Quantcast

Cable Articles

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
· 1

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
· 1

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%
· 4

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 …

John McCain Talks ‘A la Carte’ Cable Bill, Says It’s About Lower Income Families [VIDEO] John McCain Talks ‘A la Carte’ Cable Bill, Says It’s About Lower Income Families [VIDEO]
· 1

As you may know, Arizona Senator John McCain has sponsored a bill that would take on cable and satellite TV providers by forcing a new “a la carte” system for consumers to pick and choose which channels they want to …

Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon

Fans of HBO programming have called on the network to make a standalone streaming service for quite a while now. The initial response from the network said it was impossible, but a little hope came in March when the network’s …

Google Fiber Gets HBO and Cinemax Google Fiber Gets HBO and Cinemax

In what is pretty big news for Google Fiber customers, future Google Fiber customers, and, most importantly, competing cable companies, Google has just patched a glaring hole in their cable offerings by adding HBO to the mix. “Jon Snow. Hannah …

This Is the Most Honest Cable Ad That You’ll Never See [VIDEO]
· 2

You’ve seen this ad before. A harmless-looking guy asks you if you want fast, reliable internet and a choice of all the best HD cable channels – all at a reasonable price. Well, sure, golly, gosh – of course I …

HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe. HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting …

Time Warner Cable Is Raising Prices In Some Areas, But It’s Not Because Of Google Fiber Time Warner Cable Is Raising Prices In Some Areas, But It’s Not Because Of Google Fiber

Just yesterday, we got word that Time Warner Cable was reducing its prices for customers living in or near Kansas City. The move appeared to be the result of the company trying to better compete with Google Fiber and other …

Disney and AT&T Announce U-verse Agreement 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 …