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Charter Buys TWC For $56.7B, Plans to Also Buy Bright House

May 27, 2015 No Comments

Just weeks after the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger fell through, another major announcement has happened that has shaken the digital service providers world. Charter Communications has officially announced a deal to buy Time Warner Communications for $56.7 billion in cash and stock. When the Comcast-TWC deal died, so did Charter’s deal within that deal to [...]

Netflix Won’t Add Live Sports To Its Roster

May 26, 2015 No Comments

Netflix has no plans to join the live sports broadcasting world, which is welcome news to major networks and Cable TV channels alike. While the streaming giant continues to take some of the market share away from its non-streaming competitors with movies and original TV shows, moving into live sports is not something that make [...]

After 4 Years, Netflix Redesign Welcomed By All

May 25, 2015 No Comments

For the first time since 2011, streaming entertainment viewers finally got a look at the new Netflix redesign. Over the next few weeks, Netflix is rolling out their new redesign online that will allow users to scroll through movies and TV shows easier, and the online interface now matches the interface background of the Netflix [...]

Rumors Circulating That Cablevision Might Be Acquired

May 21, 2015 No Comments

Cablevision’s shares spiked up to 18 percent Wednesday, partially due to the news that Altive SA is buying Suddenlink Communications, which has some guessing Cablevision is the next MSO to be purchased. Cablevision controls 3.1 million customers, including 2.7 million Pay TV subscribers, mostly in the suburban areas around New York City. If another firm [...]

Altice SA Close to Buying Suddenlink, Talking with TWC

May 20, 2015 No Comments

Reuters reports that French telecommunications group Altice SA has already had talks with Time Warner Cable, now that the Comcast merger is dead, and they are close to buying provider Suddenlink. The company is working to move into the U.S. Cable TV market, and a deal with Time Warner Cable could approach $40 billion. The [...]

Apple Watch To Have Apple TV Connectivity

May 19, 2015 No Comments

Apple plans to make the new Apple Watch a primary input device for the coming iterations of their Apple TV, according to 9to5Mac.com. Apple is also expected to add a better remote control for Apple TV, which will also have Siri integration and third-party app support, called “TVKit.” The new Apple TV is expected to [...]

Roku Launches Twitch App For Gamers

May 18, 2015 No Comments

Twitch, a video game streaming service, has been added to Roku’s ever-growing list of devices and televisions, Roku announced on their blog. Twitch is a live video network that allows owners to watch the most popular broadcasts by title. Viewers are now able to search for Twitch under “Web Video” in the Roku Channel Store [...]

Verizon to Buy AOL For $4.4 Billion

May 12, 2015 No Comments

Verizon Communications announced it will purchase online media giant AOL for $50 per share this week, which comes out to about $4.4 billion. Verizon hopes this will help their online advertising and video market by gaining access to AOL’s technology and video content, according to FierceWireless.com. For a while now, Verizon has been talking about [...]

Android Grows, But iPhones Own Business Segments

May 11, 2015 No Comments

Good Technology reports that while Android phones now have over one-fourth of all mobile devices inside the United States, iPhones continue to lead in the business world, as well as government, financial services and education. iPhones make up 72 percent of all mobile devices in the U.S., Good Technology reported Monday, and that numbers down [...]

Nielsen to Provide Viewership Analytics to Roku

May 8, 2015 No Comments

Nielsen and Roku have agreed to strategic partnership that will allow the Nielsen company to measure video advertising delivered on the over-the-top streaming boxes. This move is a first in the industry, as businesses can finally get some actual measurable numbers on the streaming industry. Nielsen should be able to track viewing data, including audience [...]