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‘Richie Rich’ Live-action Reboot Coming to Netflix 23 December 2014

Classic cartoon character Richie Rich is coming to Netflix — in live-action form. The children-geared comedy, starring Jake Brennan in the titular role, will be available in early 2015. On the new TV series, Richie is a self-made trillionaire who enjoys the spoils of success after inventing and selling a new green technology. The 21-episode series follows …

Netflix Sets a ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Debut Date 23 December 2014

Netflix‘s political thriller, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as the nation’s newly appointed president and First Lady, will premier Feb. 27, 2015. As with past seasons, all 13 episodes will immediately become available for binge-viewing. House of Cards in 2013 won Netflix’s first Emmys for directing, casting and cinematography. Netflix has 31.7 million paid subscribers! …

Hulu Adds Fargo and Other Cable Shows, Looks More Like Netflix 23 December 2014

Hulu doesn’t want to leave all the good shows to Netflix and Amazon: The streaming video services has signed deals with 20th Century Fox and MGM to make Hulu the exclusive subscription home for a number of shows, including Fargo, Taboo and The Comedians. The service also secured the rights to a bunch of shows scheduled …

Netflix Discards Offline viewing, Doubles On Public Wi-Fi 18 December 2014

There had been some hope that Netflix might offer its users the ability to download shows, and watch them in much the same way Spotify offers offline listening. But these hopes have been dashed by the company. Netflix subscribers must be connected to the Internet any time they want to watch their favorite shows. Looking to clone …

Discovery and Hulu Ink Streaming Deal 16 December 2014

Discovery Communications and Hulu have inked a distribution deal, the first long-form content partnership between the two. Hulu will gain access to programming from multiple networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanish-language content from Discovery en Español. Hulu also will gain exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) rights to Discovery Channel’s …

HBO Outsources Streaming Service to MLBAM 10 December 2014

HBO had announced that it would sell them a new streaming service that wouldn’t be part of a traditional cable bundle but would compete with Netflix’s video service. At the time, many assumed that the service would be based on HBO Go, the network’s existing TV Everywhere service for cable subscribers. However HBO’s leadership decided to outsource the development of …

US TV Audiences Decline as SVOD Ramps Up 09 December 2014

Viewership for US TV networks is dropping across the board. Subscription VOD on the other hand, like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, increased by around 12 minutes per day in the same period. Why drive traffic to 3rd party Video sites like YouTube and Vimeo? Launch your OWN Video Streaming or VoD Platform with the …

Fuhu Launches Kids-Focused OTT Service 08 December 2014

  Fuhu has unveiled the nabi Pass, a $4.99 per month subscription service created and curated specifically for kids ranging from 3-14. It offers an array of mixed media content from movies, television shows and short form videos, to apps, games and e-books. Fuhu content partners include National Geographic Kids, DreamWorks Animation and Cupcake Digital. The …

Americans Ditch traditional TV, Stream more Internet-based Video 08 December 2014

Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and other services. CBS and HBO have announced standalone streaming services as well. About 45 percent of Americans stream television shows at least once a month. That number is expected to increase to 53 percent or 175 million people by 2018. Content is …

New on-demand television services to accelerate ‘cord cutting’ among viewing public 02 December 2014

For years, the notion of on-demand, anywhere television has been slowly disrupting the traditional pay TV industry. Over the past few years, online services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have been gaining viewers at the expense of cable and satellite services. But the entry of content powerhouses like HBO and CBS change the landscape because …

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