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SV Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
Neil Young is known for hating early digital audio formats, and seemed to be all set to embrace Blu-ray as the format with high enough resolution to be acceptable. His Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972) had been slated for a November 3 release, but it's...
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Barry Willis Posted: Feb 06, 1999 0 comments

Michael Nesmith could soon be back in the business: The former Monkee has been awarded $47 million by a jury in a Los Angeles Federal-court case. The judgment came Tuesday, February 2, after the jury found the <A HREF="">Public Broadcasting Service</A> guilty of fraud, breach of contract, and contract interference over a video-distribution deal it signed with Nesmith's now-defunct Pacific Arts Corporation in 1990. Malfeasance by PBS caused the demise of Pacific Arts, jurors decided.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 29, 2011 0 comments

Net neutrality has become a political and regulatory football in the United States, with internet service providers squaring off against electronic libertarians, and the feds uneasily caught in the middle. But in one European nation, for the first time, it may be about to become law.

In the Netherlands, the parliament is weighing a net neutrality bill designed to prevent the dominant (and newly privatized) telco from discriminating against certain kinds of net traffic.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jul 16, 2007 0 comments
Webcasters and the music industry worked out a deal on Thursday of last week that will temporarily delay draconian new royalties that many predict would kill many net radio broadcasters.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 16, 2010 0 comments
Most viewers watch internet TV to some degree, says a new study by Retrevo, and younger viewers watch more than older ones.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 20, 2008 0 comments
Internet users have progressed beyond quick YouTube clips to widespread viewing of full-length network television shows. According to a Nielsen Media Research study quoted in The New York Times, one in four online viewers has streamed full programs in the last three months. That includes not only 39 percent of viewers ages 18-34 but also 23 percent ages 35-54.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 03, 1998 0 comments

Surprise, <A HREF="">Microsoft's</A> <A HREF="">WebTV</A> is now the only player in the TV/Internet game. On Wednesday, April 29, NetChannel Inc. threw in the towel, announcing that it was getting out of the business of bringing the Internet into homes via set-top converter boxes. The $20-per-month service never gained a large enough following to become profitable.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 20, 2010 0 comments
The audio part of Netflix streaming video rentals is about to get a lot better with the adoption of Dolby Digital Plus surround.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 02, 2010 0 comments
The old phrase information superhighway is coming back into style. It's in danger of gridlock and badly in need of a traffic cop, as the recent collision between Netflix and Comcast shows.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 07, 2010 0 comments
Android phone users will eventually be able to stream programming from Netflix. But unless something changes, only some users will be able to access the service.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Aug 11, 2010 0 comments
Netflix has signed an unusual agreement that will let it stream titles from three major studios three months after cable and satellite providers get them.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2008 0 comments
File this in the "Are you kidding me?" folder. Some movies available on Netflix - some popular movies from Netflix might not be playable on your DVD player. What's up with that? Not wanting to point fingers, but blame it on Sony. Sony...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2008 0 comments
We reported just a few days ago that Netflix is expecting about 500,000 subscribers, or 6% of their subscribers, to pay their Blu-ray premium. $1 a month to get Blu-ray movies delivered to your home. We thought that was good.  However, a...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2009 0 comments
We weren't thrilled with the news about Netflix upping their prices for Blu-ray subscribers (though, we understand), so we're happy to see some good news coming out of their camp. Alabama resident Clay Shannon had no idea that he was going...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2015 5 comments
If you haven’t yet embraced streaming and still order discs through the mail from Netflix, you may be worried that your disc days are numbered. But even as streaming booms with continued aggressive expansion and more than 65 million customers worldwide, Netflix is not ready to back away from its disc rental business, according to a recent New York Times report.


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