How Cable Cutters Will Be Streaming the Super Bowl


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Short of heading down to the local sports bar and slugging down beer and greasy nachos to watch the game, is there any way for a cord cutter to stream the Super Bowl 50 live in the comfort of your own home? Well, we've got your back. Here's how: … [Read more...]

Interview: Cam Winstanley, Author Of Noir Future Thriller B-spine

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Cam Winstanley is the British author of B-spine, a crazy, futuristic and neo-noir thriller that is epic and definitely a dark tale of what the future could bring. The story is about is set in 2098, and is about 'the North American Union and biotechnology isn’t … [Read more...]

Ad Blockers Costing YouTube Content Creators Revenue


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) These are tough times for content creators over at YouTube. You'd think that with the streaming portal being bigger than ever, that there would be happy times, but with the recent problems with copyright complaint system, also comes news that Ad Revenue has plummeted … [Read more...]

Trademark Holders Hunting For Infringement On YouTube

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're posting videos on YouTube, you could have that video taken down with absolutely no warning. That's because there are copyright and trademark trolls trying to trademark language, even generic words and phrases, and stop people from using them. But it could … [Read more...]

NBC Releases Possible Ratings For Netflix


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Netflix has been notoriously secretive when it comes to revealing viewership numbers. In fact, the streaming service has repeatedly stated it plans on keeping those numbers a secret for as long as possible. At a Wednesday presentation, NBCUniversal President of … [Read more...]

Apple May Buy Time Warner Cable’s Streaming Services


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Time Warner Cable's on again, off again sale drama is hitting the headlines again. This time it's about getting rid of its live streaming business to bolster the bottom line. They can accomplish this either by either spinning off the division, or selling it … [Read more...]

YouTube Exec Predicts Death Of Television, Rise Of Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) TV is dead. Haven't we heard this before? Well, apparently, One YouTube executive is convinced of it this time. At least the broadcast version, anyway. In his keynote at CES, chief business officer for YouTube, Robert Kyncl made it abundantly clear, YouTube, along … [Read more...]

Yahoo Screen Shuts Down


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I feel really, really bad for Yahoo. Here is a corporation that could have been the largest tech company in the world, but because of a few mistakes, and a refusal to innovate (not to mention the tech crash in 2000), they've been slowly declining. It seems like … [Read more...]

Netflix Developing LiFi Technology for Up to 100X Faster Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Netflix launched House of Cards as one of the cornerstones of their original programming lineup, it promised that they would stream in 4K, if albeit at an extra price. This would be great sometime in the not so distant future, but with most broadband providers … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Partners with Showtime and Starz for Premium Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cable cutters now have more choices through Amazon thanks to a partnership with Showtime, Starz and up to other channels found on cable. The new service will give subscribers premium access to the pay cable services for an additional price. Here's how it works... … [Read more...]

AOL’s On Video Distribution Scheme Invites Scrutiny Over a Lack of Transparency


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember AOL? I still have a stack of CDs collecting dust from getting them in the mail every other week. After their dial up service finally bit the dust, and their with Time Warner met a similar fate, the internet giant pivoted and created a syndicated network for … [Read more...]

Vimeo Adds Adaptive Variable Bit Rate 4K Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The conventional wisdom is, that if you're going to for eyeballs, you post your video to YouTube. If you're going towards posting a kind of digital reel, or archival spot for professionals, then Vimeo is your best bet. The reality though, is that there's no sin in … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Live Broadcasting with Periscope or Meerkat


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're engaging in crowdfunding to generate the revenue for your film project, one perk you can offer backers is a live peak behind the scenes, and one of the best ways to do that is through Periscope, or it's rival streaming app Meerkat. What are these two social … [Read more...]

SyFy Premieres Expanse Online


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In the next step of what has been described as a move back to traditional science fiction story telling, SyFy has premiered online the first episode of their anticipated new series "The Expanse," and it's not too hard to find and check out for yourself. … [Read more...]

Streaming Review: A Very Murray Christmas


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) If there's one truth in this world, it's that Bill Murray will never let you down. However, when I hear the term "Christmas special" I'm usually reminded of the Star Wars special which George Lucas has been trying to rid the world of since it first … [Read more...]

Adobe Finally Wants To Abandon Flash


Embracing HTML5 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With yesterday's update of Creative Cloud, Adobe killed off Flash. The widely used, and equally hated, animation protocol known for its poreous security issues, will be replaced, and its Flas- based animation app has been relaunched as Animate CC. … [Read more...]