Turns out, very few people know how to connect their smart TVs to the Internet. Rabbit ears are making a comeback. Amazon Prime Instant Video blew out its first candle. All that and more in your weekly rewind.
Your parents might have bought a connected TV recently, but that doesn't mean they know how to use it. A new research report from NPD In-Stat found only 47 percent of connected TV owners have their sets connected to the Web. Or as Gizmodo declared in a headline: "Everyone Wants a Dumb TV After All."
Meanwhile, even as analysts are expecting leaps and bounds in connected TV sales, rabbit ears are making a comeback. TV-antenna sellers are reporting soaring sales.
Amazon Prime Instant Video celebrated its first birthday earlier this week. The service launched with about 5,000 titles and now includes more than 15,000.
Dish Network's fourth quarter earnings increased 24 percent, fueled by a reversal of subscriber losses in previous quarters. The network ended the year with 13.97 million subscribers, down 166,000.
Armed and ready to take Netflix on, Comcast is rolling out an on-demand streaming service called Xfinity Streampix for premium subscribers who bundle several services together, or an additional $4.99 for subscribers of basic packages. The cable operator said it doesn't have plans to make Streampix available as a standalone service.
Netflix has announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with The Weinstein Company, which includes titles such as "The Artist," which leads in Academy Awards nominations with 17 nods.
Canoe Ventures, a three-year effort among the six largest cable operators, is folding its interactive television advertising business in New York, cutting its 150-person staff by 120 employees. The cable operators -- including Comcast, Time Warner and Cox Communications -- had hoped the interactive technology could help marketers better target ads.
Are you a member of Team Coco? Then you'll be glad to know Conan on TBS has launched its second-screen tablet app, making it the first late-night show to do so.