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Screen wars: stealing TV’s ‘eyeball’ share

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Sony said it will offer a movie and TV show download option for its Playstation videogame console.

Apple Corporation, which sells millions of videos online through its iTunes store, relaunched its Apple TV player, which can send that content to a TV set.

Amazon, the online retailer, is offering Amazon Video on Demand, which will give users immediate streaming access to 40,000 movies and TV shows. This video is now available only on a computer.

• At least a half-dozen TV manufacturers, including Sony, Hewlett-Packard, and Samsung, have announced they will sell sets that are continuously connected to a broadband Internet network, allowing Web content, including video, to move easily to the biggest screen in the house.

TiVo, the digital video recorder, will supply video from YouTube, the online video site famous for short, often amateur videos.

• In March, hulu.com went public. The website streams online free, high-quality video including a growing selection of TV shows and movies.

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