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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


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


How hotel Wi-Fi killed my Chromecast travel dreams

The $35 Chromecast seemed like the perfect alternative to expensive hotel pay-per-view. Unfortunately, the hotel's Wi-Fi didn't cooperate.

By August 5, 2013


DirecTV adding voice search to smartphone app this summer

DirecTV's voice search feature lets you speak to your phone to search through TV listings, pay-per-view, and on-demand content using natural language.

By April 23, 2013


Pay-per-view ads get new twist

AllAdvantage.com pays users to view ads online. And it pays users to get other users to view ads online.

March 30, 1999


Quickflix inks new content deals

Warner Bros, Disney and more have signed on with the streaming service for pay-per-view offerings.

By September 9, 2012