Wanted: Cable for the Web

The media industry is facing a dilemma unlike anything it’s ever seen before. The business model upon which cable TV is built is dying, under siege from web-delivered alternatives. But paradoxically, that same business model is also the future of web-video and the media industry itself. How can it be both on the way out […]

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The TV Industry’s Dumbest Problem

The television industry currently suffers from perhaps one of the dumbest problems in all of commerce. In a world in which there are few greater goals in business than being able to sell more goods and services to more people for more money, TV networks who are quite frankly desperate to recoup revenues lost to […]

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FreeCast's Mobley Says ACA President Has It Backwards

CEO William Mobley argues that small MVPDs are struggling under the status quo and would benefit from policy changes. William Mobley, founder of FreeCast and one of the pioneers of streaming video, has responded strongly to recent remarks by American Cable Association president Matt Polka that the FCC’s set top box proposal would devastate small […]

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INTX: FreeCast’s Universal Interface is the Secret Sauce...

The company promises a single UI that puts all content on all devices; exactly what consumers want and the industry needs. As INTX continues in Boston, and the FCC proceeds with efforts to unlock the cable set top box, FreeCast has joined the Consumer Video Choice Coalition to advocate for a more competitive and innovative […]

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FreeCast Plans À La Carte Online Channels:...

Amid virtual pay-TV announcements, FreeCast offers a better way for networks to recapture subscribers and revenue. As more linear channels come to the web in “skinny” virtual pay-TV bundles, FreeCast is getting ready to roll out its own approach to bringing traditional TV channels to the web. Already in talks with major TV networks, FreeCast […]

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As Visual Media Is In Flux, The Originator...

As the cable networks scramble to keep their money and the streaming world seeks new growth, a veteran of the industry gets back into the game to great success I’m not going to lie. I’d pay ridiculous amounts of money to not go to the cinema at all, and I’d probably pay more to see […]

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The iTV Doctor is In: FreeCast Launches Select...

Dear Readers: This is a terrific time to be in the TV business, isn’t it? We’re growing, consolidating, innovating and finding new ways to serve the viewers every single day. But first, a bit of shameless self-promotion: if you are at INTX, you might stop by “Imagine Park” at noon on Tuesday 5/17; the topic […]

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FreeCast debuts Select TV white-label streaming

FreeCast’s Rabbit TV Plus has launched Select TV, a multiscreen streaming service. FreeCast is making the service’s operating platform available to license, co-brand or white label, so that “virtually any company can offer a compelling entertainment package that monetises current trends towards over-the-top (OTT) video, rather than suffering from them,” it said. The company added […]

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FreeCast’s Private Label OTT Platform to Power Major...

The long-awaited media platform will soon be available via the web and all devices. While FreeCast’s Rabbit TV Plus has firmly put the company on the map, Select TV has for months now perhaps been the company’s most anticipated product. Boasting even more content and features than ever before, Select TV creates the ultimate television […]

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Taking Broadcast Over-the-Top

Putting broadcast TV channels directly onto the Internet may have been a non-starter in the Supreme Court, but a lot of entrepreneurs plus a few big media companies still think it’s a good idea—and it can be done—legally. Nearly two years after the United States Supreme Court dashed Aereo’s concept for retransmission-without-payments, at least a […]

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