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2017 Outlook: Mergers of Communications, Tech and Entertainment Companies Mean Good Things Ahead for Consumers

Kent Steffen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Kent Steffen

In 2016 we saw a great deal of shake-up in the media landscape, from proposed mergers like that of AT&T-Time Warner, to cross-over partnerships such a...

2024 Olympics: You'll Be There, No Travel Required

Kent Steffen | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Kent Steffen

How we engage with the Olympics now is only the gateway to what's to come for the future of sports viewing, interactivity and fandom.

Uncomfortable Themes Make For Relevant Revival Are WE at the Cabaret?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Harrison, Goss and the Kit Kat Girls in Cabaret. Photos courtesy of Pantages Theatre By Karel Charles Karel Bouley I was uncomfortable leaving ...

It's Time to Open Up Access to Video Content

David C. Bohnett | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology
David C. Bohnett

Are you reading this on your iPhone or do you own a cell phone? You can thank the foresight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the de...

Unlocking Opportunities for Video Programmers of Color

Joe Torres | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Joe Torres

The Oscars' failure to recognize Black and Latino talent proves, once again, a troubling fact we know all too well: People of color face persistent challenges in convincing industry gatekeepers to produce, distribute and recognize their work.

Saturday: Watch Live Video of the Iowa People's Presidential Forum With Sanders, O'Malley. And Clinton?

Roger Hickey | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Since the Democratic National Committee seems to sponsor Democratic presidential debates only once in a blue moon, progressive activists in Iowa have organized their own presidential forum in Des Moines -- "Putting Families First" -- on Saturday.

Are Activists' Asking the Wrong Questions About YouTube Kids

David Kleeman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

Last week, two advocacy groups renewed their complaints against YouTube Kids, claiming that a "limited but systematic search" turned up hundreds of pr...

Netflix, Hulu or Amazon: What's Better in 2015?

Mandatory | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment

Comparisons between Netflix and Hulu have heated up over the past several months, especially with the addition of a new player, Amazon Video, to the streaming game. With new features, new devices hosting them and a number of grievances in this near cable-less TV era of ours, we can't think of a better time for a streaming service showdown between the three rivals. Our breakdown of the three heavy hitters -- Netflix, Hulu and Amazon -- will focus on categories such as user friendliness, binge worthiness, originality and prices in terms of subscription and content.

Destroying the Decepticon in My Living Room - Cutting Cable TV's $1K Umbilical Cord

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.10.2016 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Should I try this free-TV thing again? Can I live without 220 channels I never watch anyway? Really, my life hasn't changed much since 1981--I still watch five channels.

6 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

Supercompressor | Posted 08.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

Here are some tips, tricks, and "hacks" (for lack of a better word) that will improve your Netflix experience dramatically, all compatible with the current, revamped version of the site. You may never leave your house again.

Damon Beres

The One Site That Netflix Should Fear | Damon Beres | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business

Be afraid, Netflix. Be very afraid.

Alibaba To Launch Netflix-Like Video Streaming Service In China

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months, hoping to emulate the U.S....

Enter the Era of Unprecedented Choice

James Cooper | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business
James Cooper

It is a remarkable time to be a viewer when you can't keep up with all the great video content being produced, even as it's increasingly on-demand, binge-enabled and mobile. There is just too much to watch.

You Can Still Share Your HBO GO Password ... For Now

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.09.2015 | Technology

So enjoy that while you can.

Timothy Stenovec

Read This Before You Cut The Cord | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology

A colleague of mine was considering ditching his Time Warner Cable subscription in favor of PlayStation’s new Vue TV service, which streams live TV ...

Roku Finally Gets Voice Control

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology

Roku has finally done something about the slow and tedious process of using a remote control to steer a cursor, one character at a time, through a gri...

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 ...

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix Warns About The Dangers Of Binge-Watching | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology

Netflix has a message for you: Binge responsibly. That’s the gist of an April Fool’s day campaign from the streaming video giant. If you li...

Timothy Stenovec

Comcast Subscribers Are Not Happy HBO Go Doesn't Work On Their Playstations | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology

Sony Playstation 4 owners rejoiced earlier this week when HBO Go, the popular streaming service from the premium TV network behind “Game of Thrones,...

Netflix Stock Is Soaring

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology

The world’s biggest subscription streaming service added 4.33 million new members in the three months that ended in December.

This Could Be Amazon Prime's Big Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

Will a pair of Golden Globe awards drive hordes of subscribers to Amazon Prime? Perhaps: The online retailing giant’s $99-per-year service is the on...

Top 10 Streaming Video Trends You Can Expect in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Andre Bourque

Serial entrepreneur and mobile consultant Hannah Bree Hanson and I were in attendance at the Streaming Media West Conference last week in Huntington Beach, CA. The event featured a veritable who's-who of industry leaders including Verizon, Limelight Networks, Wowza, Skype, and NFL Now, Tivi, and Ramp.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon's Video Service Is Growing, But Netflix Is Still Killing It | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology

Amazon's huge investments in streaming programming seem to be paying off. Amazon Prime Instant Video, the Netflix-like streaming video service that...

6 Fitness Trends for 2015 That Have the Experts Buzzing

BurnThis | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

The result was an incredibly thoughtful and well-informed discussion about what healthful living looks like today and what it will look like tomorrow. Here are some key themes to look out for in 2015 according to the experts.

Timothy Stenovec

Netflix Actually Won Big At Last Night's Emmys | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology

By one very important measure, Netflix looked like a big loser at Monday night's Emmy Awards. The streaming network had been nominated for 31 Prim...