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Amazon to Boost Prime Video by Banning Apple and Google Streaming Devices

In a controversial move, Amazon will no longer be carrying competing video streaming devices that cannot serve Prime Video. Set to start October 29th, Amazon and its third-party marketplace sellers will no longer carry competing products like…

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Hollywood is to Blame for the Popularity of Popcorn Time

Hollywood is in the midst of an aggressive assault against “Netflix for pirates” movie streaming app Popcorn Time and its users, but the owners of Popcorn Time insists that its VOD service isn’t the problem, Hollywood’s…

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Is YouTube Erecting a Paywall?

Reports suggest that, by the end of 2015, YouTube will be putting premium videos behind a paywall. Speculation regarding YouTube subscription services has been buzzing around since March, with talk that the video streaming site was…

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Netflix is Killing BitTorrent Traffic

Forget DMCAs, DRM, fines, and lawsuits: the best way to tackle piracy, as those in the know have been screaming for years, is to make content affordable and easily accessible. iTunes proved it was true for…

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Whistleblower Reveals Hollywood is Exploiting Video on Demand Services

Advocates of video piracy have long justified its existence though studios failing to make their content conveniently (legally) available. Over recent years, positive steps have been taken to facilitate this aim, thanks to high-profile video-on-demand services,…

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YouTube Considering Subscription-Based On-Demand Video

YouTube may be expanding its business model into subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD), according to Variety. The entertainment trade magazine cites an anonymous content creation studio that revealed YouTube is “exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription…