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Cable Companies Shocked At Obama’s Neutrality Stance

Cable companies are pulling together in response to President Obama’s “stunning” Net Neutrality stance. The president recently called for much greater government regulation on the internet as a common “utility”. Fred Campbell, former head of wireless communications at the FCC and now executive director of free market tech group Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology, weighed in. He said that …

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Aereo TV Service Threatened by Supreme Court Case

In a case which alludes to the 1984 Betamax case, the pseudo-TV service Aereo is being threatened by a lawsuit from major cable companies. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments from both sides. Two years ago, Aereo was brought to New York City. The concept of the company was simple, yet brilliant. Utilizing thousands of tiny, thumbnail-sized …

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Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger

There are plenty of reasons to be opposed to the proposed merger of Time Warner and Comcast. The deal would see the two largest cable companies in the U.S. combined into one giant cable company covering much of the country. From a consumer standpoint, cable companies are already non-competitive, with most of the U.S. split up into regional monopolies where …

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Disney and AT&T Announce U-verse Agreement

The Walt Disney Company and AT&T today announced that they have ironed out a long-term distribution agreement. Disney’s sports, news, and entertainment content will continue to be distributed on AT&T’s U-verse service. The deal includes programming from ESPN, ABC, and the Disney Channel. Part of the agreement includes new programming, including a group of “authenticated” (read: locked with digital rights …

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Intel TV Service Delayed by Cable Companies

Intel‘s new push into the cable TV arena could be delayed significantly, if cable companies have their way. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Intel’s plan to offer cable TV over the internet is on hold until content-licensing agreements can be ironed out with cable companies. Citing unnamed “people familiar with [Intel’s] plans,” the journal reports that the new …

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Apple HDTV on Hold as Cable Companies Balk

Last month it was reported that Apple was in talks with cable companies over changing the current cable TV model with the upcoming Apple HDTV. Rumor had it that these talks were unlikely to yield results due to the cable companies’ hold over their content, and that an Apple branded HDTV would not be seen this year as a result. …

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Apple TV Set Could be Delayed by Cable Companies

Rumors of an Apple TV set have been flying a for over a year now. In recent weeks, some excitement for the product has even been built by rumors that the product is already being manufactured. Whether or not that is actually the case, it is known that the “iTV” is on the way, and it’s is well-known that Apple …

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Netflix Beats Cable for Customer Satisfaction

A new study has revealed that customers rate Netflix Watch Instantly higher in customer satisfaction than premium broadcast TV. The study, from market research and consulting firm Parks Associates, cites the low cost and high viewing flexibility of Netflix streaming as part of the reason for the service’s popularity. “Consumers can pay for a month of Netflix for about the …

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FCC Proposes New Rule That Could Hurt Boxee Sales

The FCC is proposing a rule change that could alter how Americans watch television forever. That might be pushing it a little too much, but the FCC is proposing a change to a provision in the Cable Television Protection and Competition Act that requires cable companies to to provide unencrypted basic tier cable. The rule change, obviously supported by cable …

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