Redbox and Verizon’s joint-venture video service is now in “alpha” testing, as the companies try to challenge Netflix for the streaming crown.
At a time when new ideas and technology are transforming movie and music distribution, video games are emerging as the next medium to feel the effects of change.
Several Hollywood studios hope UltraViolet is the answer to falling DVD sales and lost revenue, but a crowded market of digital options could hold the new format back.
People use smartphones to download games, music, Internet radio and virtual talking cats, but can’t listen to their local FM radio signal, something broadcasters hope to change.
Dish Network is embroiled in a lawsuit with television networks over a feature that will allow viewers to skip commercials during recorded shows, and the outcome could affect future programming.
New media is giving cable stations problems, as viewers flee to online alternatives, but ESPN’s mobile apps and online presence offer a model for traditional media to transition into the future.
Hulu may require users to log in with their cable subscription information to watch content, as the cable industry leans on its advantages to keep customers from cutting the cord.
The rising price of cable TV is leading millions of customers to cut the cord in favor less expensive video streaming services, but fans of the four major sporting leagues looking to move away from pay TV are out of luck.
The price of pay TV will more than double in the next eight years, enticing millions to cut the cord with cable companies in favor of digital streaming services.
As digital streaming services continue to battle for subscriptions, another crop of competitors fight to bring them to your living room, putting game consoles in the center of a changing entertainment market.