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Generation "I" and the Future of TV - Some Predictions for 2017

Shay David | Posted 02.07.2017 | Technology
Shay David

The rise of Generation "I" and the evolving landscape of TV today Somewhere between 2005 and 2010 (the experts argue), TV's major trends reversed. In...

Take Control of Your Electronic Entertainment Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

It seems like every few weeks there's a new "must-watch" movie or show. Competition between traditional and new production companies is driving the wa...

DirecTV Now Is Another Reason To Say Goodbye To Cable

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment

AT&T launched its new internet TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, on Wednesday — and traditional cable providers should be worried. All DirecTV Now...

#UnlockTheBox Is a Win-Win for Consumers and Cable Companies

Sarah Pike | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Sarah Pike

A proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could alter the fate of one of the most controversial and costly pieces of media equipment...

People Are Mad That They Can't Stream The Grammys On CBS As Promised

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment

Update: A representative for CBS Interactive confirmed in an emailed statement that some users experienced technical issues but said the issue has sin...

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

Kevin McDonough | Posted 01.14.2017 | 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 12.31.2016 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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?

Cord-Cutting: A Survival Guide for Marketers

Advertising Week | Posted 10.02.2016 | 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 beyond Apple's iPhon...

Delayed Cord Cutting At Birth Tied To Better Skills In Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents

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

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.