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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

Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

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One big bright spot: Mobile advertising grew 80% to a total of $2.6 billion. Pew's annual State Of The News Media report is out. It reveals an industry in semi-crisis as it confronts a tech-savvy audience that's changing how it accesses news, and ever declining print revenues. Advertisements in...
Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)

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Boxee will launch its new $99 TV in Walmart stores and online starting today. The new Boxee TV builds on the last generation, adding a DVR in the cloud service that lets you record live TV on Boxee's servers for $15 per month. But early adopters will get three free...
Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)
Digital Content: Killing TV to Punish Comcast? It's the Networks That Take the Hit
Google Fiber launches in Kansas City
With Jon Stewart back from vacation, Viacom wisely lifts its web content ban

Intel Is Reportedly Going To Destroy The Cable Model By Offering People The Ability To Subscribe To Individual Channels (INTC)

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Intel is reportedly on the cusp of delivering something that consumers around the world have been wanting for a long, long time. Kelly Clay at Forbes reports Intel is going to blow up the cable industry with its own set-top box and an unbundled cable service. Clay says Intel is...
Intel Is Reportedly Going To Destroy The Cable Model By Offering People The Ability To Subscribe To Individual Channels (INTC)
Google invests in Machinima and the future of TV

HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

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Big media companies are still trying to figure out the best way to get live TV on your iPad or tablet. Some, like Time Warner and Comcast, have apps that let you stream a handful of channels to your mobile device. But you must be a subscriber and use...
HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

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Last year CBS and Turner Sports brought every game of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament home in HD on four cable channels, and streaming for free to PCs and iOS devices. While the broadcast plans remain the same this year, if you want to stream the 41...
March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

HBO Go App Lands On The Kindle Fire

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Ok, so HBO won’t sell its streaming, on-demand video service as a standalone service to cord cutters and other folks who don’t want to pay a premium for it. We’ve established that. But for those of you who do subscribe to HBO through the typical cable channels, the cable network...
HBO Go App Lands On The Kindle Fire
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships

One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

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Hey, it’s progress. Whether it actually ignites the kind of momentum needed to ultimately propel TV Everywhere to live up to its ubiquitous promise remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Viacom finally reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable, enabling the pay TV service provider to stream the media conglomerate’s...
One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

Here's John McCain's Cable-Destroying Legislation

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John McCain is actually working on something people really want to see happen -- blowing up the cable industry's expensive bundles of channels. He's introducing legislation that would make it easier for consumers to pick their channels. We have the actual bill embedded in this post as well as his...
Here's John McCain's Cable-Destroying Legislation

At last: TiVo trims prices to pursue HD customers. But is it enough?

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Buy a high-definition TV to watch HD cable channels, and your world changes. Suddenly you can see erstwhile invisible crow's feet around the eyes of aging actors, and standard DVDs bear a grainy resemblance to YouTube video. Like some modern Greek hero, you're blessed and cursed with the ability to...
At last: TiVo trims prices to pursue HD customers. But is it enough?

Time Warner Cable and Viacom Settle Lawsuit Over iPad Television Streaming

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Time Warner Cable and Viacom have settled their legal entanglements regarding Time Warner's streaming of Viacom video content on its iPad app, according to the New York Times. The breakthrough comes as a result of a settlement between Time Warner Cable and Viacom, which owns cable channels like Comedy Central,...
Time Warner Cable and Viacom Settle Lawsuit Over iPad Television Streaming

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Is Cable TV Tuning In Its Own Obsolescence?

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Cable TV may be in for a rude awakening from the dream-like hold it has managed to keep over consumers all these years. Recent content provider disputes among DirecTV and Viacom, along with legal decisions allowing websites like Aereo to stream broadcast TV, are putting the industry's revenue model in...
Is Cable TV Tuning In Its Own Obsolescence?

How Roku Wants To Beat Apple By Treating Your TV Like A Smartphone

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With all the talk surrounding Apple's rumored television set, it's easy to glance over the other companies tackling the so-called "Smart TV" space. Of all the connected TVs, Blu-Ray players, Google TV boxes, video game consoles, etc., Roku has one of the most popular devices out there. And they...
How Roku Wants To Beat Apple By Treating Your TV Like A Smartphone
Amazon signs deal with Viacom to bring in kid shows from Nickelodeon & Nick Jr.

FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

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The Federal Communications Commission on Friday decided to free cable operators from obligations to provide the cable channels they own to competitors with competing video services, such as satellite and phone companies. Read full article >>...
FCC frees up cable operators from program access rules

DirecTV-Viacom spat may black out top cable channels today

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If a deal isn't reached by midnight tonight, millions of DirecTV customers will lose channels such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV. [Read more]...
DirecTV-Viacom spat may black out top cable channels today
CES: One television interface to rule them all?
CHART OF THE DAY: Why John McCain Is Trying To Blow Up The Cable Industry

Blocked! March Madness Heads Farther Behind the Cable Paywall

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Aspen Photo / Shutterstock.com Heads up, cord-cutters: If you want to watch March Madness next year, you’re going to have to pay up. The last two rounds of next year’s college basketball tournament, including the championship game, are likely to be broadcast on one of Time Warner’s Turner network channels...
Blocked! March Madness Heads Farther Behind the Cable Paywall
Al Gore used his Current.tv payout to buy Apple shares worth $29.5M

Amazon Prime Stalks Netflix, Hulu With Zombieland Pilot

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The time to cut the cord on cable television has never been better. Between Netflix and Hulu Plus, consumers are treated to a variety of original programming financed and produced not by mega studios but by digital content companies that have little interest of seeding their content to cable channels....
Amazon Prime Stalks Netflix, Hulu With Zombieland Pilot
Apple’s tough talks tough backfires in negotiations for new streaming TV service

Barry Diller Says Aereo Isn't About Charging For Something That's Free, But About Moving TV To IP

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Aereo investor Barry Diller says that the company isn’t about taking free, over-the-air signals and charging for them, but is instead about moving TV from a closed system to IP. At the D11 Conference today, Diller defended the company’s plans to build a more open video distribution platform. Diller said...
Barry Diller Says Aereo Isn't About Charging For Something That's Free, But About Moving TV To IP

Why Aren't More People Cutting The Cord? Regional Sports Networks

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This week, Major League Soccer introduced updated apps that let fans stream 230 live pro soccer games next season on iOS and Android mobile devices. But the $60 price tag comes with a caveat: in most cases, subscribers won’t be able to see their local teams’ home games. As...
Why Aren't More People Cutting The Cord? Regional Sports Networks
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