Roku Lowers Prices; How Long Before it's "Free"?

Roku announced today that it is lowering prices on its Set-Top-Box from $79.99 to $59.99 for its SD version and from $99.99 to $69.99 for their HD-XR model which will soon be capable of 1080P HD. These reductions are to make it even more competitive with forthcoming STBs from Google, Apple and others, but it [...]

ESPN Partners With YouTube for Local Highlights

What young athlete doesn’t dream of being on SportsCenter? Now amateur and high school athletes around the country will have their shot. Through a new partnership with YouTube, ESPN is looking to crowdsource highlights. The best may wind up on ESPN’s flagship program.

Broadcasting & Cable calls it a stunt, but it’s more than that. [...]

Weekend Pick: A Fighting Chance

Former AOL exec Ted Leonsis’ SnagFilms is releasing “A Fighting Chance,” a documentary about Kyle Maynard, an aspiring mix martial arts fighter who was born without arms or legs.

SnagFilms’ mission is to find the world‘s most compelling documentaries from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and make them available across the web. They also enable of [...]

Even More Concerts Online

Seeing a trend here? Suddenly it seems like everybody wants a part of the concert streaming game. Still, I’m waiting to see when smaller touring acts start using it as more of a promotional tool for building and maintaining a fan base.

But in the meantime, there’s something for everyone online. Tonight, Spin Magazine continues [...]

UFC Suing Justin.TV & UStream Over Pirate Streams

Back in March, live streaming provider Livestream issued a zero-tolerance policy in an open letter to the industry. The Ultimate Fighting Championships wishes that other streaming platforms offered the same assurances right about now.

Pay-Pay-View events, like the UFC’s, have traditionally been high priced affairs that attract a loyal fanbase, but limits the appeal to [...]