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Cord cutters frustrated with their cable or satellite TV provider may soon have yet another option in the streaming space if Apple is able to seal the deal with programmers for a new online television service. The Cupertino outfit is reportedly in talks various programmers to offer a modest bundle consisting of about 25 channels. According to The Wall Street Journal and "people familiar with the matter" that it spoke with, the service would include ABC, CBS, and Fox, which would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV. Curiously missing from the list is NBCUniversal, which not only owns... Read more...
Jon Miller, the former AOL boss, recently took over digital initiatives at News Corp. Only weeks into the job, and Miller is already making waves in the industry with his visions of a future where Hulu could charge for at least some of the TV shows and movies on its site. News Corp. owns a sizable portion of Hulu, so when someone like Miller says it’s possible Hulu could begin charging for content, there’s a good chance that statement could come true. In addition, Miller is in charge of coordinating News Corp.’s efforts to find new ways to convince users to pay for digital content generated by... Read more...
Social networking site MySpace hopes to attract Internet users with a new reality TV-style show called Married on MySpace. The show will chronicle one couple’s journey to their wedding day. MySpace members will drive much of the decision-making in the planning event. The process begins with users voting on videos submitted by couples to determine who should be featured. After a couple has been chosen, MySpace users vote on other aspects of the special day, such as selecting what the couple will wear, the location of the bachelor and bachelorette parties, and even the wedding location. (If you think... Read more...
The Walt Disney Company is discussing a deal with Hulu in which Disney could take an equity stake in Hulu in exchange for providing the video portal with ABC programming, according to multiple sources speaking with paidContent. The media giant would provide at least ABC’s TV programming such as Lost and other popular shows. It’s possible the deal could also involve the Disney Channel, ESPN content, and other networks that aren’t heavily dependent on cable and satellite TV. At this point, it’s uncertain how close a deal might be, though insiders hint that talks are serious. Many have wondered if... Read more...