Items tagged with Epix

Amazon is in the unique position of being able to transform its business model to stay current with the times. For example, with demand for DVDs giving way to streaming options, Amazon has decided to be aggressive with its Prime Instant Video service by offering cable network Epix a deal it simply couldn't refuse. Citing an "executive directly involved in the deal," Reuters claims Amazon agreed to a performance-based bonus payment incentive, one in which Epix will receive additional funds if Instant Prime Video membership rises above a certain level. That bonus payment is on top of whatever fixed rate the two sides agreed to in the first place. Just as important here is the fact that Amazon and... Read more...
The Netflix value proposal just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. It's nice enough that any customer with a $9/month or larger by-mail DVD plan can stream unlimited content from the company's Watch Instantly library, but now that library is about to get a huge boost. One of the main complaints about Netflix's instant streaming service is the lack of new releases, but a fresh deal with EPIX may be the first major step in hushing those gripes. EPIX is a company you probably haven't heard of, but they have subscription pay TV rights to new releases and movies from the libraries of its partners. Those partners include Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM, which you most definitely have heard of it. Starting... Read more...
Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate have jointly announced the launch of Epix, an online HD streaming service and HD TV station that will make it possible for users to watch films from these three studios for free in HD. Although currently in private beta, Epix will offer movies from each of these studios via a cable TV network channel as well as through an online, on-demand 720p streaming website, Epixhd.com. While Epix may appear similar to Hulu at first glance, Epix is different in that it has no advertising. Better yet, you won’t see any extra charges on your cable bill with Epix and you’ll get to see movies before they hit DVD, during the same time period when they would show up on pay-per-view... Read more...
Going along with yesterday's update on Google Maps, some Asian governments have voiced their opinion on the technology... they don't like it. There's still some debate has to how serious of a security risk the satellite images are, as the images are a few years old. Living in New Hampshire, I have no concerns as most of my state lacks detailed images. Area 51 has higher quality pictures... could the government be hiding something in the granite state? Well, time to find my tinfoil hat, later folks! FujiFilm FinePix F10 @ eCoustics "The new 6.3-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix F10 ($399 MSRP) is a rather unassuming digital camera with a silvery metal finish and plain vanilla styling. Yet looks... Read more...