All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cable’

Roku Now Sports WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channels

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, which allows users to stream live content from a handful of ESPN-affiliated networks. As with all streaming devices that offer …

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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 time Netflix has ever been available on a cable box. Virgin customers are being offered a six-month gift subscription to …

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This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go

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 that works like Netflix – one in which they could pay a set monthly fee and access all of HBO’s …

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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 the news for the last couple weeks with reports coming out saying that Netflix has been in talks with providers …

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Netflix Finds Its Way To Samsung Cable Box

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 today from Zatz Not Funny (also reported by Wired) says the app is confirmed for the Samsung Smart Cable Box. …

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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 the matter,” and comes on the heels of Netflix striking such deals with providers in Europe. Last month, Virgin Media …

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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 in popularity over the years, with many people turning to Internet options in particular. (Whether or not those options are …

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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 this month, a deal with Virgin Media was announced marking the first time a cable company would offer Netflix to …

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Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service

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 HBO GO – which contains pretty much every episode of every series they’ve ever produced. But you must have an …

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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 Netflix, which many see as a significant rival (and rightfully so), the agreement appears to basically amount to another device …

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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 revealed in a new Time Warner Cable app for Xbox 360. According to Microsoft, the app provides “up to” 300 …

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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 thriller about an alien invasion called “Orbit.” Bruce Guido, the project’s writer, says he’s now working on the first draft. …

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