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PBS is testing a free online video portal with content ranging from such archived shows as Julia Child Cooking With Master Chefs and The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer to newer shows including environmentally themed content from such filmmakers as Jean Michel Cousteau.

PBS launched the portal last week as part of its commemoration of Earth Day, the organization said in a statement last week. PBS has about 200 hours of programming available on the portal, with a goal of approaching 1,000 hours by this summer, according to PBS spokesman Kevin Dando.

PBS is looking to broaden its audience with a larger Internet presence. Last September, the company launched a video player aimed at family audiences that now streams more than 1 million video clips weekly.

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The Walt Disney Co. is taking a stake in Hulu.com. This means titles from The Walt Disney Studios library of films and full-length episodes of ABC television shows will join the online video site.

Disney joins NBC Universal, News Corp. and private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, who own Hulu in a joint venture.

Disney said Chief Executive Robert Iger, Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney and Kevin Mayer, a Disney senior vice president, will join Hulu's board.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Internet users face regular brownouts that will freeze their computers as capacity runs out in cyberspace, according to research to be published later this year.

Experts predict that consumer demand, already growing at 60 per cent a year, will start to exceed supply from as early as next year because of more people working online and the soaring popularity of bandwidth-hungry websites such as YouTube and services such as the BBC's iPlayer.

It will initially lead to computers being disrupted and going offline for several minutes at a time. From 2012, however, PCs and laptops are likely to operate at a much reduced speed, rendering the internet an unreliable toy.

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While the net itself will ultimately survive, Ritter said that waves of disruption would begin to emerge next year, when computers would jitter and freeze. This would be followed by brownouts - a combination of temporary freezing and computers being reduced to a slow speed.

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Engineers are already preparing for the worst. While some are planning a lightning-fast parallel network called the grid, others are building caches, private computer stations where popular entertainments are stored on local PCs rather than sent through the global backbone.

Telephone companies want to recoup escalating costs by increasing prices for net hogs who use more than their share of capacity.

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When discussing yesterday's stellar earnings in a conference call with analysts, Comcast cable division president Steve Burke spent a lot of time talking about "Project Cavalry," a bandwidth-reclamation effort Burke calls "one of the most important projects for us this year." The plan involves spending roughly a billion dollars to reclaim 40 to 50 channels of analog spectrum, freeing up bandwidth for DOCSIS 3.0, more HD channels, and more VOD. "This project is going to deliver more additional bandwidth than any improvement we've ever made," says Burke. Cable Digital News has a great write up on the project, and Seeking Alpha has the transcript of Comcast's entire earnings call, which touches several times on the company's aggressive DOCSIS 3.0 deployments.

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An analysts take on Disney's investment and integration with Hulu.

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Disney is changing with the times.

Online video destination Hulu just gained its third fairy godmother. Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) joined ranks with News Corp. (NYSE: NWS) and General Electrics' (NYSE: GE) NBC Universal unit as it bought a nearly 30% stake in Hulu. Now, the only major network missing from that one-stop all-you-can-watch site is CBS (NYSE: CBS).

You can't watch Ugly Betty or Desperate Housewives on Hulu just yet (but Scripps does offer Desperate Landscapes from its DIY Channel). For now, you still have to visit ABC.com for that -- but since ABC's own video service is quite good, that's not too bad of a trade-off.

Given the strength of Disney's own solution, one can only surmise that ABC parent Disney wanted to have a hand in how commercial video content gets distributed and watched from now on. Hulu is a strong contender for the title of "most popular full-length video aggregator" in the next few years. Other alternatives include TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO), which appears to be growing its digital video recorder expertise into a software-based media hub, and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), which is doing the same thing based on a decade of movie rental experience.

Disney, like NBC and News Corp.'s Fox before it, clearly saw potential in Hulu and didn't want to leave such a powerful toll entirely in the hands of the competition.

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Has anyone seen a maxter matrix of all the video download services with what plays on what box, cost, etc.?

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Convergence baby!

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There’s one less set-top box needed today, thanks to a new partnership between movie on-demand service Vudu and IPTV company Entone.

Starting this summer telecommunications companies employing Entone’s IPTV technology (more than 50 worldwide) will be able to offer Vudu’s library of more than 14,000 movies and TV titles to their customers, without a need for the Vudu box.

Steve McKay, CEO of Entone, said the two companies began working on the concept at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“The thinking around that time was that everyone was pitting the over-the-top guys (video delivered outside of cable and satellite) against the operators,” he said. “Consumers had to choose between pay TV services and over-the-top Internet video services where the latter was something you did when you were not watching TV.”

This is the first time those two “competing visions” will come together in one service.

“By marrying the two concepts, your online movie library is now available as part of your core TV viewing experience from the same user interface and remote control,” McKay said.

Using existing in-home cabling, Entone’s IPTV set-top boxes enable viewing on all TVs in a household.

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“Entone’s approach of embracing rather than defending against online video services is a win-win-win for operators, content providers and consumers,” he said.

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The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) May 4 said it added consultant Deloitte and San Diego-based video format creator DivX as associate members.

Deloitte advises more than 500 media and entertainment clients in the United States, while DivX last month announced its technology would be incorporated in LG Electronics' new digital HDTV line to enabled playback of Internet-based HD videos in 1080p resolution.

As our industry continues to evolve, we invite the participation of all companies to help us explore new horizons for entertainment technology, said Ron Sanders, president of both DEG and Warner Home Video.

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Sweet!! It looks like this means better integration of the various sources of streaming video to the Television display device!

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Macrovision Solutions Corp. has brought HDTV company Vizio on as the latest company to license Macrovision's interactive program guide (IPG) technologies.

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Tom Carson, EVP of sales and services for Macrovision, added, Vizio's licensing agreement for our IPG technologies underscores the importance that manufacturers place on helping their customers find, manage and enjoy the plethora of digital content that is available to them.

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It's not enough for studios to put movies and TV shows online and wait for consumers to find it. To build viewership, and in turn revenue, executives on a panel at Digital Hollywood here Tuesday said they're finding they have to market to consumers through social networks and merchandise titles so they are easy to find.

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Everyone seems to agree that for digital to grow, it must be easy for consumers to play content back on multiple devices, just as they can with DVDs.

Paramount's Ducard predicted a year from now digital will include more bells and whistles, with studios offering consumers more than just movies, but digital ownership on par with physical.

The companies that win will be the ones that serve consumers best. As Blockbuster OnDemand senior VP and general manager Bruce Anderson said on an earlier panel Tuesday, consumers are going to win.

On both panels, Apple, Netflix and the Roku box won the most praise.

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Another article on the Vudu/Entone deal, with some additional details.

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Entone, a provider of Web-based TV interactivity through telecommunication partners, has signed on to offer Vudu's library of more than 14,000 movies and TV titles later this summer.

The about 200,000 Entone subscribers will have access to Vudu's library, including the video-on-demand service's high-definition downloads, through Entone's set-top box. Entone's media hub' is deployed through about 70 telephone companies.

Many online film services, such as iTunes and Xbox Live, offer high-def content but as streaming/rental options. In February, Vudu became the first company to offer permanent high-def downloads as potential competition to Blu-ray Disc. Vudu launched with a selection of 50 such high-def title options, from such companies as Magnolia Pictures and First Look Studios.

This arrangement brings together the best of live television, as supported by Entone's market-leading IPTV home connectivity products, with the best of Internet on-demand movies, as supported by Vudu's vast movie library from every major Hollywood studio and over 40 independents, said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone.

Edward Lichty, executive VP of strategy and content for Vudu added, IPTV is becoming an option for consumers, and we want consumers to get access to Vudu through the devices they already have in their home. Entone's integration with Vudu is a great consumer experience, and we are looking forward to Vudu's inclusion in the next generation of devices to be rolled out by Entone and its telco customers.

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Hulu, the Internet TV venture backed by NBC Universal, News Corp. and The Walt Disney Co., announced it has added popular international TV shows and movies - including content from Britain, Japan and India - but the service, for now, is still available only to U.S. users

The new content includes Bollywood films and hit U.K. television shows from Endemol, as well as Japanese anime.

Hulu in a statement confirmed that the Web site is still restricted to viewers in the U.S. and will remain that way for the time being. Hulu is not disclosing a timeframe regarding possible international expansion at this time.

Currently, Internet users who try to access Hulu from outside the U.S. see a message that says: "Hulu is committed to making its content available worldwide. To do so, we must work through a number of legal and business issues, including obtaining international streaming rights."

In March, the company hired Johannes Larcher, who previously ran international operations for Friendster and Overture, as senior vice president of international operations.

Meanwhile, Hulu posted a job listing earlier this week seeking a director of international business development, who will "help build a service that lets people find and enjoy the world's premier content when, where and how they want it," a role that will include defining regional and country-specific market-entry strategies.

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Apple files patent for download kiosk

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MAY 11 | DIGITAL: Just as the digital music and movie kiosk business appears poised to launch, it looks like startup companies in the space could face some heavyweight competition from Apple.

Apple filed a patent in 2007 for a digital entertainment kiosk capable of delivering movies and music to portable devices over a wireless connection. The kiosks would be placed in areas where wi-fi isn't available, such as on airplanes and in airports, according to the filing.

AppleInsider dug up the patent last week.

In the filing, Apple says it will deliver movies over a virtual physical connection between portable devices, mobile phones, etc. and the kiosk.

Apple says it chose to use a wireless connection rather than requiring that a device be hooked up to it because the continuous engagement and disengagement of the media device connector may result in excessive wear and failure of the connector.

Apple says the kiosks could be placed anywhere and address deficiencies in other systems and methods for delivering media.

The media distribution system advantageously enables the distribution of media content to a media device via a [kiosk] residing in virtually any location such as an airport, hotel, stadium, train station, shopping mall, stores, planes, ships, public transportation vehicles and the like, according to the filing.

Users could not only download new content to their devices, they also could access other digital content they own.

Sensors in the kiosk would be able to tell when a portable device (presumably an Apple portable) was nearby.

The kiosks would be filled with popular content, but it also would be able to connect with the iTunes store so that users could download other content.

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and Paramount Digital Entertainment became the first studios to sign deals to offer downloads through digital kiosks in an agreement with MOD Systems. MOD, which is backed by heavyweights Toshiba and NCR, is in talks with three retailers to put kiosks in stores in the second half of the year in a pilot launch. MOD's kiosks would allow users to save movies onto an SD memory card, the type used to store digital photos. Users would save the movie to the card and then place the card in a compatible device or use a bridge device to watch it on a TV.

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Online video-on-demand service Vudu, which offers movies and TV shows through its own set-top box for a fee, is bringing in some ad-supported content.

Vudu has partnered with Brightcove to make the latter's content deals available via the Vudu box. The first content available will be music videos from Sony Music's MyPlay Video Network affiliate program.

The partnership is a first for Brightcove, whose content was only available on Web sites prior to this deal. The Vudu deal makes Brightcove's ad-supported content playable on TVs.

Brightcove director of technology partnership Chris Johnston said, "The partnership announced today with Vudu is a significant step forward for media businesses that want to centrally manage distribution and monetization across the Web while also taking advantage of the high-quality TV experience Vudu enables."

Vudu executive VP of strategy and content Edward Lichty added that the deal means content owners can "make all of their online video available on the television without changing their monetization strategy."

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Epix To Use Akamai's HD Streaming Service

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Movie Network From Paramount, MGM, Lionsgate Plan to Offer Full-Length Movies Online

By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 5/12/2009 9:01:57 PM MT

Epix, the fledgling movie service formed by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, is planning to deliver full-length HD movies over the Internet using a dynamic-streaming feature offered with Akamai Technologies' content-distribution network.

Epix previously said it was expecting to launch initially as a broadband-video service in May, followed by the linear cable channel in October.

Akamai is offering the dynamic-streaming feature through Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5. With the feature, video playback adapts to the capabilities of users' computers, adjusting the bit rate of the video stream for lower-speed processors or slower Internet connections.

Epix is aiming to provide new releases, catalog titles and original content over a variety of platforms, including TV, computers and mobile devices. Epix has not announced carriage agreements with pay-TV providers.

"The Epix model of commercial-free, uninterrupted current Hollywood movies will set a new online content bar," Epix chief digital officer Emil Rensing said in a statement. "Akamai's dynamic streaming solution enables us to be one of the first to provide the accessibility, quality and convenience which today's digital consumers desire. We're excited to build our online ecosystem with a partner who is also intent on delivering tomorrow's technology today."

Epix's titles are expected to include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Cloverfield, Defiance, Drillbit Taylor, The Duchess, How She Move, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man. In addition, the service also have the rights to all 17 remastered James Bond movies, as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Akamai and Adobe set up a Web site to demonstrate the dynamic-streaming technology at www.streamflashhd.com. The companies expect the solution to be commercially available before the end of June.

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CBS said today it will begin stream a sampling of CSI, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother episodes in not just HD, but 1080p HD, equalling quality delivered by Blu-ray. Of course, you'll have to watch it on the computer, so maybe not quite.

Hulu and others who have also added HD streams and downloads in the last year, though Hulu's and most others are only 720p HD. CBS allows viewers to choose between HQ, HD and 1080p for its high definition streams. The 1080p streams are also available on CBS-owned streaming site TV.com.

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Yikes. For the arm of a tech based company that is a pretty startling statement.

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BAD INTERNET: The panel was about the future of filmmaking, but that didn't mean anyone had to like what they saw. I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet, said Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive officer Michael Lynton. Period.

At a breakfast cohosted by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and The New Yorker Thursday, Lynton wasn't just trying for a laugh: He complained the Internet has created this notion that anyone can have whatever they want at any given time. It's as if the stores on Madison Avenue were open 24 hours a day. They feel entitled. They say, Give it to me now,' and if you don't give it to them for free, they'll steal it.


Co-panelist Nora Ephron, who started her career in print, said the Internet has had a greater effect on our beloved print than it's had on the movie business. But, she conceded, We're in the last days of copyright, if you want to be grim about it.Stop it. I dare you.

Lynton tried out another simile. Referring to the Obama administration's goal to spread broadband access without, he said, regulating piracy, Lynton compared it with building highway systems without speed limits or driver's licenses. We do need rules of the road, he said. (Lynton may not have liked Ephron's chosen analogy for the way some people in the movie business are paid: It's a giant Ponzi scheme set up to compensate a few people at unbelievable rates, she said, adding, These people live like pashas. You cannot imagine the scale of wealth in Hollywood. People live like that here, but we live in apartments so you can't see as much.)

Though Anne Hathaway, also on the panel and wearing Stella McCartney, lamented the Internet inhibits your ability to get lost, either in a role or in watching a film, she shrugged off moderator Ken Auletta's question about whether the blogosphere had coarsened coverage of actors like her. It was always true, she said. It's just giving everyone a bathroom wall to write exactly what they think.

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Yikes. For the arm of a tech based company that is a pretty startling statement.



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More to the point, it is an ignorant and fear based statement. Anyone, in any field who can say I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet, Period." is out of touch.

I really hope this gets picked up by a real news outlet and not just some fashion blog. If it does, this fool is going to be backpedaling so fast that he is going to have no idea which way is up.

I can see the headlines now... "Sony exec states '(Nothing good has come) from the Internet".
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Vivendi Entertainment has secured the U.S. DVD, digital and mobile distribution rights to the Palisades Tartan catalog, which includes 2004 Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner Oldboy.

The deal will make Palisades Tartan's blend of Asian horror and arthouse titles available for the first time to download and streaming services.

Other Palisades Tartan highlights from its Asia Extreme and Art House labels include Shutter (The Original), 9 Songs, Red Road and Silent Night.

Prior to selling its assets to Palisades Pictures in 2008, Tartan Video U.S.A. had distributed its titles through Genius Products. Financial problems led U.K.-based Tartan Films to shutter its U.S. operations, selling Tartan Video U.S.A's 100-title library to Palisades. Ultimately, Palisades also acquired a majority of Tartan Films U.K.'s library of more than 400 titles.

The Palisades Tartan catalog features an incredible slate of cutting-edge and innovative feature films, said Tom O'Malley, Vivendi Entertainment president. We are thrilled to be in business with them, as we have admired this library for a very long time.

Vin Roberti, chairman of Palisades Tartan, added, Since acquiring the Tartan catalog in 2008, we have entertained a number of significant offers for the right to distribute our product. Vivendi Entertainment not only provides a strong financial partner but an incredibly talented management team. We feel strongly that this team has the tools and expertise to market our extraordinary catalog to its fullest potential for the benefit of our licensors and shareholders.

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Microsoft Adds Netflix to Windows Media Center

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Microsoft is adding Netflix to the list of content providers in its Windows Media Center feature for Vista PCs as part of the company's drive to give people more entertainment options on their computers.

Microsoft already has a deal to deliver movies from Netflix through its Xbox game console, but people can only play back movies that are available for instant streaming on that platform. The Netflix application in Windows Media Center allows people not only to instantly stream movies that are available that way, but also to manage their own physical disc queue for DVDs they receive from Netflix in the mail, said Ben Reed, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft.

Like Netflix's "Watch Instantly" application -- which allows people to watch titles available for streaming from Netflix via a Web browser -- the Windows Media player application uses Silverlight to deliver the video.

People with a Netflix account have access to more than 12,000 videos on demand via the Netflix application in Windows Media Player in Vista; they also can manage their physical disc queue, which gives them access to 100,000 titles, Reed said. However, they can't view those instantly: They still have to receive physical DVDs in the mail to watch those titles.

Windows Media Center used to be a distinct version of Windows, but Microsoft made it a feature in premium versions of the OS when it released Vista. This was part of an overall move to add more multimedia-delivery capabilities to PCs. Delivering entertainment on PCs -- an increasingly popular way for people to watch content -- is also a way for Microsoft to deliver advertising and further monetize the platform.

Windows Media Center also will be built into Windows 7, with new features to make it even easier for people to find entertainment they want to watch, Reed said. One of those is a guide for both Internet TV channels and broadcast channels, differentiating between the two by displaying them in different ways in the guide.

Microsoft also has added a "Turboscroll" feature to Windows Media Center in Windows 7, which makes it far faster for people to scroll through and find specific entertainment content they're looking for, Reed said.

Microsoft has said it plans to make Windows 7 available in time for the holiday shopping season, which is typically the end of November and December. Reed would not comment on whether the Netflix application would be available in Windows 7.

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Despite rise in streaming, 99% of all video watched on a TV

Internet streaming and watching video on a mobile phone are increasing, but doesn't hold a candle to watching television. Americans watch an all-time high of 153 hours on average per month, according to the latest viewing data from Nielsen. ...




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Netflix launches Web-application section

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Netflix last week launched a section on its Web site dedicated specifically for applications that can be used by subscribers looking to order movies from either their mobile devices, from the Twitter microblog or from Web sites such as movie-review site Rotten Tomatoes and the New York Times movie section.

The company’s “Netflix App Gallery” had 16 applications as of this afternoon with prices ranging from free to $2.99. The gallery will be updated weekly to reflect new applications being created by third-party technology developers, Netflix director of engineering Michael Hart wrote on the company’s community blog late last week. Included in the gallery are nine different applications for mobile devices as well as an application that allows customers to manage their movie queues using microblog Twitter, Hart wrote.

In addition to applications allowing users to order movies from the New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes and Facebook Web sites, the gallery includes nine different applications specifically for mobile devices as well as an application that allows customers to manage their movie queues using Twitter, Hart wrote

The application page reflects the growing propensity for Netflix’s 10.3 million customers to order movies using devices other than personal computers. As of last month, about a dozen developers have created Netflix applications for Apple’s iPhone, and there are already applications for such devices as Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.

Meanwhile, application developers are tapping into a growing market of mobile-device owners who are looking for more ways to choose their evening’s entertainment. Annual global shipments of mobile devices are expected to grow by more than 50% a year, from about 54 million units in 2007 to more than 400 million units in 2012, research firm iSuppli said in a March report.

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Despite rise in streaming, 99% of all video watched on a TV

Internet streaming and watching video on a mobile phone are increasing, but doesn't hold a candle to watching television. Americans watch an all-time high of 153 hours on average per month, according to the latest viewing data from Nielsen. ...




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Take off the blinders - I stream video to my TV via Vudu. That chart doesn't tell the whole story.

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Take off the blinders - I stream video to my TV via Vudu. That chart doesn't tell the whole story.

The chart is funny because it is totally irrelevant. Can you imagine what the a chart that showed how many people watch TV shows on their TV (via cable, broadcast, DVD, etc) versus the number of people who watch TV shows via Blu-ray?

The facts are that streaming is increasing at a healthy pace and NOT cannibalizing broadcast media! A true win/win for everyone involved.

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About 131 million people are watching an average of three hours of video per month via the Internet, according to Nielsen's data. That's up from 116 million watching a monthly average of two hours this same time last year. Additionally, about 13 million mobile phone subscribersup 52 percent from nearly 9 million last yearreport watching an average of 3.5 hours of video a month on a mobile phone (time measurements are not available from Q1 last year).

Those are significant increases. The main factors fueling these changes are increases in broadband availability and bandwidth nationwide, increased exposure of services like Hulu and YouTube, and an increased proliferation of advanced, video-capable smartphones for mobile phone viewing.

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DIGITAL: Just 3% of consumers bought a movie download, but 7% digitally rented

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Survey: Only 8% of teens watch TV online

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Baker & Taylor is expanding its digital distribution capabilities by partnering with technology provider OverDrive.

Wholesale distributor Baker & Taylor will create a Digital Media Library, powered by OverDrive, to deliver retail clients such downloadable content as e-books, audio books, music and video. Additionally, clients can work with Baker & Taylor to offer their store customers digital content directly for playback on a variety of devices.

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OverDrive CEO Steve Potash said, "The market timing for this alliance is perfect. The demand for digital media is exploding, and Baker & Taylor is in a prime position to give customers a bundled solution, digital content in multiple formats along with physical media.

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