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Dec 27 2014 01:42 PM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Aereo auctioning its web TV tech under broadcasters' watchful eyes
 
(engadget.com) - A US bankruptcy judge has declared that Aereo can sell off its technology to the highest bidder, but with a few large exceptions, according to Reuters. First off, the broadcasters who forced the streaming service off the air and into Chapter 11 can oppose any sale they don't like. They'll also be allowed to analyze Aereo's customer records before they're deleted to determine possible damages in further court proceedings. Interest is actually high in Aereo's tech -- despite all the legal problems, there are 17 potential bidders for the auction. However, that presents a dilemma for CBS, NBC, FOX and other broadcasters....
 

Dec 23 2014 03:51 PM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Disney, DIRECTV Report New Multi-Year Deal
 
(streetinsider.com) - The Walt Disney Company and DIRECTV announced a wide-ranging, multi-year distribution agreement that will provide DIRECTV customers with access to Disney’s robust lineup of top quality sports, news, kids and entertainment content across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and other connected devices....
 

Dec 22 2014 07:22 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


The FCC gets to work on letting internet TV compete with cable
 
(engadget.com) - It's far from a done deal, but the FCC has taken a step towards putting internet TV service on a par with cable and satellite. On Friday it announced the adoption of a proposal (previously floated by chairman Tom Wheeler) that would give TV providers that stream their channels over the internet, the same access to content that satellite and cable TV services have. So far, internet providers aren't classified as a "multichannel video programminng distributor", but if they were that could have forced programmers to negotiate with the likes of Aereo, instead of merely suing them....
 

Dec 22 2014 07:21 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


DirecTV Launches Fox’s Suite of Internet TV Services
 
(variety.com) - DirecTV has launched Fox Networks’ lineup of authenticated Internet-video services, with the satcaster having representing the last major pay-TV holdout for the programmer’s TV Everywhere push.
 
Under the agreement, DirecTV’s 20 million U.S. satellite TV customers now have access to Fox Now, FXNow and Nat Geo TV apps, the programming group’s three TV Everywhere services. In addition, DirecTV will make live feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.
 
In addition, under the pact, starting in the first quarter of 2015, DirecTV will launch VOD content from all Fox networks on DirecTV Everywhere....
 

Dec 20 2014 11:16 PM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


21st Century Fox Blacks Out Fox News and Business for DISH

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tonight, 21st Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) blocked DISH customer access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, as the media conglomerate introduced other channels into negotiations despite those channels not being included in the contract up for renewal.

 

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Dec 19 2014 06:09 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DirecTV Android App Gets 13 More Live Streaming channels, Lollipop Support
 
(androidpolice.com/) - This update brings the number of streaming channels to 110, with 51 available outside of your wifi's reach.
 

Dec 19 2014 06:08 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Comcast's Ultra HD app launched -- but only on Samsung TVs
 
(engadget.com) - It's almost time for CES to come around again, but Samsung and Comcast are just getting around to fulfilling the promise of 4K streaming they made at the last show earlier this year (DirecTV launched last month). The Xfinity in UHD app has arrived on Samsung's 2014 Ultra HD TVs (which also have high-res video from the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Samsung's $300 hard drive add-on) and right now, it's offering up every episode of Chicago Fire, Suits and Covert Affairs at no additional charge to customers....
 

Dec 19 2014 06:08 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Hulu's push for exclusives gets a big boost from Fox
 
(engadget.com) - The battle between streaming services has become all about what exclusive content each one has to offer, and with HBO joining in soon it's only going to get tougher. It's no surprise then, that Hulu's next attempt to get a leg up on the competition is coming with help from Fox. Hulu is about to become the best/only place to watch FX (and FXX, and FXXX whenever that launches) shows without a cable subscription and access to FX Now apps. So don't expect to see hows like Tyrant, The Strain, You're The Worst and Married on Netflix or Amazon, they're spoken for....
 

Dec 17 2014 11:23 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Flash: Netflix comes to Dish TV's set-top boxes
 
Not all conventional TV providers are at odds with Netflix. Dish just announced that its second-generation Hopper DVRs (and eventually Joeys) are getting an integrated Netflix app starting today. Yes, you can now jump from satellite broadcasts to internet streaming without switching devices. The interface will be familiar if you've used Netflix elsewhere, but Dish hopes to one day integrate Netflix's library into search results -- you could find House of Cards sitting next to recordings and Dish's own internet services....
 

Dec 17 2014 11:22 AM
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Dec 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix says offline playback is 'never going to happen'
 
(engadget.com) - Ever since Netflix mistakenly said that offline viewing would come to Honeycomb tablets, we've waited (and opined) for the moment when it'd happen. Unfortunately, the streaming company is turning a blind eye to our needs as its head of communications saying that cached playback is "never going to happen." In an interview with TechRadar, Cliff Edwards said that the feature is a "short term fix for a bigger problem," namely a lack of high-speed WiFi in certain places. As far as he's concerned, we're not far away from having ubiquitous internet wherever we dare to tread....
 



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