goes HD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by Jordan Grodecki on December 21, 2008

Netflix has always been pretty damn cool in my eyes; streaming video content on demand, for a really reasonable price. The fact that with things like the xBox360 and now Roku, it is moving back to...

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AppleTV gets updated! Title: AppleTV gets updated!
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by Jordan Grodecki on November 30, 2008

The AppleTV has always been a bit of an odd piece of equipment, it's rarely felt like it has a "place" in everyones home system. However, since Boxee came out for it, I've been...

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Sony Plans to Stream Movies to Bravia LCD TVs before DVD Release Title: Sony Plans to Stream Movies to Bravia LCD TVs before DVD Release
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by itsTripple on July 02, 2008

© labnol Sony, product manufacturer and entertainment content juggernaut, announced that they plan to release Hollywood studio releases to their Bravia LCD televisions via digital download. According...

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Cox offers HD Movies On DEMAND Title: Cox offers HD Movies On DEMAND
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on July 03, 2007

Good news if you are a Cox Cable subscriber. They announced high definition (HD) movies in its On DEMAND library; currently 20 movie titles with plans to offer more HD content in the future....

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TNT and TBS broaden distribution Title: TNT and TBS broaden distribution
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Channels , Internet TV , Video on Demand by martino on June 01, 2007

TNT and TBS will stream all seven of their original summer series on TNT.tv and TBS.com. Episodes of The Closer, Heartland, Saving Grace, The Company from TNT and House of Payne, The Bill Engvall...

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Exactly what is Prime Time now-a-days? Title: Exactly what is Prime Time now-a-days?
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Internet TV , Video on Demand by martino on May 15, 2007

Advertising Age points out "that [the] three-hour slice of the evening [called prime time] last year attracted $15 billion in TV ad spending." Back in the day, networks used to refer to that...

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Let the Sun Shine In Title: Let the Sun Shine In
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on May 13, 2007

Streaming headlong into the video-on-demand server market, Sun Microsystems introduced a large-capacity system that they claim provides the ability to deliver more than 10 times as many streams as...

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Cable "Just Scratching Surface" of VOD Title: Cable "Just Scratching Surface" of VOD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on May 12, 2007

Broadcasting and Cable The nation's largest cable operators say they are "just scratching the surface" of video-on-demand and promised to offer a cavalcade of new products to allow...

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Viewers Fast-Forwarding Past Ads? Not Always Title: Viewers Fast-Forwarding Past Ads? Not Always
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on February 16, 2007

I have to ask: who are these people? I am referring to the Nielsen Research report in the NY Times article today that says "a lot of people with digital video recorders are not fast-forwarding...

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Comcast customers can run TiVo software Title: Comcast customers can run TiVo software
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on January 17, 2007

About a year and a half ago, one of Comcast's senior executives was telling me about TiVo and how much of his calendar time was taken up with their initiative. It's been so long since any news...

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Time Warner VOD Growth Statistics Title: Time Warner VOD Growth Statistics
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on December 14, 2006

While researching, I ran across this little table of statistics that Time Warner put out about their video on demand (VOD) changes within 2006.......

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VOD Growth Projected at Comcast Title: VOD Growth Projected at Comcast
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on December 08, 2006

Good news for video-on-demand: Mr. John Alchin, Comcast Chief Financial Officer, Projects that the number of VOD hours will double in 2007 and again in 2008.......

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Everstream Unveils Corporate Expansion Plan Title: Everstream Unveils Corporate Expansion Plan
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on December 05, 2006

I am very interested in VOD measurement and television ratings. To the best of my experience, three companies are trying to do something about that: Nielsen, Rentrak, and Everstream. Everstream's...

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FAQ: What is 'Switched Broadcast'? Title: FAQ: What is 'Switched Broadcast'?
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Filed in archive Announcements , IPTV , Internet TV , Video on Demand by martino on November 29, 2006

There is a technology that both the cable MSO's and the telephone companies are pursuing - it is called switched broadcast. Why? Because switched broadcasting allows the provider to send only the...

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Video on Demand Usage Title: Video on Demand Usage
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on November 28, 2006

Here are a few video on demand (VOD) statistics from market research firm Claritas; reported in Broadcasting and Cable. Over half (54%) of digital cable subscribers use VOD, up from 41% in 2005,...

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Disney nears VOD deal with Comcast Title: Disney nears VOD deal with Comcast
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on November 21, 2006

Comcast has wanted prime-time television programs for more than two years for its video-on-demand service. It even tried once to acquire Disney in 2004, in large part, to gain access to its content....

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Kagan: Paid VOD Should Top $1B In 2006 Title: Kagan: Paid VOD Should Top $1B In 2006
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on November 15, 2006

Show me the money Since the mid-1990's, I heard every year that video on demand (VOD) would emerge to be the next big thing. It took until 2004 for VOD to be rolled out in significant numbers....

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Comcast wants to show YouTube clips on VOD Title: Comcast wants to show YouTube clips on VOD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on November 09, 2006

We have had a flurry of 'user generated content' stories wherein some television network or show entices viewers to make a specific type of Mashup and see who wins a contest. Many of the...

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NBC Rewind Statistics Title: NBC Rewind Statistics
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Filed in archive Internet TV , Statistics , Video on Demand by martino on November 06, 2006

Recently, NBC started up an ad-supported, full-episode video player named originally enough 'NBC Rewind.' Rewinds are 2-minute replays of episodes you missed on television. You can also watch...

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Is Disney near a VOD deal with Comcast and Time Warner? Title: Is Disney near a VOD deal with Comcast and Time Warner?
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on November 02, 2006

According to the LA Times, Disney is said to be near concluding a deal with Comcast and Time Warner. The most important portions of that deal include the mundane (at least mundane to us normal folks)...

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Only Four Percent of TV Viewing is Recorded Title: Only Four Percent of TV Viewing is Recorded
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Filed in archive Statistics , Video on Demand by martino on November 01, 2006

The overall impact of DVRs and VOD on US television viewing remains small according to the Leichtman Research Group. They estimate that less than 4% of all TV viewing in the US today is of recorded...

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Netflix Profits Surge Title: Netflix Profits Surge
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 25, 2006

Recently, I commented how most video on demand (VOD) service offerings still fall short of the Netflix value proposition. Some people did not like that comparison, thinking netflix had already seen...

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Showtime airs entire Sleeper Cell series on VOD Title: Showtime airs entire Sleeper Cell series on VOD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 24, 2006

If you understand the new media landscape of today, you also understand that "it's all about me." In other words, the viewer responds more favorably when they get to watch what they...

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Comcast to help voters with free political VOD information Title: Comcast to help voters with free political VOD information
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 18, 2006

meteorologists detect a dramatic change in wind patterns One good thing about VOD is that video content does not ever have had to appear on regular television in order to be available. While political...

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Beth Comstock of NBC talks about who controls television Title: Beth Comstock of NBC talks about who controls television
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Internet TV , Video on Demand by martino on October 12, 2006

network executive: 'live on NBC, yet another final season of ER' viewers: 'great, we will waste no time in watching it, then' Beth Comstock is NBC Universal's President of digital...

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TiVo Series3 Hi-def DVR will not have TiVoToGo functionality Title: TiVo Series3 Hi-def DVR will not have TiVoToGo functionality
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 09, 2006

in this murder mystery, it is Hollywood that is the villain Call in Hercule Periot to solve this mystery. TiVo users are among the most fanatic, brand-loyal of consumers rivaling even the...

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Come on VOD providers, let's at least get the basics correct Title: Come on VOD providers, let's at least get the basics correct
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on September 23, 2006

Years ago while working with cable television folks BEFORE their video-on-demand (VOD) services became common place, I had proposed to a Comcast'er the idea that any new offering would have to...

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Sometimes CBS shows just want to be free Title: Sometimes CBS shows just want to be free
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on September 19, 2006

Good news for all you Comcast VOD users out there -- CBS prime time content will now be free and more widely available! CBS and Comcast have been laboring under a 10-month old agreement whereby the...

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Changing Ads in a VOD Program Title: Changing Ads in a VOD Program
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on September 06, 2006

Advertisers have long complained about constraints that prevent them from dynamically inserting ads in VOD. Typically, they have had to embed unalterable ads into programming for several months at a...

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