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Mediacom Inks Deal With Netflix For TiVo Boxes

May 5, 2015 No Comments

Netflix signed a deal with Cable TV company Mediacom Communications, allowed the MSO to offer over-the-top streaming video on demand on TiVo-powered boxes. Mediacom made the announcement this week, and it coincides with recent deals between Netflix and Comcast, Time Warner Cable and AT&T, but this agreement with Mediacom doesn?t involve payments. Customers will need [...]

More Original Programs From Crackle Coming Soon

May 1, 2015 No Comments

Coming in the next year or so will be more original programs from Crackle, as Sony’s streaming service begins to expand its offerings. Previously, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” by Jerry Seinfeld, was its most successful original program, and it will be entering its sixth season this summer. It has had over 100 million streams [...]

Microsoft Plans to Have Windows 10 on 1 Billion Devices in 3 Years

April 30, 2015 No Comments

Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 10 in the summer of 2015, and they hope to have Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by the summer of 2018. Windows 10 is the new operating system that will be used on new Microsoft computers, smartphones and Windows tablets. But they also announced that the operating system [...]

Cablevision to Sell Hulu Streaming TV Subscriptions

April 29, 2015 No Comments

Cablevision announced Tuesday they will sell subscriptions to Hulu, which is a streaming TV service that has long been considered a competitor for Cable TV and Satellite TV providers. This is actually a marriage between a Cable TV provider and TV networks coming together to add another revenue stream. Details about the price and when [...]

Comcast Kills Time Warner Cable Merger Deal Worth $45B

April 24, 2015 No Comments

According to a statement, Comcast nixed their merger agreement with Time Warner Cable Friday, killing a deal that was reportedly worth $45.2 billion. The deal had run into resistance from the U.S. government. Time Warner Cable said in a statement that it was a mutual statement between the two digital services providers. “Today, we move [...]

Brava Media Launches First 4K Ultra-HD Channel

April 21, 2015 No Comments

TechRadar.com reports that Dutch company Brava Media will launch a 4K Ultra-HD channel that will feature coverage of live music and theater performances. While the channel broadcasts just six hours per day right now, on a loop, it promises that it will increase to 12 hours in 2016, and 24 hours a day by 2017. [...]

Rumors About Failed Comcast-TWC Merger Abound

April 20, 2015 No Comments

FierceCable.com reports that rumors surrounding a possible rejection of the upcoming Comcast-TWC merger by the U.S. Department of Justice are growing bigger and bigger. Most interesting, however, is the far-reaching impact this failure to come together will have on the Cable TV industry. It’s possible, according to BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield, that Comcast could [...]

Nokia to Buy Alcatel-Lucent to Become European Wireless Powerhouse

April 15, 2015 No Comments

FieceWireless reports that Nokia plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent by next year. Alcatel-Lucent is a France-based telecommunications company that is valued at about $16.6 billion. The combined company is expected to be called Nokia Corporation, and it will be based in Finland, with a presence in France, as well. The move also puts both companies in [...]

Xbox One Offers Over-the-Air Tuner

April 9, 2015 No Comments

Xbox One owners may soon be able to access local channels when they come out with an integrated Community Antenna TV (CATV) tuner later this year. The over-the-air tuner will cost around $60, and an HDTV antenna would still be needed as an add-on. Cable TV channels, of course still won?t be available, but Xbox [...]

HBO Coming to Sling TV in Time for ‘Game of Thrones’ Premier

April 7, 2015 No Comments

Dish Network announced that their recent contract extension with HBO will include access to the pay-TV channel on Sling TV, their new over-the-top streaming service. Starting April 12, which is the same day as the season premiere of ?Game of Thrones,? HBO?s most popular series currently, HBO programming will be available on Sling TV. On [...]