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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.

Marketplace asks: Have you cut the cord?

Mar 20, 2015
Marketplace wants to know how you consume media.
Posted In: tv, netflix, cord cutting, television, streaming
Nine out of 10 people will take in at least one holiday special between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why holiday reruns are the gift that keeps on giving

Dec 23, 2014
Nine out of 10 of us will watch at least one holiday TV special this year.
Posted In: tv, Entertainment, reruns
A screenshot from the trailer for the Netflix series "Marco Polo." The show cost $90 million for the ten episode season.

10 of the most expensive TV shows ever made

Dec 11, 2014
Netflix's new show, "Marco Polo" is costing them $90 million. Where does it rank among other shows?
Posted In: tv, HBO, marco polo, Game of Thrones, friends

We've got a bit of a big screen problem

Nov 5, 2014
Logistics and economics mean our screens can only get so big. Why oh why?
Posted In: tv, samsung, virtual reality
 Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves goes for the dunk against the Chicago Bulls during the game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

How the NBA TV deal is already having an effect

Oct 28, 2014
The trickle-down effect of a cash infusion started even before the deal.
Posted In: NBA, tv, television, trickle-down
Breaking Bad

4K TV: The shape of things to come, someday

Jun 17, 2014
Netflix will stream some of its shows in 4K Ultra HD, whatever that means.
Posted In: 4K, netflix, television, tv

Amazon, Apple want a piece of the TV set top box

Mar 13, 2014
Set-top boxes give direct access to sell you other goods too.
Posted In: smart TVs, DVD players, television, apple, Amazon, tv

Hollywood writes a new storyline for Obamacare

Oct 10, 2013
Hollywood Health and Society, part of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, has created a health care-information pipeline straight to the entertainment industry
Posted In: hollywood, Affordable Care Act, tv

Malfunctioning technology -- as seen on TV!

Sep 25, 2013
A compilation of one of our favorite TV and movie tropes -- malfunctioning technology.
Posted In: movies, tv, tropes, comedy, Tech

The economics of pay-per-view

Sep 16, 2013
Boxing's mainstream glory days pretty much ended when Don King and Mike Tyson got involved. Networks no longer wanted any part of it. So, in many ways, boxing owes its survival to pay-per-view, which has allowed it to tap a small but dedicated audience for a high price.
Posted In: Sports, boxing, pay-per-view, tv

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