Monthly Archives: December 2012

Netflix Nabs Exclusive First-Run Walt Disney Movie Rights In USA

Netflix has this week secured a “first-run” movie rights deal with Disney, Pixar, Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm which will come into force in 2016, making The Walt Disney Company the first major studio to opt for the video-on-demand (VoD) streaming specialist over other US television networks. Netflix nabs exclusive first-run Walt Disney movie rights in USA Following the announcement, Netflix’s ... Read More »

Philips, LG & Samsung Among TV Makers Fined For CRT Price Fixing

Some of the world’s largest TV manufacturers have been hit with a record-breaking £1.19 billion fine for their involvement in a price-fixing ‘cartel’ over cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Philips, LG & Samsung among TV makers fined for CRT price fixing Anti-trust investigators from the European Commission imposed the fine on TV makers, including Samsung, LG and Philips, after finding evidence ... Read More »

BBC Connected Red Button Hits Virgin TiVo, With Smart TVs To Follow

The BBC has this week announced what it calls a reinvention of its interactive services, with the launch of its Connected Red Button on Virgin TiVo, a move it promises will “effortlessly” integrate TV, online content and radio in the “simplest possible way”. BBC Connected Red Button hits Virgin TiVo, with Smart TVs to follow Motivating this latest enhancement is ... Read More »

Sony Proclaims PS3 As Most-Used Device For Streaming Netflix To TV

This week saw Sony officially announce that the Playstation 3 (PS3) has become the number one hardware choice for global viewers to stream Netflix onto their TVs. At times this year it has even surpassed PC usage of the video-on-demand (VoD) streaming service. Sony proclaims PS3 as most-used device for streaming Netflix to TV This is clearly a massive achievement ... Read More »