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  • DirecTV is cutting the cord on NFL Sunday Ticket with online-only subscriptions
    DirecTV will sell you NFL Sunday Ticket streams even if you don't have their satellite TV service -- but only if you live in an apartment.DirecTV is cutting the cord on NFL Sunday Ticket with online-only subscriptions originally published by Gigaom…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:28pm -
  • Cord Cutters: My review of Tablo, a DVR for over-the-air TV
    Tablo is a new take on the DVR: The device records free broadcast TV, and streams it to many of your devices. Check out our video for a closer look at the device.Cord Cutters: My review of Tablo, a DVR for over-the-air TV originally published by Gi…
    - 51 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 6:26pm -
  • Cord Cutters: How to make your Chromecast work in a hotel room
    Tired of paying through the nose for movies in hotel rooms? Then check out this video on how to make your Chromecast work on your next trip.Cord Cutters: How to make your Chromecast work in a hotel room originally published by Gigaom, © copyright…
    - 71 days ago, 15 May 14, 2:32pm -
  • Cord Cutters: An in-depth first look at Amazon’s Fire TV (video)
    Amazon's first set-top box does a few things differently that competitors like Roku and Apple TV. Check out our video walk-through to get a closer look at the product.Cord Cutters: An in-depth first look at Amazon’s Fire TV (video) originally pub…
    - 3 Apr 14, 11:59am -
  • MLB.tv is coming to the Xbox One
    Major League Baseball’s MLB.tv launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One Tuesday, giving users of Microsoft’s new game console a way to watch live baseball games as well as replay full games from the archives. As always, blackout rules apply, and users…
    - 25 Mar 14, 12:44pm -
  • TV antenna maker Mohu targets cord cutters with new Channels device
    Mohu makes great TV antennas, but now, it wants to take on Roku & Co. and combine free TV with online video apps.TV antenna maker Mohu targets cord cutters with new Channels device originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue rea…
    - 21 Feb 14, 8:00am -
  • Simple.tv shows off cloud DVR at CES, readies expansion to U.K.
    Cord cutting-friendly DVR maker Simple.tv showed off cloud storage integration for videos at CES in Las Vegas this week, and Simple.tv CEO Mark Ely hinted at plans to launch a European version of the company’s second-generation device in the U.K. a…
    - 9 Jan 14, 9:35pm -
  • Channel Master is developing a whole-home DVR solution for cord cutters
    Channel Master wants its new DVR+ to be the TiVo of people who don't like to pay TiVo's fees - and now, it's developing whole-home DVR functionality as well.Channel Master is developing a whole-home DVR solution for cord cutters originally publishe…
    - 8 Jan 14, 11:02pm -
  • Tablo starts taking preorders for its DVR for cord cutters, shows off HTML5 app at CES
    Tablo may have missed the goal of its Indiegogo campaign, but it's nonetheless getting ready to ship, and showing off some new developments at CES.Tablo starts taking preorders for its DVR for cord cutters, shows off HTML5 app at CES originally pub…
    - 7 Jan 14, 1:56pm -
  • Simple.tv, the DVR for cord cutters, releases its Android app
    Simple.tv released its Android app this past weekend, giving owners of its DVR  a way to stream live and recorded TV to Android phones and tablets. Simple.tv is targeting cord cutters with a DVR that records free over-the-air digital TV and then str…
    - 23 Dec 13, 11:10am -
  • Simple.tv is bringing its DVR for cord cutters to Ouya
    Simple.tv will launch an app for its over-the-air DVR on Ouya devices next year. The app will bring live and recorded TV to the Android-based game console, provided that users also own Simple.tv’s networked DVR. The company announced Thursday that…
    - 19 Dec 13, 1:00pm -
  • Simple.tv to launch its DVR for cord cutters in Europe in early 2014 (video)
    Simple.tv is getting ready to launch its cord cutting DVR in a number of international markets, and bring its mobile app to Android. Simple.tv to launch its DVR for cord cutters in Europe in early 2014 (video) originally published by Gigaom, © cop…
    - 12 Dec 13, 9:00am -
  • Video: A first look at Tablo, a DVR for cord cutters
    What if you could ditch cable, but keep the ability to record shows on a DVR? Tablo wants to make that a reality with a new DVR for cord cutters.Video: A first look at Tablo, a DVR for cord cutters originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2013.…
    - 25 Nov 13, 6:42pm -
  • Pay TV operators lose 113,000 customers as cord cutting continues
    The major pay TV operators have lost a total of 113,000 customers during their last quarter, according to new numbers from independent research firm MoffettNathanson, by the way of the Los Angeles Times. Time Warner Cable took the biggest hit, losing…
    - 13 Nov 13, 2:34pm -
  • Tablo and Simple.tv debut two new DVRs for cord cutters
    Simple.tv will start selling its second-generation DVR for cord cutters in December - but it's getting competition from a similar device called Tablo.Tablo and Simple.tv debut two new DVRs for cord cutters originally published by Gigaom, © copyrig…
    - 8 Nov 13, 8:00am -
  • Time Warner’s CEO isn’t worried about those HBO plus broadband deals
    Comcast is offering broadband, local channels and HBO for $40 a month - but Time Warner's CEO isn't worried. Maybe because the sticker price isn't what you end up paying.Time Warner’s CEO isn’t worried about those HBO plus broadband deals origi…
    - 6 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • New Simple.tv pricing, features revealed: DVR for cord cutters will retail for $250
    Simple.tv's new DVR for cord cutters will come with a sticker price of $250 and go on sale in mid-December, according to a product page on Newegg.com.New Simple.tv pricing, features revealed: DVR for cord cutters will retail for $250 originally pub…
    - 25 Oct 13, 3:20pm -
  • Canada wants to force cable companies to unbundle TV
    Canada’s cable TV subscribers could soon have the ability to subscribe to just the channels they actually watch: Canada’s Industry Minister James Moore recently said on a local TV show that his government is going to require pay TV providers to…
    - 14 Oct 13, 1:03pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Our review of TiVo’s new Roamio DVR
    TiVo recently launched three new devices that promise closer integration of streaming services and personal recordings. Check out our video review of the TiVo Roamio.Cord Cutters: Our review of TiVo’s new Roamio DVR originally published by Gigaom…
    - 3 Oct 13, 2:59pm -
  • Nearly 78 percent of American homes have broadband & 9 percent cord cutters
    According to Leichtman Research Group data, about 83 percent of US households now have Internet service at home. Less than 1 percent of all online households say that broadband is not available in their area – compared to 6 percent in 2008. Nearl…
    - 26 Sep 13, 10:20pm -
  • Meet the newest cord cutters: college campuses
    What's a university to do if students are only watching Netflix streams? Shut down its cable system, team up with Netflix -- or invest new ways to watch TV?Meet the newest cord cutters: college campuses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright…
    - 20 Sep 13, 8:23am -
  • Epix CEO: cord cutting will force the TV industry to innovate
    Young people can't afford to pay $100 for cable, and most of us just watch 14 networks anyway: Epix CEO Mark Greenberg thinks cord cutting forces the industry to change.Epix CEO: cord cutting will force the TV industry to innovate originally publis…
    - 12 Sep 13, 3:15pm -
  • Simple.tv partners with Silicondust to launch the next version of its cord cutters DVR
    Simple.tv forged a hardware parnership with Silicondust, the premiere maker of networked TV tuners, for the next generation of its DVR.Simple.tv partners with Silicondust to launch the next version of its cord cutters DVR originally published by Gi…
    - 5 Sep 13, 12:00pm -
  • Cord cutters alert: 5 percent of broadband users watch all their TV online
    Thirteen percent of all broadband users under 35 don't get any of their TV fix from traditional cable or broadcast TV, a new survey finds.Cord cutters alert: 5 percent of broadband users watch all their TV online originally published by Gigaom, ©…
    - 1 Aug 13, 3:44pm -
  • More customers, more revenues: For Comcast, broadband is gift that keeps giving
    Comcast is the leading broadband provider in the U.S., and the second quarter only enhanced its lead. It added 187,000 new customers and made a whopping $2.56 billion from its broadband business during the quarter ending June 30, 2013. More custome…
    - 31 Jul 13, 11:02am -
  • Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to retire. Your network speeds will still suck
    Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt who took the job in 2001 will retire at the end of 2013 and hand over the chief executive gig to Rob Marcus. Perhaps this will open possibility of a merger with John Malone. Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to ret…
    - 25 Jul 13, 5:47pm -
  • Cord cutting moves north: 16 percent of Canadians ditch traditional TV
    Sixteen percent of Canadians have stopped viewing traditional TV in favor of online video sources, according to a recent survey.Cord cutting moves north: 16 percent of Canadians ditch traditional TV originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2013…
    - 11 Jul 13, 3:14pm -
  • Magine gets $19M to expand cloud TV service to Germany and Spain
    Magine is making waves in Sweden for its affordable, cloud-based cable TV service -- now the service is expanding to more places.Magine gets $19M to expand cloud TV service to Germany and Spain originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2013.…
    - 3 Jul 13, 10:03am -
  • Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV
    Bad news for cable companies: Six percent of US households have cut the cord, and close to sixty million Americans now get their TV for free.Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV originally published by Gigaom…
    - 21 Jun 13, 5:14pm -
  • Pay TV is hurting, and even skeptics now admit cord cutting could be at fault
    Pay TV providers in the US lost subscribers for the first time ever over the 12 months ending in March. Especially alarming is the slowing growth of lower-priced offers.Pay TV is hurting, and even skeptics now admit cord cutting could be at fault o…
    - 20 May 13, 1:45pm -
  • YouTube launches its paid subscription channels with select partners
    YouTube's long-rumored paid channels are live: The Google-owned service started its new subscription offering with select partners Thursday.YouTube launches its paid subscription channels with select partners originally published by Gigaom, © copy…
    - 9 May 13, 3:05pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Our review of Plair, which promises to be AirPlay for the rest of us
    Can a $99 HDMI stick turn any TV into a smart device capable of AirPlay-like streaming of web content? Check out our Plair review to find out.Cord Cutters: Our review of Plair, which promises to be AirPlay for the rest of us originally published by…
    - 26 Apr 13, 3:01am -
  • The number of cord cutters is steadily growing
    Cord Cutters are a growing tribe, according to research from The Convergence Consulting Group. US TV cord cutter households will reach 4.7 million (4.7%) by year-end 2013.The number of cord cutters is steadily growing originally published by Gigaom…
    - 3 Apr 13, 4:26pm -
  • Content for cord cutters is going to get harder to find, industry executive predicts
    The TV industry knows that broadband changes its business, but it can't adapt quickly. That's why the CEO of Conviva expects cord cutters to suffer higher fees and less content in the short term.Content for cord cutters is going to get harder to fi…
    - 28 Mar 13, 6:43pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Taking a first look at the Roku 3
    Roku's got a new box, with a surprise: The Roku 3 remote control sports a headphone jack. What's that all about, and what else is new? Check our review for answers.Cord Cutters: Taking a first look at the Roku 3 originally published by Gigaom, © c…
    - 7 Mar 13, 9:11pm -
  • Cord Cutters: A first look at the WD TV Play
    The new WD TV Play comes with a simple UI, a focus on the key apps you need and a competitive $70 price tag. Check out our review to see if that's money well spent.Cord Cutters: A first look at the WD TV Play originally published by Gigaom, © copy…
    - 12 Feb 13, 8:00am -
  • Cord Cutters: A first look at Netflix’s House Of Cards
    Netflix is about to launch the first season of its original drama House Of Cards. It's like a premium cable drama - but available to cord cutters.Cord Cutters: A first look at Netflix’s House Of Cards originally published by Gigaom, © copyright…
    - 30 Jan 13, 5:51pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Testing the Android-based Cloud TV Box
    There's been a flood of boxes coming from Asia that bring Android to your TV. Some of them simply blow up a mobile phone UI on the big screen. The Cloud TV Box from Sungale instead uses a dedicated TV UI, but is that enough?Cord Cutters: Testing th…
    - 20 Dec 12, 3:30pm -
  • The 2012 Cord Cutters gift guide for cable-free holidays (video)
    Just in time for your holiday shopping, here's our Cord Cutters gift guide. Use it to buy friends and family members gifts that will help them to get rid of cable and have more fun with online video, or simply buy something for yourself.The 2012 Co…
    - 22 Nov 12, 1:30pm -
  • Time Warner CEO: Cord cutters not an issue, “cord nevers” might be
    A media CEO reminded people that, despite new internet distribution platforms, content owners remain in the drivers seat. He played down the idea of "cord cutters" but did acknowledge the emergence of people who have never had cable at all.Time War…
    - 16 Nov 12, 1:12pm -
  • Cord Cutters: WD TV Live gets over-the-air tuner and DVR support
    Here's another sign that live, over-the-air broadcast TV is heating up: The WD TV Live line of devices just got support for over-the-air tuners, enabling users to watch free HD TV and even record shows with a basic DVR feature. Check out our first lo…
    - 13 Nov 12, 3:19pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Simple.tv, the DVR for cord cutters, reviewed
    The DVR is back - and this time, it's all about cord cutting: Simple.tv wants to get consumers to ditch cable with its DVR for over-the-air broadcast content that can be streamed to Rokus and iPads. But how well does the device actually work?Cord C…
    - 15 Oct 12, 12:00pm -
  • Cord Cutters quick tip: using AirPlay on a Google TV
    One of the best things about Apple TV is now available on Google TV: Check out this Cord Cutters quick tip for a demo of AirPlay video streaming from an iPad to a Google TV device. All you need is the right app.Cord Cutters quick tip: using AirPlay…
    - 2 Oct 12, 7:05pm -
  • How much would you pay for a live stream of the Daily Show?
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show could soon be available live on the internet, if Dish Network has its way. The pay TV operator is reportedly in talks with Viacom about making its live feeds available online. The question is: how much would you pay for it?…
    - 27 Sep 12, 4:59pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Our review of Vizio’s Co-Star Google TV box
    Vizio's Co-Star is the company's first Google TV device. How does it stack up to Roku, Apple TV and other media streamers, and how well does it work for cord cutters? Check out our video review for a detailed look at the device.Cord Cutters: Our re…
    - 6 Sep 12, 5:00pm -
  • FIOS TV exec: Cord cutting is growing, and changing the TV biz
    Many cable TV operators still argue that cord cutting doesn't exist, but Verizon’s FIOS TV director Maitreyi Krishnaswamy thinks it's real, and growing. But that's not all: Krishnaswamy is also arguing that it might change the industry by putting p…
    - 6 Sep 12, 4:36pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Our review of D-Link’s MovieNite, a budget Netflix streamer
    Some media streaming devices have hundreds of apps, but most people just use three or four. Don't care for the extra clutter, and the price tag that comes with it? Then you may want to check out the MovieNite, a barebones $38 media streamer.Cord Cu…
    - 9 Aug 12, 5:47pm -
  • How to watch the Olympics without cable
    NBC requires viewers to verify they are pay TV subscribers before accessing any of the live streams of the London Games. So what’s a cord cutter to do? Luckily, there are plenty of perfectly legal ways to watch the coverage without cable.How to w…
    - 27 Jul 12, 6:27pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Our video review of the Nexus Q
    Google's Nexus Q music streaming device officially went up for sale on Google Play this week. The device wants to compete with Sonos, btu also stream videos from YouTube and Google Play. How well does it work? Check out our video review.Cord Cutter…
    - 24 Jul 12, 4:16pm -
  • Cord Cutters: Using Chrome as a Google TV remote
    Second screens don't have to always be tablets: A new Chrome extension called Chromemote turns your computer's browser into a remote control for any Google TV device. Especially neat and useful: You can fling websites you've opened on your laptop to…
    - 16 Jul 12, 1:57pm -

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  • newMy Chromecast – 1 Year Later
    A year after Google’s Chromecast launch, I am still a big fan of the TV streaming stick, but also a sporadic user at best. Here are some of the Chromecast positives: Free stuff! To celebrate the one-year anniversary, Google is offering three free…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:06pm -
  • newBanish TiVo Pause Menu Ads
    Next up in our buy more TiVo series are steps to hide intrusive pause menu advertising. While TiVo produces arguably the best DVR, beyond consumer sales and service, the company augments revenue by leveraging their userbase for advertising and analy…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:30am -
  • Marvel Unlimited For 99 Cents
    To generate awareness during the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Unlimited has gone on sale — 99 cents for a single month. While not quite “unlimited”, the subscription grants your mobile devices access a large catalog of digital comics. Having…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:24am -
  • Kevo Bluetooth Smartlock Review
    Back in 2013, Kwikset released Kevo ($219), a deadbolt created by Unikey that let users lock and unlock their doors with just their phone. This process utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE 4.0) to determine the location of your phone or a keyfob a…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:02am -
  • Nokia Lumia 930 review: the best Windows Phone yet
    This article titled “Nokia Lumia 930 review: the best Windows Phone yet” was written by Samuel Gibbs, for theguardian.com on Thursday 24th July 2014 10.07 UTC Microsoft’s latest Lumia 930 top-end smartphone is still a Nokia for now, and shows p…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:35am -
  • Arris Cable Partners Deploy Slingbox Streaming
    The Sling-powered Arris MS4000 media streamer has found its first home(s). Regional cable providers Comporium and Service Electric are now offering up these transcoding boxes to their customers for both in-home and mobile streaming. Ideally, thi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:12pm -
  • TiVo Elevates Opera Apps
    By way of RCN, we’ve learned that both rental and retail TiVo Roamio, Premiere, and Mini hardware will receive a minor update to surface favorited Opera TV Store apps via a new link (highlighted above) – and, thus, saving you a click. Whil…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:18pm -
  • Ultimate Ears Boom Review
    Intro A few weeks back, we put the G-Boom rugged Bluetooth speaker through its paces and concluded that it packs some impressive sound in a distinct looking package. This time around, we’re looking at the competing Ultimate Ears Boom ($200) wh…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:33am -
  • Verizon Gets Symmetrical, Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds
    As my two year subscription comes to an end, Verizon is courting me with free HBO and an upcoming boost in FiOS upload speeds to match download numbers: Dear Customer: Thank You! The free speed upgrade is part of Verizon’s continuing commitment to…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:57am -
  • The TiVo Roamio Summer Sale
    Until now, the best way to get a deal on TiVo Roamio hardware was to cozy up to a reseller. Well, for what looks like a short while, their preferred pricing is now available in a more convenient manner via TiVo’s “summer flash” sale… with a…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 6:00pm -

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  • newMediacom Exec Asks McCaskill To Widen Bill Data Net
    The battle between cable operators and broadcasters over retrans reform rages on. The latest volley came from Tom Larsen, group vice president of cable operator Mediacom, who has written Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) suggesting that as part of her…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:31pm -
  • newComcast Extends Reach Of 505-Meg FTTP Service
    Comcast confirmed that it has recently extended the reach of Extreme 505, a fiber-based broadband service that pumps out 505 Mbps downstream and 100 Mbps upstream, to several systems in its South Division, including Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville,…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • newFox To Sell Satellite Interest To BSkyB
    As expected, 21st Century Fox said Friday that it would sell its interests in European satellite companies Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland to British Sky Broadcasting Group, in a deal valued at $9.3 billion, including a hefty cash component that could…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • newGAO To Release Preliminary Data Cap Findings
    The Government Accountability Office has completed at least its preliminary study of broadband data caps and their impact on consumer choice, innovation and competition. That is according to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who asked for the study and…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:24am -
  • newCable Pioneer Kenneth Gunter Dies
    Former UA Columbia Cablevision exec Kenneth Gunter has died at the age of 83, according to an obit in the San Angelo, Tex., Standard Times. Gunter helped launch UA Columbia with Bob Rosencrans and was an early backer of C-SPAN. 
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:21am -
  • newShannen Doherty To Travel The Country In New GACTV Series
    Great American Country will follow former Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty as she travels across America in a new original series set to debut in 2015. The six-episode series, Off the Map With Shannen & Holly follows Doherty and her Charme…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:48am -
  • newAmazon Debuts New Toddler-Targeted Series
    Amazon Studios will continue to reach out to young viewers with the debut today of live action series Annedroids on its Amazon Prime digital service, the network said Friday. 
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:24am -
  • newTiVo CFO Joins Vonage Board
    Naveen Chopra, the CFO and SVP of corporate development and strategy at TiVo, has joined the board of Vonage Holdings Corp., a company that specializes in IP-delivered voice and other communications services. 
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:57am -
  • newFCC Reminds MVPDs About EEO Reports
      The Media Bureau issued a reminder on July 24 that MVPDs have a Sept. 30 deadline for filing their Form 396-C EEP annual reports. The reports are required of systems with six or more full-time employees. 
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:09pm -
  • newTWC, Bright House Ink SEC Network Deal
     Add two more major distributors to SEC Network’s growing affiliate roster. ESPN has reached a carriage contract with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks across the cable operators’ entire base of systems in time for SEC Network’s…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:42pm -