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Tue
03
Jan
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Super Bowl to Stream Live on Web and Mobile

The National Football League (NFL) has signed a deal that allows US viewers to watch the Super Bowl live on the Internet and smartphones, as well as on TV. It's considered the biggest test yet of the potential for audiences beyond traditional ... television sets. Under the deal, the game will be broadcast on NBC television as scheduled, but will also stream live on the NFL's own website, as well as on NBCSports.com. The service will be restricted to viewers in the United States. It will work in the same way as an existing arrangement by which NBC shows regular-season games online. The new ... (view more)

Thu
09
Jun
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Microsoft Expected to Unveil TV Service at E3

It's rumored that Microsoft will unveil a subscription-based TV service for its Xbox 360 video game console at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at Los Angeles' Convention Center. Word of the possible unveiling comes from Winrumors, ... which suggests that Microsoft is currently in last-minute discussions to secure critical agreements giving the TV service its go-ahead. It's believed the subscription service would be called Xbox LIVE Diamond and would act like a "virtual cable operator." (Source: pcworld.com ) Diamond Offers Remain Unclear It's unclear precisely what that means, but ... (view more)

Mon
16
May
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'Miro 4.0 Internet TV Viewer RC 1', and 'Data Crow 3.9.7'

Miro 4.0 Internet TV Viewer RC 1 Miro 4.0 is an open-source, non-profit Internet TV viewing program. It has a unique, elegant, and seamless user interface that makes watching Internet TV easier than ever before. Miro provides an extremely useful, ... built-in content guide that features thousands of free video feeds (many in HD) and streaming video sites. http://www.getmiro.org Data Crow 3.9.7 Data Crow is a media cataloger and media organizer. If you've always wanted to manage all your collections with one software program, Data Crow may be what you need. http://www.datacrow.net This freeware ... (view more)

Thu
24
Mar
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Microsoft Considers Interactive TV Box Service

Microsoft looks to be working on an interactive television product, likely in the form of a set-top box. That would put it in direct competition with rivals Apple and Google. Speculation about the move has been spurred by the fact that a Microsoft ... executive's company bio has been revised. Tom Gibbons, who'd previously worked in Microsoft's general hardware and mobile devices divisions, is now listed as the company's "corporate vice president of TV & Service Business". Given his background, it does seem logical that he'd be working on physical devices in the new role. According ... (view more)

Tue
15
Feb
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Twitter Boss Claims to Save Live TV

The chief executive officer of Twitter says the site is helping maintain interest in live TV broadcasts, even in the era of the personal video recorder. Dick Costolo also claimed Twitter itself was making money -- though was unclear about the ... company's future financial strategies. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Costolo said that Twitter use had helped encourage people to once again watch TV shows at the time of their original airing, rather than catch up with them later. That's because watching "live" allows users to discuss the show with one another in real time, ... (view more)

Mon
07
Feb
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HDTV Prices Expected to Decline Amidst Sales Slowdown

Since high definition televisions (HDTVs) first made a splash in the electronics market five years ago, at no point have sales of these devices actually declined -- that is, until now. According to a recent report from the Consumer Electronics ... Association, consumers simply aren't buying high definition televisions right now, meaning it's expected prices could come down significantly in the coming months. The Consumer Electronics Association report points to one glaring statistic: in 2010, 34.4 million TV sets were shipped by manufacturers. That's down 500,000 from 2009, the first time there's ... (view more)

Mon
26
Apr
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National Geographic Games: Herod's Lost Tomb

Description Inspired by the National Geographic TV Special, Herod's Lost Tomb is an exciting hidden-object game that takes you on an archeological journey of King Herod the Great and offers you the chance to experience a real-life archaeological ... adventure! Herod's Lost Tomb features stunning, world-famous photography from National Geographic, combined with an engaging story where you will follow the life and death of one of the most famous rulers of the ancient Middle East! Key Features TV Inspired Storyline! Over 1000 Objects To Discover! Scenes From The TV Show! Multiple Mini-Games! ... (view more)

Mon
15
Mar
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3D TVs Make Best Buy Debut, But Are They Worth It?

If you were one of the millions of people who flocked to see Avatar in theatres once, twice, or like some people I know, three times, then chances are you're familiar with the allure of 3D television and movies. Now, big box electronics retailer ... Best Buy has unveiled a new line of 3D TVs for the home -- but is the investment worth it? Best Buy recently announced it had reached a deal with TV manufacturer Panasonic Corp. towards selling the Japanese company's first wave of three-dimensional televisions sets. 3D TV: Big Bundle, Big Price Tag And already Best Buy has announced its first major ... (view more)

Thu
11
Mar
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Google Launching Satellite TV Search, Reports Suggest

Google is rumored to be testing a search tool for Dish Network-powered televisions. It would allow users to search both for programming on the satellite broadcasts and for online videos. According to the Wall Street Journal, the service is being ... tested with a small group of employees. Based on Android and designed for use with a plug-in keyboard, the service would work with Internet-enabled television sets. Those are becoming more popular with the advent of streaming versions of rental services such as Netflix and even Blockbuster. (Source: wsj.com ) The idea appears to be that the service ... (view more)

Thu
19
Nov
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YouTube Targets Hispanic Audience with Full-Length Shows

YouTube has struck a content deal with the largest provider of Spanish language television in the United States. The partnership with Univision could be a major breakthrough in the Latino market. As well as a self-titled channel, Univision runs ... TeleFutura and Galavision. It's best known for its broadcasting of telenovellas, a form of soap opera that air in Mexico and Venezuela. However, those won't be part of the YouTube deal because Univision only has TV broadcast rights rather than online rights to the U.S. market. (Source: wsj.com ) The content which most definitely will air includes ... (view more)

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