Televisions

Online TV Is Growing Too Slowly to Stop the Bleeding in Cable - Bloomberg

The online TV market went from zero customers to almost 3 million in a couple years, but it still isn’t enough to make up for cord-cutting.<p>Sling TV, …

Sling TV

Nielsen to track YouTube TV and Hulu watching now too

TV and movie producers are now able to learn more about how we watch television over the internet.<p>Welcome to the 21st Century, Nielsen.<p>The TV viewership tracking company said Tuesday it will showing tallies of viewers who watch shows on Hulu and YouTube TV in addition to its ratings data.<p>"We are …

YouTube TV

Nielsen Adds YouTube and Hulu Skinny Bundles to Traditional TV Rating

Measurement firm modernizes metrics as digital consumption ramps up<p>By<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>alexandra.bruell@wsj.com<p>Nielsen said it has begun counting viewership on new streaming TV services offered by Hulu and YouTube toward the official ratings for shows, …

Engadget giveaway: Win a 55-inch TCL P-Series 4K Roku TV!

TV prices are dropping and quality is on the rise, at least compared to my initial foray into HD over a decade ago. Now, you can pick up a set with 4K, HDR <i>and</i> a built-in streaming platform for well under a grand, like this $650 55-inch P-Series from TCL. This unit is in our Back to School guide for …

Smart TV

Apple TV’s universal search now supports Discovery and more

Apple has again expanded the reach of Apple TV’s universal search feature, adding a handful of new content providers, including Discovery Communications and Filmstruck.<p>Introduced with iOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV easier than ever. In seconds, you can search for …

Smart TV

Does Your Streaming Service Have the Programming You Want?

In 2017, every company seems to want you to cut the cord on cable and subscribe to their platform. But sadly, not every show you watch is available …

Lifestyle

Deal Alert: Top Selling 50-Mile HD Antenna Now Just $20

These days there are various ways to cut the cable cord, but none are as simple as opting for an HDTV antenna.<p>Unlike subscribing to a streaming …

Streaming

Jordan Goes Over-The-Top For DirecTV Now

Mark Wahlberg may be AT&T’s voice of the consumer demanding freedom from data overage charges and streaming limits, but it’s up-and-coming actor …

Michael B. Jordan

Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect | Miami Herald

Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to …

Apple Releases Fourth Betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 to Developers

Apple on Monday released the fourth betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, tvOS 11, and WatchOS 4 to developers.<p><b>The new releases are:</b><p>macOS High …

Smart TV

Sports Pack Add-on for PlayStation Vue: NFL RedZone & 13 Additional Sports Channels for $10/month

Hey sports fans, we’re getting ready for some football with a new Sports Pack that gives you access to NFL RedZone and 13 more top sports channels. …

Smart TV

Boomerang Review

1.<p>So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?<p>2.<p>Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.<p>3.<p>Although it no …

Geek

Viacom CEO Considers Costly Scripps Networks Acquisition

Members of the Scripps family are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss a potential sale<p>Since taking over as Viacom Inc.’s chief executive last year with the blessing of powerful shareholder Shari Redstone, Bob Bakish has been working to win over Wall Street with moves meant to stabilize the …

Nielsen's ratings will start counting Hulu and YouTube's new TV services, as it moves to embrace the digital realm

In a push to more accurately reflect the new ways people watch TV, Nielsen announced Tuesday that it will start incorporating YouTube TV and Hulu's live TV programming into its traditional TV ratings.<p>Hulu and YouTube both launched their own live TV streaming services within the past four months, …

Smart TV

AT&T Loses Record Number of Video Subscribers in Q2, Drops 156,000 DirecTV Satellite Customers

Telco reports 491,000 DirecTV Now subscribers signed up within seven months of launch<p>AT&T’s pay-TV business continues to plummet, as the telco lost a …

DirecTV Now

Kanex ‘GoPlay Sidekick’ portable iPhone, iPad, Apple TV game controller now available

First announced earlier this year at CES, Kanex is today officially launching its new GoPlay Sidekick controller for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.<p>Officially certified by Apple through the company’s Made-for-iPhone (and iPad and Apple TV) licensing program, the controller is designed specifically for …

Smart TV

Nielsen to track Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV viewing in U.S. ratings

(Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc (NLSN.N) will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google's YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.<p>All programming on …

Smart TV

Samsung 58″ 4K Smart UHDTV w/ $200 Gift Card for $799 + even more

The official BuyDig eBay Store is offering the Samsung 58-inch LED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV (2017, UN58MU6100FXZA) for <b>$699 shipped</b>. However, Dell is offering this same display for <b>$799</b> with a <b>$200</b> Dell gift card thrown in, essentially yielding a $599 price tag.<p>Even without the Dell card, that’s $300 …

4K Ultra HD

Breaking: MSNBC Just Made Cable News History

Advertisement - story continues below<p>MSNBC beat rival Fox News as the most-watched cable network during prime time (8-11 p.m.) last week, attracting …

Conservative POV

Do Roku and Apple TV really speak film geek? We put voice search to the test for answers

Cordcutters who use streaming media devices have turned binge watching into a high art, and with good reason. There are now so many a la carte TV and movie apps that the danger of losing yourself in a sea of prestige television and on demand films offered across a range of networks and services is …

Smart TV

YouTube Expands Into More Markets -- WIll Price Competition Follow?

YouTube, already the 800-lb. gorilla in video, has raised its ambitions even more by offering its YouTube TV streaming service in another 10 U.S. …

YouTube TV

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12″ MacBook 512GB $1,000, Apple TV + MFi-Controller $150, HDTV Deals, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

Smart TV

ZoneTV Teams With Microsoft And Ooyala To Offer User-Tailored Linear TV Channels | Deadline

Are digital and traditional pay TV providers ready to offer a service that can automatically provide viewers with programming based on their …

Entertainment Industry

TV Ratings Monday: ‘Midnight, Texas’ tops ‘Somewhere Between’ in premiere face-off

<b>Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, July 24, 2017</b><p>The numbers for Monday:<p><b>Time</b><p><b>Show</b><p><b>Adults 18-49 Rating/Share</b><p><b>Viewers (millions)</b><p>8 …

TV

Facebook Live Gets Support for 4K 360-Degree Video Streams

Facebook upped the resolution of 360-degree Facebook Live streams Tuesday, allowing users with compatible cameras to stream with up to 4K. Owners of …

Facebook Live

Apple TV 32GB 4th Gen. with SteelSeries Nimbus Controller $150 (Reg. $200)

Best Buy as part of its Daily Deals is offering the Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation – Latest Model) with SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Controller for just <b>$149.99 shipped</b>. That’s about what you would expect to pay for the 32GB Apple TV alone from Apple and the best combo deal of this kind we’ve seen. …

Smart TV

WATCH: Andy Roddick on the surrealism of entering the Hall of Fame

Andy Roddick is always a great soundbite, and he spoke eloquently and thoughtfully this past weekend in Newport, R.I., as he was inducted into the …

Tennis

Will AT&T Throttle HBO?

HBO has been flying high on the backs of dragons, but it has done little to face down the rising beast of Netflix over the past five years. With a …

HBO

Sony Puts New TV Leaders in Place

Veterans Jeff Frost, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter will comprise newly created Office of the President<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment has restructured its television production unit in the wake of two top executives departing last month to oversee Apple Inc.’s push into creating original …

21st Century

TV Companies May Adopt Dual Identity: Content Creators/Network Sellers

Fewer cable networks in your big media company? It might not be such a bad idea for the future.<p>Given the skinny TV service talk, some TV/media …

Advertising Industry