Seinfeld Gets New Home At Hulu

 

Seinfeld
Courtesy Sony Pictures
Reportedly, Hulu is said to have inked a deal for for rights to one of my all-time favorite sitcoms, the NBC series “Seinfeld” from the 90s, for an undisclosed amount.

The agreement is reported to include all 180 episodes at an estimated $700,000 per episode value. Sony Pictures  controls the distribution rights and this marks the first time the series has been unleashed in it’s entirety in digital form. TBS runs the series in syndication and has so for years. This Hulu deal is said to have no affect on how TBS airs the reruns.

Rumors have it that Amazon, Yahoo and Neflix were in the race for “Seinfeld” although Neflix reportedly dropped out early in favor of the “Friends” sitcom. The deal is said to be maid official by Hulu at their “Upfront” presentation for the media and advertisers today.

[via Variety] [via WSJ]

North Americans Can Use The Xbox One As An Over-The-Air Tuner

 Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Guide 

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…]

Apple Rumored to Launch Streaming TV Service This Fall

Apple TV

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.

HBO Streaming Service Coming To Apple Devices – No Cable Or Satellite Service Needed

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.