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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
HBO's taking on Netflix like never before.  But now they'll share the same headaches, too.   —  HBO is finally caving to consumer pressure and will be offering its streaming service, HBO Go, as a standalone subscription next year.  This is a huge deal for cord-cutters, people …
Oct 15, 2014, 10:30 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hulu makes peace with Apple's 30 percent cut, enables in-app billing in latest iPhone update   —  Hulu is giving Apple 30 percent of its Hulu Plus subscription fee for new users that sign up through the just-relaunched iPhone app.  The company's business model may help with this significant bounty.
Oct 2, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Hulu Plus Android app update offers users more free content including Hulu Originals   —  Hulu announced today that it's updating its Android users to offer both smartphone and tablet users the ability to sample new content for free.  —  That update means that on top of the free selection …
Jul 31, 2014, 4:45 PMIn context
David Carr / New York Times:
Hulu receives exclusive rights to stream South Park immediately after broadcast and entire back catalog in deal worth $80M+   —  Hulu to Stream ‘South Park’ as More Players Jostle for Online Rights  —  While the media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, jockeyed for parking spaces for their jets …
Jul 12, 2014, 6:36 PMIn context
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Popcorn Time's “Netflix for Torrents” Is Coming to Chromecast   —  Popcorn Time is a miracle: It lets you stream torrents of movies and TV shows as though they were on Netflix or Hulu.  Is it illegal?  Probably!  But it's also awesome, hard to trace, and soon, it'll work with your Chromecast.
Jul 8, 2014, 6:00 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
New Zealand ISP allows its customers to subscribe to the U.S. version of Netflix   —  Slingshot, a local internet provider in New Zealand, wants to give its subscribers a little extra perk: The ISP just added a new “global mode” to its internet plans that allows its customers to access video services …
Jul 7, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context
Jethro Nededog / The Wrap:
‘Community’ to Return for Season 6 on Yahoo Screen   —  It's Hulu's loss and the fans' gain.  Former NBC comedy “Community” will continue on at Yahoo Screen.  —  In a surprise last-minute deal, the show's producers Sony Pictures Television sold a 13-episode sixth season to the web video service.
Jul 1, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Cyanogen expands team in push for open-source Android, hires former HTC, MediaTek and Amazon executives   —  Cyanogen Expands Team in Push for Open Android  —  Cyanogen has quietly expanded its executive ranks to transform its open source Android project into a serious player in the phone business.
Jun 24, 2014, 6:55 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar teases video startup Vessel, raises $75M from Benchmark, Greylock, and Bezos   —  Jason Kilar's New Startup Has a Name, and a Whole Lot of Money  —  Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar still doesn't want to say much about the startup he has been working on since last fall.
Jun 24, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Microsoft to offer Xbox Live Gold refunds once requirement is dropped for entertainment apps   —  If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription only to access media apps such as Netflix and Hulu, Microsoft's recent decision to remove the digital requirement may have left you feeling short-changed.
May 14, 2014, 2:15 PMIn context

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