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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FreeCast Unveils Game-Changing Select TV Box At CES...

With every entertainment option on the web and the power of a quad-core PC, FreeCast’s Select TV promises to revolutionize the online pay-TV industry. FreeCast, the company behind 4M paying web TV subscribers in the last 24 months, will be featured at the packed ShowStoppers press event on Wednesday night at the Wynn Hotel during […]

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Here Comes Pay-TV

Being in business, I’ve learned a lot. Perhaps one of the most fascinating things relates to the idea of abundance. If one of something is good, you would think that more must be better. But this isn’t always the case. In fact, there’s a fine line between “more” of something being beneficial, and becoming a […]

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Rabbit TV: “Growth matches pay-TV losses”

Traditional TV providers continue to lose subscribers, with the top 10 shedding over 400,000 subscribers this past quarter alone. While cord-cutting has been acknowledged for some time now, these are worst-ever numbers for the pay-TV providers. According to analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson: “A year ago, the pay-TV sector was shrinking at an annual […]

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Rabbit TV Plus Growth Matches Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

The largest quarterly loss of cable and satellite TV subscribers highlights the benefits to new web TV and video providers. Traditional TV providers continue to lose subscribers, with the top 10 shedding over 400,000 subscribers this past quarter alone. While cord-cutting has been acknowledged for some time now, these are worst-ever numbers for the pay-TV […]

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Dish Network and T-Mobile Eye Merger as Rivals...

As other pay-TV mergers face scrutiny, T-Mobile and Dish hope a marriage between a satcaster and wireless company will be more palatable to regulators. Dish Network is reportedly in talks to purchase T-Mobile. The wireless company has long had a “for sale” sign in the window since its failed attempt to merge with AT&T years […]

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Cable Guide TV Providers Fair Poorly in Newest Customer Satisfaction...

Customer Satisfaction with their TV providers hits a seven-year low, as even the usual suspects’ scores sink. Surprising no one, the American Customer Satisfaction Index has shown once that Americans hate their TV providers. The pay-TV industry found itself bringing up the rear of this most recent customer satisfaction survey, with the industry averaging a […]

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Netflix Testing Ads? CEO Says No, Consumers Disagree

Pre-roll trailers for other Netflix content have some users fearful of ads to follow. Some Netflix subscribers have reported seeing pre-roll ads before their content starts playing, and they’re not happy about it. The subscription video-on-demand library has always been ad-free, and that’s part of what has justified the monthly fee that subscribers pay for […]

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Comcast’s Attempt to Avoid New PR Disasters Creates...

A Comcast customer who was over-billed was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to receive a refund. After a series of embarrassing customer service incidents grabbed national headlines and went viral online, Comcast has consistently reaffirmed its commitment to improve customer service and rehab the reputation of one of the most despised companies […]

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