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[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, …

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[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 Popcorn Time. Why? Because, whether they like or not, Popcorn Time (aka the Netflix of …

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 …

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[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 460 views]

Many companies measure, track and analyze cable TV subscription and viewership. Unfortunately for cable TV and satellite TV providers, the analysis for 2014 was pretty much bad news across the board.
Last month, the Fairer Platform reported live TV viewing fell …

Cord Cutter, iTunes »

[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 808 views]

The video streaming service sweepstakes has yet to name a winner, but the list of losers continues to grow. Like Redbox Instant before it, Target Ticket is shutting down for good on March 7.
Industry sources say Target launched Target Ticket …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 771 views]

Of course, live TV being the traditional, sequential TV programming fewer and fewer people watch via broadcast, satellite and cable TV. Though not yet a collapse, the 12.7 percent year-over-year decline is more than an industry wakeup call.
As you might …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 601 views]

Wow, just wow. Comcast customer service is back in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. That is, a customer tried to drop Comcast and Comcast Customer Service put them through hell.
The crowing moment? The Comcast customer …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,608 views]

Everything is about perspective. While the world is focused on the battle for online dominance and streaming eyeballs between Netflix and HBO, the real war is happening elsewhere. Yes, we’re talking about Netflix vs Popcorn Time.
Yes, Netflix and its rapidly …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 752 views]

Even though Time Warner Cable is either the first or second most hated company in America and hundreds of thousands are cutting the cord, they must be feeling their oats. That is, Time Warner Cable is number one (in Better …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[22 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 615 views]

Netflix began back in 1997 as an online video rental store and, today, the CEO Reed Hastings has the world at his feet. For example, shares in company shot up 13 percent yesterday on the news that Netflix subs shot …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 901 views]

And, it is official. NBC will stream its Super Bowl coverage for free. Starting at 12pm noon on Sunday, February 1, the US TV network will offer its Super Bowl coverage, all 11 hours of it.
“It’s just a great means …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,026 views]

Like a lot of techies, I was pleased to learn that LG is using webOS in its newest smart TVs. While it’s great that LG found value in webOS, the Korean electronics giant clearly doesn’t “get” software and probably never …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 693 views]

Where can you get not only ESPN and ESPN2, as well Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim all with a cable or satellite TV subscription? Dish Networks’ Sling …