US based Video-on-Demand provider Netflix has launched its VOD subscription service in the UK and Ireland. For has little has GB£ 5.99 (US$ 9.25) in the UK and €6.99 in Ireland, subscribers get instant and unlimited access to a broad range of films and TV programmes. Partners for the service include Sony, Viacom, BBC, Disney UK and Ireland, Channel4’s 4oD, Lionsgate UK and many more.
In a joint deal with Netflix NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced that US Netflix members can now watch a selection of broadcast series from the NBC television network and NBC Universal's popular cable channels. This agreement has widened the choice available to Netflix members for just $8.99 a month. Movies included in the agreement include 30 Rock, The Office and Law & Order: SVU and prior seasons of Psych, Friday Night Lights and more.
Western Digital has release its latest digital home solutions in WD TV Live. The new release feature top on-demand entertainment services from Netflix and MediaFly among others. Through the new WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player you can browse the latest movies and videos from Netflix and add them to your Instant Queue then stream them to connected TV. With MediaFly you have access to daily podcasts from CNN, ESPN, MTV and NBC.
Seagate has upgraded its popular FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player to include streaming. Owners of FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player with membership on Netflix can now download/stream content straight from Netflix, to a connected television. The upgrade is available as free firmware download to existing FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player owners from Seagate.com.
Netflix customers can now watch movies released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment 28 days after their release. Universal Studios Home Entertainment made the announcement today. In the deal new releases on DVD and Blu-ray will have a four weeks period by which time Universal should make enough sales of its physical and digital offerings. After this window Netflix customers will be able to stream the latest Universal releases from Netflix to their TVs and computers.
At this month’s Consumer Electronic show LG Electronics unveiled a new range of Network Blu-ray Players. The new players are the first to feature integrated 250GB hard drive, allowing for storage and instant playback of music, photos, personal videos from the web or with its USB Media Plus lets you view family photos, watch videos and listen to music from USB storage devices.
Roku recently added two more devices to its range of media streamers; these were the Roku SD and Roku HD-XR media players. The Roku media players allow you to stream instant entertainment from Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand and MLB.tv. The Roku players come in three different price range $79.99, $99.99, $129.99. Roku also announced that they will be launching a channel store where customers can add new content channels to their Roku device.
Mvix(USA), announces the worldwide launch of the Mvix Ultio, a Hard-Disk Based media center capable of HD digital media playback with video output as high as 1080p and supporting the largest array of AV formats and codecs ever supported by any media player.
Building on its 18-month alliance with Netflix, LG Electronics has introduced yet another industry first with two new series of Full HD 1080p HDTVs with Netflix instant streaming software embedded directly in the TV and requiring no external device.
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that they have extened the Adobe® Flash® Platform to connected digital home devices with an optimized implementation of Flash technology that delivers high definition (HD) video and rich applications to Internet-connected televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and other devices in the digital living room.