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Today, 01:08 PM
24
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Senate unanimously approves House's satellite TV bill
 
(fiercecable.com) - The Senate has unanimously approved a House bill that enables satellite-based pay-TV operators to pipe in broadcast signals from distant network stations to rural areas that lack a network affiliate.
 

Nov 21 2014 12:14 PM
21
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Flash: Your channels are back on DISH!

 

CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN en Español, Headline News, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies are restored. 

 

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Nov 21 2014 11:25 AM
21
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Amazon reportedly launching free, ad-supported video streaming service
 
(engadget.com) - Amazon is set to launch a free, ad-supported video service separate from its $99 Prime Instant Video offering, according to the New York Post. In case you're having deja vu, the WSJ reported exactly the same thing back in March and Amazon firmly denied it. However, the Post confidently said that the offering is now a definite "go." One of its sources for the rumor is a potential advertiser, which said Amazon would unveil the service in order to increase its video share against arch-rival Netflix -- and ultimately tempt users into Prime memberships....
 

Nov 21 2014 06:03 AM
21
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: CBS, Dish Network Agree to Short-Term Extension to Avoid Blackout
 
(variety.com) - CBS and Dish Network are avoiding a blackout by agreeing to a short-term contract extension Thursday evening while negotiations continue.
 
The crux of the negotiations involves the expiration of Dish’s deal to carry CBS’ 29 O&O stations in 17 local markets. The talks have been on and off for months, with CBS recently accusing Dish of dragging its feet in an effort to postpone a deal until after the end of the regular NFL season. The saber-rattling had threatened to lead to a blackout of CBS stations as of Thursday evening, when the carriage pact expired....
 

Nov 21 2014 05:59 AM
21
Nov 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix picks up fourth season of popular A&E series 'Longmire'
 
(engadget.com) - Fans of A&E's Longmire were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands of Netflix. The streaming service nabbed the rights to the fourth season that's set to include ten episodes arriving in 2015....
 

Nov 20 2014 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....
 

Nov 20 2014 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.
 



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