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Free Disney Videos, Now on Roku

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from Disney.com have been added to the streaming platform’s Roku Channel Store, where they are available for free. This Disney channel features animated shorts, clips, a behind-the-scenes section, and a What’s New area that gives previews of what television shows and movies are coming soon.

Guest Article: Success in SVOD Starts with Subscription Billing

The market for streaming video on demand (SVOD) is growing fast. A new report from Research and Markets predicted 306 million homes will use SVOD by 2020, up from an anticipated 161 million by the end of 2015. Moreover, by 2020, global SVOD revenue will reach $26,794 million, which is more than twice the total revenue expected in 2015. Many companies will successfully take advantage of this growing market, but others won’t make the cut. What makes a SVOD business successful?

Guest Column: It's Make or Break Time for Apple

In this article titled "It's Make or Break Time for Apple," Guest Columnist Robert Tercek addresses the recent hysteria over the drop in Apple's share price and tackles the timely question: What will Apple accomplish in 2013?

SnagFilms Expands to Android, Connnected TVs

SnagFilms, which makes a curated library of sponsor-supported movies available for on-demand streaming, can now be used via new apps on most Android phones and tablets.

Smart TV Comes with BitTorrent Installed

Digital television manufacturer Vestel previewed its BitTorrent Certified TV, a device both partners describe as the world’s first of its kind. It is demonstrating the prototype at the IFA show in Berlin, which opens today.

NBC News Now on Roku

Roku users will be able to watch content from NBC News via their little connected box following an agreement announced by the MSNBC Digital Network and the pioneering streaming platform.

'Harry Potter' No Magic Wand for UltraViolet

The recently released Blu-ray of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" comes with a code for the UltraViolet digital version, but the experience is so rocky that Warner Bros. has resorted to sending iTunes download codes to mollify unhappy customers.

Crowdsourcing Shines Light on Rare Photos

Faced with the massive task of putting its images into a useful catalog, the George Eastman House photography museum partnered with Clickworker to harness...

Myspace TV Is in Panasonic Viera Connected TV Box [with video]

Myspace chose 2012 International CES and Panasonic Viera Connect-enabled HDTVs as its first public initiative to become more than a late-night comedian’s punchline, bringing Justin Timberlake on stage to announce the launch of Myspace TV. Viera Connect is Panasonic’s connected TV platform.

Conan O'Brien Sparks Interest in TV Everywhere

Turner Broadcasting is using the talents of Conan O'Brien and other stars from TNT and TBS to get viewers familiar with TV Everywhere, including what it can do and how to connect with it. The spots don't explain the entire process, however, since that would take longer than 30 seconds and is available only to pay-tv subscribers.