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Periscope the big winner for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view dodgers

HBO and Showtime networks charged $100 a pop to see the history-making fight, but netizens used technology -- specifically Twitter's Periscope tool for live broadcasting -- to watch the match for free.

By May 3, 2015


YouTube Live streaming now features pay-per-view

As it celebrates its first birthday, YouTube Live starts rolling out pay-per-view streaming. But not everywhere just yet.

By April 10, 2012


Google bringing pay-per-view to YouTube

Professional content producers rejoice: Google plans to sell YouTube videos with micropayments and subscription services, CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday.

By April 16, 2009


RealNetworks mulling adult pay-per-view

It's not just a dirty rumor. A company executive says Real is expanding its tiers of service, possibly including "even an adult tier." Will there be a smut subscription?

By August 15, 2002


Pay-per-view films on a PC near you

Video-on-demand provider Kanakaris is striving to transform the way people watch movies--but can it differentiate itself from the competition?

February 20, 2002


HBO's standalone service arrives on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (hands-on)

The HBO Now streaming app, which allows subscribers to watch all of HBO's movies and TV shows over the Internet without requiring a cable subscription, debuted first on Apple TV. We give it a spin on Amazon's Fire TV.

By August 20, 2015


Verizon mulls mobile video that doesn't eat into your data cap

The telecom company is readying a mobile and online video service for launch in late summer, and a top exec says there's nothing like it.

By July 21, 2015


CinemaNow plays pay-per-view films

Online video-on-demand service CinemaNow says it has launched a pay-per-view service of selected feature films in a downloadable format. Among the films are "Romance," "The Snow Queen" and "Heaven's Burning." The Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based company said the films will be offered on a pay-per-download basis for either $1.99 or $2.99 each, giving people unlimited access for two days. Prior to the launch, the company only provided streamed content. CinemaNow is majority-owned by Lions Gate Entertainment with investors that include Microsoft and Blockbuster. In August, CinemaNow relaunched its Web site with a custom version of Microsoft's Windows Media Player.

September 12, 2001


Twitter's hot Periscope arrives on Android

Popular live-streaming app arrives on Android almost a month after its top competitor Meerkat.

By May 26, 2015


CBS would join Apple's TV service, if price is right

CEO Les Moonves says his broadcast network would "probably" be part of Internet-delivered TV from Apple. The deciding factor? Cold hard cash.

By May 27, 2015