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[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

It is a very simple idea that needs to implemented right now. The FCC wants to classify streaming services, like Amazon Instant Prime and Apple’s upcoming over-the-top (OTT) service as MVPD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors). Why? Then all competitors, especially …

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[28 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Although TV ratings agency Nielsen is having trouble measuring how people watch TV in the here and now, there is little question that cord cutting is a thing. Seriously, even Comcast is offering Stream, a streaming only package of stations.
And, …

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[18 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 673 views]

Competition, it’s a good thing™. Netflix growth in the United States is slow and getting slower. Netflix growth overseas is where the action is — 2.5 million of the 3.3 million new subs signed up abroad.
Interesting, but what does this have …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 42 views]

Television is changing and, Apple being Apple, it would like to be the company that redefines the medium. To whit, rumors of an over the top (OTT) Apple television service have circulated for years and new details reveal Cupertino’s latest …

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[13 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 61 views]

Yes, boys and girls, cord cutting and cord shaving are very much things — even America’s most hated company, Comcast, now admits it. Still, as evidenced by their latest pay TV service offering, Comcast Stream, it’s pretty clear that America’s …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[8 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 411 views]

Last month Fairer Platform told you Showtime would soon launch its very own streaming service. Well, it’s here and there’s a 30-day free trial so you can sate your Eva Green jones right away.
Showtime brings you critically acclaimed current and …

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[6 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

If children are the future, then traditional linear TV’s future is anything but bright. Fresh data from Nielsen shows teen TV viewing is down by 20 percent or more since 2011. While kids are still watching TV programming, Netflix, Hulu, …

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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

Cord cutting is very a much a thing™ and the latest quarterly pay TV subscriber data backs that up. Moreover, cord shavers, nearly half of pay TV subscribers surveyed have trimmed their cable packages.
Digitalsmiths, which is owned by TiVo, has …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]

So goes porn, so goes the internet. Porn famously played a pivotal if not decisive role in the Betamax vs VHS and HD DVD vs Blue-ray battles. Will Porn Time deliver the winning stroke in the war for P2P dominance? …

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[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 27 views]

cCloud is the latest pirate IPTV service to grab cord cutter attention. As of this writing, cCloud’s appeal is fundamentally about promise rather than actual delivery.
For example, on the Roku, cCloud currently only offer 10 channels — Fox Family, Fox …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[5 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 21 views]

People love their Apple TVs. However, those in the know will tell that the Roku 3 is faster, has more features and offers scores more channels, including a hundreds of pirate channels. These facts helped propel the insurgent Roku set …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 16 views]

CBS continues its aggressive push into the rapidly growing, evolving and highly competitive market for cord cutter eyeballs and dollars. The broadcaster has announced its Showtime premium channel will become as a broadband-only streamer in July with Apple acting as …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

Hard to believe, but nonetheless true! Given their sheer size, Comcast and Time Warner are the most hated companies. Measuring only pure animus, however, there is one small midwestern cable company that generates the more hate per customer.
Consumer Reports has …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 May 2015 | No Comment | 9 views]

While regular Fairer Platform readers have been hearing about cord cutting since at least February 2013, Wikipedia volunteers have only just now posted a page dedicated to cord cutting:
In broadcast television, cord cutting, cutting the cord, and cord shaving refer …

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[16 May 2015 | One Comment | 40 views]

Of course, you are paying too much for cable TV! However, there is a high probability that you can get a better deal from your cable TV provider simply by asking, negotiating and/or threatening to cut the cord — here …