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INTERNET TRANSFORMING TELEVISION

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TV is rapidly undergoing a fundamental change from a shared experience to a more personal one as a consequence of the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield observed in a letter to clients on Tuesday. “While there may be still be several people gathered around the living room TV, each is likely […]

NOT MANY WATCHED DEBATE ONLINE

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A snap survey by the Pew Research Center has indicated that most Americans — 56 percent –watched last week’s first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on television live. Of those, 10 percent were two-screen viewers, watching the coverage on a computer or mobile device while the debate was being broadcast. “This would […]

REPORT: DISH TO OFFER HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICE

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For years, satellite services have been held back by a significant handicap in their competition with cable providers: they have been unable to offer customers high-speed Internet services. That may be about to change. According to published reports, DISH Network plans to launch its own satellite-based broadband service by the end of the year using […]

GAME BOXES, BLU-RAY PLAYERS BRINGING ONLINE MOVIES TO TV SETS

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Settop boxes dedicated to bringing online content to TV sets are being shunned as most consumers have indicated that they prefer to link to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and other video sites via Blu-ray Disc players and game consoles, according to a survey conducted by Portland, OR-based Research Into Action (RIA) and reported today […]

NBC SETS ITS OWN OLYMPIC RECORDS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a weekend of spectacular ratings success, it seemed clear that NBC’s decision to blanket its Olympics coverage over cable and Internet outlets has not resulted in cannibalizing its broadcast audience. On Saturday, ordinarily the least-watched day of the week for broadcast television, 28.7 million viewers tuned in, setting a record for an opening night […]

MORE CONSUMERS ACCESSING TV VIA THEIR GAME DEVICES

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 38 percent of U.S. households now are able to connect to the Internet via their TV sets, most of them by using a Blu-ray Disc player or an electronic game device, according to the Leichtman Research Group’s quarterly Emerging Video Services report. That percentage is up from 24 percent just two years ago. The […]

HACKING SCANDAL CONTINUES TO SPREAD AT NEWS CORP

April 6, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

When Rupert Murdoch tweeted — seemingly from out of the blue — “I have nothing to do with Sky News” in February, one of his “followers” asked him to explain, given the fact that Sky News’s parent is News Corp-controlled BSkyB. Murdoch never did. But he may be compelled to do some explaining if, as […]

GOOGLE: IT WON’T LOOK LIKE KANSAS CABLE ANYMORE, TOTO

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google is getting into the cable-TV business. Today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal reports that the Internet giant is set to hook up homes in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS with fiber-optic cable to deliver cable-TV combined with Internet connections 100 times faster than what is offered by most Internet service providers today. According […]

MORE CABLE SUBSCRIBERS CUTTING CORDS

February 9, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

Following numerous reports that “cord cutting” did not represent a serious threat to cable television operators, Nielsen said on Wednesday that the number of households that have dropped their satellite TV subscriptions and relied exclusively on broadband Internet access to watch TV had grown 22.8 percent over the last year. While such households now represent […]

PLANS TO BRING CANCELED SOAPS TO THE WEB HIT A SNAG

November 4, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Plans to bring the canceled ABC soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live to the Internet remain in limbo as the producers struggle to find enough financial backers who believe that such a scheme can produce a profit, according to Peter Kafka, the All Things D online columnist for the Wall Street […]

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