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Dish Network Doesn't Want to Blow Up TV. It Wants to Pay Less for It.

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Does Charlie Ergen really want to blow up the TV business, using his ad-skipping “Auto Hop” feature? You can make that case, and if you want to hear an entertaining rendition of it, check out Peter Lauria’s live-on-tape from Times Square report here. But here’s a less dramatic reading of Ergen’s ambitions:...
Dish Network Doesn't Want to Blow Up TV. It Wants to Pay Less for It.

Can Congress Blow Up the TV Bundle? John McCain is Going to Try - Again

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Lots of people say they want to break up the bundle — the economic model that keeps the TV Industrial Complex intact — but no one has been able to do it. Can Congress? Senator John McCain is going to try, via legislation he is set to introduce soon, perhaps...
Can Congress Blow Up the TV Bundle? John McCain is Going to Try - Again

Two deals that make it obvious where Twitter's heart lies: inside your television

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There were a number of reports last week that Twitter was looking to do TV-related content deals with broadcast networks such as Viacom and NBC so that it could add video clips to its real-time stream, and now we have seen two deals announced that show the kind of thing...
Two deals that make it obvious where Twitter's heart lies: inside your television
As Aereo Fights A Clone, Fox Threatens To Go To Cable If Courts Continue To Rule In Aereo's Favor

NBC's buyout of msnbc.com: bold venture or quixotic folly? | Michael Wolff

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America's last living network TV news operation is marching into the internet news business. If that can be called a businessAlone among the four major television networks, NBC and its new parent company, Comcast, finds itself deeply in the news business. This is heroic, quixotic ... or just not all...
NBC's buyout of msnbc.com: bold venture or quixotic folly? | Michael Wolff

Aereo Adds First Cable Channel: Bloomberg TV

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Online-television startup Aereo has begun paying for traditional TV content, reaching a deal to add Bloomberg TV to its program lineup. Aereo, backed by media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, launched a Web TV service earlier this year that streams broadcast TV signals of New York stations to New York residents...
Aereo Adds First Cable Channel: Bloomberg TV
Roku raises $60M to battle Xbox One, Apple TV, & others vying for the living room

Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

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[tc_5min code="517667895"] The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — take advantage of the East Coast blizzard to toast some marshmallows on the fire. First up is the Series A drought and impact of the cloud on startup funding. Next, the big...
Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

YouTube CEO: The Future of Content Is Niche Channels

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The way consumers access and consume media is changing rapidly, YouTube head Salar Kamangar believes, and YouTube is evolving to accommodate it. “We’re entering the third wave of media,” Kamangar said during an on-stage interview with AllThingsD‘s Peter Kafka in Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tuesday. “The first wave was the...
YouTube CEO: The Future of Content Is Niche Channels

If Facebook ads don’t work, it’s the fault of advertisers

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The ‘speed bump’ versus search ad comparison is an interesting one. Back in time, in the age of black and white television, it was possible to book an ad across the three major broadcast networks, and hit, at once, a simply massive percentage of the US population. That was the...
If Facebook ads don’t work, it’s the fault of advertisers
Aereo launching streaming broadcast TV service in NYC on March 14th

CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology

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Dish’s bold move to help consumers skip advertisements on the TV screens is rankling the top brass of television. Despite being difficult to track, and not too hard to avoid, television advertisements remain a massive business. Sure, gone are the days in which a ‘speed bump’ of ads on a...
CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology
Twitter seeks more TV time with media hire Ben Grossman

Starting today, new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live are airing online

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Soap opera fans can rejoice as new episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children start airing online Monday. Two years after ABC canceled them, the soaps are coming back to life — but only in digital format, via Hulu and iTunes. Production company Prospect Park, which licensed the shows...
Starting today, new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live are airing online

YouTube advances cash for 60 more original channels in Europe and the US

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Google pulls in nearly $2 billion a year in YouTube advertising revenue, but that's still a drop in the bucket compared to the $60 billion earned by broadcast networks. To rely less on viral cat videos or "Gangnam Style" breakouts, the company has announced that it's advanced funds to...
YouTube advances cash for 60 more original channels in Europe and the US
We’ve got hard data: Netflix really is killing Nickelodeon
Aereo Asks Court To Block CBS From Suing In New Districts Ahead Of Boston Launch
ABC could be the first broadcaster to livestream its TV shows via mobile apps

Why The Diller-Backed Aereo Will Need Some Fancy Lawyers

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Broadcasters have a history of squashing disruptive technologies in court—and the new cord-cutting service Aereo could well be their next target. New York-based Aereo, which has received the bulk of its $25 million in funding from Barry Diller’s IAC (NSDQ: IACI), believes it has found a legal way to...
Why The Diller-Backed Aereo Will Need Some Fancy Lawyers

Your Internet Is Already On Your TV

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Still waiting for the Internet and TV to converge? It may have already happened. Four out of 10 Americans have connected their TV to the Internet, according to a new Forrester study. If you’re just talking about the whippersnappers in 18-to-32 age bracket, the number shoots up to 6 in...
Your Internet Is Already On Your TV
Networks sue "unauthorized" streaming service Aereo ahead of NYC launch
As sports TV costs soar, leagues find new ways to slice up video dollars

Dish Network Offers DVR That Removes Ads

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Dish Network Corp. released a feature on its digital video recorder Thursday that automatically removes commercials from shows aired by major broadcast networks, threatening to seriously undercut billions of dollars in broadcast television advertising. The feature, dubbed “Auto Hop,” is an advance on existing ad-skipping features on digital video recorders,...
Dish Network Offers DVR That Removes Ads
Aereo streaming TV service coming to Atlanta on June 17th

Disney's Sweeney and "Pretty Little Liars'" King: Twitter is Live TV's Savior

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comWhen teens tune in to watch “Pretty Little Liars,” the ABC Family hit series produced by I. Marlene King, they are predominately doing it when the show airs live. The technology platforms most responsible for that trend? Social media, according to King and Anne Sweeney, president of...
Disney's Sweeney and "Pretty Little Liars'" King: Twitter is Live TV's Savior
Comcast Is Calling Its Upcoming Streaming Event 'The Biggest Catch-Up In TV History'
Hulu’s growing up, but what about its parents?

FBI Spying On... FarmVille?

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The FBI just announced plans to ramp up their social media monitoring, data mining, and analysis. The surprising thing is that they haven't done so already.The FBI wants to step up their monitoring of social media. Earlier this month the bureau posted a Request for Information (RFI) from potential vendors...
FBI Spying On... FarmVille?

Judge Sides With Diller-Backed Streaming TV Startup Aereo Over Broadcasters On Injuction

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New York City-based Aereo got a big initial win in court today, as it will e able to continue operating while also fighting a lawsuit against some major broadcasters. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied an injunction sought by those broadcast networks, which would have shut Aereo...
Judge Sides With Diller-Backed Streaming TV Startup Aereo Over Broadcasters On Injuction
Aereo countersues Fox, PBS, and others over streaming broadcast TV
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