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Cord Cutting Threat Ain't Over Yet

Cord Cutting Threat Ain't Over Yet | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The number of pay TV subscribers increased over the fourth quarter, but the year-over-year growth was the slowest ever for the industry. Even worse, the percentage of households paying for TV actually declined over that period, due to a constrained economy and competition from online sources.
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Time Warner Cable's iPad app will be the first with live TV streaming when it launches... any minute now

Time Warner Cable's iPad app will be the first with live TV streaming when it launches... any minute now | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Tablet apps from cable, fiber and satellite TV providers are suddenly a dime a dozen but despite promises of live TV streaming from several companies
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Pay TV Reverses Decline - WSJ.com

Pay TV Reverses Decline - WSJ.com | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. television subscribers crept up in the 2010 fourth quarter, reversing an unprecedented decline in such TV service, but the growth was anemic.
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Cord Cutting Will Go Mainstream When It's More Like Pay TV

Cord Cutting Will Go Mainstream When It's More Like Pay TV | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The secret to making cord cutting mass market is for over-the-top video to become a little more like pay TV, but without the high price. With these week's news, it looks like we may be inching closer to that reality.
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Could 2011 Be A Year Of Real Change In TV/Video Distribution?

Could 2011 Be A Year Of Real Change In TV/Video Distribution? | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
We are well into the first quarter of 2011 -- and TV networks still can't decide whether or not to be in the digital distribution business. But they know what they don't want -- new kinds of digital services looking to change the game again.
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Roman Godzich's comment, March 11, 2011 8:45 PM
The landscape is changing so quickly that bone wonders how dinosaurs like the networks will ever keep up.
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NDS opens up platforms to companion devices | Broadband TV News

NDS opens up platforms to companion devices | Broadband TV News | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
"The NDS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) provides an open API that acts as an interface between apps on devices, a service provider’s TV platform and social networks or other internet content. The use of a standard web interface enables a potentially limitless number of applications to aid the TV viewing experience that can be shared between operators."
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Operators, Content Owners At 'Strange Crossroads' For Online TV

Pay-TV distributors and programmers are "at a very strange crossroads" as they adapt to changing viewer demands and try to negotiate deals for Internet-distributed video...
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Rovi Launches White-Label Multi-Screen Guide App | Broadband Technology Report

Rovi Launches White-Label Multi-Screen Guide App | Broadband Technology Report | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
"Features include search functionality; operator-customizable discovery and recommendations; dynamic recommendations; social network connections via Facebook, Twitter and email integration; remote connections to set-tops in the home to schedule DVR recordings, channel tune or start a VOD session; and cross-device access to a subscriber user profile."
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New TV and social media trend among the youth: study

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Young Britons have taken to a new television and social media trend which could have far-reaching consequences for the worlds of broadcasting and advertising, according to a new
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Facebook: The Future of Online Video Rentals?

Facebook: The Future of Online Video Rentals? | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Facebook is a top ten video destination site, due to the sharing of videos between friends. But can the social network leverage its global audience for video rentals? Warner Bros. will be the first studio to find out, renting The Dark Knight for $3 on Facebook.
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CBS & Turner Sports are streaming all the March Madness games to PCs, iPhones & iPads for free -- Engadget

CBS & Turner Sports are streaming all the March Madness games to PCs, iPhones & iPads for free -- Engadget | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Every year CBS has enhanced its March Madness On Demand experience, from HD VOD on cable boxes to HD streaming on PCs before adding PiP
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BBC to offer TV shows over the internet, worldwide - for a fee | The National Business Review

BBC to offer TV shows over the internet, worldwide - for a fee | The National Business Review | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
"...while the Beeb is required to operate as a public broadcaster in its home country, its international division has free rein to operate on a purely commercial basis - and plans to do so with the iPlayer."
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HBO Doubles Down On TV Everywhere

HBO Doubles Down On TV Everywhere | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
HBO gave its TV Everywhere offering a big boost today, announcing that the service now has more than 1,400 video titles available, including entire series runs of popular scripted programming like The Sopranos. It also added Cox Communications as its latest HBO Go distribution partner.
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Cord-Cutting Greatly Exaggerated: ESPN Study

According to an ESPN analysis of Nielsen's national people meter household sample, only 0.18% cut the multivideo network cord between fourth quarter 2010 and this year's first quarter, below the rate from the prior quarter.
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Social TV draws big crowds at SXSW - Lost Remote

Social TV draws big crowds at SXSW - Lost Remote | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
This is just one indication of the growing popularity of social TV, from second screens to check-ins. At the session, Sladden declared that linear TV is far from dead, but is making a resurgence. “Every tweet is a perfect little marketing message for your show,” she said. “Twitter and television have a unique relationship.
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CableLabs To Open Silicon Valley Office | Multichannel News

CableLabs plans to open an office in the San Francisco Bay Area sometime in 2011, as the cable consortium seeks to take advantage of the area's deep pool of technology companies and engineers... "Cable companies are rapidly moving to deliver video services across new Internet devices. Comcast and Time Warner Cable, for example, both have projects underway to provide programming to Samsung's broadband-connected TV without the need for an additional set-top."
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The Real Killer App For Apple TV Isn't Sports -- It's Live

The Real Killer App For Apple TV Isn't Sports -- It's Live | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
While the availability of sports will open up a whole new potential audience for the device, the more important addition is Apple TV's ability to now stream live video, which could enable it to strike deals with content providers to stream linear TV channels.
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On Apple TV Special Apps, Sports, And The Slow Bleeding Of Cable

On Apple TV Special Apps, Sports, And The Slow Bleeding Of Cable | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Buried today in the iOS 4.3 release is an unmentioned, but very interesting update for the Apple TV: access to both MLB.tv and NBA League Pass. Yes, the live sports are coming to the Apple TV!

That's great news for Apple TV owners, but such functionality has actually been available for some time on the rival boxes by Roku. Still, the ramifications of this are potentially huge because the lack of sports content has been the one point used over and over again in arguments against these new wave of Internet-powered set-top boxes killing cable. Between this, Roku, and Xbox Live getting ESPN content, we're definitely getting closer to a full-on cable revolt.
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The Problem With Going TV Everywhere or Bust

The Problem With Going TV Everywhere or Bust | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
TV Everywhere services are finally taking off, and some cable networks -- like HBO -- are fully invested in pursuing that strategy to increase revenues. But is TV Everywhere by itself a safe bet, when Netflix and others offering the possibility of additional revenues to cable networks?
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TVplus: CableLabs Confab ‘Winner’: First Place, Second Screen

TVplus: CableLabs Confab ‘Winner’: First Place, Second Screen | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
"The product itself is a social and interactive TV software solution designed to work primarily on an Internet-connected “second screen,” such as a PC or mobile device, TVplus CEO and Co-Founder Ajay Shah tells BTR. It uses audio recognition to identify TV content, either live or recorded, as on a DVR."
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PWC Study: More TV Now Viewed On Computer Than TV | Broadcasting & Cable

Either a seriously flawed study or misreported. The time may come - but we're not there yet
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Facebook Vs. Netflix--And Everyone Else | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD

Facebook Vs. Netflix--And Everyone Else | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
No, Facebook isn't launching a full-blown movie service. Yet. But it's easy to see how the social network could be a force in video--and any other kind of digital media it wants to try out.
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Media Unbundling: How Will TV Get “Everywhere”?

Media Unbundling: How Will TV Get “Everywhere”? | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The barrier to media unbundling is figuring out how to make money if you do unbundle. The first step towards real “unbundling” is to put the viewer at the center of audience building -- not channels, shows, or their massive and massively inefficient audience-seeking promotional campaigns.
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CBS Buys Clicker, Names Lanzone Head of Interactive

CBS Buys Clicker, Names Lanzone Head of Interactive | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
CBS announced today that it has acquired online video search service Clicker.com, and will replace outgoing CBS Interactive head Neil Ashe with Clicker CEO Jim Lanzone. Clicker will integrate nicely with CBS and TV.com, providing easy-to-use search functionality and personalized recommendations.
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Cable TV Moves Toward Tablets and Apps

Cable TV Moves Toward Tablets and Apps | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Comcast may be the nation’s biggest cable company, but it still faces tough competition from the Internet.
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