Skype Founder Unveils Netflix Competitor

Watch out, Netflix: There’s a new player in the online video space, with the kind of past history that should probably make you a little nervous. Introducing VDIO, the new streaming video-on-demand service from the people who brought you Skype. And Napster. And Apache. You’ll find some Microsoft veterans in there, too.


Why Hulu’s Not for Sale Anymore

To everyone who entered a bid to try and buy Hulu: Apparently, you didn’t offer enough. According to a statement released yesterday by Hulu joint owners the Walt Disney Corporation, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners (as well as senior Hulu management), the owners have “terminated the sale process” for the company, due to …

The CW Signs Potential Billion-Dollar Netflix Streaming Deal

If you’ve recently realized that your guilty television pleasures run to shows such as Supernatural, Nikita and The Vampire Diaries, then congratulations: You’re a fan of the CW network. And thanks to a new deal announced yesterday, it’s going to be easier than ever to catch up with your favorite shows starting later this month, when …

1.6 Million Sony Bravia TVs Might Catch Fire, Free Inspection Offered

Sony Bravia TV feeling a little warm to the touch? Haven’t had to heat the home because the TV’s keeping things toasty all by itself? Maybe it’s because your flatscreen has a hidden feature you didn’t know about, say something called “yuppie campfire.”

No? Still, it turns out there is a global problem with Sony Bravia-brand TVs sold …

TV Shows Make Up at Least Half of Netflix Streaming Now

Netflix may dominate the streaming video market, but there’s some surprising good news for Hulu from the MIPCOM conference in Cannes. The streaming video audience seems to be moving firmly in the direction of catching up on television rather than watching movies. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed the information at the …

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