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Google, Roku stand to rake in holiday streaming stick sales

Thanks to their lower price point, sales of streaming sticks by Google and Roku as gifts could take a bigger chunk of sales than other streaming devices, the research firm says in its latest report, “2014 Holiday Purchase Intentions.” So far in 2014, 25 percent of dedicated streaming media devices sold were intended as gifts, and 20 percent of gaming consoles have been gifts as well. 105 more words

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Top 10 Streaming Video Trends You Can Expect in 2015

Your Favorite Shows Might Not Get Canceled: Nielsen announced that they’re going to start tracking streaming. Just now. This has been a huge battle with networks over the past several years as Nielsen has had a difficult time with its traditional methodology meshing with new technology. 96 more words

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Now there’s a whole website (that isn’t YouTube) devoted to streaming MST3K

Today, along with the addition of three newly cleared episodes, Vimeo and Shout! Factory announced the launch of downloadmst3k.com, a website that isn’t YouTube but is nonetheless dedicated to streaming the movie-dismantling riffs of Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson, Crow T. 86 more words

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It's Time Your Business Jumped on the Live Streaming Bandwagon: Here are Five Reasons Why

The live experience has drastically improved – Live streaming now provides a better user experience than ever. Over the last 15 years, we’ve gone from low-resolution, stuttering, postage-stamp sized viewing experiences on desktop computer monitors to HD (and even Ultra HD) streaming on computer screens, mobile devices, and connected TVs. 46 more words

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ESPN Gets Ready to Launch Its First Web Video Subscription Service

Sources say the Disney-owned cable giant wants to sell U.S. viewers live digital access to the Cricket World Cup, which begins in February. The tournament, held every four years, is one of the world’s biggest sporting events. 95 more words

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Amazon gains ground on Netflix, denies free ad-supported streaming service

Update: In a letter to Engadget, Amazon.com stresses that it “has not announced any plans to offer an ad-supported streaming service,” but stops short of claiming it has no plans to implement one in the future. 62 more words

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Slingbox Support Dropped From Chrome Browsers

As Google modernizes their Chrome web browser, Sling has alerted customers that they’re unprepared to continue streaming support at this time. […] While Sling has once again released a desktop client (yes!), it’s incomplete and support hasn’t been extended to most models (not to mention the software is next to impossible to find) — so that’s not an option for most impacted by this news. 58 more words

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