Weekly Rewind: Cable's Revenge on Cord Cutters

By Adam Sewall on Dec 03 2011 at 8:00 AM

Pay TV is coming after cord cutters. YouTube underwent the knife and came out a lot more social. For some unfathomable reason, the Kardashians are Web-series bound. All that and more in your weekly rewind.

Did you think you stuck it to cable when you chose Netflix? Retaliation might be on its way. At least one major pay-TV operator—Cox, Charter or Time Warner—is expected to start charging for Internet access by the amount of data consumed, and others might follow suit. If that’s the case, streaming Netflix is going to cost a lot more than $7.99 a month.

In line with the rest of Google’s products, YouTube got a massive face lift — and it’s a whole lot more gray, black and social. Think video meets Google+.

More in YouTube news, the publisher announced an analytics product Wednesday and compiled a infographic to commemorate the occasion. We'll have more to say on that front, soon...

Stop the presses! The Kardashians are heading to a web series near you, at least Kourtney anyway for some online mommy blog. Who are these folks again?

The Connected TV Marketing Association launched Wednesday in 50 locations worldwide. It was founded to organize and promote this rapidly growing industry.

Yet despite a bustling social TV scene, one startup has already dropped out of the game. BeeTV is currently shopping for buyers.

Sometime this week, Spotify went from streaming music service to app platform. No TV companies have apps ... yet.

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