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Cord-Cutting

December 11, 2010

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TV subscription’s price tag has always been a problem for consumers.  The latest trend now is cord-cutting and according to Needham & Co. analyst Laura Martin, there are certain TV channels that should be available online in order for consumers to cut the cord for TV subscription. Many consumer groups want TV à la carte […]

Fair Factor

December 6, 2010

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Viacom is appealing the federal court’s June decision that ruled in favor of Google’s YouTube video-sharing site because it’s protected from copyright claims according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) after Viacom stated that YouTube’s digital piracy could threaten U.S. media business. Some clips of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are among the […]

TV Ventures

December 4, 2010

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As TV is losing popularity to some, others are expecting to have it make a big comeback.  Reuters reports that according to sources, Microsoft is setting its eyes on a new TV venture after finding consumers fleeing expensive subscription packages for online services like Netflix and Hulu. Microsoft in the past has invested in MSNBC […]

Why so Sad?

November 27, 2010

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In the last post, we got a preview of the digital threats toward TV.  Although TV is putting up a fight in the entertainment sector, it’s the news arena that’s having trouble.  Obviously you can TiVo an episode of the Daily Show, but it wouldn’t make much sense to do the same with last night’s […]

Staying Popular

November 27, 2010

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While Apple, Google, and Hulu are multiplying options for online and on-demand content, broadcasters are still encouraged to stream to the viewers’ living rooms. Viacom‘s president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, says that “TV viewing is at an all-time high.” Of course, the company owns MTV and Comedy Central. TV viewership at home has increased by […]

Unwanted ads

November 19, 2010

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Imagine having a commercial-free service.  Forget bothering with DVR’s and waiting a whole day.  Too bad we don’t live in the U.K. because BBC cited views of 79 million last October, doubling its popularity with the iPlayer.  Now it’s ready to launch it globally.  So, is it proper for me to say the British are coming? It […]

Death of Cable TV

October 28, 2010

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You may wonder how in the world is Cable TV is going to crumble? Well, it’s probably not that obvious unless you look at recent drops of Cable TV customers (more statistics will follow) and the arrival of Google TV. Think of it like this, why should we pay for cable if Google TV is basically […]

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