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Media tech accelerator Matter announces its second class of startups

Matter, the accelerator for media startups founded by Corey Ford and backed by KQED, the Knight Foundation and PRX, announced its second class of …

Why the Damages creators are such a good fit for Netflix

It’s apt that yesterday, the day <i>Damages</i> creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler sold their new thriller series to Netflix (s NFLX), …

Why getting married to the TV industry may not be the road to success Twitter is hoping for

Ever since Twitter filed the official documents for its initial public offering, there has been a spotlight on the company’s growth plans — and one …

Louis C.K.’s new HBO special is on sale for $5, DRM-free, through his website

Louis C.K. pulled in over $1 million in 12 days when he first sold a special, “Live at the Beacon Theater,” directly in 2011. Now fans can buy his …

Aereo’s TV streaming service coming to Android devices on October 22

Aereo, a controversial start-up that slings over-the-air TV channels to laptops and mobile devices for $8/month, will be available to millions more …

Gigaom | Going digital isn’t just an upgrade — it’s a complete transformation in the way journalism is done

Advertisement<p>One of the difficult things about doing journalism, or media of any kind, in the digital and social age is that it seems so simple — in …

Don’t Count On Cable Operators To Cozy Up To Netflix: Analyst

The Netflix fans on Wall Street who’ve helped its stock price rise 500% over the last 12 months to hover around its all-time highs have two fantasies …

Download once, watch anywhere UltraViolet files move closer as Paramount embraces DTS

UltraViolet, the cloud-based platform that lets you watch purchased or redeemed digital movies from anywhere, remains a novel concept that's struggling in some key areas. One of those is downloading. Streaming UV movies is a largely straightforward process that works well enough on a range of …

Piracy Collapses As Legal Alternatives Do Their Job

At the start of July a brand new law aimed at reducing online piracy went live in Norway.<p>The product of years of effort, the legislation will allow …

The Future of Video 2013

Video content is accountable for 50 percent of the growth of the internet year on year. Yet so many marketers are still unaware or unprepared to invest in video content. This presentation dives into the technologies, strategies and solutions that are driving the future of video content.

Virgin Mobile Takes Vine Videos To TV

Vine invented a new style for video that’s spreading to Instagram and, through one contest from Virgin Mobile, to television.<p>The six-second video loops on Twitter’s video-sharing app, Vine, look nothing like television commercials, and they’ve forced brands on the platform to depart from the video …

Apple’s Next Television Service Could Allow You To Skip Ads

For a long while now we’ve heard rumors that Apple is in discussions with different TV content sources to deliver shows and movies for its TV effort, but the latest rumor has added a new wrinkle. The word is that Apple has been looking at a subscription service that includes live programming and …

Netflix says it will produce original documentaries, stand-up comedy specials

With 14 Emmy nominations in hand, few are doubting Netflix's ability to produce quality scripted content. But as its latest letter to shareholders reveals, Netflix has ambitions that extend far beyond <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Arrested Development</i>. Specifically, the company plans to produce full-length …

'Chromecast' device on Google support page hints at streaming TV dongle

Some visitors to Google’s support page have spotted something peculiar on the company’s list of devices — an unannounced product called "Chromecast," reports <i>Droid-Life</i><i>.</i> It’s already been removed from the site and details are essentially nonexistent, but some are speculating that it could be a …

Netflix compares itself to HBO, but won't offer viewership numbers to back it up

No shortage of hand-waving on this week's earnings call<p>Netflix is one of the web's top entertainment companies and one of the tech sector's best comeback stories, but sometimes management makes it hard to trust its success.<p>The company reported earnings yesterday that beat estimates, but left …

YouTube Turns to TV, In-Theater Ads to Speak to Geeks – Variety

YouTube is tapping into old media to push geeky Internet videos.<p>In its biggest traditional media campaign to date, YouTube plans to run TV and …

British Film Institute: U.K. Appetite for 3D Movies Fading, Netflix Shaking Up Market

The organization's annual Statistical Yearbook also records a slump in female filmmaking and says James Cameron's "Titanic" has regained the top spot …

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YouTube keeps pushing viewers to use channels, takes subscribe button everywhere

YouTube (s GOOG) really wants you to subscribe to more channels, and it’s now taking the ability to do so offsite: Publishers now have the ability to …

Scaling the Netflix API - From Atlassian Dev Den

The term "scale" for engineering often is used to discuss systems and their ability to grow with the needs of its users. This is clearly an important aspect of scaling, but there are many other areas in which an engineering organization needs to scale to be successful in the long term. This …

Why Emerging Markets will Lead IPTV Growth Potential

“We continue to see strong growth among telco IPTV upstarts, where competition for new pay TV subscribers is particularly fierce,” reports Jeff …

Netflix is an Ongoing Threat to the Legacy Pay-TV Sector

<b>A full 20% of Netflix subscribers have reported that they’ve cancelled their pay-TV subscriptions</b>, according to the latest study from Cowen and …

Transmedia: Battle School Test for the ‘Ender’s Game’ Movie

School’s out for summer — except in <b>the futuristic world of the upcoming sci-fi film “Ender’s Game”</b> — based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card.<p>In …

Why (and How) High-Tech Big Brands Should Build Newsrooms

In my experience, Commercial Storytelling challenges can vary — sometimes dramatically — depending upon the technical complexity of the industry. As …

Mobile Video Subscriptions will Reach $2 Billion by 2017

In their ongoing quest to build profitable and sustainable businesses around digital media, <b>content owners are increasingly turning to subscription</b> …

Gods Will Be Watching braves Indiegogo

<b>UPDATE:</b> Gods Will Be Watching has shot past its €8000 Indiegogo goal over the weekend in less than 78 hours.<p>It's also recently passed the €10K mark, …

How The Last of Us' comic influenced the game

<i>[Editor's note: This post contains spoilers for The Last of Us. Ones about the ending, specifically.]</i><p>The Last of Us' director Neil Druckmann revealed …

The 'Freemium' Model: Top Flaws And Potent Fixes

<i>The song says the love we take is equal to the love we make. Try telling that to all the entrepreneurs who give away their valuable work in the hope—often futile—of upselling a fraction of the freeloaders later on.</i><p><i>That</i> <b>freemium</b> <i>model (a mix of “free” and “premium”) has been gathering steam since 1994</i> …

Tomb Raider comic will lead directly into game sequel'

The story of Crystal Dynamics' well-received 2013 Tomb Raider reboot will continue next year in a new Dark Horse comic which "will lead directly” …

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