Tag: streaming video

  • Why video piracy won’t die.

    Why video piracy won’t die.

    These days, piracy is king. Anyone with basic Internet skills, a broadband connection, and a low-end PC can watch every TV show and movie ever produced. Hours after a new episode premieres, it’s uploaded to a dozen different services that allow instant playback. Even live sports streams aren’t hard to find. Of course, content producers […]

  • Why is NBC’s Olympics video-streaming website so awful?

    Why is NBC’s Olympics video-streaming website so awful?

    In the run-up to the 2014 Olympics, NBC tooted its own horn. Every event, the network boasted, would be streamed live, online. Viewers wouldn’t have to wait for the primetime broadcast or dodge social media spoilers all day. Instead, they could watch the drama unfold, as it happened, on NBC’s website. What NBC didn’t explain […]

  • Amazon considering price hike for Prime service in U.S.

    Amazon considering price hike for Prime service in U.S.

    Even at the higher price, Prime’s still a great deal. You get a streaming video library that’s comparable to Netflix, plus free shipping on just about everything. For those (like us) who live in the sticks, Prime is amazingly convenient. But why such a big price hike? Why wait so long to pad your margins? […]