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[19 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 15 views]

Strictly speaking, binge watching isn’t a new form of onanism. On the other hand, more than two-thirds binge watchers do it alone in front of a screen, probably in the dark, and you gotta know Mike Huckabee isn’t amused.
Arris media …

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[17 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 3 views]

There was a time when the History Channel actually broadcast history, rather than the palsied “reality” garbage that it does now. While PBS is a welcome refuge, there isn’t nearly enough factual TV available. Enter CuriosityStream, a new over-the-top (OTT) …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[9 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Last week, the total was “only” 300,000, but the numbers for DirecTV, as well as some other operators, weren’t yet available. As reported in Variety, MoffetNathanson data shows cord cutting is gaining momentum and estimates traditional pay TV lost 566,000 …

Broadband, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Aug 2015 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

When it comes to tech reporting and gadget reviews, Ars Technica is among the most knowledgeable and geekiest. However, as newly minted cord cutter and Ars IT editor Sean Gallagher discovered, it really pays to keep a close eye on …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[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 | 674 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 | 38 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 …

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[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 …