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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 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 | 0 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? …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 1 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 | 1 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 …

Cord Cutter »

[16 May 2015 | One Comment | 0 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 …

Cord Cutter »

[6 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

While cord cutting gets the headlines, the real harbinger of doom for the traditional pay TV industry has to the cord never generation, aka millennials, which have never subscribed to either satellite of cable TV.
“When HBO announced its standalone streaming …

Cord Cutter »

[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Want the latest on the Baltimore riots, Nepal earthquake or whatever disaster afflicts the planet this week? If you are a cord cutter, your free streamed live news your choices are relatively few.
In fact, if you live in the US, …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

Huzzah, good government in action! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has referred the proposed Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger to an administrative law judge, all but guaranteeing that Mega Comcast will never come to be — it’s dead.
Wall Street …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 845 views]

Last Friday, the Fairer Platform reported on a Moody’s analyst report claiming that cord cutting is no threat to cable TV. Naturally, we thought that was a bunch ‘o bull cookies and, now, fresh numbers from Netflix and Viacom, respectively, …

Cord Cutter »

[3 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 711 views]

Investment service Moody’s is making the dubious claim that cord cutters are no threat to cable TV. Perhaps, but no one can doubt the growing number of cable nevers (aka those who’ve never paid for traditional, linear TV).
“OTT options will …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 926 views]

The perversely successful idiots who run Hollywood and the Internet — sadly, often the same people — need to get the hell over their hatred of Popcorn Time and figure out how to make it pay. Why? Because, whether they …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[17 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 567 views]

Apple’s only a follower if it fails to dominate a market where it competes and, if the rumor mill has it right, the skinny bundle is the next piece of the media market Cupertino aims to corner.
Or, so goes the …