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Today, 12:07 PM
20
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Dish Network may dump TNT and TBS, too, after CNN, TruTV and Adult Swim
 
(radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com) - The ugly battle between Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting rages on and could get even worse. If the two sides can’t resolve their differences, TNT and TBS could be off the air as early as December 5th for 14 million Dish households nationwide or one-eighth of its potential audience....
 

Today, 12:06 PM
20
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video
 
(engadget.com) - Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon's streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither Netflix or Amazon offer detailed viewership data, Nielsen has developed a way for its rating meters to track shows by identifying their audio, the Wall Street Journal reports....
 

Nov 18 2014 08:45 AM
18
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Google is cracking down on bad Android TV apps
 
(engadget.com) - Google has never approved Play Store apps like Apple does, but now says it'll review Android TV apps "for usability... and other quality guidelines." That's a big departure from its previous policy -- Google only pulled apps retroactively from Play if there was an issue. But as Android Police pointed out, it will now test apps to ensure they work on a D-pad or Gamepad, which implies some may not have played well with those controllers. The timing also coincides with the launch of the Nexus Player, meaning Mountain View may be trying to avoid a Google TV-like debacle with Android TV....
 

Nov 15 2014 06:55 AM
15
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: FCC fires back at AT&T with questions about its paused fiber rollout
 
(engadget.com) - Yesterday the Commission issued a series of questions to the telecom giant asking -- among other things -- about the extent of AT&T's rollout plans and whether bringing fiber to all those new doorsteps would ultimately prove unprofitable. Oh, and the FCC wants to see every document AT&T has relating to its decision to limit its fiber rollout to the 2 million customers it promised as part of its plan to potentially buy DirecTV. That fiber rollout has been mired in confusion basically since day one thanks to AT&T's terribly vague statements -- it first named 100 towns and cities that could get that high-speed fiber service, and then mentioned its expansion of reach to those 2 million new customers. It's never been clear where those 2 million people would actually come from (or even if all those towns will ever get AT&T fiber), but the FCC doesn't seem pleased with the implication that AT&T would only do the bare minimum needed for regulatory lip-service. Anyway, the deadline for all that juicy info? One week. Your move, AT&T....
 

Nov 14 2014 04:45 AM
14
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DirecTV beats cable companies to 4K, will offer 20 movies today, live TV to come
 
The service will begin today with 19 titles from Paramount Pictures and K2 communications, highlighted by the big-budget visual spectacles Transformers: Age of Extinction, as well 2009’s Star Trek.
 
As expected, DirecTV’s new 4K service will require a very specific combination of hardware, including DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR, and a Samsung 4K/UHD TV that is certified “DirecTV 4K ready.” Details about which Samsung TVs will be compliant with the new service have yet to be disclosed.
 

Nov 13 2014 07:29 AM
13
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


AT&T halts fiber build-out until net neutrality rules are sorted
 
(engadget.com) - AT&T is putting the brakes on its gigabit fiber internet service. CEO Randall Stephenson revealed this morning that the company will halt the rollout of the network, which launched in Austin last year, until it has solid net neutrality rules to follow. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under what rules those investments will be governed," he said....
 

Nov 13 2014 07:28 AM
13
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV for Tablets - New Channels Available For Streaming
 
When I opened my Android app (v3.2.6) on my Nexus 7 (2013) this morning, there were many new channels available to watch on my tablet.
 

Nov 13 2014 07:27 AM
13
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


PlayStation Vue is a cloud-powered broadcast TV service that launches in early 2015
 
(engadget.com) - Oh good, another subscription service, you might already be thinking. However, Sony has already signed up some major networks and players (Fox, CBS, Viacom and ABC, for starters) and a no-contract setup: you'll pay month by month -- like how you pay for Netflix. The tie-ups will also include the ability to record programs, as well as play selected on-demand content.  Beta testers will see around 75 channels of content, including local networks, when tests start later this month, although there's one proviso: they have to live in NYC, before it rolls out to Chicago, Philadelphia and LA. For the rest of us, the entire service is set to go live in early 2015....
 

Nov 13 2014 07:26 AM
13
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Host Rich Eisen’s 48-foot DirecTV production truck stolen in Miami Lakes, recovered later
 
(miamiherald.com) - People steal the darnedest things, and South Florida certainly isn’t immune. But the early morning heist of a 48-foot, multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art television production truck from the parking lot of a Miami Lakes hotel left a lot of people puzzled....
 

Nov 12 2014 10:27 AM
12
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Cable TV Subscriptions Continue to Plummet
 
(televisions.reviewed.com/) - According to new numbers out last week, cable and satellite TV subscriptions continue to dwindle as the pace of cord-cutting increases....
 
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(forbes.com) - DirecTV recently reported its Q3 2014 earnings, which grew 4% to $1.33 (after adjustments) during the third quarter. The satellite operator saw a steady revenue growth, both in the U.S. and Latin America (LatAm). However, the company lost 28,000 video customers in the U.S. and 119,000 subscribers in LatAm. Despite the subscriber losses, DirecTV managed to post revenue growth due to higher ARPU in the U.S....
 
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(fool.com) - Since spring, DISH has been rumored to be working on an over-the-top online television streaming service that costs $20 to $30 per month. DISH's idea is to offer a smaller number of popular channels (you know, that ones people actually watch) that stream from the Internet to mobile and connected devices, without the need for a traditional pay-TV service....
 
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