Avides de contenus, Netflix et consorts prennent le relais des télés (Le Nouvel Observateur)

Netflix est non seulement devenu producteur de séries et bientôt de films, mais aussi acquiert sans arrêt des contenus mondiaux, pour les proposer à ses abonnés dans les 50 pays où il s’est implanté (c) Afp

Manne inespérée pour les producteurs audiovisuels présents au Mipcom, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon et autres services de vidéo sur internet, en pleine frénésie d’acquisition, commencent à prendre le relais des télévisions mondiales qui, elles,… [Lire la suite sur Le Nouvel Observateur]

Hulu CEO mulls cutting number of ads running on Hulu Plus (New York Post)

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Hulu is looking to lighten its ad load.

CEO Mike Hopkins, who took the helm in May, is considering cutting back the number of ads that appear on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-a-month paid tier of the online streaming service, The Post has learned.

While no decision has been made, an executive close to… [Read more on New York Post]

Hulu signe avec J.J. Abrams et Stephen King pour une websérie sur Kennedy (01net)

La websérie comptera neuf épisodes.

Pour concurrencer les productions originales de Netflix ou d’Amazon et séduire les consommateurs, il faut frapper fort. C’est ce que vient de faire Hulu. La plate-forme de vidéo à la demande a annoncé avoir commandé une websérie sur… [Read more on 01net]

Options continue to expand for TV watchers (Times-Gazette)

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“Cord-cutters” is the term for those who have decided not to pay for cable or satellite TV services, in favor of streaming all of their entertainment online (and, when applicable, using an antenna to pick up local TV channels).

While there’s still some programming you can’t get online, there are plenty of options out there, through websites like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Streaming, some… [Read more on Times-Gazette]

Netflix Movies Copyright Holders Pressuring Company to Ban Private Networks Like Hulu (iDigitalTimes)

The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) is putting the pressure on Netflix to ban the use of Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, in accessing the Netflix site. Virtual Private Networks are currently used by up to 200,000 Australians to bypass detection… [Read more on iDigital Times]

Why Netflix Is Crushing Hulu Plus (Business Insider)

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While Netflix and Hulu offer similar services on a very broad level, one has become a major disruptive force for the entertainment industry while the other has become a bit player. Both offer over-the-top digital streaming of television shows and movies and both create… [Read more on Business Insider]