Dish Network Planning It’s Next Blockbuster Move

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File this one firmly in the rumor category for now, but with a strong dash of it’s only a matter of time. Evidently Dish Network is preparing to unveil a Netflix-style streaming service under the Blockbuster brand. Dish bought up Blockbuster’s assets earlier this year. At the time, I was skeptical about Dish being able to do anything with the […]

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Starz Ditches Netflix

Starz has decided not to renew its contract with Netflix. Starz and Netflix signed a deal back in 2008 when Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming service was still in its infancy. Starz was the first big name to make a major commitment to Netflix and was widely seen as a validation that Netflix had a shot at getting content that was […]

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Amazon Beefs Up Prime Streaming Catalog

It’s good to see Amazon sticking behind it’s streaming service, which you get for free with a Prime subscription for $79/year. More than affordable, but I would hope they will increase their HD offerings. Anyone here fully switch from Netflix to Amazon for streaming? Unfortunately, many of the added TV shows were not in high definition (HD). When we last […]

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Netflix Optimizes Website for Streaming

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I wonder if this is a sign that most Netflix users that are streaming are using devices and not their computers? Or maybe they just really want to remind people that streaming means you can watch it immediately. Some people are up in arms about this new UI, but I’m a fan. There’s no doubt Netflix has invested a lot […]

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Boxee Box D-Link DSM-380

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As we can see from the video Boxee provides an excellent first experience with the device with friendly retail packaging and includes an HDMI cable so most users will be able to get started when they bring it home. Device Love it or not, the Boxee Box is certainly unique–sure to stand out in any environment.  How desirable that is […]

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SecondRun.tv 2.5 Movie and TV Media Center App

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Rewind two years ago to 2009–Hulu was really starting to gain momentum and attention, as well as some other fledgling TV streaming services, but all required a keyboard and mouse for use with your Windows Media Center HTPC. Then, SecondRun.tv was released and not only made it possible to control and watch Hulu.com content, but did so in a very […]

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