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Yesterday, 06:49 AM
21
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


FiOS Customers Get Free Upload Speed Boost
 
Customer upgrades to equalized download and upload speeds will continue throughout the fall, starting with customers enrolled in My Rewards+ or who join the program now. If you’re a bit of a procrastinator, don’t worry. 
 
Customers do not need to do anything to receive the new upload speeds. For those who don’t want to wait, visit the Verizon My Rewards+ page to sign up for the program. Otherwise, upgrades will be phased in throughout coming months....
 

Jul 20 2014 06:28 AM
20
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


The curated video service from TiVo's founders, Qplay, is shutting down
 
(web.qplay.co) - "It is with heavy hearts that we announce Qplay will be closing. Our last day of service is next Friday, July 25, 2014.
 
If you purchased a TV Adapter from us and would like a refund, we will give you your money back (learn how to request a refund). Refund requests will be accepted until next Friday July 25, 2014 at 5 PM Pacific. All TV Adapters will stop functioning when the service shuts down, so please responsibly recycle your TV Adapter. Click here to find a local electronics recycling location. If you have any questions send us an email to help@qplay.co...."
 

Jul 19 2014 06:37 AM
19
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Dish Network, Comcast trade jabs at Senate hearing
 
(Bizjournals.com) - The mega-Comcast would serve nearly half of the residential Internet customers in the nation, Jeffrey Blum, Dish Network's senior vice president and deputy general counsel, told the panel Wednesday.
 
Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen said it would be more like 30 percent, according to recent data from the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Either way, Dish's Blum said, if Comcast were to serve a majority of broadband customers, that would pose a threat to companies like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu — all of which are competing for traditional TV viewers, but need to go through Comcast’s broadband to get to consumers....
 

Jul 19 2014 06:36 AM
19
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix is testing a private mode that keeps your watching habits under wraps
 
(Engadget.com) - If you've ever wanted to keep those embarrassing Netflix choices from family members or your social-networking pals, you might soon be in luck. According to the folks over at Gigaom, the streaming subscription service is currently testing a "Privacy Mode." This means that viewed titles won't appear in that Recently Viewed section on the main screen and they also won't factor into future recommendations....
 

Jul 19 2014 06:35 AM
19
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV ‘hacker’ terrorizes family
 
(Loganbanner.com) - The ‘hacker’ was using a DirecTV feature, known as the search page, to make conversation with the family.  When Roger arrived at his brother’s house, the device began conversation with him immediately.  “As soon as I walked in the door, he typed ‘Hi, Roger. Nice green shirt,’” Roger said....
 

Jul 18 2014 03:30 AM
18
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement in Canada
 
(Newswire.ca) - Beginning with 2015 theatrically released feature films, Netflix Canada members can enjoy new titles from Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks Studios. Approximately eight months after titles leave theaters - quicker than has traditionally been the case on premium pay TV - Canadian Netflix subscribers will be able to watch new releases from The Walt Disney Studios in the home and on the go....
 

Jul 17 2014 09:38 AM
17
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Murdoch Open to Bid Above $75 Billion for Time Warner
 
(Bloomberg.com) - Fox’s willingness to raise its offer higher than $85 a share is contingent on Time Warner engaging in talks and opening its books to Fox, according to one of the people, who said Murdoch hasn’t been directly involved in discussions. A deal would reshape the media industry by giving the TV-and-film companies bargaining power in negotiations with cable operators such as Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., which are in the process of their own merger....
 

Jul 17 2014 09:37 AM
17
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


'NFL Sunday Ticket without satellite' sounds too good to be true, and for many it is
 
"Stream NFL Sunday Ticket live online. No satellite required!" Sounds simple, sign up, then sit back and wait for all the out-of-market football games you can handle, right? Not so fast...
 

Jul 16 2014 06:44 AM
16
Jul 2014
Posted By: Brandon Wedgeworth


Epix Rolls Out on AT&T U-verse (July 14, 2014)
Premium Programmer Scores Multiplatform Deal with Telco

(www.multichannel.com) Epix continues to build carriage momentum, inking a multiplatform deal with AT&T U-verse. Under the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, AT&T U-verse will launch four Epix channels in standard- and high-definition today. Epix’s base of theatricials, documentaries, concerts and comedy specials will also be accessible to authenticated U-verse subscribers via Epix.com, its app on hundreds of devices, as well as through both Epix VOD and the live Epix feeds on Uverse.com and the U-verse apps. The premium programmer’s fare will also be available on AT&T on Demand, starting in August. 

 

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Jul 16 2014 06:10 AM
16
Jul 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV Headquarters Meets Highest Green Building Standards
 
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DIRECTV’s renovation of its 299,000 square-foot headquarters building at 2260 E. Imperial Hwy in El Segundo, Calif. has earned Platinum certification, the highest available under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) category. The building also holds a Silver LEED rating for the Core and Shell (BD+C) category....
 



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