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Online Video, Pay TV, OTT
Weekly Rewind: Free TV for Cord Cutters?
Sep 14 2012 9:00 AM

Some Cupertino tech company launched some new hardware this week.

Connected TVs & Devices
Is Apple Building a Set Top Box for Pay TV?
Aug 16 2012 9:00 AM

Apple is reportedly talking with large cable operators about using an Apple set-top box for live programming, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pay TV
The Big TV Dinner Debate: Bundled Buffet or A La Carte?
Jul 27 2012 9:00 AM

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. 

Cable TV Costs Forecast to Hit $200 a Month in 2020
Apr 24 2012 9:00 AM

Ouch. A new report projects pay TV costs to hit $200 a month by 2020.

Pay TV, Online Video, SVOD
Weekly Rewind: The $200 Cable Bill
Apr 13 2012 9:00 AM

Get ready for $200 cable bills. YouTube is monetizing videos in new ways. The effervescent Betty White joins Twitter to promote her new show. All that and more in your weekly rewind.

Pay TV
Cord Shaving Phenomenon on the Rise
Apr 03 2012 9:00 AM

Pay TV operators say cord-cutting claims are overblown. But a new study finds growing evidence of cord shaving, whereby consumers supplement a downsized cable or satellite package with online TV options.

Connected TVs & Devices, Pay TV, SVOD
Weekly Rewind: A Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2012
Mar 30 2012 9:00 AM

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.

Is a Netflix-Cable Partnership On the Horizon?
Mar 06 2012 8:00 AM

In recent weeks, Netflix has quietly met with cable operators in talks that could add Netflix as an on-demand option for cable subscribers through their set-top boxes, Reuters reported late Tuesday.

TV Everywhere
Forget the Bundle, Consumers Have an Appetite for Choice
Dec 16 2011 8:00 AM

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.

Monetization, Pay TV
The Digital Living Room: Notes from Last Week's Conference
Dec 14 2011 8:00 AM

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.

Pay TV
As More Young Adults Cut the Cord, Brands Will Need Online Video
Dec 05 2011 8:00 AM

The generation that came of age in the era of Harry Potter isn't so interested in television anymore.

TV Everywhere
What Cable TV Can Learn from Netflix
Oct 01 2011 9:00 AM

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.