Have Mercy!, folks DJ, Stephanie, Kimmy and Uncle Jesse are coming back thanks to Netflix and the reprise of the beloved 80’s and 90’s sitcom “Full House.” [Read more…]
Microsoft announced today that soon U.S. and Canadian residents will be able to add a over-the-air TV tuner to the list of programming services available on the Xbox One. This means access to broadcast networks like CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS will be available on the Xbox One for free [Read more…]
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on the release of a subscription-based streaming TV service to be released this fall. The service would be a direct competitor to cable companies and features ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, Fx and other networks for around $30-$40 per month.
This news comes hot on the heels of Apple’s recent announcement of an exclusive grab to HBO’s new standalone streaming service, HBO Now. Notably absent from the rumored channel lineup are NBC networks, which is owned by Comcast. With Comcast holding the keys to the Internet, this could get messy – especially when take into account the ridiculous Comcast bandwidth allotment. New media has a major bottleneck that needs to be freed.
We could hear something official from Apple as early as June at the Worldwide Developers Conference with a launch of the service slated for September.
With more and more content providers looking to the internet to get content to the masses and with the masses getting fed up with bloated, high-priced cable and satellite bills, a la carte streaming services from major networks are coming down the pike fast.
HBO’s standalone streaming service, HBO Now, will launch on Apple devices in April and not coincidentally, just in time for the season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” the network announced on Monday at Apple’s Spring Forward event. New HBO series like “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” and “Veep” will stream live along side cable and satellite provider feeds so there will be no extra time spent waiting for these shows to be added to the library.
The new HBO Now service will cost $14.99 a month and will give subscribers access to all of the network’s past, present and future series plus HBO’s lineup of Hollywood movies. Apple has exclusivity for 90 days from launch, so non-Apple users will have to wait until mid-summer, assuming other providers will launch the service.