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Cable Is No Longer About TV

As rumors of mergers and acquisitions increase in the cable industry, with the recent news that Time Warner Cable may be acquired by either Comcast or Charter, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: cable TV is more about the cable than it is about the TV.<p>Broadband at the core<p>What started as a …

YouTube may be getting ready to launch its music subscription

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sesame Workshop<p>There have long been rumors that Google (S GOOG) is planning to launch a separate music subscription …

Online TV viewing shows how traditional broadcasters get “prime time” wrong

What happens when you let people watch what they want, when they want? Netflix tells us that, given a choice, people consume television shows by “binge-watching,” which is the practice of watching back-to-back episodes until your eyes melt. And binge-watching is generally associated with weekends …

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Why aren’t Amazon and Hulu shows playing on Netflix’s level?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>When Netflix (s NFLX) made television history this summer with its nine Emmy nominations for <i>House of Cards</i>, there was a lot of …

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even 'niche indie albums' will earn $17k a month<p>Streaming music service Spotify is hoping to win over its musician critics by launching a new Spotify Artists website explaining how its business model …

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Time Warner Cable next to embrace cheap HBO bundle

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Time Warner Cable(s twc) (TWC) is experimenting with cheaper bundles to keep people from cancelling cable: The pay TV provider …

TalkTalk takes battle to Sky, BT and Virgin Media with TV growth

Telecoms group adds 150,000 subscribers in first quarter, as it recruits ex-Facebook executive Joanna Shields as adviser<p>TalkTalk has become the fastest-growing new TV business in the UK, adding 150,000 subscribers in the first quarter, and hired ex-Facebook executive Joanna Shields to its board to …

BT secures movies-on-demand agreement with Curzon Home Cinema

New service will enable subscribers to watch independent and world movies on same day they open in cinemas<p>BT has struck a deal with movie chain Curzon to offer films to subscribers to its on-demand service on the same day as they premiere in cinemas.<p>The telecoms company, which on Friday also …

Sky Movies channels added to BT TV

BT and Sky have signed a contract that will enable BT TV customers to watch all 11 Sky Movies channels on their YouView or Vision+ boxes.<p>It will …

BT to add music service to TV offerings

BT is to launch a music streaming and karaoke service backed by the world's largest music company, Universal Music.<p>The service will initially offer the equivalent of about 150 albums of music tracks, which subscribers can listen to through their BT TV service.<p>The service is available free to …

Netflix now has more paying subscribers than HBO in the United States

Netflix just reported that its streaming video service had 29.93 million paying subscribers in the United States at the end of September. That surpasses, for the first time, HBO’s paid subscriber base of 28.96 million in the US.<p>The milestone is particularly significant because the two companies …

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Our Perspectives Blog

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Netflix Needs Cable, But the Feeling Isn’t Always Mutual

Netflix is banking on getting on cable set-top boxes to hit aggressive growth targets in the next few years — and it also relies cable’s fat …

Netflix starts testing 4K videos, wants to launch Ultra HD next year

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>Netflix (S NFLX) quietly added a handful of 4K HD videos to its catalog this week to prepare itself for a wider …

21st Century Fox: Hulu can compete with Netflix

<b>US on-demand service Hulu can be a viable alternative to OTT market leader Netflix, the president and COO of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, has</b> …

New traffic data shows: Netflix and YouTube rule online video, Hulu and Amazon barely register

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Amazon(S AMZN) who? Netflix (S NFLX) and YouTube (S GOOG) continue to be the most-used video services in North America by a …

Netflix Unleashes New TV Experience That Totally Wants to Immerse You (Video)

New interface offers snappy descriptions and more details on recommended titles<p>If you tend to tear through your Netflix queue via your television, …

Is Netflix Going to Conquer the Media World?

Want concrete proof of how quickly fortunes and narratives can change in our accelerated media culture these days? You need look no further than one little word -- Netflix. What started out as a cool way to get DVDs delivered to your door -- what mortally wounded Blockbuster -- and eventually …

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7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

The U.S. now has over 83 million broadband subscribers

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Slowly and surely, the U.S. is inching towards the 100 million broadband subscriber milestone. Latest figures compiled by …

AllCast for Android pushes media to Apple TV and Roku, available for willing beta testers (video)

If you've been eager to send cloud or locally-stored media to your TV, another option could be on the way. Currently in beta, AllCast is an Android app that streams content from places like Google Drive, Dropbox or your mobile device's storage to an Apple TV, Roku, Xbox console, Samsung Smart TV …

Digital On Demand: Show Us The Numbers

<i>Video on Demand is a fast-growing distribution sector for films. But unlike theatrical box office reporting,<br>cable companies and other video viewing</i> …

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