All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cable’

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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Cable Households Dropping, Over-The-Air Households Down to 7%

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 shows that cable and network television could soon be falling behind faster than anyone might imagine. According to the Consumer …

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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 to boost their content selection. The report comes from TiVo’s Research and Analytics group, who surveyed nearly 10,000 users. What …

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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. Its latest show Orange is the new Black is already getting as much positive buzz and as many positive reviews …

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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 yet willing for Apple to drag the cable industry into the online future the way it did for the music …

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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 to pay for expensive bundles full of channels they’ll never watch. Now the congressman is pushing his bill in a …

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

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 pay for. Of course, consumers now pay over a hundred dollars a month for hundreds of channels – many of …

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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 CEO said that it might offer a standalone service if it could “make the math work.” Unfortunately for fans of …

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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 Horvath. Sookie Stackhouse. If any of these names ring a bell for you, then you’re going to be very happy …

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

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 do! The only difference with this ad is that it’s honest. It’s an ad for “Your Local High Speed Internet …

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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 (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and popular (True Blood) programs around. Because the content is so good, people are willing …

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