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How an army of internet activists challenged Big Cable and won again

How an army of internet activists challenged Big Cable and won again | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Fresh off a net neutrality victory, grassroots campaigners were determined to stop the $45bn Comcast-Time Warner merger dead in its tracks
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Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality

Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It would take a close reader to understand the difference between what Comcast is advocating to the public and what it's advocating to the FCC.
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Cable CEO Sees a Future Without TV

Cable CEO Sees a Future Without TV | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
  (Credit: Fernando Leon/Getty Images) A future without television as we know it may be in the works, says one of the top people in the cable industry.
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When I heard that Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper yesterday, my first question was if he also purchased CableONE (my old employer).  There would be so many opportunities for creative fusion between Amazon and the relationships and resources within a top 10 cable provider.  This interview with Cablevisions's presiden and CEO James Dolan about possible futures for the cable industry.

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You Can Finally Get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a Month

You Can Finally Get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a Month | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This year we will see HBO and ESPN on the web.  Sorry cable companies.  I hope this does not make them bitter when it comes to net neutrality negotiations.

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Time Warner Cable and CBS Make Up Just in Time for NFL Season

Time Warner Cable and CBS Make Up Just in Time for NFL Season | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In a resolution that's as timely as it was expected, CBS and Time Warner Cable have kissed and made up. You'll get your Under the Dome as scheduled tonight, but more importantly, you won't miss any of your sweet professional football action.
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Ken's Key Takeaway:

It is ugly. These deals are always ugly. When elephants fight, ants (subscribers) pay the price.  It is frustrating when one elephant says they are trying to defend the ants. Anyway, my key takeaway is that technology and libraries of back episodes may actually extend the length of the disputes. In an article my Mashable, they were talking about how the subcribers (ants) weren't going to miss any episodes because they were all in the library.  Perhaps it is live sports and live events that are the only thing that will force these deals.

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