Weekly Rewind: Netflix and Starz Part Ways

March 2, 2012

On Leap Day, after more than three years together, Netflix and Starz parted ways. Starz left with some of Netflix's most popular content, including "Toy Story 3" and "Scarface."

iPad rumor alert! Some outlets have reported that Apple plans to launch its connected TV alongside the next iPad. GigaOM thinks it's a logical move that will deeply integrate the two devices. Will the highly awaited Apple TV debut March 7? We'll have to wait and see.

Uh oh. Looks like Aereo has some trouble ahead. The startup, which unveiled in February, is being sued by major media companies and some New York area TV stations for copyright infringement. Aereo plans to offer residents in New York CIty the ability to stream TV signals to Web-enabled devices for $12 a month.

PBS looked at how streaming video created new routes for indie filmmakers to distribute their movies. The piece is part of a special series on cord cutting. 

HBO Go will arrive on Microsoft Xbox on April 1. No, really -- this isn't an April Fool's Day joke.

Roger Smith, the alien on the Fox show "American Dad" has tossed his hat in the president race. Campaign slogans include: Fight unemployment and deport the poor. Come November, don't forget to write in Roger.

In time for March Madness, ESPN will stream 225 NCAA men's and women's Championship Week games on Facebook. This will not include the tournament itself, and users will have to authenticate to watch.

Turns out, people still watch live television, but mostly because they don't want social media to spoil the shows for them.

In Southern Texas, Time Warner customers can cut $5 from their Internet bill if they agree to a 5GB data usage cap.

Is it time to rethink social strategy? Media reports say only 16 percent of Facebook friends see things you post on your wall, regardless of whether you're an individual or business.

A new report by GigaOM says fewer than 1 million Google TV devices are in use. But that doesn't mean it isn't a player in the connected TV market. This week on VideoMind, we took a look at Google TV's quiet uptake.

If you were thinking of watching the Academy Awards' nominees on Netflix, you're going to have to look elsewhere.

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