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Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report

Update: HBO says the NPD report is incorrect, and that it’s not losing subscribers. Both HBO and Cinemax have shown “significant” growth over the past two years, according to the company. Meanwhile, NPD appears to have pulled the report. It …

Netflix Hits Com Hem TiVo Boxes In Sweden Netflix Hits Com Hem TiVo Boxes In Sweden

Last year, Netflix started emerging on a few TiVo boxes from cable providers, beginning with Virgin Media in the UK. Among the deals announced was one with Swedish provider Com Hem. Now, according to reports, Netflix is available on Com …

Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year

On Friday, we told you about Google’s YouTube Fireplace for Chromecast. It’s essentially an hour-long video of a fireplace burning with a dog sitting in a chair. Simple, but people seem to like it. Well, if you’re a Time Warner …

‘The Simpsons’ Sold to FXX in Biggest Cable Deal Ever ‘The Simpsons’ Sold to FXX in Biggest Cable Deal Ever

The longest running sitcom in television history sold its cable syndication rights today to FXX for close to $1 billion. FXX, a subsidiary of FX and parent company FOX, reportedly outbid five other major cable outlets, including TBS and Cartoon …

Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels
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Roku owners can now rejoice in the knowledge that their holiday seasons will be filled with much more sports (as long as their cable provider supports it, of course). Today, Roku became the latest device to get the WatchESPN app, …

Netflix Is Now Available On Virgin Media TiVo Boxes Netflix Is Now Available On Virgin Media TiVo Boxes

Virgin Media announced that it is launching Netflix on its TiVo boxes today, making the app available to its over 1.8 million homes in the UK. The deal between the two companies was announced in September, making it the first …

This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go
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People want to pay for HBO Go, this is an established fact. Many people, however, don’t want to pay for the expensive cable packages that are required to access HBO Go. All they want is a standalone HBO Go service …

Netflix Doesn’t Expect Cable Presence To Match Internet Set-Top Box Presence For ‘Many Years’ Netflix Doesn’t Expect Cable Presence To Match Internet Set-Top Box Presence For ‘Many Years’

Netflix released its quarterly earnings report today along with a letter to shareholders. Among the topics discussed in the letter is Netflix’s presences (and lack thereof) on set-top boxes from from cable providers. This has been a big topic in …

Netflix Finds Its Way To Samsung Cable Box Netflix Finds Its Way To Samsung Cable Box
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As has been reported numerous times over the past few days, Netflix is said to be in discussions with cable providers in the U.S. including Comcast and Suddenlink to potentially bring the Netflix app to cable boxes. A report out …

Netflix Could Be On Its Way To Cable Boxes In The U.S. Netflix Could Be On Its Way To Cable Boxes In The U.S.

Netflix could be coming to subscribers of cable services in the U.S., as the company is reportedly in talks with several of them, including Comcast and Suddenlink. The report comes from The Wall Street Journal, which cites “people familiar with …

Cord-Cutting, Twitter, And The TV Experience Cord-Cutting, Twitter, And The TV Experience

Cord-cutting, for those who may not be in-the-know, refers to “cutting” the cable cord in favor of sating one’s lust for television programming in a different manner, usually through pay-per-view services or the Internet. The practice has been steadily growing …

Will U.S. Cable Companies Embrace Netflix? Will U.S. Cable Companies Embrace Netflix?

Netflix has been achieving all kinds of new milestones. Its original shows were able to garner a total of fourteen nominations (while also managing to win a few), marking the historical entrance of online video into the television awards. Earlier …

Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service
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Game of Thrones is the most pirated show on TV – and it has more to do with it than just great characters, amazing set design, and Khaleesi’s boobs. HBO does not offer a standalone streaming service. Sure, they have …

Netflix Comes To Cable With New Virgin Media Deal Netflix Comes To Cable With New Virgin Media Deal

Virgin Media announced a new agreement with Netflix, which will see Virgin Media TiVo households getting a Netflix app, marking the first time Netflix has been available through a pay-TV platform. While it’s interesting to see a cable company embrace …

Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released

Back in June, Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a deal for Xbox 360 consoles to stream hundreds of live cable TV channels to Time Warner customers. This week, the fruits of that deal have been …

Amazon Options New Sci-Fi Thriller “Orbit” Amazon Options New Sci-Fi Thriller “Orbit”

Aliens are coming to Earth. The fate of the world depends on a small band of people who must fight the battle of their lives. At least, that’s what the first draft says anyway. Amazon has optioned a new science-fiction …

Cable Households Dropping, Over-The-Air Households Down to 7% Cable Households Dropping, Over-The-Air Households Down to 7%
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Now that streaming services companies such as Netflix and Amazon have begun to create their own original programming (and are getting Emmy Award nominations for them), the pressure is on for traditional programming outlets to compete. New research released today …

Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television

A new study suggests that Netflix users aren’t turning to Netflix as a replacement for cable, but rather a supplement. In other words, people just love TV shows and movies and they will turn to any and all means necessary …

With Its Emmy-Nominated Shows, Will Netflix Sway More People Away From Cable? With Its Emmy-Nominated Shows, Will Netflix Sway More People Away From Cable?

The Emmy nominations are out, and three Netflix original shows have earned fourteen nominations. This is a good sign for the future of high quality original online programming. We’re talking about the Emmys here, and Netflix is just getting started. …

Apple to Cut Deal With Time Warner Cable [RUMOR] Apple to Cut Deal With Time Warner Cable [RUMOR]

Last year, as rumors of an Apple HDTV were coming in weekly, the project was reportedly put on hold as cable companies balked. Companies such as Time Warner and Comcast, which has established (and often region-exclusive) distribution channels, were not …

John McCain: “ESPN Tax” Needs To Go John McCain: “ESPN Tax” Needs To Go

John McCain became the best friend of many cable subscribers around the country earlier this month when he introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act. The bill would allow consumers to subscribe to only the channels they want instead of having …