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Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December

Netflix to launch original kids' series with DreamWorks this December | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix is partnering with DreamWorks to release its first original children’s show this December. Netflix will also add new DreamWorks films to its streaming lineup.
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NPD: Free Streaming on Par With SVOD | Home Media Magazine

NPD: Free Streaming on Par With SVOD | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
While traditional pay TV operators and broadcast networks dominate the consumer television landscape, 12% of TV viewers streamed TV shows for free from the Internet during the past 90 days compared to 14% who watched a TV show via subscription...
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YouTube Advertisers Spent 50 Percent More In 2012 - SocialTimes

YouTube Advertisers Spent 50 Percent More In 2012 - SocialTimes | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Yesterday during Google’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Nikesh Arora, Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, revealed that 2012 was a massively successful year for YouTube on multiple fronts.
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NPD: 40% of Connected-TV Owners Stream Netflix | Home Media Magazine

NPD: 40% of Connected-TV Owners Stream Netflix | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix’s subscription video-on-demand service in the fourth quarter was a popular attraction among households with televisions connected to the Internet.
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Pay TV will shrink for first time in history, study says cable watching peaked in 2011

Pay TV will shrink for first time in history, study says cable watching peaked in 2011 | Media_Box | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the number of U.S. households paying for TV service will go down. The news comes as a tipping point in consumers’ struggles to break away from a TV industry that forces them to buy bundles of channels.
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Time Warner CFO: 9 Million UltraViolet Accounts Registered | Home Media Magazine

Time Warner CFO: 9 Million UltraViolet Accounts Registered | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Consumers have registered about 9 million movies to the UltraViolet digital locker by end of 2012, Time Warner CFO John Martin told an investor group.
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Nielsen: TV Still King In Media Consumption; Only 16 Percent Of TV Homes Have Tablets | TechCrunch

Nielsen: TV Still King In Media Consumption; Only 16 Percent Of TV Homes Have Tablets | TechCrunch | Media_Box | Scoop.it
It's not too late for yet one more 2012 year-in-review report, and today's latest addition comes from Nielsen, which examined how Americans have been consuming content over the course of the past year.
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Sony reportedly planning pay TV launch in US » Digital TV Europe

Sony reportedly planning pay TV launch in US » Digital TV Europe | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Consumer electronics giant Sony is at an advanced stage of planning a multichannel TV service that could launch in the US later this year, according to press reports.

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Theater tweet seats: A highway to hell?

Theater tweet seats: A highway to hell? | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater is the latest to section off an area of the auditorium for those who want to tweet during a performance. Another sign of the Apocalypse? Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Your Internet Is Already on Your TV

Your Internet Is Already on Your TV | Media_Box | Scoop.it
No need to wait for convergence: More than 40 percent of Americans have already connected the Web to their flat screens.
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To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times

To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Getting Netflix streams to play on all of your devices requires a whole lot of encoding: The company is preparing 120 different versions of each movie to deal with different screen sizes and bandwidth requirements, according to a recently published...
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Twitter and Nielsen create social TV ratings

Twitter and Nielsen create social TV ratings | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Nielsen, the benchmark of US TV audience figures, has teamed with Twitter to define social TV audience measurement and analytics. The Nielsen Twitter Rating comes as a result of a multi-year agreem...
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Microsoft: 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold | Home Media Magazine

Microsoft: 76 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Microsoft is eyeing its Xbox 360 console as a conduit to delivering original and third-party content into homes, executives told a digital media conference.
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Spotify: “People love using the TV to play music” | IP&TV News

Spotify: “People love using the TV to play music” | IP&TV News | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships at hugely popular music streaming service Spotify, on the growing importance of TV as a platform for music delivery, the thinking behind new features just announced by the Spotify team, and the...
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Facebook more than triples Twitter’s TV influence, finds survey - Lost Remote

Facebook more than triples Twitter’s TV influence, finds survey - Lost Remote | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Facebook more than triples Twitter’s TV influence, finds survey
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Sweet: Hola lets you use Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country

Sweet: Hola lets you use Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Hola is a new service that claims it can let you access videos on Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country. To try it out, download the extension for ...
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Study: 43% of Pay TV Subs Have Used 'TV Everywhere' Services

Study: 43% of Pay TV Subs Have Used 'TV Everywhere' Services | Media_Box | Scoop.it

Nearly half of Americans with subscription TV service have used “TV Everywhere” -- but awareness of the concept continues to lag, with only 22% of them saying they’ve ever heard of the term, according to a recent survey by GfK’s media research division.

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Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Google TV may be getting ready to take the fight to Apple and Roku by allowing CE manufacturers to build pure streaming boxes without any cable TV integration. Vizio CTO Matt McRae told us that he expects these devices to surface later this year.
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AT&T Launches SVOD Service | Home Media Magazine

AT&T Launches SVOD Service | Home Media Magazine | Media_Box | Scoop.it
AT&T Jan. 7 said it will begin offering U-verse members access to a subscription video-on-demand streaming service called AT&T U-Verse Screen Pack.
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100m global Smart TVs in use | Advanced Television

There are now more than one hundred million smart TVs installed in homes worldwide, according to research from Strategy Analytics. By the end of 2012, the global installed base of smart TVs had reached 104 million. In leading markets such as the US, household penetration now exceeds 20 per cent. The report predicts that annual smart TV sales in China will exceed those of the US this year and will grow to more than twice the size of the US market in 2017.

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Second-screen goes on-demand: zeebox embraces VOD | Rapid TV News

Hot on the heels of successful launches in Australia and the US, social TV wunderkind zeebox is investing in the technology side of the house to embrace the rise of VOD by integrating the Gracenote Entourage Automatic Content Recognition (ACR)...
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Warner Bros. will offer movies, TV show episodes in Kaleidescape online video store - FierceOnlineVideo

Warner Bros. will offer movies, TV show episodes in Kaleidescape online video store - FierceOnlineVideo | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Kaleidescape Inc. today announced a deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to offer WB titles for purchase in its online store. In addition to adding Warner Bros.
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Nintendo TVii makes TV smart and social

Nintendo TVii makes TV smart and social | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Nintendo is introducing Nintendo TVii, a free, integrated service for the recently launched Wii U console, in the US and Canada The company claims TVii is going to change the way how we watch telev...

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Meet Plex, the media streamer that will make you forget Netflix and Hulu | PCWorld

Meet Plex, the media streamer that will make you forget Netflix and Hulu | PCWorld | Media_Box | Scoop.it
Netflix and Hulu may get all the hype, but Plex's robust media management and transcoding features make it seamlessly streaming your digital media collection anywhere and anytime a cinch.
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