Episode Tracker Add-in for Windows Media Center Brings Users the Latest Video Content from the ‘Net

If you're a "cord cutter" and want to recreate that channel flipping experience, you may want to download Episode Tracker by CordChoppers. The Windows Media Center add-in aggregates all the latest content available across Hulu, Comedy Central, YouTube, and other video sites. It's pretty simple in concept, but it provides a constant stream of "what's [...]

Criterion Collection Added to Hulu Plus’ Movie Catalog

Film aficionados will be pleased to learn that the entire Criterion Collection of classic and contemporary international films will be making their way to Hulu Plus for all to view in HD at no additional charge. So far Hulu has 150 Criteron Collection titles available, with more trickling in every day. The entire Criterion Collection [...]

Cord-cutters Made Up 0.18% of the Market in 2010, Expected to Hit 2% Globally in 2015

Is "cord-cutting," the act of intentionally replacing your cable / satellite TV service with a free to low cost IP-based over-the-top solution(s), overhyped? It appears so — at least until the end of this decade. According to Informa Telecoms & Media's recent study, the research firm found that there were only 1.2 million cord-cutters worldwide in 2010, equivalent to [...]

Yes, TV Apps Can Save Niche Cable and Independent TV Networks – In Theory

I just wanted to piggyback on NewTeeVee's post: "Can TV Apps Save Niche Cable Networks?" and the recent announcement that WealthTV will be the first cable TV channel, in HD, to be offered on Roku for $2.99/mo. If we can move past the argument of TV platform fragmentation and imagine that it's easy for any [...]

Netflix Wants to Be Your Hulu

Last month Netflix raised prices on its subscriptions plans, citing that it will be using the money to expand its content offering. Well, it turns out that's exactly what they are doing. Netflix today is announcing a new deal with ABC/Disney, on the heals of an earlier report that Netflix was offering $70,000 - $100,000 [...]

$99 Orb TV (SD) Launches, HDMI Version to Follow

If you remember a few months back, software developer, Orb, got into the hardware biz with its new Orb Music device. Soon thereafter we learned that a TV version of the product was under development. Well, folks, today Orb is introducing Orb TV (VP-1). The $99 device is capable of playing web video from any [...]

Hulu Plus Now Available to All for $7.99/mo

Hulu is announcing that its premium Hulu Plus service is now officially available to all US-based Hulu fans and can be accessed on any compatible device for $7.99/mo (previously $9.99/mo during the preview period). So if you're interested in watching every current season TV episode distributed through the service and tapping into a deeper library [...]

Get Your Hulu Fix Now on Sony’s Dash Personal Internet Viewer

Sony is announcing that the $9.99/mo Hulu Plus service is now accessible via the Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer. The new app makes itself comfortable next to Dash's Netflix, Amazon On Demand, and YouTube video offerings. I guess if you're going to spend the money on a premium subscription to Hulu Plus you should be [...]