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Netflix streams on a laptop and cellphone. The vide- streaming service is responsible for 35 percent of bandwidth usage in North America, according to a recent study.

Cord cutter, or committed to cable? How you watch what you watch

Mar 26, 2015
Why people keep their cable or move to streaming, and what it costs
Posted In: cord cutting, netflix, streaming, Amazon, cable
The FTC is taking DirecTV to court over advertising they felt was deceptive to consumers.

Do you know what you're paying for TV?

Mar 12, 2015
What should be a simple question doesn't always have a simple answer.
Posted In: FTC, directv, lawsuit, cable, advertising

A graphical history of cable consolidation

Feb 13, 2014
Tracking the history of the cable industry.
Posted In: cable, Comcast, Time Warner

Can two TV stations share the same airwaves?

Jan 29, 2014
Two TV stations in Los Angeles want to undertake an experiment: Share their airwaves so they can sell back, for wireless use, the part of the spectrum they don’t use.
Posted In: cable, wireless internet, spectrum

My Nick Jr. personalizes TV -- and it smells like Netflix

Jan 15, 2014
Viacom’s new My Nick Jr. lets parents program a channel – an attempt to hold more viewers on television.
Posted In: nickelodeon, cable, television, viacom

CBS and Time Warner reach an agreement and end the blackout

Sep 3, 2013
After a negotiation that involved everything short of biting and scratching, CBS and Time Warner cable have reached a deal, which means a CBS blackout for three million cable customers has ended.
Posted In: Time Warner, CBS, cable

Why you're not getting CBS in N.Y., L.A. tonight

Jul 30, 2013
CBS was blacked-out for a moment on the TVs of some Time Warner Cable subscribers as the network and cable provider continue their battle over carriage fees.
Posted In: CBS, carriage fees, Time Warner Cable, cable

Cable companies lose TV subscribers, but rake in more cash

May 28, 2013
While cable companies seem to get more competition from the likes of Netflix all the time, they're still better than ever at bringing in cash -- and the most recent earnings from big cable providers prove it.
Posted In: cable TV, cable, television, netflix

Judging the value of CES, and network battles in the digital age

Jan 8, 2013
International CES was created a generation ago...is it still relevant in the digital age? Meanwhile, the battles over television content continue. HBO Go battles Netflix by inking a deal with Universal, while Time Warner makes a deal with Roku.
Posted In: television, cable, HBO, CES

The future of TV: A pay-per-network model?

Nov 9, 2012
Can you imagine a future where you pay only for the TV channels you actually watch?
Posted In: television, cable

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