Posts tagged as: Cable TV

PwC Reports Netflix and Cable Have About the Same Numbers of Subscribers

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a new report on the rise of streaming as well as the decline of cable television among consumers and determined that Netflix base of subscribers is now equaling that of cable TV. According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers,┬áthe number of Americans who subscribe to cable TV is now on par with […]

FCC Revises Cable TV Set-Top Box Proposal

US regulators have revised a proposal that’s supposed to free consumers from set-top box rental fees after months of criticism from the cable industry. On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler suggested new rules┬áthat would allow consumers to ditch their traditional cable boxes and instead access their pay-TV service through an app on devices […]

Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable for 45 Billion

Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion Wednesday night, swooping in to top a bid by Charter Communications to merge the nation’s top two cable companies in a huge media deal, according to a person familiar with the matter. In the all-stock deal, Comcast will pay $159 per share, representing an 18% […]

NimbleTV Launches Streaming Cable TV Service in NYC

A startup offering cable TV streaming over the Internet has opened its service to everyone in New York, following a successful test period in the city. In a similar manner to Aereo’s service, NimbleTV will offer cable subscribers access to the same channels but over the Internet, along with the ability to record programs via […]

Netflix in Talks with Cable Companies to Add App to Set-Top Boxes

Cable providers in the United States could be adding Netflix to its set-top boxes in the future, according to a new report. The streaming video service is said to be in early-stage negotiations with cable services to introduce the app to customers, which would in theory allow subscribers to directly use Netflix without switching to […]

Google Sells Motorola’s Set Top Box Business for $2.35 Billion

Google has announced plans to sell the cable box business it acquired with Motorola Mobility to Arris Group for $2.35 billion. Arris is providing Google with $2.05 billion in cash and the rest in stock. The deal gives Google ownership of approximately 16% of Arris. Both Google’s and Arris’ boards have approved the deal, though […]

Watch Comcast Programming On Your iPad

Comcast has announced its Xfinity TV service now enables customers to watch many of their top favorite TV programs and movies On Demand directly on the iPad mobile digital device either at home or on-the-go. This new feature is available as part of an updated version of the Xfinity TV app, which is offered for […]

TiVo Interface Coming To Charter Set-Top Boxes

Charter Communications and TiVo have announcemed that they will cooperate to bring TiVo’s interface to Charter’s set-tops. The hybrid platform will bring the standard cable experience and include both TiVo’s newer HD user interfaces which are currently running on TiVo’s Premiere boxes. Future TiVo platforms will also be used, adding new services and third-party apps. […]

Cablevision to Credit Customers Buying Live World Series Games Via MLB.com

Cablevision today announced that its customers can watch World Series games live on the Internet through MLB.com and the company will fully reimburse the cost of the online coverage. MLB.com’s 2010 Postseason.TV package features live coverage of all World Series games and includes the option of choosing from eight different fixed camera angles and displaying […]

New Cable TV Service Seeks Testers

Today, GenosTV announces that it is seeking beta testers to ensure its service exceeds consumers’ expectations for the next generation cable television service. Interested parties are encouraged to email all of their contact information, prior relevant experience and why they should be chosen to be part of the Genos Team, to betatesters@genos.tv. The company revealed […]

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