Quantcast

All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘dvr’

CES 2014: Dish Hopper App Coming to PlayStation Consoles

As part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week in Las Vegas, Dish today announced that its Hopper DVR technology will soon be available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. Dish will be releasing a Hopper app for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 sometime during spring (or at least sometime during the first half of 2014). The app will be an …

Read More

House Lawmakers Introduce The We Are Watching You Act

In NSA America, TV watches you. Thankfully, that scenario hasn’t happened yet, but two lawmakers are working on legislation to make sure there are strict regulations in place when it does. The Hill reports that Reps. Michael Capuano and Walter Jones have just introduced the We Are Watching You Act to the House. Despite its foreboding name, the proposed law …

Read More

Dish Holds a Wake For TV Commercials, Launches the “Hopper” Nationwide

Dish today announced that its “Hopper” DVR with Sling is now available for all customers in the U.S. While other DVRs allow TV watchers to fast-forward through annoying ads, the Hopper “autohop” feature allows Dish customers to skip entire commercial breaks with the press of a button. This doesn’t sit well with content creators, and both Fox and CBS have …

Read More

Dish Channel Guide App For iPad Released

Dish Network today introduced a new app for iPad that allows subscribers to search through the Dish channel line-up and share their TV viewing habits across social networks. The Dish Explorer app will be available today in the Apple App Store. For use with the Dish “Hopper” DVR, the app includes remote-control features that allow subscribers to navigate the channel …

Read More

Nintendo TVii Finally Launches Tomorrow

Promised as a launch feature, Nintendo’s ambitious TVii service was delayed to some time in December. The promised day is now near, but you might want to temper your expectations before you get disappointed. Nintendo announced this morning that Nintendo TVii will be launching tomorrow, December 20. The free app is envisioned as a new way to watch TV as …

Read More

Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You

Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a device that makes its previous tracking efforts seem sophomorish in comparison. Ars Technica reports that Verizon has just filed a …

Read More

Cisco Sues TiVo Over Patents

On May 30th Cisco Systems filed a federal lawsuit in California against TiVo, over four patents related to DVRs. Cisco supplies TiVo-based DVR boxes to Virgin Media in the UK and Spanish cable operator Ono. TiVo likewise suing Verizon Communications and Time Warner Cable, which are both Cisco service provider customers, also over patent infringement. Cisco released a statement on …

Read More

Motorola debuts DreamGallery by Motorola Medios

The Cable Show, a yearly trade show for the cable industry, is taking place in Boston this week. There, cable companies gather to show off their new products and services. This year’s hot item seems to be software that are similar to, yet not as good as, an Apple TV or Roku. Motorola is announcing DreamGallery by Motorola Medios. DreamGallery …

Read More

Dish Networks “Hopper” Adds Skip Commercials Feature

Every single TV watcher since the beginning of time (because let’s be real, time didn’t exist before TV was invented, right?) has wished for the ability to instantly skip over the commercials. Well now that technology is finally here. I know we put a man on the moon in 1969, but in 2012? We can skip commercials, take that 69′. …

Read More

Nielsen’s Latest U.S. Media Trends

Nielsen has just submitted the second part of its State of the Media: Advertising & Audiences Report, which sheds light on DVR usage, as well as viewership of streaming content platforms like Hulu, YouTube and Netflix, who appears to making a real recovery from its recent missteps. The use of mobile devices while watching TV was also looked at, which …

Read More

DVR Usage Increasing Among Television Viewers

As television and devices that take advantage of our screen time continue to evolve, so does our utter obsession with using TV grow. Nielsen posted on its blog a study the group recently conducted that looked at what Americans have been using their TVs for in the past six years. To preface the study, Nielsen shows how TV usage has …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»