Now that the dust has settled on the big Viacom/DirectTV bust up, it is time to inspect the damage and consider the wider implications for the TV business. During the blackout, the war of words between these now-reunited frenemies suggest there are cracks emerging in the traditional pay-TV business model.
Ouch. A new report projects pay TV costs to hit $200 a month by 2020.
The first ultra-sharp OLED TV will arrive in May with a hefty price tag. With dwindling customers in the U.S., DirecTV eyes Latin America. We'll hit a billion smart connected devices in 2012. All that and more in your weekly rewind.
LG's 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV will be the first of its kind to arrive in May. The price tag: eight grand.
It’s a common dilemma: faced with hundreds of TV channels, you still can’t find anything to watch. This trend was summarized nicely by a September Credit Suisse report.
Decades ago, American living rooms were marked by boxy monochromatic television sets topped with rabbit ears. Fast forward to 2011, and living rooms are home to television sets that are vibrant, razor thin and connected to the Internet. In a not-too-distant future, the living room and TV set will take on a new form.
The generation that came of age in the era of Harry Potter isn't so interested in television anymore.
In increasingly frugal times, online video content providers have forced pay TV to rethink its strategy. The phenomenon of cord cutting has resulted in an exodus of cable customers seeking cheaper options, like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant.
But cost is just one factor among several.