Category Archives: cable tv

The Newsroom on HBO: A Case Study for Cord Cutters

A while back I wrote about how HBO offered us a rare freebie, a streaming version of season 1 episode 1  of HBO’s The Newsroom. Since then the series has gained some success and Season 2 is definitely in the … Continue reading

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Aereo Wins First Round for the Cord Cutters

Aereo, as you may have heard by now,  is a service that delivers over the air broadcast material to your PC or mobile device.  For $12 per month you get all the networks and all the local channels. Back in … Continue reading

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Game Changer: Competing Content Sources for Cord Cutters

The cord cutting movement has often been compared to what happened in the music industry after Napster came along. But there are some major differences this time. The music model was broken when Napster  so influenced the market, that it led … Continue reading

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Cord Cutters: 6.6 Million Strong and Growing

Are cord cutters pioneers or a main stream trend? Trying to find precise numbers is not an exact science at the moment. One common technical definition of a cord cutter is a household that has a broadband connection but not … Continue reading

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Aereo is the new Napster

Those of us that follow tech history often compare cord cutting as the video equivalent of what happened to music. Napster, which ran between 1999 and 2001, challenged the industry by offering free downloads of single songs. Legal battles  eventually … Continue reading

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Feds shut down sports streaming sites, by why now?

So news breaks today bout the big arrest of one web operator in Michigan running 16 illegal sports streaming websites. I agree this is illegal and it’s stealing. What I wonder is why just now, just before Superbowl XLVI.  It suggests … Continue reading

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Netflix Hastings: Not interested in Cord Cutting Battle?

According to a recent article in Fierce Cable Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is not interested in competing with Cable and Satellite for subscribers. Apparently he sees Netflix as a complementary product. My question to Hastings: Why the hell not dude? … Continue reading

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NFL Game Weekend for Cord Cutters

Today kicks off one of the best weekends of the year for NFL fans.  We’ll go from 8 teams down to two on the way to the Superbowl.  It looks like all of these games will be available on CBS … Continue reading

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Cable fights back

I hadn’t noticed this story about “TV Essentials” originally since the test markets were all back east. It appears to have been a success for TWC and is really significant for consumers. For whatever reason people cut the cable TV … Continue reading

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