VPN’s have changed the way many people access their content these days. No longer is it a requirement that you wait for when a local broadcaster deems it the right time for a hit show to be made available here. An internet connection and a VPN can gain you access to pretty much anything you want now. And while it’s someone problematic for local rights holders, it has created a bit of a conundrum for the BBC.

In the UK, the BBC is funded out of a license fee but a new study from GlobalWebIndex has shown that around 65 million people outside of the UK are accessing the content. With 75% of those people also accessing and paying for content services like Netflix and Hulu, there is now the suggestion that the BBC iPlayer may become a subscription service. Continue reading »

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Slingshot-Global-ModeSlingshot has observed a large increase in the number of their customers accessing international content streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and BBC’s iPlayer since they announced they were unblocking the sites which was previously a service for customers hosting guests from countries that already allowed access.

Thousands of its customers were using this service – and claiming they were playing host to overseas visitors – but Slingshot says there are now four times more customers accessing these websites after they were unblocked some 10 days ago. Continue reading »

community2012Talks have broken down between the online streaming service Hulu and Sony Pictures Television over a sixth season of Community, TV Line reports.

The streaming video service was reportedly the only viable suitor courting the Greendale Gang, but Sony Pictures Television — the studio behind Community — nonetheless remains determined to find a new home for the show before the June 30 deadline (which is when the actors’ deals expire). Continue reading »

DirecTV orders first original comedy series

It’s great that so many companies seem to be investing in their own original content at the moment.  The latest being DirecTV who will be adapting Peter Ackerman‘s play Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight as its first original comedy series. The satellite broadcaster has given a 10-episode order to the project, which will start filming in May. This is DirecTV’s third original series, following dramas Rogue, which returns for Season 2 next month, and Full Circle.

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