So Much for Free as Business Model

With its media company parents breathing down its neck to turn a profit, the online video site Hulu announced a subscription service today that charges $9.99 a month for access to older episodes of popular television shows. Screen shot of Hulu Plus on the iPad (Credit: CNET) The more recent episodes of the shows will […]

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Bitbop To Follow BlackBerry Debut With Android Test

David Kaplan Bitbop, Fox Mobile’s subscription-based TV program showcase, has made its debut on Research in Motion’s BlackBerry this week and is now preparing to begin beta tests on Google’s Android system. The beta will launch in two weeks, Joe Bilman, Fox Mobile’s EVP, Global Products, told paidContent in an interview. In addition, Bitbop is […]

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Bitbop aims to take on FloTV, Sling with Blackberry exclusive mobile entertainment service

News Corp-owned subsidiary Fox Mobile Group launched late Wednesday its fee-based Bitbop mobile entertainment service, aiming to compete with the likes of Sling and FloTV in offering entertainment on the go. Bitbop has launched exclusively on the BlackBerry platform, although company representatives told BetaNews that versions of the application will be made available for the […]

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Hands-on: BitBop streaming TV and movies for Android

While streaming music apps like MOG and GrooveShark continue to soak up the lion’s share of attention in the streaming media space, apps like BitBop are gaining traction for their ability to stream video (TV and movies) over 3G and WiFi networks. BitBop for Android is still strictly in beta and not yet available for […]

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Audiences, and Hollywood, Flock to Smartphones

By BRIAN STELTER It might be hard to imagine watching “The Office” on a screen no bigger than a business card. But tens of thousands of people — by the most conservative estimate — are already doing just that. As Hollywood shrinks its films and television shows for the small screens of cellphones, its assumptions […]

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