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TV show episodes account for half of the content streamed on Netflix, according to the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who also has an interesting explanation for this phenomenon: Netflix previously gravitated towards licensing TV content because most of its early movie catalog was “junk.” Read more »

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How about this for day-and-date: The Dutch documentary California Dreaming will be available legally, for free, via BitTorrent today while it airs on TV. The movie is released by VODO.net and licensed under a Creative Commons license that even allows viewers and downloaders to remix it. Read more »

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Syfy.com used to be one of a few cable network sites that let Google TV users catch up on entire episodes of its shows – but no more: The NBC-owned network is now preventing Google TV users from accessing its content, much like NBC.com, ABC.com and CBS.com. Read more »

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It wasn’t meant to last: Google TV users discovered last night that they can access Hulu content via the site’s distribution partner Xfinity.tv, but the loophole has already been closed. However, Hulu said that it is in active discussions to bring Hulu Plus to Google TV. Read more »

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You’re getting a Google TV! And you, and you and you: That’s how it must feel like to be a Google Code developer these days… Google has started to notify members of its developer community that they’re eligible to receive a free Logitech Revue box. Read more »

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Most of the videos that are watched every day on YouTube are now available in Google’s WebM open source video format, according to WebM’s product manager, WebM also has seen an increased adoption in the hardware space, with first devices coming out early next year, Read more »

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Google TV wants to combine the world of television with the countless videos available online – but does this work for cord cutters as well? That’s the question we asked in this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, which also covers Veebeam and Legend of Neil. Read more »

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Web videos, social applications and… karaoke? That’s what the future of Google TV could look like, according to Google TV Product Lead Rishi Chandra, who sat down with me this week to talk a little about the present and future of Google’s living room platform. Asked […] Read more »

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This is what democracy looks like: Countless fans of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will come to the National Mall in Washington D.C. this Saturday to demonstrate for sanity and fear, respectively. Can’t be amongst them? Don’t worry, the entire spectacle will be streamed live online. Read more »

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Boxee users will soon be able to enjoy Hollywood blockbusters as VOD rentals, thanks to a new VUDU application that is coming to Boxee soon. The Boxee Box will be able to play VUDU’s titles in 1080p, but the desktop client will only get SD versions. Read more »

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Google TV devices are blocked by ABC, CBS and NBC, making it impossible to watch the latest CSI or Grey’s Anatomy episodes online. However, basic cable doesn’t seem to care about conflicts like these. Most shows popular on cable networks are available to Google TV owners. Read more »

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Type in the name of an artist, select a song, and you’re presented with a playlist of 150 music videos, based on music filtering algorithms from Last.fm: That’s the gist of a new mash-up that combines Google Instant-like search with YouTube videos and Last.fm recommendations. Read more »

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Adobe just released a new HTML5 video widget for Dreamweaver users and other web developers. The widget aims to make it easier to play video without using Flash, but it still reverts to the format for users that don’t have browsers with HTML5 video support installed. Read more »

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Conan O’Brien is returning to the airwaves on November 8. Can’t wait? Then how about a 24 hour video marathon, streamed live from the Team CoCo headquarters? The stream is starting at 10 a.m. Pacific today, and it’s brought to you by YouTube and Conan’s stairwell. Read more »

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Boxee is announcing the shipping date for its Boxee Box today: Amazon will start to ship the set-top box on November 10, and other stores will start selling it on November 17. Boxee’s new software version 1.0 will be previewed on the 10th as well. Read more »

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You can’t accesss Hulu.com with a new Google TV device out of the box, but some of the first owners of Sony’s Google-powered Internet TV have already figured out a work-around: Apparenyly, all it takes to get all those TV shows is a simple settings change. Read more »

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Canadians love online video just as much as their U.S. couch potato counterparts. A new study from M Consulting and Ipsos Reid reveals that 81 percent of Canadians occasionally watch videos online. An impressive 41 percent even turn to online video more than once a week. Read more »

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U.K.-based PS3 owners will soon be able to access some 4000 movies through LoveFilm. The DVD subscription service is taking a cue from its U.S. counterpart Netflix by extending its online video offering to the game console after forging an alliance with Sony earlier this year. Read more »

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The prices unveiled by Sony for its line-up of Google TV devices didn’t convince you? Then how about $796 for a 40′ TV set with Google TV? That’s a price that briefly popped up on Sony’s consumer electronics website yesterday. Are more price cuts in store? Read more »

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