Even in SD
Looks as if cable subscribers really like online video, especially if they can access it on their existing boxes: UPC Hungary’s experiment…
Old bundle, meet new bundle
There are two ways to look at Sling TV, the new internet-based TV service that will be announced by Dish on Monday…
House of Cords
Here’s another reason that Netflix really wants to be on cable boxes: 48 percent of all households without a pay TV subscription…
Roku launched a new white-label program dubbed Roku Powered Monday that makes the company’s streaming devices available to pay TV operators. Roku…
The number of new homes in the U.S. is growing, but pay TV numbers are not. People who move are especially prone to cutting the cord.
Many ISPs will see an erosion of their pay TV subscribers as broadband provide more entertainment options. ISPs know this, and here’s how they plan to stay in business while the market shifts.
Dish is moving fast on getting its new internet-based TV service up and running, and it is targeting cord cutters as customers for the new service.
Sony wants to launch its own online TV service with a cloud DVR and live TV feeds. The service will scheduled to go into testing in the U.S. later this year.
Consumers seem to love Chromecast, and they’ve long been hating their cable box. So what if pay TV came through a Chromecast-style dongle?
Time Warner Cable’s incoming CEO is open to adding Netflix’s app to his company’s set-top-box. Rob Marcus, who will begin his gig as…
The television industry is in the middle of a shift, but so far most consumers are content to keep both their pay TV subscription and shell out of over-the-top services. How long will that be true?
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-cord-cutting-continues-companies-lose-113k-customers-20131112,0,878536.story#axzz2kSYnOjff The major pay TV operators have lost a total of 113,000 customers during their last quarter, according to new numbers from…
Cox plans to launch an internet-based TV service, which could compete with both established players as well as newcomers like Intel.
Is Intel looking to get rid of its TV project, or get a partner on board to finally get it launched? The company is talking to Verizon to explore either of those options.
Intel may be ready to partner with Samsung or Amazon to get its TV service off the ground, but it’s unclear how exactly such a partnership would look.
Cox is shutting down its Flarewatch service, ending an experiment to offer a TV subscription over the internet. We talked to a Flarewatch user about his experience.
How did Intel Media manage to scale from zero to a nearly-finished pay TV service in less than two years? Part of it were a few key acquisitions.
Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV has yet to materialize – and one reason for the delay may be that cable companies have been engaging in anti-competitive behavior.
With connected videogame consoles and Blu-ray players leading the way, 38 percent of American homes have at least one TV that’s hooked up to the internet — up 8 percent from a year ago.
Comcast is rolling out a new streaming on-demand offering called Xfinity Streampix, which will bring more library content to subscribers that pay for its high-end double- and triple-play packages. That could give subscribers less of a reason to also pay for Netflix or Hulu Plus.
Apple is reportedly looking to partner with TV operators for the launch of its upcoming iTV product. Why would it? Because doing so would give it more content, enable it to offer a better user interface, and give it wider distribution.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu thinks Apple needs to get into the content game to make the iTV a winner when it launches. But the bigger opportunity might be where Apple plays best — in allowing content creators to develop their own apps on its iOS platform.
A couple of new videos from Verizon show that wireless technology will eventually replace coaxial cable for video distribution within the home. That’ll mean more TV content available on more devices, as well as huge potential cost savings for pay TV operators.
Happy birthday to us: It’s been a year since we published the very first episode of Cord Cutters. In that time, we’ve not only released 35 additional episodes but also learned a whole lot about the future of TV, and the people who reinvent it.
For all the talk, there’s little evidence that cord cutting, to whatever extent it is actually happening, has loosened the grip of the networks or cable operators on the TV business. If anything, they’ve tightened their hold, as evidence from this last quarter shows.
The majority of Time Warner Cable’s subscribers and most of its revenue still come from traditional pay TV services, but that’s changing — and fast. The company is betting on broadband for its future, due to wider adoption of Internet services while traditional TV subscriptions decline.
Time Warner Cable plans to buy Insight Communications, the nation’s ninth-largest cable company, in a deal worth $3 billion as the industry realizes it needs to streamline. The deal offers TWC greater scale as well as about $100 million in annual cost efficiencies.
Netflix has licensed exclusive rights to future films from indie studio Open Road Films, making it the only place viewers can watch those movies during the pay TV window. The deal follows Netflix’s recent habit of locking down titles from independent producers ahead of cable networks.
Verizon is unbundling its data plans from its video offering, providing a more flexible offering to its customers. By doing so, the telco enables its customers to pick and choose the data plans they want without them being tied to a certain number of video channels.
Total subscription dollars for video go down in an over-the-top video world, what with the increased popularity of services like Netflix Watch Instantly and Hulu Plus. With cord cutting on the rise, how do the entertainment and pay-TV industries make up the lost revenue?
Google’s newly announced partnership with DISH will distribute Logitech’s Google TV device and allow for limited integration with the satellite TV provider’s set-tops. But the real question is whether or not Google can sell such an act to the Comcasts and Time Warners of the world.
Relativity Media’s movies won’t make their way to HBO or Showtime during their pay TV window anymore. Instead, you’ll be able to watch them as part of Netflix’ Watch Instantly service. Some believe this deal could be a sign for things to come for pay TV.
Epix, the forthcoming pay TV and broadband channel from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, will launch on Oct. 30, the company announced yesterday.…
The music industry has made quite a stir about piracy and downloads. Pay TV providers have fought to protect their service bundles…
TiVo to Launch Local Commercial Ratings; will provide second-by-second data for programs and ads, service will roll out in as many as…
Viacom, Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate made headlines last week when they announced they were banding together to form a new pay TV…