All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pay TV’

Set-Top Boxes Will Get Apps, Eventually

Though most Americans still get their TV through traditional methods, streaming and downloaded media is beginning to make a strong impact on the industry. Streaming boxes from Roku and Apple are popular ways to access such content, as are video game consoles and smart TVs. Most of these devices, however, share living room space with a set-top box, most often …

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Over Half of TV Viewing is Now Digital

The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today released a report showing that over half of all TV broadcasts are now digital. More specifically, over 55% of households with a TV worldwide receive digital programming, rather than traditional analogue signals. The ITU interprets these findings to mean that the tipping point for digital broadcasting was reached as some point during 2012. …

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Pay-TV Subscriptions Reach 886 Million Worldwide

Though many internet users in the U.S. and Europe are doing away with their traditional cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming solutions such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, the worldwide base of pay-TV subscribers is still rising steadily. Today, market research firm ABI Research released a report showing that worldwide pay-TV subscriptions are expected to reach 886.5 million …

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Netflix Beats Cable for Customer Satisfaction

A new study has revealed that customers rate Netflix Watch Instantly higher in customer satisfaction than premium broadcast TV. The study, from market research and consulting firm Parks Associates, cites the low cost and high viewing flexibility of Netflix streaming as part of the reason for the service’s popularity. “Consumers can pay for a month of Netflix for about the …

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Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?

With consumers continuing to be unhappy with cable providers, a trend known as “cord-cutting” has quickly risen up. The concept has gained a lot of attention over the past couple of years especially since more Internet alternatives have become available.

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Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You

The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

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