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Do we need yet another media player? Netgear certainly thinks so, and they added Blu-ray supoort to their new NeoTV 550 device make their case. The company is also releasing a number of Powerline products specifically targeted towards bringing HD video streaming to the living room. Read more »

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U.S. Pay TV subscriptions have declined for the first time in history in the second quarter. Comcast & other cableco’s lost a total of 711,000 subscribers last quarter, which represents the biggest quarterly loss ever for cable TV. Telcos and sattellite TV providers were better off. Read more »


Video podcasters and other online video producers will like Google TV, judging from a new clip that is providing us with an in-depth look at the Google TV interface. Turns out, Google TV will feature a full-fledged podcast directory as well as universal video content search. Read more »

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Posting a video that shows unflattering photos of well-known Democratic politicians to the tune of the Baha Men’s Who Let the Dogs Out on an official GOP website may not have been the best idea, but it sure got the party a lot of attention. Read more »


YouTube is clocking more than 3 billion video views each month from the top 2500 members of its partner program alone. That means more chances to make money, but not necessarily a lot of money for everyone: Most of these views are generated by music labels. Read more »

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Remember how you thought everyone should have a DVR the first time you used one? Well, your dream may almost have come true: Six out of ten TV viewers now use a digital video recorder for time shifting, according to a new survey commissioned by Comcast. Read more »


Netflix signed up with Epix this week, paying a reported $1 billion over five years for the right to stream Epix content online. That’s the second such deal Netflix has struck, which begs the question: With which company should the DVD rental service partner next? Read more »


What, another redesign? I know what you’re thinking. It has only been a few months since we completely revamped NewTeeVee’s web site – and now we are changing it all over again? Well, this isn’t as much of a redesign than a GigaOm family reunion. Read more »

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Apple TV, we hardly knew ya… Engadget is reporting today that Apple will rename its living room device to iTV to closer lign up with the branding of other iProducts. There’s also news about the specs of the device: It won’t be able to play 1080p. Read more »

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Bigger screens lead to longer mobile video engagement times: That’s the result of some data crunching over at MobiTV, which analyzed the World Cup viewing patterns of various mobile users. Another result of that research: Users of Android devices watch far more soccer than iPhone users. Read more »

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Netflix is paying an estimated $200 million dollars for its newly-won rights to stream Epix content to its subscribers online. Is that too much? Some analysts are cautioning that costs could become prohibitive once other partners are going to demand the same kind of rates. Read more »

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Slide CEO Max Levchin is joining Google with the acquisition of his company, but some of his thinking could collide with the way Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been approaching social products like Google Wave. One of the biggest issues: Levchin really doesn’t like failure. Read more »

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The Universal Subtitles project launched an early test version of its captioning tool in collaboration with the Mozilla Labs design challenge. The tool allows users to watch videos with subtitles in many different languages and also add their own captions through a nifty online subtitle editor. Read more »

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Dish subscribers will be able to watch their satellite TV programming on their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch starting in September. Support for Blackberry devices will also be rolled out that month, and Android users will be able to join in on the fun in October. Read more »


A new bill could force, and others to add closed captions to all TV content streamed online. Smaller publishers are exempt for now. Still, adding closed captions to your video will make hearing impaired viewers, office workers and even the Google Bot happy. Read more »

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Will NBC push Hulu to go pay only? The broadcaster’s chief executive alluded to this option today in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying that keeping TV shows free online is not “a foregone conclusion.” Zucker also expressed optimism about the Comcast merger review. Read more »

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