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Airtel partners Zee as battle for content on mobile gathers pace

Our Bureau<p>Bharti Airtel and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) have joined hands to drive entertainment content on mobile phones. Zee will curate …

Telecoms

DirecTV Now is set to become the biggest live-streaming TV service this year

While cord-cutting is doing an admirable job of decimating the profits of the major pay TV operators, AT&T is having some quiet success with its plan …

Livestreaming

UK Streamers Overtake Pay Services, Expect TV Ad Spending To Suffer

There was a landmark moment in UK digital media yesterday, and no I'm not talking about that record $5bn fine against Google. In a busy news day, an …

Streaming subscriptions now outnumber pay-TV customers in Britain

Internet TV streaming services have hit a milestone in Britain.<p>For the first time, the number of UK subscribers to video streaming sites like Amazon and Netflix has surpassed the number of subscribers to traditional television, according to Britain’s Office of Communications (Ofcom), its main media …

Pay-TV

Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’

Amazon has given a series order to “Tales From the Loop,” a science fiction drama from “Legion” writer Nathaniel Halpern. The project is a …

This may be the sexiest over-the-air antenna we've seen

When it comes to your home entertainment system, nothing beats a good streaming box like Android TV or Apple TV, or even a Roku or Amazon Fire TV. …

What Is America's TV Platform of Choice?

Choices for TV viewing in the US have multiplied exponentially in recent years, thanks to streaming video. But of all the choices, Netflix reigns …

Basic Cable

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

Samba

Netflix wants its made-in-India content to go global like Narcos

The world’s largest video-streaming platform is betting big on original Indian content across genres and formats.<p>Netflix, which has created over 80 shows in 30 international markets, will this week launch its first Indian thriller web-television series, <i>Sacred Games</i>. Based on author Vikram Chandra’s …

India

Take Control of Cable TV!

By late 2017, Lisa and Ken Sharp had finally had enough of their $180-per-month Verizon Fios bill. And with college tuition for their two daughters …

Netflix broke the old TV model, and now all hell is breaking loose

Media giants like Disney should have taken note back in 2010, when Blockbuster declared bankruptcy: Netflix was a budding serial killer in the making …

Streaming TV Growing Faster Than Anticipated, Analysts Eye 25% Of Marketplace In Next Five Years

Streaming TV penetration is rising faster than previously thought and a major Wall Street equities firm is upgrading its outlook for penetration to …

Roku's 3 Main Areas of Growth

Hint: None of them are its streaming devices.<p><b>Roku</b> (NASDAQ:ROKU) is no longer just a set-top box business.<p>Last quarter, the company's platform revenue …

French TV channels join forces to form Netflix rival

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Three French television channels announced Friday that they are launching a new streaming site in an attempt to stop US giants Netflix and Amazon cutting into their audiences.<p>Public broadcaster France Televisions will team up with private channels TF1 and M6 for the new site, which has …

Plex's grid guide gives cord cutters a traditional TV look

Plex has offered DVR features and live TV viewing in its app for a few years, but now it's making it easier to surf through channels with a traditional-style grid guide. Over the years I've noticed that every "new TV" platform makes a show of using box art and personalized filtering as a better way …

TV shows

India’s Manoj Bajpayee to Star in ‘Family Man’ for Amazon

Amazon India has announced “The Family Man,” an original series for its Prime Video streaming service.<p>Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. (“Go …

Slumdog Millionaire

The best over-the-air streaming box, according to CordCutters.com

Whether you use Android TV or Apple TV, or Roku or Amazon Fire TV, or Xbox or PlayStation, one things remains true — streaming video often leaves a …

CordCutters.com reviews the new AirTV

Local channels can fill a hole that many streaming services leave behind. And an interesting option is AirTV, which just released a new over-the-air …

7 BBC iPlayer Shows To Watch Right Now, Because OMG The Options Are Surprisingly Good

Earlier this year, the BBC admitted that 16-to 24-year-olds spend more time watching Netflix than all the BBC services combined. Those services even …

Best shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar to binge-watch this weekend

Best shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar to binge-watch this weekend<p>Top shows to watch this weekend on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar<p>If what …

Streaming Services Must Adapt To Survive

While consumers continue to cut or trim the cord in favor of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and streaming bundles like Sling TV and YouTube …

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

Disney's big Netflix deal is still in effect, which means all the wonders of the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to the streaming service after their theatrical runs.<p>This week, "Thor: Ragnarok" has become available for you to watch at your heart's content — but it's not the only great movie in …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Top 5 Trends Driving E-commerce: Influential Takeaways From The Report Retailers Cannot Ignore

You should go read Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report in its entirety if you work in technology or at a consumer brand.<p>Every year, my co-founders and I spend a few hours discussing new trends and gain invaluable insight from the annual report. We compare the report to previous years and …

eCommerce

Greg Berlanti Inks Mega $300+ Million New Overall Deal To Stay At Warner Bros. TV Through 2024

On the heels of Greg Berlanti setting a new record for a producer with 14 live-action scripted series on the air, he has re-upped his overall deal …

Netflix just casually revealed a simple hack that literally no one knew existed

Apparently, Netflix thought we all knew about a subtle but crucial feature of their streaming service.Spoiler: nobody did.The public was alerted to …

Is HBO’s ‘Succession’ Based on the Murdoch Family? Star Jeremy Strong Weighs In

HBO’s new drama <i>Succession</i> is a tad absurd, but absurdity seems to hew closest to the real world these days. From British satirist Jesse Armstrong,</i> …

40% of U.S. Homes Now Have a Streaming Media Player

The latest research from Dallas-based Parks Associates reveals that almost 40 percent of internet-connected U.S. households now have a streaming …

What Is Terrarium TV? (and Is it Legal?)

Who doesn't love the prospect of unlimited free TV and movies? That's the sales pitch behind the free Terrarium TV service, which strikes me as very …

Hulu Hits 800,000 Live TV Subscribers

Hulu, in a little over a year since launching its $40 monthly internet-streaming “skinny bundle,” has signed up 800,000 customers for the service, …

Pay-TV

Reddit comes up with easy solution to Netflix’s most annoying problem

No, I don’t want to watch The Office again<p>Netflix is very good at letting people revisit almost every movie or TV series they’ve already seen.<p>Netflix is not very good at hiding those same titles after they’ve been viewed. The homepage favors displaying TV shows you’ve sat through nine times or a …