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Time Warner Cable Calls CBS’s Bluff, Drops Channels In Major Markets

Time Warner Cable Calls CBS’s Bluff, Drops Channels In Major Markets

| July 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Contract disagreements between Time Warner Cable and CBS finally came to a head last night with TWC dropping CBS stations and Showtime from its New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas markets just after midnight. The blackout was short-lived, however. At the urging of CBS, feeds were restored less than a half-hour later, as announced by [...]

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Hulu offers free horror movie of the month through Halloween starting in July

Hulu offers free horror movie of the month through Halloween starting in July

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Death, blood, and destruction have descended upon Hulu this month, and the carnage will continue through Halloween. Fans of the horror movie genre will have reason to tune into the streaming television and movie site Hulu, each month as new flicks are released from Bloody-disgusting.com and The Collective. Hulu has teamed up with the horror [...]

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Dish Network Opens App Development for Hopper DVR

Dish Network Opens App Development for Hopper DVR

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Channel surfing might become a thing of the past for Dish Network subscribers if the Network’s developer apps platform becomes successfully integrated with the Dish’s Hopper DVR. Although customers have previously been able to use their smartphones or tablets to control what they see on TV, to change the channel, or record a program, Dish [...]

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Comcast Plans to Create Dynamic WiFi Network using anything that Moves

Comcast Plans to Create Dynamic WiFi Network using anything that Moves

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Comcast is taking the phrase “mobile Wifi” to a whole new level with their plans to add WiFi transceivers to nearly anything that moves. A patent application published on Thursday, titled “Mobile WiFi Network,” details a plan for “managing a dynamic mesh network of mobile hotspots as well as ways Comcast could offer incentives to [...]

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Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Arrested Development’ Nominated for Emmys

Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Arrested Development’ Nominated for Emmys

| July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

With both House of Cards and Arrested Development picking up a handful of  2013 Emmy nominations, streaming juggernaut Netflix is poised to break through the glass ceiling of Internet entertainment. While not the first web-based shows to find their way to the Emmy stage, House of Cards and Arrested Development are the first to be [...]

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Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Interactive TV Service in Boston

Comcast Launches Xfinity X1 Interactive TV Service in Boston

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Comcast has launched what is being reported as a “preemptive strike” in Boston this week, as a possible cable provider shake-up could be on the horizon in light of the upcoming mayoral elections. In an effort to woo Bostonians who have previously been denied Verizon’s competing FiOS option due the failure of Boston’s current mayor [...]

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Verizon Partners with H.E.L.M. to bring High Speed Internet to Manhattan Business Competition

Verizon Partners with H.E.L.M. to bring High Speed Internet to Manhattan Business Competition

| July 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Verizon recently partnered with Take the HELM, a Lower Manhattan competition for developing business, by offering free FiOS Quantum for one year to the winner in the competition’s startup category. FiOS is Verizon’s super high speed internet service, which allows downstream speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, and upstream speeds of up to [...]

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DirecTV to launch DOGTV, just for dogs

DirecTV to launch DOGTV, just for dogs

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week, dogs and their owners alike learned that they’ll be getting their own television channel from DirecTV, aptly called DOGTV, which is set to air nationwide for subscribers on August 1.  In an unprecedented move to corner the canine market, DOGTV will be cable’s first network for dogs. For a monthly fee, dog owners [...]

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Hulu is no longer for sale

Hulu is no longer for sale

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a scenario that the company has become all too familiar with, Hulu broke the news on Friday that talks to sell the streaming movie and television site were off the table. Instead, current owners 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Company, and NBC Universal were going to invest $750 million more into the site [...]

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Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ Premiers to Rave Reviews

Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ Premiers to Rave Reviews

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Solidifying their hold on original programming, Netflix’s newest addition to their streaming catalog, Orange is the New Black, premiered last Thursday to primarily positive reviews. Following the success of House of Cards as well as the impending release of other anticipated shows such as Shrek,  other news outlets have lauded the streaming and DVD service [...]

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