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WatchESPN service now free for Comcast subscribers

The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video

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Comcast’s plans to do away with its 250 GB data cap and charge users based upon usage marks the end of an era for cable TV providers, and for the online video industry. No longer will users be able to endlessly stream all the content to their hearts desire. Not...
The Free Ride Is Over For Streaming Video

Intel Web TV project reportedly held up in content negotiations

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Intel’s plan to create a Web TV service and set-top box has encountered delays as the company negotiates with media companies for content licenses, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal had previously outed the project in March 2012, reporting at the time that Intel had indicated to content...
Intel Web TV project reportedly held up in content negotiations
Are cable TV providers planning their own cloud gaming service to take on Xbox, PlayStation?

Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration

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While the world waits to find out the facts about Microsoft's next videogame console, new rumors have popped up suggesting what its plans to go all-in on the Xbox-as-media center concept entail. According to The Verge, multiple unnamed sources suggest the plan is to include an HDMI passthrough and...
Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration
Google Fiber TV fixes everything that's wrong with basic cable services
Dijit Brings Its Personalized Social TV App To PCs With The Launch Of NextGuide Web

Microsoft creative Adam Orth resigns after 'always-on' Xbox Twitter spat

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Sarcastic exchange with a friend apparently revealed Microsoft's 'always-on' ambitions for next Xbox consoleA creative director at Microsoft has been resigned after igniting a flame war on Twitter and beyond over the strategic future of the company's forthcoming Xbox gaming console.After a week of controversy, GameInformer reports that Adam Orth...
Microsoft creative Adam Orth resigns after 'always-on' Xbox Twitter spat
With Bloomberg TV, Aereo takes the first step in truly disrupting the old pay TV business model

WSJ: Apple's talks with cable companies over new TV service continue

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Apple (AAPL) is currently speaking with major cable companies in the United States about allowing their subscribers to use the Apple TV as a set-top box, a recent report claims. Citing multiple unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday evening reported that Apple is negotiating with a number...
WSJ: Apple's talks with cable companies over new TV service continue

Verizon Wireless Takes Down Comcast Plug

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Verizon Wireless is no longer saying that Comcast Corp. offers the fastest Internet in the nation. We pointed to that statement on Verizon Wireless’s website in a Jan. 31 article about the unusual dynamics in the new joint marketing agreement between the cellphone giant and cable-TV providers. Verizon Wireless parent...
Verizon Wireless Takes Down Comcast Plug
Apple television set is unlikely to offer different programming, analyst says

Report: U.S. Broadband Providers' Pay-TV Focus May Be Killing The Next Wave Of Web Innovation

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The U.S. risks falling behind on online product innovation because it isn’t gaining a critical mass of subscribers to superfast broadband services (of 25Mbps+). That’s the scenario being painted by the Broadband Stakeholder Group, an advisory group to the U.K. government, writing in a new report examining global demand for...
Report: U.S. Broadband Providers' Pay-TV Focus May Be Killing The Next Wave Of Web Innovation

Intel Is Apparently The Latest Tech Company To Think It Can Replace Cable TV (INTC, GOOG)

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Intel has been talking to media companies about delivering pay-TV programming, and has even begun requesting rate cards to see how much it would cost to license shows. That's according to the Wall Street Journal, which says the service would use Intel-made set-top boxes, an Intel interface, and might...
Intel Is Apparently The Latest Tech Company To Think It Can Replace Cable TV (INTC, GOOG)

Fanhattan plans living room invasion with versatile Fan TV set-top box (video)

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Fanhattan, maker of video-streaming tablet and smartphone apps, now has a set-top box to call its own. It's called Fan TV, and combines live web streaming, TV and cloud-based DVR functionality in a single device. The interface is very simple and clean -- you navigate through a TV-based UI,...
Fanhattan plans living room invasion with versatile Fan TV set-top box (video)
À la carte TV pricing could be a reality if Cablevision wins legal fight with Viacom

Aereo streams local broadcast TV anywhere (a.k.a. Barry Diller’s answer to cordcutting)

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Influential media businessman Barry Diller was on hand today for the debut of new startup Aereo TV, a streaming video service that aims to steal consumers away from the expensive cable and satellite television providers. Aereo allows users to a live stream of programming from major TV broadcast networks (like...
Aereo streams local broadcast TV anywhere (a.k.a. Barry Diller’s answer to cordcutting)

Cox Cable is the first to get Fanhattan's new Fan TV set-top box

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Second screen TV service Fanhattan has forged a deal with cable TV and Internet service provider Cox to bring its new Fan TV set-top box to its subscribers in southern California, the company confirmed to VentureBeat yesterday. Fanhattan first...
Cox Cable is the first to get Fanhattan's new Fan TV set-top box

TWC Willing To Give Up Control Of Interface, Not Customer Relationship In Expanding To Apple TV

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Time Warner Cable’s president and COO Rob Marcus spoke at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia investor conference today (via THR), and during a webcast session he explained that the cable provider is willing to sacrifice control over user interface when it comes to broadening its services to third-party platforms, including Apple’s,...
TWC Willing To Give Up Control Of Interface, Not Customer Relationship In Expanding To Apple TV

Cablevision Files Antitrust Suit Against Viacom For Forced Bundling Of Crappy TV Channels

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For many, many years there have been disputes between cable TV providers and the TV companies over what channels the cable (and satellite) guys need to provide. The TV companies often "bundle" smaller channels that don't get many viewers along with the popular "must have" channels. Part of their argument...
Cablevision Files Antitrust Suit Against Viacom For Forced Bundling Of Crappy TV Channels

Microsoft Exec Resigns After Insulting Customers On Twitter

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A creative director at Microsoft has been resigned after igniting a flame war on Twitter and beyond over the strategic future of the company's forthcoming Xbox gaming console. After a week of controversy, GameInformer reports that Adam Orth has now voluntarily resigned from the company, which had been forced to...
Microsoft Exec Resigns After Insulting Customers On Twitter

Google Is Launching A TV Service This Year (GOOG)

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Google has sought approval from the FCC to launch a video service over the fiber network it's building out in Kansas City, and the service could launch in the next two months. The Wall Street Journal uncovered the FCC filing, and cites an unnamed media executive who is involved...
Google Is Launching A TV Service This Year (GOOG)
Bloomberg: No new TV products from Apple this year as negotiations with cable operators stall

Rumor: Apple talking TV set with Bell, Rogers in Canada

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Unusual rumors on Monday had Apple negotiating for fabled TV set with Canadian telecom providers Bell and Rogers. The respective satellite and cable TV providers were said by the Globe and Mail to be Apple targets as they had "wireless and broadband capabilities" that could be used for launch partners....
Rumor: Apple talking TV set with Bell, Rogers in Canada
With access to the Google Play store, Google TV just got much more entertaining

Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online

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Cord cutters won’t be able to tune into Al Jazeera America, the new cable news network that was announced Wednesday in conjunction with the news that Al Jazeera has purchased Al Gore’s Current.tv. At least not live, anyway: An Al Jazeera America spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the network won’t be...
Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online

Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign

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Netflix was taken to task on Wednesday by Time Warner Cable for seeking preferential treatment from cable TV providers for its Open Connect network that delivers Super HD and 3D streaming content to users. "While they call it 'Open Connect,' Netflix is actually closing off access to some of...
Netflix draws fire for Open Content campaign

Netflix talking to cable TV providers for set-top deals

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Fresh leaks have hinted that Netflix is talking directly to cable TV providers to make itself an add-on service. Multiple Reuters informants had Netflix negotiating to become an on-demand, paid extra for TV service. One provider would be ready to provide Netflix before the end of 2012 if cleared quickly.......
Netflix talking to cable TV providers for set-top deals
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