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The Freedom of Cable Replacement Services

Online streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection cool TV-watching freedom. Subscription streaming video services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix have been around for years. What’s new is the growing number of new services, such as DirecTV Now and Sling TV, that are designed to replace a typical cable-TV package. […]

Netflix Is Burning Cash in Its Shift to Originals

Netflix got major attention in 2016 declaring its intent to spend $6 billion on content in 2017. But that’s not a true reflection of the cash they’re shelling out. Through about 2011, the money Netflix spent on content each year was roughly equal to the amount the company expenses each quarter in its profit-and-loss statement. […]

Netflix: The Monster That’s Eating Hollywood

Tensions between Netflix and Hollywood are escalating after the streaming-video company was accused of making attempts to poach executives from Fox 21 Television Studios. Netflix is is expected to spend more than $6 billion on original and acquired programming this year. Photo: Stranger Things (Netflix) The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, […]

Xperia Projector – Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Sony has unveiled Xperia Touch, a $1,600 interactive projector that converts any flat surface into a 23-inch touchscreen, and a smartphone model with a super-slow motion camera and 4K screen.

US Netflix Subscribers: No Downloadable Content Yet

Fans of Stranger Things and other popular programming might want to save content for later off-line viewing, but that’s something that Netflix is considering only for international audiences right now. It simply isn’t as valuable for domestic US audiences, the streaming giant said, given the penetration for broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the United States. In […]

Disney Eyeing up Netflix?

Netflix is at its highest since May and investors speculate the online video service could be a takeover target ahead of quarterly earnings scheduled for release in two week time. Shares of the world’s largest paid online TV network rose as much as 4.9% to $103.39, their highest since May 31. Netflix hasn’t shown it […]

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