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A New Era in TV

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TV image via Tomislav PinterWe have entered a new era in TV. My parents grew up in the 1950s and 1960s watching broadcast/network TV. I grew up in the 1970’s and 1980’s watching cable (and satellite) TV. My children and are growing up watching TV delivered “Over The Top” (OTT),...
A New Era in TV

March Madness online traffic declines, thanks to pay wall

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Just like in previous years, the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was once again streamed live online. But a few things were different for this year’s March Madness on Demand: For one thing, this was the first time users had to pay for access — or prove that they were pay...
March Madness online traffic declines, thanks to pay wall

Sky wins exclusive Warner Bros. movie rights, dealing a blow to Netflix and its rivals

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Pushing back against Netflix and its satellite, video-on-demand and pay-per-view rivals, Sky has signed a new movie deal with Warner Bros., which sees it granted exclusive access to movies six months after they end their run in theaters. The agreement demonstrates Sky’s ability to win first window rights in the...
Sky wins exclusive Warner Bros. movie rights, dealing a blow to Netflix and its rivals

TiVo Premiere DVRs in the Bay Area get Comcast VOD starting today

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Just one month shy of a year after we first heard it would happen (not counting the icon flub during the original Premiere announcement) TiVo has announced its DVRs will be able to access Comcast's Xfinity On Demand library. The blog and product page feature several screenshots flashing the...
TiVo Premiere DVRs in the Bay Area get Comcast VOD starting today
Sky Sports pay-as-you-go streaming arrives on Now TV for £9.99 per day
The Pac-12 comes to the iPad just in time for football season
Big surprise: Hulu's owners can't agree on its future

Virgin Media plans new iOS app for UK TV subscribers, with video-on-demand, TiVo control and more

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TV service subscribers in the UK are increasingly being encouraged to use iPhones and iPads to augment their viewing experience. Following the recent launch of an updated Sky+ app, Virgin Media has revealed plans for a similar offering to tie in with its TiVo boxes. What HiFi got the exclusive on...
Virgin Media plans new iOS app for UK TV subscribers, with video-on-demand, TiVo control and more
Google Fiber adds ESPN, Disney to its TV lineup

Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, 'TV Everywhere' Is Nowhere

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People are streaming online video more than ever before but only 17% of pay TV subscribers have watched cable programming online using so-called "TV Everywhere" services, according to a new study....
Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, 'TV Everywhere' Is Nowhere

Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

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Web video is awesome because it gives you so many great viewing choices, without having to pay for TV. So why did the number of pay TV subscribers just increase in the last three months? They didn’t grow much — just a modest 422,000 subscribers, for a very modest 0.2...
Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

The number of cord cutters is steadily growing

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…we estimate 3.74 million (3.7%) US TV subscribers cut their TV subscriptions 2008-12 to rely solely on Netflix, Over the Air, Online, etc, 1.08 million (1.1%) in 2012 alone. We forecast US TV cord cutter households will reach 4.7 million (4.7%) by year-end 2013…. Cord Cutters are a growing tribe,...
The number of cord cutters is steadily growing

Spotify rival WiMP has global ambitions, too – now it needs cash

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Spotify’s closest Scandinavian competitor says it must seek new investment to join its digital music peers in international expansion this year. Norwegian Aspiro operates WiMP, a subscription unlimited music service with 350,000 paying customers in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal. The outfit was bought by Scandinavian newspaper publisher Schibsted for 340...
Spotify rival WiMP has global ambitions, too – now it needs cash

Fox Mobile Offers Hulu-Like Subscription Service for Smartphones [GigaOM]

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Fox Mobile is hoping it can convince consumers to shell out to watch TV on their smartphones. The News Corp. subsidiary this morning unveiled Bitbop, a subscription service for smartphone owners that will deliver both streaming and downloadable movies and TV programs to smartphone users. The app will be free...
Fox Mobile Offers Hulu-Like Subscription Service for Smartphones [GigaOM]

Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

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UK pay TV service Sky has just announced its quarterly results, and despite adding 100,000 subscribers as well as notching its "highest ever first-half adjusted operating profit" it will launch a new internet TV service, available to anyone in the country with a broadband connection. Sky describes the new...
Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

Cablevision Optimum App for Laptop exits private beta stage

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Cablevision, which makes the Optimum iPad app that lets users watch live TV when on their home network, has now launched the Optimum App for Laptop. As the name suggests, the app lets Cablevision TV subscribers watch live TV on any Windows PC or Mac connected to their wireless network....
Cablevision Optimum App for Laptop exits private beta stage

Virgin adds 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere service, confirms an Android app for later this year

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Virgin Media has added 21 new channels to Virgin TV Anywhere, its cloud-based service for watching live and on-demand video content. The following additions are available on both its iOS app and browser-based platform: Animal Planet, Cartoonito, Channel 4, Discovery Channel, Discovery History, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery...
Virgin adds 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere service, confirms an Android app for later this year
DirecTV's Latest Message To Subscribers: A Plea For A La Carte Pricing?

AT&T Earnings: $3.8 Billion Net Loss, $32.6 Billion in Revenue, 1.1 Million New Wireless Customers

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AT&T reported a big fourth quarter loss, though it was narrower than the one posted a year earlier as the company saw a significant jump in wireless subscribers. The company posted a net loss of $3.8 billion, or 68 cents per share, on revenue of $32.6 billion. That compares to...
AT&T Earnings: $3.8 Billion Net Loss, $32.6 Billion in Revenue, 1.1 Million New Wireless Customers
Few cable users aware of TV Everywhere

Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

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UK pay TV service Sky has just announced its quarterly results, and despite adding 100,000 subscribers as well as notching its "highest ever first-half adjusted operating profit" it will launch a new internet TV service, available to anyone in the country with a broadband connection. Sky describes the new...
Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012
AT&T smartphone rampage continues with help from Apple

MTV Finally Brings Its Shows to Your iPhone and iPad

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Do you still want your MTV? And if so, do you want it on your iPhone or iPad? Then here you go. This is the second “TV Everywhere” app from corporate owner Viacom, following on the heels of a Nickelodeon app it launched his spring. Like the Nick app,...
MTV Finally Brings Its Shows to Your iPhone and iPad

Pay TV is on the ebb as customers cut the cord

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Second quarter numbers reportedly show that more than 400,000 pay-TV subscribers in the U.S. have dropped their service from DirecTV, Time Warner, Comcast, and more. [Read more]...
Pay TV is on the ebb as customers cut the cord
Pay-TV subscriber growth to slow in 2013

Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

www.engadget.com
UK pay TV service Sky has just announced its quarterly results, and despite adding 100,000 subscribers as well as notching its "highest ever first-half adjusted operating profit" it will launch a new internet TV service, available to anyone in the country with a broadband connection. Sky describes the new...
Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012

Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, "TV Everywhere" Is Nowhere

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People are streaming online video more than ever before but only 17 percent of pay TV subscribers have watched cable programming online using so-called “TV Everywhere” services, according to a new study. The study, from research firm GfK Media, is the latest bad news for big media companies’ TV Everywhere...
Despite Media Companies' Best Efforts, "TV Everywhere" Is Nowhere

Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website

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Disney is getting in on the TV Everywhere game in a big way, by bringing even more of its live kids content online with partner Comcast. The move will help Disney reach its viewers on new platforms, and offer up new ways for them to access its content online. Up...
Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website
Olympic winners: How NBC's authentication helped VPN providers
Time Warner to stream TBS and TNT online this summer, cable subscription required
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