Thursday, September 19, 2019

CABLE COMPANIES DIVE INTO VIDEO GAMING

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable-TV settop boxes may soon become video-game devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T are all reportedly in talks with data streaming specialists to bring streaming game technology to subscribers. Tests could begin as early as next year. Online game streaming has been around for a while […]

3D STRIKES OUT AT HOME

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With 3D on the wane in U.S. theaters, it is already being shunned almost completely by home video enthusiasts, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said on Wednesday. Greenfield took note of the fact that AT&T has dropped ESPN 3D from its channel lineup citing poor customer interest and price. Its decision, Greenfield said, “is especially concerning […]

CNN LIVE COMING TO YOUR PHONE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN announced on Monday that certain cable subscribers will be able to watch the news channel and its sibling HLN on their computers, iPads and smartphones live if they already are customers of one of five cable and satellite services. Although the two channels are owned by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, the […]

STUDIOS, ISP’S AGREE ON PIRACY CRACKDOWN

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other media groups have disclosed that they have reached an agreement with the nation’s five largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to crack down on consumers whose accounts have been used to access pirated movies, TV shows and recordings. Under the […]

IDOL PRODUCER DENIES VOTE RIGGING

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has rebuffed rumors that the show rigs results in order to spark controversy and thereby boost its ratings. The rumors were rekindled last week after the elimination of Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite in this season’s competition. Lythgoe said last week that […]

ONLINE VOTING COMING TO AMERICAN IDOL

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fox Network will come together with the social network when online voting begins for American Idol on March 1. Fox said Thursday that anyone with a Facebook account will be able to sign on to www.americanidol.com and cast up to 50 online votes. (Facebook will verify the identity of the voters and make certain […]

ESPN TO AIR 14 NBA GAMES IN 3D

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN intends to broadcast eight regular-season NBA games and six playoff games in 3D, tipping off on December 17th with the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game from Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be the first NBA contest ever to be carried on cable TV, although ESPN has carried a handful of soccer, […]

AT&T TO PUT TV SHOWS ON IPHONES

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

AT&T on Monday expanded its U-verse package (TV, telephone, and Internet) to allow subscribers to download TV episodes onto Blackberry Torch and Apple iPhone mobile devices via wi-fi without additional cost. Some 52 TV shows will initially be available through licensing deals with Disney/ABC, Discovery, and PBS. The AT&T application will also allow subscribers to […]