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DISH MAY PROVIDE TV CHANNELS ONLINE

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Satellite may not be the only way DISH Network plans to deliver content to consumers in the future. It is now considering doing so via the Internet, according to AllThingsD.com columnist Peter Kafka. DISH is planning to employ the settop box developed by Roku, a company in which it has secretly invested, Kafka reported, citing […]

FREE OLYMPICS ONLINE — BUT THERE’S A CATCH

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC has promised to make every London Olympics event available online live and without charge, there’s a catch, the Wall Street Journal‘s AllThingsD website observed today (Wednesday). In order to view the events, a user will have to prove that he/she is a cable-TV subscriber, and that, said the website, could prove to be […]

WILL YOUTUBE GRAB AD DOLLARS AWAY FROM TV?

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google-owned YouTube could see revenue from advertising increase by 40 percent or more from a year ago, according to Capstone analyst Rory Maher. In an interview with AllThingsD.com columnist Peter Kafka, Maher observed that while YouTube has been attempting to persuade advertisers to move money budgeted for television to its site, which is increasingly offering […]

APPLETV GETTING AN UPGRADE

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In addition to unveiling its new, higher-resolution iPad on Wednesday, Apple also disclosed that it is upgrading its AppleTV settop box so that it can produce true 1080p HDTV. More significantly perhaps, it said that users of the device will be able to sign up for Netflix’s streaming service and pay their monthly subscription fees […]

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 […]

HULU INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Viewers who have cut the cord to traditional cable and satellite services hoping to watch most of their favorite shows on the video website Hulu the next day will be out of luck starting August 15, at least where Fox TV shows are concerned. That’s when the network says it will begin limiting next-day streaming […]

“L.A. TIMES” REVIVES ITS TV LOG

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a move that left several online TV commentators scratching their heads, the Los Angeles Times announced Thursday that it is reviving its TV Times magazine supplement beginning this Sunday. Abandoned three years ago after the newspaper determined that most people prefer the on-screen guides provided by their cable and satellite companies, the TV guide […]