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'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 11.06.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

You May Soon Be Able To Get HBO Without Paying For Cable

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology

Time Warner is warming to the idea of selling standalone subscriptions to HBO Go. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said during a talk at a Goldman Sach...

Your Ridiculously High Cable Bill Could Go Up Even More

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The cost of TV has been rising at a breathless pace. And thanks to a couple of pending mega-mergers, it could get even worse. The price for basic c...

Gerry Smith

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.22.2014 | Technology

Major television broadcasters and Aereo will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that is about much more than the future of a contro...

The Slow, Cold Death Of Cable Has Begun

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology

Cable companies, you've been put on notice. Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -...

A Cord-Cutter's Lament

Jim Monroe | Posted 04.27.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The Olympics reminded me there is something broadcast does perfectly: the viewer experience. In every respect--from turning on the TV to choosing and watching a show to adjusting the volume--the ease of broadcast has streaming beat, hands down.

Gerry Smith

Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court To Stop Streaming Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Major television broadcasters filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday asking it to stop Aereo, the controversial streaming service that...

Gerry Smith

Aereo Wins Another Court Battle Against Big TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.10.2013 | Technology

The Internet television streaming service Aereo notched another legal victory against major broadcasters on Thursday when a federal judge denied a req...

How A Dime-Sized Antenna Met My TV Needs

Gerry Smith | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Gerry Smith

If you're a light TV viewer who just wants to watch the major networks, Aereo might be right for you.

The Most Unlikely Hero In The Fight Against Cable

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

America's disgruntled cable subscribers have found a fighter for them in Washington: former presidential candidate John McCain. McCain (R-Ariz.) in...

Households Abandoning Cable and Satellite for Streaming

Larry Magid | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

My son and daughter, both in their 20s, are part of a growing group of people who have "cut the cord" and no longer watch video via broadcast, cable or satellite TV. The apartments they live in are among the more than five million U.S. homes that, according to a recent Nielsen study, have "zero TV."

This Little Startup That Wants To Kill Cable For Good Is Expanding

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcast networks make many of their shows available on the Internet, but you usually have to wait at least a day after an episode ...

Cutting the Cord: The Hidden Costs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

"OK, if you're so sure there's better stuff on the web than on cable, why don't we cut the cord and find out?" My wife dared me. We called Time Warner and said boldly -- "Please cancel our cable -- today." Let's break down the actual cost of 'cutting the cable' -- and then I'll tell you if I think it was worth it.

The TV Industry's New Rorschach Test

Tony Cardinale | Posted 12.09.2012 | TV
Tony Cardinale

The first week of the broadcast season was its lowest-rated in history, while on cable Here Comes Honey Boo Boo drew nearly three million viewers. Oh, how the TV landscape is changing!

Gerry Smith

Aereo Threatens Broadcasters By Streaming Network TV Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.23.2012 | Technology

Aereo, a start-up that streams network TV to customers over the Internet, has 68 employees, about 3,500 subscribers, and big ambitions: to disrupt the...

TV: An Intervention

Evan Shapiro | Posted 08.05.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

So, how does the TV industry innovate to capture the audiences they are at risk of losing forever? How do you get cutters to keep the cord?

Jason Gilbert

How I Legally Watched Live HDTV For $0 Per Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2012 | Technology

Over the past several weeks, my television has been receiving high-definition feeds of ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS, even though I haven't paid Comcast or Ti...

Strindberg & Helium: What Can a Cartoon Show us about Unbalanced Friendships?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

I've always wondered how you could be a good friend, set boundaries, and still be connected meaningfully to the people you care for -- even if they have a tough time caring for themselves.

Nobody Knows Anything

Evan Shapiro | Posted 03.12.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

Predicting exactly what's going to happen in the TV business in the next 36 months is like guaranteeing the Miami Heat will win the NBA Championship this year. Sure, you can say it, but be prepared to look like a moron.

TV Watchers Cut Cable Cord In Record Numbers

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The weak economy is hitting Americans where they spend a lot of their free time: at the TV set. They're canceling or forgoing cable ...

The Real Story Behind Cable "Cord Cutting" Numbers

Michael Turk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Turk

The litany of posts and pontifications about cord cutting continues unabated, yet few people take the time to actually look at what's really going on.