Avoid unnecessary HD streaming to cut carbon emissions, Royal Society says

The Royal Society is advising people to stream video in standard definition on their smartphone rather than 4K to help reduce carbon emissions.

In a new report, the Society estimates that streaming one hour on a smartphone generates roughly eight times more emissions in 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) compared with SD (Standard Definition). 

Content lovers are unlikely to notice the difference in definition on a screen as small as a smartphone, according to the report. 

Streaming services have a negative effect on the environment, due to the power required to transfer data, a large proportion of which is generated by non-renewable energy sources like gas and coal.  

The Royal Society also advises the public to keep using the same smartphone for four years and not get drawn into the tech industry’s furious annual release cycles.

Tech fans can also help cut carbon emissions by buying gadgets second-hand and

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Cinedigm Acquires Over 1,000 Hours of Premium Film and TV Programming for Growing Streaming Channel Business

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Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has added over 1,000 hours of programming to its extensive library. This influx of premium content supports new internal primetime programming strategies to capture a share of the $1.2 billion projected streaming holiday ad spending this season. This move will allow Cinedigm to continue to refresh and curate high quality content across its wide range of streaming networks that reach hundreds of millions of devices.

This most recent set of content acquisitions includes over 450 films and more than 70 new series. Cinedigm continues to strengthen the Company’s catalog with new content including documentaries featuring music icons such as David Bowie in Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World and Elvis in Elvis – A Generous Heart and television classics with the iconic Betty White in Betty White: Date with Angels. Some additional highlights to be

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Cinedigm Acquires Over 1,000 Hours of Premium Film and TV Programming for Growing Streaming Channel Business – Press Release

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has added over 1,000 hours of programming to its extensive library. This influx of premium content supports new internal primetime programming strategies to capture a share of the $1.2 billion projected streaming holiday ad spending this season. This move will allow Cinedigm to continue to refresh and curate high quality content across its wide range of streaming networks that reach hundreds of millions of devices.

This most recent set of content acquisitions includes over 450 films and more than 70 new series. Cinedigm continues to strengthen the Company’s catalog with new content including documentaries featuring music icons such as David Bowie in Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World and Elvis in Elvis – A Generous Heart and television classics with the iconic Betty White in Betty White: Date with Angels. Some additional highlights to be offered within the

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LEE BOYCE on how Britain recorded a new record day for internet usage thanks to our ballooning streaming habits



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday: there was a record 24 hours for internet usage in the UK.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November to the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by streaming, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix. It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


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Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s biggest telecoms providers – has been the launch of four new

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Virtual Super Saturday! LEE BOYCE on how Britain recorded a new record day for internet usage thanks to our streaming habit



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday. There was a record 24 hours for internet usage.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November and until the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by our new streaming habits, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Whereas once upon a time not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix, many now simply stream it. 

It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


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Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s

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Demand Analysis with upcoming trends of Video Streaming Software Market

Pune, New York, USA, November 27 2020 (Wiredrelease) Research Dive :The technological era has twisted the entire panorama of online videos. Livevideos are ruling the internetspace, and users are watching more content over the internet than ever before.

Live video streamingis a wonderful invention of technology for businesses who wish to portray their business through attention grabbing live videos or individuals for personal use and branding. Recently, it has been observed that various businesses are turning to live streaming content for making better connections with their potential customers.

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What Is Video Streaming Software?

A camera generates a raw video signal which needs to be encoded, so that it can be broadcasted over the internet. The video streaming software performs the encoding of your live video stream. Once the video gets encoded by the video streaming software, it delivers the

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The most affordable cable streaming service on the Internet just got even cheaper for Black Friday



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Philo is offering 25 percent off its subscription for the first month.

Black Friday 2020 deals are everywhere you look, even in the most unexpected places. Streaming services — not typically the first thing that comes to mind on sale days — have lowered the prices of its plans this weekend, including Philo and its cable streaming platform. 

The under-the-radar platform is already the cheapest cable streaming option available on the market at its $20-per-month price, and now, new and returning subscribers can get 25 percent off their first month by using the coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY” when starting an account. The deal is slated to last until this Sunday, Nov. 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET/8:59 p.m. PT.



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Subscribe now! Philo Streaming, $15 for the first month with code BLACKFRIDAY, $20 after at philo.com

With 63 channels that include A&E, AMC, BBC America,

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Is Online Video Streaming Killing the Internet — and the Environment?

What comes to mind when the topic of “online video consumption” gets brought up? Do you immediately think of streaming platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo? Do you think of the ever-popular social networks, such as Tik Tok, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc? Perhaps you think of those Netflix/Hulu/HBO Now marathons? Then again, it’s not all fun like watching live gameplay on Twitch — many of us only have time for serious usage of online video. In these post-pandemic days, you might only have the bandwidth for online classes, online conferences/events, and maybe a dash of online fitness. 



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I’m sure you’re catching my drift. It’s pointless to say we need to tone it down because online video consumption has become a part of life. But video services providers must step up and consider sustainable ways to deliver while meeting the demands of their consumers. 

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The Flight Attendant premiere is streaming on the HBO Max website

Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant
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The typical holiday travel crunch probably isn’t happening this year (at least, we hope that everyone who can stay home, will stay home, because have you seen the latest COVID case stats?). But HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant is still boarding early—the series premiere is streaming for free right now, a week before its official debut. You can also check it out on YouTube:

Based on Chris Bohjalian’s 2018 book of the same name, The Flight Attendant stars Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, a jet-setting airline worker who becomes ensnared in a murder mystery—and comes to some stark realizations about her lifestyle—after a trip to Bangkok. As Cassie’s co-worker Megan, Rosie Perez finds herself in the on-screen company of millennials once more, but her character seems much more in control of her life than poor Lorraine

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Susan Rovner Unveils Programming Leadership Team For NBCU TV & Streaming Division; Lisa Katz Becomes President, Scripted Content, Unscripted Team Split

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Five weeks after joining NBCUniversal, Susan Rovner has put her stamp on the company’s TV and streaming division by setting her programming leadership team.

The main takeaways from the reshuffle, which Rovner shared via an internal memo, are Lisa Katz becoming President of Scripted Content and Rovner splitting the unscripted portfolio between reality shows and competition formats/game shows.

Interestingly, five of the six execs named to the leadership are women.

The latest reshuffle, which follows the restructure by Television and Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus, has led to the departure of Bill McGoldrick, President of Original Content at NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks and Direct-to-Consumer.

McGoldrick, who most recently oversaw original content for Peacock and scripted series across its cable group, is the latest top exec to exit NBCU. On Monday, it was revealed that NBC’s Co-President of Scripted Programming Tracey Pakosta was moving to Netflix

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