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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


Technology to smooth today's travel turbulence

From CNET Magazine: Smartphones, online services and biometric scanners are already easing the way for travelers. Expect even more tech to transform your journeys in the not-too-distant future.

By October 3, 2015


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