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Yesterday, 09:26 AM
22
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Nielsen and Adobe are teaming up to apply TV-style ratings to the internet
 
(engadget.com) - You've probably heard of the Nielsen Ratings, which are the figures relating to the number of people who watch a particular TV series. It's these statistics that Hollywood uses to decide if your favorite show gets a second season or if it'll only live on in fan fiction. Unfortunately, with more and more entertainment being delivered online, a TV ratings company isn't much use to anyone. That's why Nielsen has teamed up with Adobe to begin rating pretty much everything on the internet....
 

Yesterday, 07:06 AM
22
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Opinion - Jeff Kagan: Can Cable TV Survive?
 
(equities.com) - The earth is shaking under the feet of the cable television industry. Traditional cable TV is facing an earthquake that is changing the entire industry. When the dust clears, everything about the traditional industry will be very different. A new television industry is emerging. Can Cable TV survive?
 
This has been building for years, but all of a sudden new technology with the Internet, new ideas and new competition, have all reached the point where they are now starting to negatively impact the cable television industry....
 

Yesterday, 07:05 AM
22
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: All 'Simpsons' episodes are now available for streaming
 
(engadget.com) - The wait is over, people of the interwebs. Right on cue, Fox has launched Simpsons World, the online hub where it will be streaming every Simpsons episode ever broadcasted. Even though the content is free to browse, you do need a cable login to start watching -- it's simple, if you're subscribed to a package that offers FXX, a channel owned by Fox, then you're good to go. In addition to the Simpsons World website, all Simpsons episodes can also be streamed via the FXNow mobile application, which is available on iOS and Android. Sure, it's only Tuesday, but at least now you have a clue of what you'll be doing this weekend....
 

Oct 21 2014 04:34 AM
21
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Lionsgate and Tribeca are launching a video-streaming service
 
(engadget.com) - There's no doubt that video on demand is about to go through its own gold rush era. From giant TV networks like CBS to wireless providers such as Rogers, it looks as if everyone wants to join the fun before it's too late. Taking note of this, film studio Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises, the media company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, announced today they are teaming up on a new, subscription-based video-streaming platform. The service will be known as Tribeca Short List and is slated to launch sometime during the first half of 2015. You can expect a "prestigious selection" of movie content from Lionsgate, which will be curated by Tribeca with help from "leading voices in contemporary culture."...
 

Oct 21 2014 12:50 AM
21
Oct 2014
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


Turner Networks Removes Channels from DISH as Contract Deadline Passes

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that Monday night Turner Networks removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup. The two companies have been unable to negotiate the terms of a renewed distribution agreement, and Turner refused to extend the overall agreement.

 

See here for the full press release and discussion.


Oct 17 2014 09:14 AM
17
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Woof - DogTV expands into Europe
 
(broadbandtvnews.com) - DogTV is a 24-hour network “that effectively helps babysit stay-at-home pooches with programming specifically designed for their eyes and ears.”
 
The channel is now available on DirecTV in the US, on Roku set-tops and as a streaming service on dogtv.com....
 

Oct 16 2014 10:03 AM
16
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


CBS launches its own TV-streaming service for $6 a month
 
(engadget.com) - Less than a day after HBO finally promised to let users cut out the middleman, CBS has decided to do the same. The company is launching CBS All Access, which charges $6 a month to stream new episodes of its shows the day after broadcast. You'll be able to stream 15 of its prime-time shows in this way, including big hits like NCIS and The Big Bang Theory as well as 6,500 episodes of classic TV from the CBS back catalog as a sweetener. That'll enable you to binge down on classic shows like, uhm, MacGyver and I Love Lucy whenever and wherever you want....
 
Full Story Link & Discussion Here

Oct 16 2014 05:00 AM
16
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix's growth slows down just as HBO joins the streaming fight
 
Netflix is no longer an up and comer, it's a giant, pushing out well-regarded original content -- in 4K even -- and constantly expanding its reach. HBO will finally hop off its cable-only throne and do battle with some sort of internet-only service next year, and as Netflix reveals how it did in the last three months, we'll find out how it plans to respond. According to CEO Reed Hastings' Q3 letter to investors, despite the "inevitable" move, he believes "it is likely we both prosper as consumers move to Internet TV."...
 

Oct 15 2014 04:08 PM
15
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015
 
HBO is about to make cord cutters really happy.
 
(usatoday.com) - The media company confirmed it will launch a standalone service for streaming its programs starting in 2015 that will not require a cable subscription. The service was revealed by HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler during Time Warner's investor meeting on Wednesday....
 

Oct 13 2014 10:55 AM
13
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


D*'s D14 Scheduled for 12-04-14, To Add Capacity (Read 4K) A Few Months Later
 
 



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