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TOO MANY PREVIEWS FOR FOX’S NEW GIRL?

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV may be giving so many potential viewers a chance to see online the entire first episode of its new comedy New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, that ratings for the actual broadcast could be affected, some experts have noted. It already is being screened on some hotel and college networks and on airline in-flight […]

HULU TO RISE IN JAPAN

September 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The owners of Hulu may be looking around for someone to buy the video website, which carries shows from ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as an assortment of shows produced by other units of the networks’ parent companies, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t looking for other ways to grow their business in […]

TIME WARNER CABLE OFFERS FREE SLINGBOXES IN NEW YORK

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing to suggest that Time Warner Cable has seen the future and that it’s the Internet and not television, a company announcement said Wednesday that New York City subscribers to its $99-a-month Wideband 50 high-speed Internet package will receive a rebate for the entire cost of a $299 Slingbox. The Slingbox allows users to watch […]

REPORT: FREE HULU USERS FLEEING TO PIRATE SITES

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s decision to make users of the free version of Hulu wait eight days before they can watch its shows on the video website has apparently backfired — sending them to pirate sites, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. The website, which said it saw a drastic decrease of TV-show piracy after the introduction […]

CANCELED SOAPS NOT A WASH-OUT YET

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live may yet have another life to live on television. After originally announcing that it was trying to find a new home for the long-running shows on the Internet, Prospect Park, the company that now owns the rights to them, was reported to be […]

SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS TO GET HELP FROM INSTITUTE

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to provide a wider release for the films that are screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute on Wednesday unveiled a new program that will help filmmakers sell and/or rent their movies via the major video websites, including iTunes, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon.com and its own SundanceNow. Sundance will act as the agent […]

HULU INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Viewers who have cut the cord to traditional cable and satellite services hoping to watch most of their favorite shows on the video website Hulu the next day will be out of luck starting August 15, at least where Fox TV shows are concerned. That’s when the network says it will begin limiting next-day streaming […]

HULU OFFERS BUYERS FIVE-YEAR PROTECTION WARRANTY

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the three media giants and the investment company that together own Hulu, the online video site, have said they are resolved to sell it, they have thus far been able to attract little interest from buyers — largely because of the impression that some of the owners just might decide to pick up their […]

NETFLIX NOT INTERESTED IN BUYING HULU

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although top executives of Hulu have confirmed that they’re looking for a buyer and that several media companies have expressed interest, Netflix, the media company that would appear to be a logical bidder, has expressed no interest thus far, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday). The newspaper said that the potential suitors for Hulu […]

HULU ON THE BLOCK

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney chief Robert Iger has confirmed recent rumors that the four owners of the Hulu video service, which include Disney (ABC/ESPN), News Corp (Fox), Comcast (NBC) and Providence Equity Partners, are committed to selling the service. Bloomberg News quoted Iger as saying that “the process is underway and there is a lot of interest.” Iger […]

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