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Tube fight: Firms race to grab TV viewers

Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 03:00

Amazon, Apple, Intel, Roku, Boxee, Netflix and YouTube. That’s just the short list of competitors wrestling over viewers as TV shifts from so-called linear programming to watching what you want anywhere you want whenever you want.

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-- whom you do -- and do lack. With today's dizzying array of high tech viewing options it -- he needed Ph.D. just to watch TV. And if forty can say has the remote new set top boxes from Amazon and Intel's promise to low are binge viewing -- Even talk it just target has speaks to bull's eye on -- video streaming service. At stake a bite of the more than sixty billion dollar ad sales hi currently consumed by both broadcasting cable. As well as satellite TVs 34 million paid US subscribers. According to pivotal research group just three billion dollars in advertising is expected to go to streaming newcomers in 2013. -- who's got the edge. When it comes to hardware. Roku threes roughly 800 dollar set top box has product offerings completely bird watching to compete with price your gaming consoles like Wii and Xbox. -- stores and it shows it's -- DVR while Samsung LG and others opera web savvy Smart TVs. But the unveiling at Amazon set top box this all may prove prime real estate for viewers given the company's streaming service and waters go. You are literally watching a program or somebody's using -- you like that and you can without disrupting the programming without going to a different device that -- anything. You can get a little box them in the corner of your TV you can say I want that they can find the pricey for you in -- and fifteen seconds. You've ordered the blender without disrupting Europe TV viewing. Even -- is cashing its -- reports say it's developing a set top box with a built in camera boasting face recognition -- cool or creepy. Of course. Never count that apple Wallace who -- lacks the contest range of roku and Boxee Tim Cook and company could revolutionize the media. Among the streamers. And it's on rival Netflix is it's not a house of cards. At 100 billion dollars it invested in the Kevin Spacey series helped the US paid subscriptions to more than 29 million. And cast HBO's. Wal-Mart owned food as well as Hulu to significantly but the benefits from selling its target service is still in trial. While red -- instant by Verizon just launched a pre and dealing. Last but not least as YouTube built its channels it asks can one million unique monthly you'd be wrong. Of course this and all this could be air EO. Now available on select cities except broadcast signals for -- tiny antenna and -- -- your screen for a small feet. It networks say that's stealing that's the service with a lawsuit. But in business. Litigation maybe sincerest form --

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Tube fight: Firms race to grab TV viewers

Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 03:00