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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: pay to view channels en route

A piece of code found in an update to the YouTube Android app reveals pay-to-view channels coming to the video streaming website.

By February 24, 2013


Vimeo releases six videos for pay-to-view service preview

Users can purchase the movies through the Web site and watch them on any compatible device, including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and connected TVs.

By November 13, 2012


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


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


The 404 1,214: Where we stop shaking and start snooping (podcast)

It's probably not a good idea to snoop around on your ex/present/future S.O., but if you must, here's the only Facebook button you need -- use it at your own risk.

By February 26, 2013


YouTube code refers to paid channel subscriptions

Code appears in YouTube for Android that suggests Google is already laying the software foundation for subscription channels.

By February 24, 2013


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