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Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable

Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable | All TV | Scoop.it
Last week Guggenheim offered a billion dollars for the video site. Today it is out.
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Microsoft to retire MSN TV, the ahead of its time connected set-top box

Microsoft to retire MSN TV, the ahead of its time connected set-top box | All TV | Scoop.it
Redmond will shut down the former Web TV platform that came long before Google TV, Apple TV or anything else.
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Magine bags $19m Series A to scale its cloud-based cable TV service beyond Sweden

Magine bags $19m Series A to scale its cloud-based cable TV service beyond Sweden | All TV | Scoop.it

"If you're based in Europe and you've never heard of a company or service called Magine, there's really no blaming you."

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DISH and Southwest Airlines bring free, live & on-demand TV to smartphones & tablets on WiFi flights

DISH and Southwest Airlines bring free, live & on-demand TV to smartphones & tablets on WiFi flights | All TV | Scoop.it

"DISH and Southwest Airlines announced a new partnership today that will allow iOS device users to access live and on-demand programming for free directly from their tablet or smartphone."

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Is Twitter bringing back the live TV experience?

Aspen Ideas Festival: Is Twitter bringing back the live TV experience? | All TV | Scoop.it
The former chairman of the FCC and CEO of Sony USA reflect on what Twitter means for the entertainment business in the living room.
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Cox Cable is the first to get Fanhattan's new Fan TV set-top box

Cox Cable is the first to get Fanhattan's new Fan TV set-top box | All TV | Scoop.it

"Second screen TV service Fanhattan has forged a deal with cable TV and Internet service provider Cox to bring its new Fan TV set-top box to its subscribers in southern California."

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Additional info:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/cox-testing-inexpensive-tv-cloud-dvr-package-aimed-at-cord-cutters/

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How Twitter Is Changing TV As We Know It

How Twitter Is Changing TV As We Know It | All TV | Scoop.it
Twitter is aggressively making nice with media companies to become the ultimate companion for watching television shows.
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Broadcasters are missing out on a ton of data--it's time to take TV online

Broadcasters are missing out on a ton of data--it's time to take TV online | All TV | Scoop.it
Consumers aren’t the only ones who would benefit if broadcasters put everything online. This is what they’re missing out on by not doing that.
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For HBO and Apple, a long process to partner on TV

For HBO and Apple, a long process to partner on TV | All TV | Scoop.it

"To some, Apple TV seems like a laggard.he web TV box that Apple has referred to for years as a "hobby" is only now offering access to shows and events from HBO and ESPN — long after Roku and Xbox."

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Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV

Cord cutters alert: 60 million Americans now use an antenna to watch free TV | All TV | Scoop.it
Bad news for cable companies: Six percent of US households have cut the cord, and close to sixty million Americans now get their TV for free.
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TiVo prepping next-generation DVRs with new remote control, up to six tuners

TiVo prepping next-generation DVRs with new remote control, up to six tuners | All TV | Scoop.it
While TiVo's Premiere DVR hardware line is moving past its prime, signs indicate new, higher-performance models are headed to store shelves this fall. TiVo first alluded to "several" new devices...
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At the Cable Show, an industry fights cord-cutting with technology

At the Cable Show, an industry fights cord-cutting with technology | All TV | Scoop.it

"On a philosophical level, "cord cutting" is a bit like global warming. Do we fully understand its scale and impact?"

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Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home

Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home | All TV | Scoop.it
You could take your iPad anywhere to watch TV – or you could just stay at home with it, which is what most people do.
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Yidio’s New App Is A Comprehensive Guide To All The TV Shows & Movies You Can Watch On Your iPhone

Yidio’s New App Is A Comprehensive Guide To All The TV Shows & Movies You Can Watch On Your iPhone | All TV | Scoop.it

"Yidio’s new app makes it easy to search for any TV show or movie across free, paid and subscription-based services, then immediately launch that app to begin watching the video in question with just a tap."

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Now TV lands on PlayStation 3 in the UK, bringing contract-free Sky Movies and Sky Sports

Now TV lands on PlayStation 3 in the UK, bringing contract-free Sky Movies and Sky Sports | All TV | Scoop.it

"Almost a year after UK satellite broadcaster BskyB (Sky) first launched Now TV, its contract-free, pay-as-you-go Internet TV service has finally arrived out of beta for PlayStation 3 users in the UK."

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YuppTV Launches ‘Movie-on-Demand’ Service for South Asians

YuppTV Launches ‘Movie-on-Demand’ Service for South Asians | All TV | Scoop.it

"YuppTV, the world’s largest OTT platform delivering 150+ Indian TV channels, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of world’s largest OTT Movie-on-Demand service with major production houses for South Asians on its platform. This move will provide the South Asian community across the world with an opportunity to watch their favorite movies."

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Time Warner Cable set to bring a whopping 300-plus live TV channels to Xbox 360 | TechHive

Time Warner Cable set to bring a whopping 300-plus live TV channels to Xbox 360 | TechHive | All TV | Scoop.it
With Time Warner Cable's agreement to bring a flood of live TV channels to the Xbox 360, Microsoft inches closer to becoming the beating heart of your entertainment center.
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DirecTV has the edge right now among bids to buy Hulu

DirecTV has the edge right now among bids to buy Hulu | All TV | Scoop.it
Satellite television provider DirecTV appears to have the leading bid for video streaming service Hulu, according to sources familiar with the sale process.
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Aereo CEO on the Future of TV: 'I Welcome Competition'

Aereo CEO on the Future of TV: 'I Welcome Competition' | All TV | Scoop.it

"Aereo offers its subscribers access to OTA antenna programming — including content from the major networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — over the web, via browser, set-top box, smartphone or tablet. Users can access that content anywhere, not just in the home — and they can manage and record programming in the cloud.

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Another interview wih Aereo's CEO. This one includes a 5 min video:

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4466866/aereo-ceo-talks-up-his-tech-prepares-chicago-launch

 

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Netflix ditches Silverlight with support for HTML5 video in IE11, available today with Windows 8.1 preview

Netflix ditches Silverlight with support for HTML5 video in IE11, available today with Windows 8.1 preview | All TV | Scoop.it

"Netflix today announced that it has finally taken the first step towards ditching Silverlight for HTML5, largely thanks to Microsoft, no less."

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Zeebox adds automatic content recognition for live and recorded TV shows

Zeebox adds automatic content recognition for live and recorded TV shows | All TV | Scoop.it
Zeebox added automatic content recognition to its apps, taking the hassle out of manually telling the second-screen app what you’re watching on TV.
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'Vidora' is a second screen iPad app all Apple TV owners should be using

'Vidora' is a second screen iPad app all Apple TV owners should be using | All TV | Scoop.it
Vidora's Airplay integration is how I'd imagine what the Apple TV's UX would be like if Apple wasn't scared of cannibalizing iTunes video sales, and started sorting video content based on making it...
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Media File Sharing via The Cloud Catching On

Media File Sharing via The Cloud Catching On | All TV | Scoop.it
Some of the issues surrounding the time it can take to complete large file transfers (up to the cloud and back down again) are now being overcome with a “hybrid cloud” approach.
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Interesting article. However, please note the author uses the term 'cloud washed' in a way that's inconsistent with its more common definition:

 

http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/definition/cloud-washing

 

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TiVo patent settlements with Google, Cisco, Time Warner yield $490 million

TiVo patent settlements with Google, Cisco, Time Warner yield $490 million | All TV | Scoop.it

We now have a dollar amount and a couple of other companies to assign to TiVo's settlement of long-running patent disputes."

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Brian Roberts' Comcast X2 Tech Demo

The future of TV was revealed during the day 2 General Session when Comcast Corporation Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts announced X2
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Comcast is repositioning itself as an innovation company and claims to be leveraging cloud computing in a very big way to deliver its next gen TV platform.

 

This video is well worth watching, and I would love to hear from anyone that has more details on how exactly Comcast is using the cloud. 

 

http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/12/comcast-isnt-waiting-around-for-apple-next-tv-shows-off-new-x2-tv-platform-ios-apps/

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