Spotify’s latest move shows it’s trying to get royalties right

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Spread the loveTweet This is yet another initiative to make good on Spotify’s promises to pay artists fairly. The company has tried various measures, including predicting future earnings for artists…


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EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal

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Spread the loveTweet For a number of years, one-man business Filmspeler has sold various media players that run open-source software. They were pre-configured with add-ons that are capable of delivering…


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Netflix gets its shows into China through iQiyi licensing deal

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Spread the loveTweet Obviously, this isn’t the unfettered broadcasting access that Netflix would prefer, but it allows them to continue distributing content into the region. This will grow awareness of…


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Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV

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Spread the loveTweet In this crude implementation, you’ll have to enable the video improvement through a flag (chrome://flags/#media-remoting). Google’s François Beaufort suggests using Vimeo to give it a try, but…


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Pioneer and Onkyo slip Chromecast support into more audio devices

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Spread the loveTweet Onkyo: PR-RZ5100, TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ710, TX-NR676E, TX-NR656, TX-NR575E, TX-NR555, TX-NR474, HT-S7800, TX-8270, TX-L20D, LS7200, LS5200, R-N855, NS-6170, NS-6130, and NCP-302. Pioneer: SC-LX901, SC-LX801, SC-LX701, SC-LX501, VSX-1131,…


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YouTube Kids brings cartoons and bright colors to your smart TV

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Spread the loveTweet How easy it is to load the app depends on your manufacturer. LG is making YouTube Kids available on all 2015 and newer webOS TVs through its…


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Streaming is boosting the music industry worldwide

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Spread the loveTweet The IFPI singles out YouTube and similar services for contributing to a “value gap” where artists aren’t paid as well as they are on dedicated music portals.…


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ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels

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Spread the loveTweet Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television stations that will finally enable them to stream their local content. Most of the affiliates will now use…


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Channel 4’s online TV ads will call you out by name

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Spread the loveTweet 20th Century Fox, Foster’s and Ronseal are the first brands to get on board with Channel 4’s more engaging ad format, but other companies will no doubt…


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Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi

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Spread the loveTweet China has long eluded Netflix. The company officially gave up on its original plan to enter the country last October in favor of licensing deals, and now it…


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