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Coinstar, the parent company of DVD-vending company Redbox, reported third-quarter earnings yesterday, with the unit’s revenues up 90 percent to $198.1 million. The company also added 2,700 kiosks during the quarter, bringing its total DVD kiosk count to 20,600 nationwide. Revenue growth for Coinstar’s latest quarter […] Read more »

Netflix has started shipping the discs required to stream its “Watch Instantly” movies on the Sony PlayStation 3. According to a corporate blog post today, Netflix VP of marketing Jessie Becker said the company sent out PS3 discs to 100,000 Netflix subscribers who requested them. Becker […] Read more »

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Playboy CEO Says TV Business is Changed “For Good;” company expreiences a $2 million drop in domestic TV revenues, driven by shift to VOD. (paidContent) RealNetworks Laying Off 4% of Staff; roughly 70 people of its 1,700 workforce. (CNET) Puppet Walt Mossberg v. Ryan Block; a […] Read more »

Time Warner Sales Dropped 6% to $7.1B in Q3; company’s networks including Turner and HBO saw growth with revenue up 5 percent to $2.9 billion. (CNET) Comcast Profits Up 22% to $944M in Q3; cable company wouldn’t talk about the NBC acquisition deal. (paidContent) Google to […] Read more »

Cookie Jar Entertainment Launching Hulu for Kids Site; will kick off with 50 TV series digitize a library of 6,000 episodes. (The Hollywood Reporter) Blinkx Issues Shares Worth $8.1 Million; company turns to stock market after losses associated with infrastructure deployment grew. (paidContent) Break Partners […] Read more »

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Redbox is testing different, higher price points for DVD rentals in some markets, reports Video Business. The company has been a disruptor in the home video market with its low-cost, $1-a-night movie rentals. That price is so low that Redbox is embroiled in multiple legal battles […] Read more »

Best Buy announced today that it will be licensing Sonic Solutions’ CinemaNow platform to power an over-the-top video delivery service for the electronics retailer. This agreement expands on the partnership the two companies entered into earlier this summer. The multi-year deal will have Best Buy getting […] Read more »

Comcast/NBCU Announcement This Week? Two sides have reportedly reached a tentative deal wherein the cable company would own 51 percent of NBC Universal. (The New York Times) uTorrent 2.0 to Be a Network Friendly BitTorrent Protocol; will eliminate the need for ISPs to throttle BitTorrent traffic […] Read more »

We’d like to thank this week’s NewTeeVee sponsors: thePlatform: What’s Your TV Everywhere Strategy? Server Beach: Save 30% by switching to dedicated hosting by Server Beach Adobe: Engage more viewers with Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5 Read more »

Mark Cuban has a nice read over at Blog Maverick that combines a bunch of different ideas we talk about a lot here at NewTeeVee: live entertainment, social TV and participatory media. It’s well worth checking out if you’re interested in any of those topics. The […] Read more »

Motorola Looks to Unify 3-D TV Experience; company talks up set-top boxes that could convert 3-D TV video into any 3-D format. (Multichannel News) CE Manufacturer Earnings; Sony got roughed up with a net loss of 26.3 billion yen ($289 million) as opposed to a 20.8 […] Read more »

Flip video cameras are known for being stupidly simple, but the product’s migration to the big screen looks to be a pretty complicated affair, if what Dave Zatz is reporting is true. Flipping through FCC product announcements, Zatz found a “FlipShare TV” product manual. From the […] Read more »

Comcast Working on IPTV and Video Convergence Project; “Excalibur” will reportedly be a “services overlay” that puts IP services into a common provision and management system. (Cable Digital News) Taboola Partners with Brightcove; Taboola to provide video recommendation and ad engine to Brightcove clients. (release) SeaChange […] Read more »

The transition to a new world of online television authentication a la TV Everywhere may not be all that bumpy — from a consumer readiness standpoint anyway. A new study from Interpret Research shows that 89 percent of “online television streamers” (they don’t specify what that […] Read more »

Netflix’s streaming service is reportedly coming to Nintendo’s Wii game console “very soon,” if Streaming Media‘s anonymous sources are to be believed. Evidently, the service was originally planned to be out on the Wii before the end of this year, but may be held for the […] Read more »

Juniper Makes Strategic Investment in Ankeena; company also gives Ankeena access to its JUNOS Software and development platform to help MSOs, telcos and ISPs manage new media infrastructure. (emailed release) Eye-Fi Shares Videos Directly to Facebook; wireless memory card for digital cameras can now wirelessly upload […] Read more »

What a difference a year makes. Around this time in 2008, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar was the belle of the online video ball, and had audiences rapt as he talked about his obsession with providing a good consumer experience. Flash-forward to this week’s CTAM cable conference, […] Read more »

We’re excited to announce that Redbox senior vice president, marketing and customer experience Gary Cohen will be speaking at our fast-approaching NewTeeVee Live Conference on Nov. 12 in San Francisco. The DVD-dispensing kiosk company has been a video entertainment disruptor with its aggressively priced $1-a-night movie […] Read more »

EchoStar: Sling Brings TV Everywhere; new ad campaign from the satellite company aimed at cable MSOs claims simplicity for distributing content. (Multichannel News) CIMM Lauches Web Site; the Nielsen rival debuts and prepping to release RFPs this week. (Broadcasting & Cable) Microsoft Drops Family Guy […] Read more »

Because the Gleeks have basically taken over Twitter with their musical Tweets, crushing the competition on the Most Twittered TV Shows list, the good folks at Trendrr decided mix things up this week. With Glee‘s dominance out of the picture the remaining graph looks more interesting. […] Read more »

ZillionTV Adds Lionsgate Content Partnernership; startup OTT video service to get shows like Mad Men and Weeds, as well as movies like Rambo. (emailed release) Watercooler Gets $5.5 Million; Series B led by Betfair to fund further development of fantasy and social games on Facebook and […] Read more »

If I was Nikki Finke, I would have proclaimed “TOLDJA!” in that headline. Because I did read Netflix’s earnings call tea leaves correctly and guessed that the movie rental’s streaming service would come to another game console. Netflix and Sony just announced that Netflix’s TV and […] Read more »

You may have heard this, but Windows 7 is launching today. Check our mothership, GigaOM, for more comprehensive coverage on what Microsoft’s new OS means, but there is some news for NewTeeVee-ers out there. Windows Media Center in Windows 7 now includes Internet TV, and will […] Read more »

Disney Creating New Content Licensing Technology; Keychest redefines ownership as access rights, not owning a physical object. (The Wall Street Journal) Susan Boyle’s CD Biggest Pre-Order in Amazon’s History; the viral video sensation‘s I Dreamed a Dream goes on sale Nov. 23. (The Wall Street Journal) […] Read more »

French online video sharing site has Dailymotion officially announced that it raised a $25 million round led by the French Sovereign Fund (FSI), along with original investors Advent Venture Partners, AGF Private Equity, Atlas Venture and Partech International. Two weeks ago we reported that the site […] Read more »

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