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Freeze during a college basketball game, shame on you, but freeze during the debut of Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead and get ready for some vitriol. Dish Network’s Sling TV experienced some intermittent and some catastrophic meltdowns during Sunday’s debut of Fear, and the Twitteratti went, as would be expected, apoplectic.
Taking a page from defunct streaming service Aereo, Comcast will begin offering an uber-skinny TV bundle consisting of just a dozen or so channels, including HBO for $15.
“Clearly, there are changes that are happening in the market,” said Matthew Strauss, Comcast Cable’s executive vice president and general manager of video services told the New York Times. “Not everybody is going to want a full pay-TV bundle.”
This article originally appeared in VentureBeat
The next two years will bring more than the normal number of huge global sporting events to TV screens: Winter Olympics in Sochi are in full swing, June brings the World Cup to Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are around the corner.
Jonathan Wilner, VP of product strategy for Ooyala, told CNBC's Big Data Download that the video industry is “definitely seeing a continuing trend,” especially of mobile and tablet usage, that’s turning the tablet into the “second real television in the house.”
One person in a household might be watching a program on the main TV in the home, he said, while another is watching a program on a tablet.