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Even ESPN Wants You to Cut the Cable Cord

ESPN is starting to explore the possibility of offering its suite of sports programming through the wide array of Web-based services that are starting to get off the ground.

In This Corner, Netflix. In the Other Corner. . .Amazon?

Netflix, whose DVD-by-mail service hastened the demise of several video rental chains, may soon find itself under siege from Amazon. The world's largest online retailer appears to be on the verge of launching its own unlimited movie and TV-show streaming service.

Disney and Yahoo Eye an Internet TV Deal

Disney is considering lending some of the keys to its television kingdom to Yahoo for its Yahoo Connected TV. If Yahoo is successful in inking such a deal, it would bolster its Internet TV efforts and put on better footing to compete against rival products such as Google TV and Apple TV.

Hulu Drops Price on Subscriptions After Traffic Dips

Hulu lowered the price of its newly launched Hulu Plus subscription service by $2 to $7.99 Wednesday, just days after the online streaming video service saw its rank decline on a closely watched Internet ranking service for the month of October.

Networks Block Users Watching Programs Via Google TV

Networks ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking viewers from accessing their programs through Google%u2019s (GOOG) Web TV service, demonstrating the challenges Google faces in getting content for its new product. Users can%u2019t watch full-length episodes of show%u2019s including NBC%u2019s "The Office" and ABC%u2019s "Modern Family" on Google TV, The Wall Street Journal said.

Sony's Google TV Set Coming Saturday

Sony's lineup of sleek televisions boasting Google's Web-surfing system will go on sale online Saturday and will hit Best Buy shelves early next week. The company unveiled the high-definition LCD sets Tuesday evening, with recommended retail prices from $600 to $1,400.

YouTube Launches Live Streaming Experiment

YouTube will enter the live streaming market today with an experimental platform involving four media partners. The Google-owned (GOOG) video website will preview a new live streaming platform in a two-day trial, The Associated Press reported.

Tech Titans' New Battlefield: Your Living Room

With Apple and Google joining Amazon and Netflix in aiming to channel entertainment to your TV, where does that leave the cable guys and broadband providers? They're all girding to fight it out. The biggest winner: consumers.

Samsung Considering Android-Based TV

TV titan Samsung is kicking around the notion of using Google's Android operating system in its television sets. Will this better enable it to keep up with Apple, which is launching its Apple TV set-top device later this month?

Amazon Planning Online TV and Movie Subscription Service

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is in talks with media companies regarding a new online subscription service that would let viewers watch TV shows and movies over the Internet. Amazon has spoken to companies including NBC Universal, Time Warner (TWX) and News Corp., (NWS) The Wall Street Journal reported without naming its sources. Amazon wants to begin by streaming older TV shows and movies.