Netflix CEO on Amazon Prime video: 'A confusing mess'

Netflix CEO on Amazon Prime video: 'A confusing mess'
In a Q&A with the Journal, which was posted to the newspaper's Web site last night, Hastings was asked what can Netflix do to compete with Amazon and Hulu. He said this: In the U.S., our content budget is about three times [Amazon's], and we've got ...

Netflix CEO Keeps Focus on Expansion, Price
Wall Street Journal
Meanwhile, Netflix faces steep competition at home from cable-TV, online video sites, other streaming services such as Inc.'s, and cut-rate DVD-rental kiosks like Coinstar Inc.'s Redbox. In its most recent quarter, Netflix lost 850,000 of ...

Wall Street Journal

Nook Video aims to jab Netflix and Amazon all at once
If you were looking for another reason to pick up a new Nook tablet – revealed earlier today – you'll find it in Barnes & Noble's announcement of Nook Video, a streaming service they're set to release to fight Netflix and Amazon's efforts in the video ...


Using your Android device as a PS3 Netflix remote
TG Daily
Netflix is one the most popular video streaming sites and applications for both PCs and mobile devices. As you probably already know, Netflix streaming is available for most current-gen Android smartphones. Plus, you can also use the platform stream to ...

Youku Tudou CEO Talks Hulu, Opportunities Outside of China
Hollywood Reporter
"Similar to Hulu, a lot of traditional media companies' content...[is] geo-blocked," said Koo. "So there is still a combination of programs that are not available to overseas users." Youku Tudou president Dele Liu, meanwhile, predicted that the merged ...

Hollywood Reporter

Redbox Instant to take on Netflix with pre-Christmas launch
Digital Trends
With Netflix struggling, competing companies are beginning to smell blood in the water – and Coinstar Inc is one of the sharks hoping to capitalize. In partnership with Verizon, the company is eyeing a Christmas season release for its Redbox Instant, ...

My cheap, simple livestreaming rig: iPhone, Ustream, Zagg and Clingo
My preferred setup for a reliable video stream would include a MacBook Pro running Adobe's free Flash Media Encoder or Livestream's Procaster, quality FireWire-compatible DV/HDV camera and an Ethernet connection for predictable connectivity ...

Netflix Needs a Celebrity Spokesperson
By Rocco Pendola 09/26/12 - 08:17 AM EDT. Stock quotes in this article: NFLX, ZNGA · Tweet. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Last week, I wrote an article for TheStreet suggesting that, after it sells its DVD division, Netflix (NFLX) should raise prices again.

Your Favorite Shows On Netflix? Not Anymore
By Fruzsina Eördögh
While Pawn Stars still airs every Monday night on cable, I no longer have access to it because I'm one of those cord cutters who relies on Roku to watch my favorite shows via Netflix and Hulu. The show might come back if negotiations work ...

Netflix iOS and Android apps have a remote control easter egg for ...
By Richard Lawler
Now that the revamped Netflix interface has hit phones and tablets for both Apple and Android powered hardware, the service has quietly enabled something.

Google TV to Hit France With Sony NSZ-GS7 Set-Top Box on ...
By Matt Brian
Google is bringing its Google TV platform to France with the launch of Sony's NSZ-GS7 set-top box.
The Next Web

Hidden Netflix Feature Turns Your Android Device Into A Remote ...
By Chris Chavez
It was barely yesterday the Netflix app saw an update for Android devices that brought with it a redesigned and snazzy new UI. Apparently, that wasn't the only thing Chris Jaffe and team had in store for the update. Apparently there was some ...
Android Phone Fans

Reed Hastings on Why Netflix is Better Than Amazon Prime, Hulu ...
By Josh Wolford
Reed Hastings on Why Netflix is Better Than Amazon Prime, Hulu. Amazon has added a ton of content to its Prime Instant Video service over the last few months, and that may have put NetflixCEO Reed Hastings on the offensive.
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Online video firm Youku Tudou sees slower content-cost growth
SHANGHAI, Sept 26 (Reuters) - China's largest online video company, Youku Tudou Inc, sees content costs as a portion of revenue falling next year due to industry consolidation and as costs normalise following a surge last year, the company's president ...

Which 32-inch smart TV is the best right now?
CNET (blog)
Both Samsung and LG currently have the best smart TV platforms in the market with a wide range of TV apps and a Flash-enabled Web browser. They also come with advanced interactivity function such as motion control to enhance the overall user ...

CNET (blog)

PepsiCo To Make New Investments In Digital Media Start-Ups
After making investments in U.S. and European digital media start-ups for the past two years through the PepsiCo10 program, the company announced yesterday that it will be expanding the program into Brazil for its third season. I recently had the ...

The challenges with Smart TV and what LG is doing about it
You say you want a revolution: LG's LM9600 (pictured) is at the forefront of the manufacturer's push into the newly created Smart TV space, but certain challenges are still hindering mass adoption by consumers. If TVs were dumb, then manufacturers are ...

The Digital Media 'Zoo'
The New School Free Press
“She's probably the last celebrity of her kind with a totally analog upbringing.” Veatch is still exploring digital media culture. Her next film project, “Love Child,” is based around the first legally documented case of video game addiction. A Korean ...

The New School Free Press

Improving the picture on your connected TV
MediaTel Newsline
MediaTel's quarterly Connected TV consumer survey provides useful benchmarks. Ownerships ofsmart TV's increased from 12.9% of respondents in the third quarter of 2011 to 15.7% now. It seems like a modest rise but when combined with changing habits ...

Cardiff University and the Guardian to launch journalism and digital media Masters
Comments. Guardian office. Copyright: Michael Bruntonspall on Flickr. Some rights reserved. Cardiff University plans on launching a new Masters degree in journalism withdigital media next year, as part of a new partnership with Guardian News & Media.

Digital media boost to come from Europe
Derry Journal
Speaking after the meeting, Ms Anderson said; “There are real opportunities in the North West including Project Kelvin, the link with the science park regarding data storage and at Magee with digital media and I would encourage ERNACT to take a leading ...

Derry Journal

Actively engaging viewers is key to online success
Broadcast Engineering
From left: Joe Ruffolo, senior vice president of Digital Media at ABC News; Andrew Heyward, the former president of CBS News; Ray Mia, CEO of Streamworks International; and Roy Sekoff, president, HuffPost Live and a founding editor of the Huffington Post.

TV Tops PC as Most Popular Way to Watch Online Video
PC Magazine
Actually, more people now watch online video content from their television set, according to new data from The NPD Group. The market research firm found that 45 percent of consumers most often use their TV to view streaming video from the net, up from ...

Grab Your Friends: Online Video Just Got Way More Social
The Herald |
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- fliqq, a content-sharing technology company, is setting out to change the way people consume content online. The company is launching its fliqq content-sharing platform which takes the solitary experience of ...

Oklahoma State University fires up online video system
Oklahoma State University yesterday launched an online video system, OStateTV, as a way to connect students, employees and alumni across multiple campuses and sites via personal computers, tablets and smartphones. The service will use a single ...

Boxee opens up Cloudee to everyone, adds desktop uploader
Cloudee, Boxee's private video sharing app for the iPhone is now available to anyone. The company also added a desktop uploader as well as an improved web UI. Storage is still free for a limited time, so you might want to upload your clips now. cloudee ...


High school named winner in statewide online video contest
Gateway News
by Mike Lesko | Reporter. Streetsboro -- A video produced by Streetsboro High School students was one of four winners statewide in an online video contest conducted by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, which awarded $5,000 to the high school.

Canadian Marketers Boost Digital Video Ad Spend; Look to GRPs, Targeting
MediaPost Communications
About 26% of Canadian respondents said the use of GRPs in online video is a top area of interest for more research, although GRP is considered the least important metric for success by agencies in video campaigns, the study said. Ironically, more data ...

Bazuca launches OTT with Avail-TVN; worldwide pay TV numbers expected to ...
Youku Tudou, a newly merged online video company that's now China's largest, has launched a differentiation campaign to "distinctly brand the Youku and Tudou brands." Story. > has developed a new tool to help advertisers plan their online video ...

Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and Viewing Time are ...
ReelSEO Home ▻ Internet TV ▻ Online Video Viewers Rise While Videos and ... While theonline video audience grew by almost four million, the number of ...

Explosive Growth of Online Video | Moxie Pulse
Online video experienced significant growth from December 2010 to December 2011. The following stats reflect this: - 43% growth in the number of average ...

Brazilian court orders arrest of Google official over YouTube video
Washington Post
In a statement to The Washington Post, Google said it is “appealing a court's decision to remove avideo from YouTube because, as a platform, we are not responsible for the content uploaded to our site.” Earlier in the month, a judge in southern Brazil ...

Google's YouTube faces trouble in Brazil over video clips
The Hill (blog)
A Brazilian court is giving Google-owned YouTube 10 days to remove an anti-Islam video that has ignited protests worldwide or it will order the video sharing website to pay a series of fines, according to the AP. If YouTube does not comply with the ...

'We Are Hungry:' Students protest school lunch guidelines in YouTube video
Fox News
Students and teachers from a high school in Kansas have created a YouTube video parody protesting the recent lunch restrictions placed on high school menus, USA Today reported. Thevideo – titled 'We Are Hungry' – comes just a week after students from ...

YouTube adds automated caption translation for 300 languages
Since the popular video hosting platform already provides automatic caption generation using Google Translate's speech-to-text abilities, this makes it even easier to provide captions to a global audience. YouTube's video editor allows users to watch ...

The Man Behind the Moves: Psy of "Gangnam Style" Fame
It's now the most “liked” video in YouTube history and has topped charts worldwide. Like “Macarena,” that grating global hit from the mid 1990s, “Gangnam Style” has a distinctive dance and catchy tune that make one's inability to decipher the lyrics ...

TechCrunch's YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million Video Views ...
By Jon Orlin
Those videos have more than 274 million and 269 million views, respectively, on YouTube. But today, TechCrunch's YouTube channel passed its own milestone: 10 million views. Michael Arrington wrote the first post on TechCrunch on June ...

YouTube Video Sparks Voter Registration Controversy
By Alex Fitzpatrick
A YouTube video showing what the uploader suggests is “voter suppression” in El Paso County, Colo., has been sparking controversy during an political season in which changes to voter ID and registration laws stand to have an impact on ...

270 Video APIs: YouTube, Flickr and Skype
By Wendell Santos
YouTube Our API directory now includes 270 video APIs. The newest is the WorldStream TV API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the YouTube API. We list 645 YouTube mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, ...

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