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The report explained that game consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox are powering this online movie watching phenomenon, through manufacturers partnering with content producers.

Microsoft, for instance, announced this month a massive expansion of content providers for its Xbox 360, including heavyweights Bravo, Comcast, HBO and BBC.

According to Sandvine’s report, the most popular real-time entertainment sites include Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Google Video.

‘VH1 Divas’ to celebrate cities with soul

This year’s “VH1 Divas” is celebrating soulful voices - and the cities where soul flourished.

Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Florence and the Machine are among the acts that will pay tribute to the places that helped create or contributed to the genre, the Associated Press reports. According to a Thursday statement, Chicago, Detroit, London, Philadelphia and Memphis, Tenn., will serve as the musical inspirations for the performers, who will also include Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and Jessie J.

The Roots will be the house band for the “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” special, which will air Dec. 19. The concert will be taped the day before in New York City.