Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Interview: Streaming test case?

At first, the strange intrigue around “The Interview” seemed like a brilliant ploy by Sony to get attention for a holiday release that, though controversial, looked like a box office dud. The whole thing, delightfully nasty leaked emails aside, looked … Continue reading

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Uh, duh?

You needed a media conference to figure out that people are fleeing broadcast and cable TV because they don’t like to watch ads? This New York Times story, chronicling the latest wailing and gnashing of teeth over streaming by TV … Continue reading

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Streaming TV: A portal to the next big thing in film

I got to playing with my AppleTV last weekend after a long-delayed software update and spent an embarrassing amount of time on Vimeo, a curated channel for indie filmmakers. Streaming TV is giving audiences access to amazing and innovative content … Continue reading

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Netflix in China: Cultural Divide?

Hmmm. Two interesting points in the second half of this Huffington Post article — linking the fact that Mark Cuban last month upped his stake in Netflix with the idea that it is a ripe takeover target for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Reports are circulating … Continue reading

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‘Grey market’ Netflix subscribers show love globally

Well, this is interesting. Netflix already has a sizable and fast-growing subscriber base in Australia, even though the streaming service is not set to launch there until early next year, according to this graphic from the personal finance site Pocketbook. … Continue reading

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Can Amazon and Netflix peacefully co-exist?

I don’t really agree with the premise that Amazon Instant Video is within striking distance of Netflix, not just because the two services are still so far apart by the only measure that counts — hours streamed — but because … Continue reading

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