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Television meets internet, social networks, computing & assorted devices. Hijinx ensue.
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TV Everywhere is the new DRM

TV Everywhere is the new DRM | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Missed yesterday’s episode of Master Chef? Don’t worry, it’s already online. All you have to do is look up your latest TV bill, then go online and get a web account with your pay TV provider, leave that site, go to Fox.com and log in with your pay TV credentials. And then keep logging in again and again every month. Welcome to the new world of TV Everywhere, where TV watching is as complicated as online banking.  Fox is the first broadcaster to introduce this kind of authentication, by mid-August, but similar requirements are already in place for anyone who wants to watch anything on HBO Go as well as new episodes of some cable shows on Xfinity.tv and DishOnline.com. Expect other broadcasters to follow suit soon, and be prepared to show your cable customer ID at the door of the majority of TV-content catch-up sites.

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Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal

Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The major studios, who were once leery of the video giant, now see it as a potentially lucrative platform as DVD revenues continue to plummet. Executives at the hold-out studios have a common reason for doing so -- they believe that YouTube and its parent, Google, have not taken adequate steps to stop supporting piracy sites. Their senior executives have told the internet behemoth that it needs to stop supporting pirate sites by linking them in searches and advertising on them, according to an individual with knowledge of the discussion.
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Fox Kicks Off the Great Web Video Piracy Boom of 2011

Fox Kicks Off the Great Web Video Piracy Boom of 2011 | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Fox and the other broadcasters have logical reasons to lock up their shows online. Except for the part where it backfires, and turns run-of-the-mill Web surfers into video bandits...
The problem with the networks’ logic: Sidereel.com. And Sceper.eu. And Twitter. And Google. Etc. All those sites will lead you, quite quickly, to anything the networks air, for free, on the Web. And you don’t have to wait eight days to watch them, or even a single day. You can see them within hours, or less, of their original airtime. Video piracy is nothing new, of course. But if you haven’t tried watching a TV show from a rogue site recently (and I’m not advocating you do so for any reason other than a professional one — I don’t want a “Wolverine” incident) you might be astonished to see just how fast, and easy, it’s become. As BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield pointed out to Wall Street earlier this year, it’s now a cinch to download pirated copies of any movie you’d like, in very high quality, using free online storage lockers. But it’s equally easy to grab TV shows, and you don’t have to worry about downloads if you don’t want to clog up your hard drive: Sites like Videobb.com will offer free streams, without commercials, the same night they air on TV
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