Jeff Berman

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Reinventing the internet: What if AMC took the plunge and unbundled from cable?

There’s been much speculation about the possibility that HBO could one day directly compete with Netflix(s nflx) by offering consumers a way to …

Simulmedia's Investors Bet $25 Million More on Smart TV Ads (Video)

Dave Morgan’s pitch is simple, and counterintuitive: There’s going to be a boom in video ads — and it’s going to happen on TV.The Simulmedia CEO …

Time Warner

Unbundling Pay TV Would Devastate Big Media And Consumers: Analyst

It’s fun to see Wall Street analysts defend the pay TV oligopoly’s bundled pricing as a model of market capitalism — and a kind of public service. …

Cable consolidation isn’t about TV: It’s about broadband

Given the rumors that Comcast (s cmcsa) is talking with regulators to see if it could find a way to buy Time Warner Cable (s twc) and that Liberty …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

If Facebook and Hulu had a Baby it Would Look Like Philo

If Facebook and Hulu gave birth to a child it would resemble Philo, the TV service rapidly rolling out on college campuses. Launched from a Harvard dorm room a couple of years ago, Philo has quickly spread to more than a dozen universities, from Yale to Stanford. Sound familiar?<p>When Philo was …

Netflix, in first major film deal, acquires documentary 'The Square'

Netflixhas acquired"The Square,"an original documentary that chronicles theEgyptian revolutionthat began with dramatic protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo.<p>The film, from director/producer<p>Jehane Noujaim, won this year'sToronto International Film Festivaldocumentary people's choice award. It tells the …

Comparing the Online TV Pioneers: Netflix v. Amazon

Amazon.com is following in Netflix’s footsteps by launching original TV programming on its streaming video service.<p>The companies have much in common: They’re both online TV pioneers. They’re both trying to become a home for HBO-quality content. They’re even neighbors: Netflix’s “Orange is the New …

One thing Comcast is doing right: An expanded VOD strategy for the fall TV season

With each fall comes a new season premieres for over a hundred new TV shows, as well as the need to catch up on the backlog of missed episodes.<p>That said, I never really understood why cable TV providers forced customers to go elsewhere to find old episodes and the first few new episodes of the …

Why Comcast Rolled Out Cable, Internet And Even HBO On The Cheap

The days of cable systems charging exorbitant rates to subscribers to subsidize scores of channels they never watch is hopefully coming to a close. Media behemoths are slowly adapting to the realties of an on-demand universe, where viewers only pay for the programming they want, where they want to …

Is Apple Set to Take On TV?

Tim Cook hinted today that Apple is well-positioned to take over the TV.<p>Speaking during an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, who asked what …

Comcast to Stream 35 Live TV Channels to Mobile Apps Outside the Home

Comcast has inked deals to let subscribers tune in to 35 live cable channels through its updated video-player app for mobile devices over any Wi-Fi …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Netflix Wants Big Movies Day And Date, But It Won't Get Them

At the 2013 Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles, Netflix's content guru Ted Sarandos sent a shot across the studio system’s bow. He wants the big guys to consider releasing major films on Netflix at the same time they release the movies in theaters.<p>“Let’s give the consumer what they want and …

Comcast rolls out HBO broadband bundle targeting cord cutters

Potentially a move to undercut the popularity of Netflix in the United States, DSLReports has noted that Comcast launched a new service bundle that …

The Digital TV Endgame: 10-Year Transition to All Things IP

While Internet TV is already technically feasible, commercial challenges are keeping it from becoming a mass-market reality. Services like Hulu, …

FX, Turner, and Netflix Face Off in a Battle of the Binge

Let’s say that your friends have become increasingly obsessed with a new TV show that’s already on episode eleven of a thirteen-episode season. You …

Dear Internet: You Still Can’t Get HBO Without Paying for Cable

Lots of people who read sites like this site love the idea of paying for HBO without paying for cable.<p>So, news that Comcast and HBO are letting you …

The Convergence Tipping Point

Image copyright Dusit<p>The media and technology world has reached a tipping point, one captured in some prosaic but infinitely powerful numbers. In the …

Innovation

Why Facebook and Twitter are eyeing up a big slice of TV's future

Talk to your neighbours about their television viewing habits and you will probably find that, although the range of programmes watched is pretty narrow, the methods for receiving them vary wildly from house to house. Some people get their favourite shows via gaming consoles, some by downloading …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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WTF is AMC’s Yeah! Service? We Found Out at New York Comic Con, and It’s Pretty Interesting

We’ll admit to going into our demo of AMC’s new Yeah! movie rental service at New York Comic Con a little skeptical. There’s no shortage of ways to …

In Digital Era, What Does 'Watching TV' Even Mean?

Study Suggests More Time Spent on Smartphones, Computers, Tablets Than Television<p>We spend a full five hours and 16 minutes a day in front of a screen, and that's without even turning on a television.<p>So says a statistic from eMarketer, a research firm that focuses on digital media and marketing. It …

Tablets

MIPCOM: Why Jeffrey Katzenberg Offered 'Breaking Bad' Creators $75 Million for Three More Episodes

The DreamWorks Animation CEO says he wanted to create the greatest "pay-per-view event in scripted television ever."<p>CANNES – DreamWorks Animation CEO</b> …