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If you're looking for an alternative to cable, think about subscribing to a streaming service. Here we compare Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime and weigh in on which provider offers the most for your money.

Would You Pay $5 a Month for Exclusive YouTube Channels?

Google is tapping some of YouTube's top content producers to create premium channels that would charge viewers between $1 and $5 apiece every month for exclusive content. But is a subscription model a smart move for YouTube?

Netflix: No, We Won't Stream New Releases

Netflix is the undisputed champ when it comes to streaming video. But there's one thing its competitors will do that Netflix won't: stream new releases. Will that be the company's undoing?

Why Dish's Blockbuster Buy Might Not Have Been So Crazy After All

Dish Network was widely ridiculed for snapping up the Blockbuster video rental chain last year, but it may be getting the last laugh now. Dish has a chance to move into the cell phone business, and all those brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores could give it a big boost.

We're Watching Less Network TV: Guess What We're Doing Instead

Fresh data from ratings tracker Nielsen shows an alarming drop in television viewership. ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC have combined for a 9 percent drop in viewers in the coveted 18-to-49 age bracket since the fall season began. Media executives are worried, and rightfully so.

Disney Strikes Out in the Online Video Streaming Business

Disney is shutting down Disney Movies Online. Visitors to the site are being told that the hub is closing at the end of the year. Disney Movies Online wasn't a bad idea, but it turns out, not even the House of Mouse is big enough to support a streaming venture that streams only its own videos.

Still Hate Your TV Company? You're Not Alone

As cable companies and satellite TV providers made their latest quarterly reports, one thing became clear: Americans are fed up with their bills for premium TV. The cable and satellite TV industries ended the period with 292,000 fewer customers than they started with.

Boxee TV: Walmart Wants You to See It; Your Cable Guy Doesn't

Starting Thursday, Boxee TV will be sold exclusively at 3,000 U.S. Walmart stores. The $98 device features a built-in antenna to grab free over-the-air broadcast TV, and it also tethers to the Internet to stream YouTube, Netflix, and Pandora. Is this a way for you to ditch your cable bill for good?

Wall Street Watch: Icahn Streams Into Netflix, Buys a 10% Stake

Carl Icahn is making a move on Netflix. The infamous activist investor and corporate raider has taken a nearly 10% stake in the DVD rental and video streaming giant, which means he must see a way to make a profit on its recent troubles. So does Icahn have a buyer in mind?

Netflix Earnings: Expect Those Disks to Keep on Skipping

Netflix shares were hammered on Wednesday after it posted weak domestic subscriber growth and dialed back its forecast. Many will argue that there's nothing wrong with where it is now, but there are real problems and real volatility driving the plot at the leading premium video service.

Amazon's Epix Deal Puts Netflix on Notice

In a single deal, Amazon has become a legitimate rival to Netflix. Its streaming deal with EPIX gives its Amazon Prime customers free access to 2,000 movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate -- films like Iron Man 2, Super 8, True Grit, Rango, and many others.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Zumiez Wipes Out

Skateboarding is all about keeping your balance and avoiding the always-embarrassing face-plant. But that's exactly what edgy teen apparel retailer Zumiez failed to do with Thursday afternoon's earnings report.