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Al Jazeera America: A Wrong Move at Precisely the Wrong Time

Kevin McDonough | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media
Kevin McDonough

Al Jazeera America had the ambition, if not the nerve, to think they could ask viewers to start a new viewing routine, precisely at a time when millions of established viewers were abandoning television, and younger consumers were defining themselves as having never paid a cable bill.

2015: The Year Streaming Went Mainstream

Jim Monroe | Posted 12.31.2015 | Business
Jim Monroe

Usually, TV changes slowly. Distribution contracts are long. Rapid change is rare. But in 2015 something unusual happened, and 2016 will be a much better year for TV viewers as a result.

Exposing One of the Largest Accounting Scandals in American History

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why is America not in the Top 20 in the world in wired or wireless broadband speeds? Why are America's communications prices higher than many other countries? Why is there no serious competition -- and how do we fix this mess?

Comcast Is Working On New Ways To Charge Internet Users More

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year marked a turning point for Comcast, the cable giant: It now has more Internet than TV customers. And it's trying out how t...

Cord-Cutting: A Survival Guide for Marketers

Advertising Week | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Jenny Schauer, VP/Media Director, DigitasLBi "Cord-cutting," perhaps one of the biggest buzz words of the year, is undoubtedly the culprit behind ...

'HBO Now' Wriggles Free From Apple's Grasp

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology

No iPhone, no problem. HBO Now, the standalone streaming service announced in March, is at last officially available on platforms beyon...

Delayed Cord Cutting At Birth Tied To Better Skills In Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social ...

Verizon To Give Customers More Control Over Cable Channel Packs

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by cable comp...

How To Let Go Of Customers With Love

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Your actionable this week is to think of a situation or a customer that has got you down recently, then shift your perspective to recognize that in letting this person or situation go, energetically, you're freeing up energy to be of highest service to those who really need you. 

Timothy Stenovec

It's About To Get So Much Easier To Watch HBO | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology

For years, the only way to get HBO in the U.S. was to subscribe to an expensive pay TV package -- or, more recently, to (ahem) “borrow” an HBO Go ...

Comcast Says It's Tripling Size Of Social Media Customer Service Team

Consumerist | Chris Morran | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology

Comcast has been responding to customer complaints on Twitter and Facebook for years, but that didn’t help the company get out of the basement of cu...

Timothy Stenovec

Cable Companies Should Be Seriously Terrified Of Apple Right Now | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

The rumored Apple TV service could change TV as we know it.

Netflix Continues To Crush Cable TV

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology

Netflix is a train that can't be stopped, and it's starting to flatten cable.

HBO May Be Teaming Up With Apple For New 'HBO Now' Streaming Service

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology

It’s not HBO Go. It’s HBO Now. That’s going to be the name of HBO’s new standalone streaming service, according to a new report in the Inte...

Why the Future of Screens May Be a Future Without Them

Alex Iansiti | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Alex Iansiti

All in all, the only restriction to this hardware is its battery life, but with the up and coming long range wireless chargers we have seen at CES 2015, even that problem will be solved soon.

You Won't Need Cable To Watch The Final Episodes Of 'Mad Men' Live

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.10.2015 | Technology

Cord cutters who are fans of Don Draper and Rick Grimes are in luck. Sling TV, Dish’s $20-per-month live-TV streaming service, will add AMC to it...

Timothy Stenovec

Standalone HBO Could Inspire Millions To Ditch Cable, Survey Says | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology

As many as 7 million people might cut the cord once HBO launches its new streaming service later this year. At least that's how a market research firm...

Timothy Stenovec

This Will Be The Best Year To Ditch Your Cable Subscription | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology

One day we may look upon 2015 as the year that pay TV began embracing the cord cutter's dream: to pay only for the channels you actually watch. Ja...

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Timothy Stenovec

Dish To Offer Live Streaming TV For $20 Per Month | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology

Yet another reason to ditch cable.

'Binge Watching' Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.11.2014 | Technology

We are becoming a nation of blue-faced zombies, hunkered down in front of our screens and watching our stories. Fifty-percent of adults now identif...

150,000 Cable Subscribers Cut The Cord Last Quarter

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

A report released Friday by the Leichtman Research Group says the 13 largest pay-TV providers shed 150,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter compared to 25,000 subscribers in that same period last year.

Showtime To Launch Streaming Service

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology

Next year, you'll be able to get Showtime without a cable subscription. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, Showtime's parent company, said in a call wit...

AT&T Will Give You HBO Go Without A Huge Cable Package, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology

Too many people are getting by without paying for TV -- cobbling together their entertainment on phones, computers and TVs by using a mix of Netflix, ...

Timothy Stenovec

Verizon To Launch Internet TV Service That Lets You Pay For Only The Channels You Want | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

Verizon is finally ready to acknowledge that cable TV just isn't working for a lot of us anymore. The company is planning to launch its Internet-ba...