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Verizon Cable Deal Gets a Senate Hearing - Kohl Wants to Examine Anti-competitive Repercussions

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Responding to consumer advocate and competitor concerns that the new Verizon, cable industry deal could include some anti-competitive conditions (hey, we won't install new FiOS in your markets if you let us sell wireless to your customers and sell us spectrum), Senator Herb Kohl has announced a new hearing looking...
Verizon Cable Deal Gets a Senate Hearing - Kohl Wants to Examine Anti-competitive Repercussions

Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

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The Department of Justice is looking into cable providers’ power over how and where consumers can access television content via the Internet, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s a step that finally acknowledges the vertical integration of cable providers as well as their ability to influence consumer behavior because of...
Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?
With Jon Stewart back from vacation, Viacom wisely lifts its web content ban
NBCUniversal exec condemns Aereo's live TV streaming service, worries cable companies could copy it

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)

Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

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The government’s investigation of the cable industry is sweeping, and could play a big role in determining the future of Internet video. FORTUNE — Now that the Department of Justice is reportedly investigating how cable companies handle video streams from their competitors over their Internet networks, it’s anybody’s guess what...
Will DOJ’s cable probe end up hurting streaming?

Apple Could Destroy Microsoft's Xbox Business In The Blink Of An Eye If It Wants, Says Xbox Founder (AAPL, MSFT)

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Microsoft has blown it with the Xbox, and now it's at risk of Apple totally destroying the business, Nat Brown, the founder of the original Xbox project, recently wrote on his blog. "Apple, if it chooses to do so, will simply kill Playstation, Wii-U and xBox by introducing an open...
Apple Could Destroy Microsoft's Xbox Business In The Blink Of An Eye If It Wants, Says Xbox Founder (AAPL, MSFT)
FCC will allow encryption of basic cable, offers measures to protect open access

FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2013

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You may have not noticed, but your cable box at home has a Firewire port on it, designed to serve up content to other devices in your home. This almost useless port -- thanks DRM -- is a result of an FCC mandate that has been enforced for almost...
FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2013

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
John McCain Wants To Blow Up The Cable Industry As We Currently Know It
Netflix in talks with cable companies to bundle streaming service

Cable Companies Going Online: It’s the Advertising, Stupid

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Cisco’s $4 billion purchase this past spring of NDS Group — which helps cable companies stream digital programming to multiple devices — is a sign that the Internet is fundamentally transforming the TV industry. Another strong signal: Chip giant Intel’s recently-disclosed whopper of a plan to move into the video-delivery...
Cable Companies Going Online: It’s the Advertising, Stupid

Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion

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For years, the key rationale given by broadband providers for implementing data caps was that it was the only way they could deal with "congestion." Of course, for years, independent researchers showed that this was bogus, and there was no data crunch coming. If you actually caught a technologist from...
Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion

The Apple Television Is Coming, This Is Why It's Going To Be Revolutionary (AAPL)

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Apple analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has a big report on Apple's plans for the TV industry. He says it's a question of "when" Apple releases its television, not "if" now. However, he says a lot of analysts are hung up on the idea that Apple will not release...
The Apple Television Is Coming, This Is Why It's Going To Be Revolutionary (AAPL)

DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

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For quite some time now, we've been reporting on how the big television players were so upset that Hulu and Netflix were dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st century (even though they owned Hulu) that they were working on plans to kill off both services -- or at...
DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

When DVRs sleep, do they dream about energy-saving chips?

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Ranked by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as a domestic electrical power hog on gluttonous par with the refrigerator, the HD DVR is about to be put to sleep. Don’t worry. It’ll wake up in time to record Jersey Shore. But the question is, how deep a sleep will...
When DVRs sleep, do they dream about energy-saving chips?

Video: Slick New Viewing Guide Clicker.TV Gets Star Turn At Google I/O

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For the second week, one of the most interesting new content apps I’ve seen isn’t actually content—it’s about how to reach the video content you want. Last week, Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts showed off Xfinity Remote, a programming guide that can control viewing through certain set-top boxes....
Video: Slick New Viewing Guide Clicker.TV Gets Star Turn At Google I/O

Why the Feds' Cable Probe Means More Expensive Web Video For You

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The Department of Justice is looking at the way Comcast and the rest of the cable industry deals with broadband and online video. So what does that mean for you? Higher broadband bills — at least if you plan on streaming a lot of online video. And no chance that...
Why the Feds' Cable Probe Means More Expensive Web Video For You

NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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Warren Little/Getty Images During the last summer Olympics, NBC wouldn’t show some of the most exciting events live on the Web, because it wanted to protect its ratings for its taped TV highlights. Four years later, the programmer has wised up, and will livestream every single event starting July...
NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"
Apple TV is nothing compared to the iPhone
Apple pushing to add cable services to set-top box, according to report
Netflix: a 'frenemy' to the cable TV establishment
CHART OF THE DAY: Why John McCain Is Trying To Blow Up The Cable Industry
Barry Diller reflects on Aereo, the internet, and a cable industry that refuses to innovate
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so

Sponsored post: The Cable Show 2013: Broadband Takes Center Stage

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From YouTube streams to multiplayer video games to rapid-fire music downloads, the explosion of multimedia content and experiences on the Internet today is possible because of broadband. Today 93% of U.S. homes have access to cable broadband, and a majority of homes with broadband get it from a local cable company. Those are...
Sponsored post: The Cable Show 2013: Broadband Takes Center Stage

Dish Network: We skip ads to protect kids from junk food, alcohol

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Dish Network chairman and satellite pioneer Charlie Ergen built an empire by rankling the broadcast and cable industry. He’s at it again with a commercial-skipping technology called AutoHop, which he will defend on Wednesday to House lawmakers in a “Future of Video” hearing. He says the technology is what consumers...
Dish Network: We skip ads to protect kids from junk food, alcohol

Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

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Mad Men is in its fifth season and the AMC show is more popular than ever. This year’s debut episode attracted 3.5 million viewers, up more than a million from last’s season’s 2.4 million average. You’re welcome, says Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos. Sarandos, speaking at a panel at the cable...
Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

HBO Go For Xbox A No-Go For Comcast, Time Warner Cable Customers

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HBO Go — plus MLB.TV and Comcast’s Xfinity app — launched today for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, adding more entertainment utility to tens of millions of Xboxes. As Microsoft tries to expand the Xbox beyond gaming — an important showdown on the horizon with Apple and perhaps Google — this is another positive,...
HBO Go For Xbox A No-Go For Comcast, Time Warner Cable Customers
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