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27.07.2015

Cutting the Cord: The shape of streaming things to come

You don't need a crystal ball to get an inkling of what an online video future might look like. Several recent developments suggest we'll soon have more stuff to watch in more ways.

24.07.2015

U.S. Judge Says Internet Streaming Service Should Be Treated Like Cable

NEW YORK — A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC should be treated like a traditional cable system in order to transmit the programs of the nation's broadcasters over the Internet. The ruling...

22.07.2015

Chief Keef posts on Instagram that benefit concert is still happening

CHICAGO — Will the much talked about Chief Keef concert go on after all? Earlier this week, City Hall officials asked an East Pilsen theater not to allow a benefit concert by the controversial rapper who was supposed to appear by hologram.

22.07.2015

Vibrant TV Launches on Alki David’s FilmOn Networks (Exclusive)

Vibrant TV Network is going live on Alki David‘s FilmOn Networks, bringing the channel’s 24/7 schedule of international programming to the large digital live streaming service, the network will announce Friday. It is the newest full-time channel to be added to FilmOn, which already features over 600 television channels and more than 90,000 Video-On-Demands.

22.07.2015

ZEE launches Indian digital content channel with FilmOn

Internet TV company FilmOn.com has announced a partnership with India’s leading commercial broadcaster, Zee Entertainment, for a new premium content channel for Filmon.com, Zee Bollyworld TV.

30.07.2014

FilmOn Networks Completes Acquisition of World's Largest Privately Owned Film Library

As Part of a $25 Million Investment Into Several Major Film Libraries and a State of the Art New Digitization Facility, 30,000 Hours of Content Will Be Added to FilmOn's Already Substantial Streaming Television and Video On Demand Film Network; Includes, Rare Classics by Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman and John Huston as Well as Never Before Seen Footage of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and the Beatles.

21.07.2014

YouTube Stars Shane Dawson, Olga Kay to Appear in Movie About an Internet Assassin (Exclusive)

YouTube stars Shane Dawson, Chester See and Olga Kay have signed on to appear in “Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin,” a movie about an assassin who targets YouTube stars and replaces them with brand-friendly robotic clones. The movie will feature more than a dozen prominent YouTubers, and also feature cameos from Janice Dickinson and Rampage Jackson.

21.07.2014

YouTube Stars Get the Hollywood Treatment

YouTube star Shane Dawson is one of the featured cast members in “Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin,” a feature-length digital movie lampooning YouTube multichannel networks being co-produced by Relativity Digital Studios and video site FilmOn.

22.04.2014

FilmOn launches new remote TV service

FilmOn, the controversial start-up from Greek billionaire Alki David, is raising the stakes in the battle over the future of television with a new service that lets viewers remotely watch local television broadcasts.

22.04.2014

FilmOn: Beyond the Court Cases, an Interesting Business Model

If you ask someone in the TV or telecommunications industry to describe FilmOn’s business model, you would likely receive a quick review of the company’s pending legal cases and how it always seems to be a target for TV broadcaster lawsuits in the United States.

22.04.2014

Diller’s Aereo business model will be hard to kill

Broadcast networks are facing a classic game of Whac-A-Mole in their efforts to stamp out streaming service Aereo. The nation’s highest court will hear arguments on Tuesday over whether Barry Diller’s two-year-old TV startup is stealing their programming and re-transmitting it to Aereo subscribers.

22.04.2014

FIANCIAL TIMES FilmOn launches new remote TV service

FilmOn, the controversial start-up from Greek billionaire Alki David, is raising the stakes in the battle over the future of television with a new service that lets viewers remotely watch local television broadcasts.

20.02.2014

Dumb Starbucks mystery solved. RIP Shirley Temple Black.

The Skinny: My BlackBerry's bad habit of freezing went from annoying to unacceptable when it froze in the middle of the night and my alarm didn't go off. And yes, I still have a BlackBerry. What can I say? I need a real keypad. But Sprint will be hearing from me today.

20.02.2014

Media And Viewers: Both Wasted

It’s nice to have billionaires looking out for us -- especially when facing the death of TV. “I’m tired of the majors screwing you, screwing me, and screwing the entire industry, by trying...

20.02.2014

Morning Media Newsfeed: Armisen Joins Late Night | CNN Hires Smerconish | Barnes & Noble Cuts Staff

Fred Armisen is joining Seth Meyers at Late Night. The musician andPortlandia star and his 8G Band are joining his Saturday Night Livefriend as the band leader for the revamped NBC talker. “Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off...

20.02.2014

FilmOn’s new ‘Teleport Technology’ changes the streaming game again

FilmOn has created a new way for users to access network broadcasts online, without the need for a physical connection to its tiny antennae. The Teleport Technology...

20.02.2014

FilmOn seeks to free video content with new tech

FilmOn.com has introduced Teleport Technology, which it says can provide users of its remote antennas and DVR system with local over-the-air television broadcasts. The setup involves remote desktop computers in...

20.02.2014

FilmOn’s new ‘Teleport Technology’ changes the streaming game again

FilmOn, a site that streams broadcast network content online, has always been a bit of an afterthought when compared to Aereo, which is much more well known. The first name FilmOn adapted, Aereokiller, should give some insight into the contentious...

20.02.2014

INTERACTIVE TV HEADLINES ROUND-UP 2/12/14 (II): EXTREME REACH, DG, FILMON, GOOGLE CHROMECAST, GOOGLE TV, HULU, CBS, INMOBI, INVIDI, JINNI, KALTURA, KANTAR MEDIA, MASS RELEVANCE

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014(June 10th-11th in San Francisco--purchase your Super-Early-Bird Discount tickets here!), and because we are catching up with a backlog of news (note: we have marked...

20.02.2014

FilmOn X Wants In On U.S. Supreme Court Case Over Aereo

Alki David‘s streaming service “merely seeks to participate in the briefing and oral argument” at the high court it says in a motion to intervene. The main reason: Courts have enjoined FilmOn X from offering over-the-air broadcast signals via the Internet, but have not put a similar restriction onAereo.