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HBO Now, Sling Endure Game Of Thrones Premiere; HBO Go Has Problems

gotep1 Only days after HBO launched its standalone HBO Now streaming service — and Sling TV began making HBO available as a live stream for its users — both new offerings were put to the test with Sunday night season premiere of Silicon Valley (and a few people who watched Game of Thrones). In the end, HBO Now came through without a crash, while Sling’s live stream showed improvement. But HBO Go, the streaming service that’s been around for five years, seemed to have the most problems.


While some HBO Now users complained to the @HBOnowhelp Twitter account about problems with accessing the service on Sunday night, we haven’t seen any evidence of a widespread crash or access problems like the ones that had previously plagued high-demand nights on HBO Go.


We were able to access Game of Thrones on our first attempt at 9:02 p.m. ET on Sunday and the video played without any noticeable stuttering, buffering, or lagging. We tried it again later in the evening and again had no issue accessing the new episode.


The only hiccup we experienced was with trying to watch the new episode of Silicon Valley. While the HBO Now menu showed it as being available immediately at 10 p.m. ET, trying to access the show via the “Series” menu resulted in error messages. By around 10:10 p.m., the new episode had been added to the front page of the HBO Now app; after that, we had no problems. Likewise, the night’s other season premiere, Veep, played without problem.


A week after Sling had to apologize for its failure to handle the increased streaming demand for the NCAA Final Four, the Dish-owned service noted that its first weekend offering live and on-demand HBO access was both an improvement and an indication that there is still work to be done.


“Overall, we successfully delivered a great experience to the vast majority of our customers,” wrote Sling CEO Roger Lynch, pointing to a reduction in the number of people seeing error messages.


Lynch acknowledged that Sling experienced a few “stumbles” on Sunday, “Most notably, we heard of (and experienced for ourselves) some Roku devices taking too long to load our app. Our teams are actively addressing this issue.”


Surprisingly, the HBO Go service is still apparently not ready for these high-demand events. The @HBOgohelp Twitter feed was full of complaints and apologies about users being unable to access HBO Go. There seemed to be a particular issue early in the evening for people trying to watch HBO Go via their Xbox One console.


Of course, HBO Now has only been around for six days, while millions of people around the country are using HBO Go (and sharing their passwords). While HBO has not said how many people have signed up for HBO Now, it’s likely that the older service has significantly more users.


Showtime and Starz are both looking to launch their own standalone streaming services. HBO Now has set the benchmark that any future service will be compared to.




by Chris Morran via Consumerist

Makers Of SmartCandy Warned About Possibly Misleading Nutrition Claims

smartcandy The Attorney General’s office for the state of New York is cautioning the company behind “vitamin infused snack” SmartCandy that its advertising may run afoul of state and federal regulations, according to a letter obtained by Consumerist.


The office of NY AG Eric Schneiderman sent the letter [PDF] to Massachusetts-based Snap Infusion LLC on Friday.


SmartCandy’s packaging says the product is “infused” with vitamins A, B, and C, while marketing materials and social media for SmartCandy describes it as an “excellent source” of these vitamins. The letter contends that these vitamins must be added to the product, as the minimal fruit content in the ingredients is not sufficient to provide these nutrients.


The AG’s office warns that this addition of vitamins to SmartCandy may be in violation of FDA regulations regarding fortified foods. More precisely, the portion of the policy where the FDA states that it does not “consider it appropriate to fortify… snack foods such as candies and carbonated beverages.”


The letter also takes issue with claims like “SmartCandy is jam packed with vitamin A, making sure your vision is healthy and clear,” and “Infused with a unique blend of B Vitamins, SmartCandy gives your brain and body the boost it needs.” According to the AG, statements like these “appear unsubstantiated and therefore misleading.”


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Also allegedly misleading, argues the letter, is SmartCandy’s prominent use of fruit like orange and strawberry on the packaging. A reading of the ingredient lists for these particular flavors show that the only fruit content is “white grape juice concentrate” and less than 2% dried orange and strawberry powders.


The two other SmartCandy varieties may be even more problematic, according to the letter. For instance, the “Sour Gummy” version, which prominently states “orange, cherry, lemon” on the packaging, contains no fruit products except for elderberry juice, which is only used for color. The “Sweet Gummy” version — which lists “mixed berry, grape, and strawberry” on the package — uses elderberry and grape juices for color only, but no other fruit content.


“Thus, the claims concerning the fruit content of SmartCandy appear to be misleading and deceptive,” states the letter.


In a post on the SmartCandy Facebook page, the company references the USDA nutrition requirements for foods sold in schools and contends that its orange- and strawberry-flavored “Froot” versions “pass with flying colors.”


However, the AG argues that this isn’t the case. The products, with 5g of sugar per 14g serving, are just at the 35% (by weight) sugar content threshold outlined in this USDA document [PDF] but the letter alleges that SmartCandy does not meet qualify because it doesn’t meet the other criteria that would qualify it for sale in schools.


Schneiderman’s office is requesting copies of all of SmartCandy’s advertising and marketing materials that have been used to market to New York residents, along with copies of press kits and promotional materials sent to health professionals.


The letter also asks for documentation to substantiate claims that SmartCandy is “natural” and that it passes the USDA test for foods sold in schools.


Consumerist has reached out to Snap Infusion for comment regarding the concerns expressed in the AG’s letter. We will update if we get a response from the company.




by Chris Morran via Consumerist

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