Netflix beats Apple in online movie race

Netflix was the top online movie service in the US last year, surpassing Apple’s iTunes, according to IHS Screen Digest. It reports that Netflix’s share of US online movie revenue soared to 44% 2011 while Apple’s share of total revenue declined to 32.3% last year, down from a 60.8% in 2010.
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Apple TV rumour mill fuelled by reports of trial production

Speculation about the possible launch of a smart TV by Apple has increased following Chinese reports that Foxconn has received orders to manufacture a trial run of the product. China’s First Financial Daily, citing informed sources, said that the Shenzen-based factory had received orders to begin production but did not reveal details. CNBC Asia meanwhile […]

Loewe denies Apple takeover rumours

German TV manufacturer Loewe has denied reports that it is set to be acquired by Apple. Blog site Apple Insider had claimed that Apple’s board of directors was due to decide on an alleged US$113 million (€88 million) deal by the end of the week. Loewe issued a statement via German IT news site Heise […]

Apple launches new Apple TV box, Netflix provides access via iTunes

Apple is to begin selling a new version of its Apple TV box on March 16, the company has announced. The device will support 1080p HD video, unlike the current model, which only supports 720p content. The device will also have a new iOS-type interface that allows users to browse apps through a range of […]

MTV launches social TV app

MTV has launched a new app that combines on-demand video content with social media. The MTV Under The Thumb (UTT) app gives access to premium MTV content on-demand and enables users to co-view the shows and chat with friends at the same time. The app can be paired with any web browser on a computer, […]

Apple getting serious about TV, hints Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has dropped the strongest hint to date that the consumer electronics giant plans to launch a new product in the TV space. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference on Tuesday, Cook said that the company had “always thought there was something there” in the TV space that it […]

Disney launches The River on iTunes ahead of UK bow

US horror series The River is to launch via iTunes in the UK 24 hours after its launch on Us network ABC after Disney struck a deal with Apple. This is first time the Hollywood studio has debuted a TV series on the download-to-own service ahead of a traditional launch. 
The River, which is produced […]

Apple likely to dominate European tablet market

Apple is likely to continue to dominate the European market for tablet devices, according to a report by Forrester Research. Europe is expected by Forrester to account for 14.5 million, or 30%, of worldwide tablet sales this year. Apple is estimated to have a 70% market share for tablet sell-through (as opposed to raw shipments). […]

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