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Yesterday, 05:33 AM
24
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


HereIsTV Connects With Comcast, DirecTV & Dish
 
(multichannel.com) - HereIsTV.com launched this week with integration agreements in place with Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV that enable registered users to set DVR recordings direct from the startup's web-based application.
 
HereIsTV, led by former Dish exec Bruce Eisen, doesn't rely on algorithms to make it's recommendations but instead relies on a panel of people...
 

Yesterday, 05:32 AM
24
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Judge formally bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices
 
(engadget.com) - Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It's been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by "transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public," but it's only now that a judge has issued a temporary ban order.
 
Wondering what's next for Aereo? Well, the jury's still out on whether it can record and store programs to be aired at a later time. The judge didn't grant TV networks their request to stop the company from doing so, since they didn't include it as part of their demands when they first filed a lawsuit. She's currently investigating whether she should grant that request, though...
 

Oct 23 2014 07:28 AM
23
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews
 
(reuters.com) - The FCC's review of the $48.5 billion merger of wireless carrier AT&T and satellite TV provider DirecTV on Wednesday was in day 76 of the 180-day deadline. The review of the $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal earlier had been stopped at day 85.
 
The FCC is weighing how to resolve a hitch in collecting and reviewing agreements that pay-TV companies have signed with media companies, such as CBS Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, to offer their content to subscribers....
 

Oct 23 2014 07:27 AM
23
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Watch an episode of 'MST3k,' with or without the jokes explained
 
(engadget.com) - Ordinarily, people talking during a movie is our idea of hell, but in Mystery Science Theater 3000's case, we're more than happy to allow it. The thing is, unless you've got a pop culture brain that'd make Tarantino blush, you're not going to know enough to get the joke. That's why a group calling themselves The Annotated MST have been painstakingly researching and explaining every single gag from the show so you don't feel left out. Thankfully, the group has teamed up with Shout! Factory, MST3k's DVD label, to release a fully-amended and legitimate copy of Mitchell onto YouTube that you can switch on and off depending on if you need a joke explained....
 

Oct 22 2014 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....
 

Oct 22 2014 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....
 

Oct 22 2014 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....
 



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