What does Netflix CEO Reed Hastings think about Amazon Prime videos? "Kind of a confusing mess
," according to a Q-and-A he did with the Wall Street Journal.
In time for the holidays, Verizon and Redbox said their Netflix challenger will arrive by Christmas
. Redbox Instant by Verizon will first focus on streaming recent movies that are already available for sale and rental. No word on pricing yet.
'Family Guy' lands on YouTube. More than 600 titles from Twentieth Century Fox
-- including the irreverently hilarious "Family Guy" -- will now be available for purchase and rental from YouTube. This lets users buy new releases weeks ahead of their Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand release. The titles will be available in the U.S. to start and make its way to other countries eventually.
In a study called Men are Cheap, Omnicom found men have much higher click and impression volumes on Facebook compared with women, even though the latter dominates the social network's user base.
Since millions use their Xbox to watch content online, pay TV companies are now reportedly testing a cloud-based gaming service
. Will this be extra incentive to hold on to the cord?
Pew has a new report that finds that though TV remains a popular source of news, the audience skews older
, with 73 percent of those aged 65 or older reported having watched broadcast news the day prior, a 4 percentage point increase from 2006.
Barnes & Noble launched Nook Video
, a collection of films and shows for its e-readers and tablets. The service includes high-profile partners, such as HBO, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Starz, Viacom and Warner Brothers.
Dish plans to announce a nationwide broadband service
Monday. The satellite operator's plans are expected to be provide five and 10 megabits per second for $40 to $70 a month, the Wall Street Journal reports.