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Sparse Pickings for Networked TV Audience

After a flurry of announcements from Microsoft, Netflix, TiVo, and others touting how their various devices can deliver content to the living room TV, Streamingmedia.com EVP Dan Rayburn crunches the

SPOTLIGHT: Battle for the TV

There's a war over who will supply online video to the home TV starting to build, with three major players and lots of others wanting to buy in says GigaOm. Amazon, Apple, and Netflix are named as

Amazon Joins the Instant-on VOD Club

Amazon.com has announced a new online store for TV shows and movies, joining Netflix in the battle of instant-on video gratification. The new store will have 40,000 movies and TV programs available

SPOTLIGHT: More content for Netflix box, more boxes for service.

Netflix is getting more content partners lined up, says News.com. While execs aren't saying, YouTube and Hulu could be potential partners for Netflix "Watch it Now" streaming service. Rumors also say

Past and Future

Blockbuster and Netflix had investor events this week, so there has been an obvious compare-and-contrast thread going through the news coverage. One gets the impression Blockbuster is jumping

Netflix: 20 Million Future Streaming Customers, DVD Peaking

Netflix executives are bullish on online streaming as the future of the company, as they predict by-mail DVD rental to peak sometime in the next five to 10 years. If successful, Netflix expects it

A Little Stream From Amazon

Jeff Bezos let slip that Amazon.com will launch a streaming video service in the next few weeks, but gave no details. Speaking at a Walt Mossberg-hosted

Netflix Streams Past the Mailbox & PC

Netflix has teamed up with Roku to offer a solution that bypasses red mailing envelopes and PC downloads, instead providing a