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  1. Industry News
    Looking for more to watch? Amazon Prime Video, the new streaming video service available from Amazon, is now available in Canada... and it's cheaper than Netflix. Is it better, though?   Amazon Prime Video, the new streaming service, is in line to compete with existing services like Netflix...
  2. Industry News
    Netflix will be expanding its Ultimate Fighting Championship content offering in Canada. Canadian subscribers will now have access to a greater variety of new and classic UFC events, highlights series and the hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. UFC fans will be able to stream more fights...
  3. Internet Television: Streaming (Netflix/Apple TV)
    California based Netflix said today that its subscribers watched more than two billion hours of video in the final quarter of 2011. With more than 20 million customers, it means the average Netflix customer viewed close to 100 hours of video in the quarter or about one hour per day.
  4. Industry News
    Telus this week released new Android, iPhone and iPad apps which gives their IPTV customers the ability to watch On Demand shows on their iPhone or iPad over a WiFi connection. Optik TV customers will be able to choose from hundreds of VOD titles from channels like Super Channel, Disney XD...
  5. Industry News
    California based Netflix has announced that its "Just for Kids" section is now available to Netflix members in Canada through the Wii game console. The child friendly category, created in August but only available through the Netflix website until now, caters to the almost 50% of Netflix...
  6. Industry News
    Best Buy Canada, owners of the Futureshop and Best Buy Canada retail chains, today announced the Canadian launch of CinemaNow, an internet video download service. The service, which hopes to compete with similar services from Sony and Apple, gives movie lovers the ability to rent or buy more...
  7. Industry News
    D-Link and D-Link have announced the addition of a Slingplayer application for Boxee Box which lets users "sling" content from the Slingbox to the media extender. Similar to the Slingplayer software for your PC, the SlingPlayer app lets Boxee users control any digital cable box, satellite...
  8. Industry News
    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) today announced a download-to-own feature on its popular online Screening Room giving Canadians the ability to purchase and download films which can be played on a variety of devices, including video-capable smartphones and tablets. The film board's video...
  9. Industry News
    California based Actiontec Electronics said today that its multi-room wireless video transmission solution called MyWireless TV is now shipping to select retail stores. First announced at CES in January, Actiontec claims MYWireless TV is capable of transmitting a 1080p60 3D signal up to 150ft...
  10. Industry News
    Real-Time Entertainment applications, primarily video streaming, now accounts for 60% of peak downstream traffic in North America according to a report released today by Waterloo based Sandvine. Sandvine says that during peak primetime hours (7pm to 9pm) Netflix users are the largest consumers...
  11. Industry News
    "I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation." Those were the first words in a blog posting yesterday by Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix in responding to the uproar by U.S. customers over the companies nearly 50% price increase in July 12th. In addition to apologizing to its customer base...
  12. Industry News
    Analysts estimate that by the end of 2011, the number of Apple iPads sold worldwide could be as high as 50 million units. Stimulating this demand is a community of software developers who have now released over 500,000 apps for Apple’s iOS devices. For home theatre enthusiasts, the exciting...
  13. Industry News
    D-Link said today that its MainStage wireless display adaptor will be available in Canada next month for $130. The Mainstage is one of many soon to be released devices that employs Intel's Wireless Display technology, known as WiDI. According to Intel, WiDi enables users to wirelessly stream...
  14. Internet Television: Streaming (Netflix/Apple TV)
    Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service, called "Video on Demand by Qriocity", is now available in Canada. "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity" started in Japan on January 26 and, in addition to Canada, is now available in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. To gain access to...
  15. Industry News
    Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service, called "Video on Demand by Qriocity", is now available in Canada. The streaming service, Sony's attempt to challenge Apples itunes, will offer hundreds of films from several major studios including NBC Universal Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures...
  16. Industry News
    The latest version of Air Video, software that enables users to stream video from their PC or Mac to their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, has just been released. Both a MAC and Windows version of the Air Video server software is now available from the developers website while the iOS app is still...
  17. Home Theatre Corner
    I'm planning to set up a system where I will use a laptop computer (not yet purchased) to stream video (from the internet) to a HDTV (not yet purchased). My question has to do with how much graphics power I need in the laptop to effectively do this. I will be streaming mostly so called "high...
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