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Virgin launches TV Anywhere to rival Sky Go, giving online and mobile access to TV and movies on the move

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We kinda, sorta knew it was coming, but full launch details around Virgin Media’s answer to Sky Go weren’t exactly clear. Until today, that is. Virgin TV Anywhere has been officially unveiled by the UK cable TV provider, billed as a cloud-based entertainment service for Virgin Media subscribers to watch...
Virgin launches TV Anywhere to rival Sky Go, giving online and mobile access to TV and movies on the move
Dish Network takes on TV Everywhere by integrating Slingbox into its Hopper DVRs
New online TV network from 'world's richest man' will bring Larry King out of retirement

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?

Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

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Can a major pay TV service really just drop a somewhat major channel that’s currently running a widely anticipated, Emmy-winning series and get away with it? Nearly four weeks after blacking out AMC Networks channels — and popular adult drama Breaking Bad along with them– Dish Network has seemingly done...
Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

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A joint venture by some of the UK’s biggest TV and broadband brands, including the BBC, Channel 4, BT and TalkTalk, YouView aims to bring together catch-up TV services together on one platform, but it has faced delay-after-delay over the past couple of years. Founded initially in September 2010, the...
A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

Wanted: a box to do catch-up TV | Ask Jack

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Pat Sweeney would like something that handles all the UK's catch-up TV services, not just the BBC's iPlayer, along with movie services such as LoveFilmI am interested in getting a media streamer that would allow access to all the catch-up TV services - BBC iPlayer, 4oD etc - plus some...
Wanted: a box to do catch-up TV | Ask Jack

Xbox TV: Is Microsoft building an Apple TV competitor?

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Microsoft is building a TV set-top-box based on Windows 8, according to a report from the Verge. The device will offer consumers access to online video and TV services also found on the Xbox 360, plus some casual games. Microsoft is planning to release the device in time before the...
Xbox TV: Is Microsoft building an Apple TV competitor?
AT&T opens first showcase store in Chicago

Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

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Is it time to start thinking about the post-smartphone era, already? Adobe's been busy tracking over 1,000 websites around the world for nearly six years, and has monitored some 100 billion visits by Netizens to these properties to create its Digital Index publication, and the latest edition has a...
Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time
News Corp. Newspaper Boss Vows 'Relentless Cost-Cutting In Pursuit Of Profits'

SnagFilms Extends Distribution With Multichannel VOD And Streaming Deals

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SnagFilms has already proven it can be profitable. But now, with several fresh rounds of funding, the indie documentary video on demand service is trying to get a lot bigger. SnagFilms has reached deals with iN Demand and Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH) that put its transactional programming service in...
SnagFilms Extends Distribution With Multichannel VOD And Streaming Deals

New Yorkers Can Now Officially Hail And Pay For Cabs With Their Phones

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New Yorkers are now officially allowed to hail and pay for cars with their smart phones. This morning, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to try mobile car hailing services in The Big Apple for one year.  They'll see how it goes, then decide whether or not to...
New Yorkers Can Now Officially Hail And Pay For Cabs With Their Phones
Why personalization of your TV experience will be awesome
Cable networks blocking BBC’s U.S. iPlayer aims

TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

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Ofcom warns home phone, broadband and paid-for TV providers they need to improve performanceComplaints about home phone, broadband and paid for TV services have failed to drop over the past three months, leading the regulator Ofcom to warn providers they must "improve their performance".TalkTalk continues to be the most complained...
TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

Editorial: Nintendo's digital content problem and how the Wii U is making things worse

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The Wii U's launch was a bit rocky, to say the least. Missing features, promised TV services and slow-loading, day-one firmware updates left Nintendo fans frustrated and disappointed. The company is still cleaning up the mess too, announcing that it will push two additional software updates to fix the...
Editorial: Nintendo's digital content problem and how the Wii U is making things worse

Nokia TV coming to Lumia smartphones in Finland

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ESPOO, Finland - You may have seen some excitement online about a new TV service from Nokia for our Lumia smartphones. We are very pleased to be able to confirm that Nokia TV, the latest Lumia entertainment offering from Nokia following Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, will be introduced in...
Nokia TV coming to Lumia smartphones in Finland

Over 400,000 Homes Have Cut The Cord So Far This Year... But Cord Cutting Is Still A Myth?

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For a few years now, we've been hearing pay TV execs (and some of their favorite Wall Street analysts) claiming that cord cutting in the US is some sort of myth, even as the numbers continue to prove otherwise. The latest stat is that, since the beginning of this year...
Over 400,000 Homes Have Cut The Cord So Far This Year... But Cord Cutting Is Still A Myth?

For Connected TV, The New Last Mile Is Dining Room To Living Room

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Last week, I lambasted Virgin Media for taking two years to launch its iPad TV guide for its TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) set-top box. I have since learned the app has been ready for months; it was submitted to and approved by Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) months ago. But Virgin Media...
For Connected TV, The New Last Mile Is Dining Room To Living Room

Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That

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The battle for gender equality is played out on many levels, from the workplace to the playground — and, as it turns out, the world of TV viewing: a new study out from Nielsen indicates that when it comes to TV, women watch significantly more than men, but it’s also...
Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That
YouView UK TV service launching later this month, set-top boxes priced at £299

Skype co-founder reveals service's origins as WiFi-sharing network

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Everyone and their mother knows Skype as a call and chat messenger, but it would've been a completely different beast if its founders' original plans came to fruition."The initial idea was to develop a WiFi-sharing network, and then provide various 'telecom-like' services on top of that, such as TV...
Skype co-founder reveals service's origins as WiFi-sharing network
Pay-TV subscriber growth to slow in 2013
Looking Beyond 4G: U.K. Telecoms Regulator Prepping Spectrum Release Plan for 5G, Sees "Untapped Opportunity" For Wi-Fi Hotspots
Nokia TV adds to Lumia-only Windows Phone apps

Report: Microsoft in talks to sell MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson

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Bloomberg is reporting this morning that Microsoft is in discussions with Ericsson to sell its IPTV service to the wireless network maker. Citing people with knowledge of the talks, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft wants to put its attention on delivering TV services through Xbox. MediaRoom, which powers AT&T’s U-Verse television service, allows companies...
Report: Microsoft in talks to sell MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson

Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

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YouTube could be preparing to get into the subscription video business this spring, if one report proves accurate. According to AdAge's unnamed sources, YouTube wants to offer paid channels at a cost of $1 to $5 per month. There would be about 25 channels at first, possibly launching as...
Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

Sony exec confirms IPTV aspirations, says they're on hold due to bandwidth caps

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CES came and went without an update on the status of an alleged cable TV alternative the Wall Street Journal claimed Sony was building to push ahead its four screen strategy, but now Sony Network Entertainment VP Michael Aragon has given the rumor new life. Variety reports that during...
Sony exec confirms IPTV aspirations, says they're on hold due to bandwidth caps

Is Intel developing an online TV service?

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The Wall Street Journal reports that PC chip maker Intel is developing a new Web-based TV service to compete with cable, satellite and telco TV services. [Read more]...
Is Intel developing an online TV service?
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