Will ‘Marco Polo’ Be Netflix’s ‘Game of Thrones’? (TechTimes)

(Photo : Netflix) Still from the upcoming Netflix original series “Marco Polo.”

With the massive success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, many new TV shows have followed in its footsteps with a kind of violent, sexy, historical flavor. We had History’s Vikings premiere in 2013, Starz’s Outlander this year and a whole bunch of other epic, historical fantasy dramas in between.

And now Netflix has one more to add to the list. The teaser trailer for the upcoming Netflix[Read more on TechTimes]

Rupert Murdoch urges media firms to unite to fight Amazon and Netflix (The Guardian)

Rupert Murdoch speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

21st Century Fox chairman says industry is ‘on the same page’ about need to come up with serious competitor to streaming video giants

The media industry needs its own competitor to online streaming giants Amazon and Netflix, Rupert Murdoch told a technology conference on Wednesday.

“As an industry, we need a competitor – a serious competitor – to… [Read more on The Guardian]

Spideo : la recommandation de VOD concurrente de Netflix (Metronews)

Capture d'écran Spideo

Capture d’écran Spideo

TECHNOLOGIES – Dans le cadre des Grands Prix de l’innovation de la ville de Paris, metronews vous propose de découvrir certains des projets sélectionnés. Aujourd’hui, zoom sur Spideo, une solution de recherche et de recommandation que vous utilisez certainement sur votre service de vidéo à la demande sans forcément le savoir…

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Here’s Why Hollywood Honcho Harvey Weinstein Says Netflix Is ‘Winning’ (Business Insider)

Harvey Weinstein, left, with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the “Crouching TigerHidden Dragon” sequel would be released simultaneously in Imax theaters and on Netflix.

The announcement regarding the… [Read more on Business Insider]

En disant « non » à Netflix, Free protège Canal+ (Edition Multimédi@)

Le 21 octobre, s’est tenu le 20e colloque NPA-Le Figaro : « Horizon 2020″. Parmi les intervenants : Bertrand Meheut, président du groupe Canal+, dont Free est le premier distributeur. Sur ce dernier point, Rodolphe Belmer, DG de Canal+, s’en est

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Amazon takes on Chromecast with Fire TV Stick (C|Net)

digital entertainment post amazon fire stick

The $39 device will let users stream a wide range of content, including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, and Hulu Plus.

It’s smaller than a crowbar, but Amazon surely wants its new streaming stick to pry users away from Google’s Chromecast.

Dubbed the Fire TV Stick, the streaming-media device connects to an HDMI port on the back on an HDTV and streams from sources including Netflix to Hulu Plus to, of course, Amazon’s own Prime Instant Video. Owners will also… [Read more on C|Net]

Special report: HBO, CBS and the OTT Race (IP&TV News)

Miles Weaver, Innovation Programme Strategist, Piksel

Special guest post from Miles Weaver, Innovation Programme Strategist, Piksel

October has been another milestone month for TV. Not only did HBO announce that it will be unveiling a streaming service as part of its 2015 plan, but CBS went one further, launching its living, breathing video-on-demand and streaming service CBS All Access. While there may have been… [Read more on IP&TV News]