LG announced that it’s 2020 smart TVs will get the Apple TV app and the Apple TV+ streaming service last month at CES. The news today is that compatible 2019 LG smart TVs in more than 80 countries will also get the same features.  Accessed from the LG Home Launcher, the Apple...
  • Panasonic Skype TV demo’d on video

    One of the more interesting TV developments coming out of CES is 720p Skype video calls. The video below shows it working on upcoming Panasonic TV’s, what’d be really nice is a solution for those of us who already have HDTVs. More @ Engadget...
  • TiVo ditches Yahoo7 TV Guide for AJAXy goodness: Genie

    One of the nicer features of TiVo is the ability to schedule recordings remotely from any web browser. The TV Guide used for remote scheduling belonged to Yahoo, in association with channel 7. While technically it worked as advertised, the user experience was pretty poor. Slow page load times...
  • All the stats behind Australian YouTube users

    Check out the video below, from YouTube that explains a LOT about the habits of Australian YouTube users. It’s actually a pretty entertaining and informative 4 and a half minutes, I find it ironic that the same can’t be said about most videos on YouTube. More @ YouTube blog...
  • Revision 3 launch yet another new show – App Judgement

    Sure the iPhone app store started the mainstream trend, but almost every mobile platform now has an app store. Despite this the first episode seems very heavily weighted towards iPhone apps. Not too surprising given it’s popularity. Patrick Norton’s the host of AppJudgement, and while I usually like Patricks...
  • When did NineMSN get a video wall ?

    NineMSN and its partners produce a lot of content, more and more often that content is video. So it makes sense that there’s a visual way to navigate all of this content. Head on over to http://video.ninemsn.com.au/ to check it out for yourself. Simply wait for the “Most Popular”...
  • YouTube Channels get a makeover

    Whilst YouTube Channels haven’t historically been the most beautifully designed sites in the past, YouTube are beginning to roll out new layouts to users. For those who don’t like change, Google have accommodated with a revert button. Customisations options are plentiful, yet still reasonably restrictive. There’s some pretty bad...
  • YouTube Australia start serious advertising

    It’s no secret that YouTube as a business is costing Google a lot of money in bandwidth bills. They’ve trialled some different advertising methods over the past year or so in an effort to translate eyeballs into $$. They’re latest attempt is this large overlay ad when visiting YouTube...
  • Podcasts on TiVo Australia !!!!!!!!

    As a Podcast producer, I’m obviously pretty excited to see additional distribution mechanisms arrive. The latest being TiVo ! Looks like Radio only at this stage, but lets hope they add video soon. I’m assuming this is also included as unmetered content if your ISP is Internode or iPrimus....
  • iPrimus also offering unmetered TiVo / Blockbuster On Demand downloads

    One of the great advantages of being an Internode customer with a TiVo, is that content downloaded doesn’t count towards your monthly internet download quota. Well now iPrimus customers can enjoy the same freedom, with a new partnership between Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited (TiVo Australia) and iPrimus....
  • Blockbuster On Demand arrives on TiVo

    First off, the signup process is a bitch. Trying to be prepared I went and signed up at blockbuster.com.au a couple weeks ago, apparently that was a waste of time, because Blockbuster On Demand uses a completely separate login. http://tivo.blockbuster.com.au for those left wondering. Once you’ve signed up online...
  • Boxee release new version for Mac – 0.9.11.5774

    A new version of Boxee for the Mac has arrived !! It’s version 0.9.11.5774 and comes with improved speed and bug fixes. – Fixes for the boxee browser – Improved Flash support and performance After spending a few minutes with the new version it certainly does feel snappier. If...
  • Channel 9 allows you to distribute Underbelly 2 via Bit Torrent !

    In what can only be described as an amazing move, Channel 9 are allowing you to download and distribute Underbelly 2 episodes via Bit Torrent. The very successful first series is now followed up by a prequel series. Almost 2.6 million Australians tuned in to watch the season premiere,...
  • The return of bloatware (RealPlayer 11), ads legal DVD ripping

    Many years ago we all used Real Player, some of the earliest video online was Real Video. A few versions later and the bundled bloatware sent consumers running. Looks like they’re still at it, persisting with partner integration – this time Google. With 30 second pre-rolls (even before trailers)...
  • Tivo Australian release details, pricing emerge

    Due for it Australian release later this month, Australia will be the first market Tivo has entered and not featured monthly subscription fees. The set-top DVR can be purchased outright for AU $699 at Harvey Norman initially (July 15th is tipped to be the date), then other retailers in...
  • Revision 3 ads yet another show – Wine Library TV

    Coming to Revision 3 on June 23rd is Gary Vaynerchuk’s WineLibrary TV podcast. Gary is one of the most passionate podcasters I’ve seen and is sure to bring yet another large audience to Rev3. More @ Revision3 and WineLibrary TV...
  • Australians, let Hulu know we want it!

    If you don’t know what Hulu is, then check out this post. If you know what Hulu is and want Australia to get access, head over to hulu.com and let them know. The more of you that do this, the more chance there is they’ll choose Australia as one...
  • Twit Live! – coming soon

    After listening to many of Leo’s shows on http://twit.tv for more than a year now, I’m always interested in any new movements he makes. Leo’s in the setup phases of launching Twit Live! – live streaming video from the twit offices. In this video, Leo gives us a guided...
  • Hulu officially launches, forgets the world is bigger than the US.

    There’s often time where I feel as Australians, we get screwed out of fantastic products / services. This time where not alone. Hulu is the legal way to get your favourite TV show and Movies online. Offering a massive number of ‘A List Titles’, episodes are released just the...
  • Hulu invite arrives, little point if your Australian

    I was incredibly excited to the much sought after Hulu invite landed in my inbox. I quickly registered and got straight into playing some content.   Unfortunately I was repeatedly met with this message, “Unfortunately this video is not currently available in your country or region. We apologize for...
  • Microsoft shows off the future of web video – context sensitive video ads.

    I first seen this technology displayed at Microsoft Tech.Ed 06 in Sydney, where an object or in this case people are tracked throughout a video. This is done by analysing pixels on each frame of the video, then comparing them to the following frame and identifying where they’ve moved...

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