Quipol As online video services like Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, and iTunes continue to grow, do you think good old-fashioned cable TV is “on the way out the door?” Let us know what you think in this poll!
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You’re watching a favorite weekday cable tv show at home and decide to see which of your friends might be tuned in as well. So you get out your phone and open Yahoo!’s app “IntoNow” and then, almost by magic, the phone knows which show you’re watching. You don’t have to push any buttons or [...]
“When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.” – Steve Jobs. But are we getting what we want from [...]
With thousands of TV channels out on the air today, what could one more channel do? McDonald’s, the world’s largest chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants, is about to find out. The corporation has announced recently that they will be launching their own, McDonald’s TV channel. They’re really doing it. The McDonald’s channel will broadcast 24 [...]
Back in 2005 writer Steven Johnson was kicking up a hell-storm about how TV affects our intelligence; yours and mine, independently. Johnson proclaimed, both in his book Everything Bad is Good for You and in a series of majorly published periodicals, that countless elements of modern television benefits the human brain. Johnson was adamant about [...]
Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently traveled to the UK to talk with TV broadcasters there about the future of TV. There is, undeniably, a shift happening in TV. Some believe that cable is on the way out, others can’t see that changing anytime soon, but there is something happening (or, at least, going to happen) [...]
Technology is changing, and with it the stories we see and tell on TV are changing too. But what exactly do the changes we’re seeing mean for storytelling in entertainment? Quora user Mike Sellers provided this insight to give us some idea of what we might expect, as well as how storytelling has been changing [...]
What has happened over the past decade to the entertainment industry is little more than a peek of what’s to come in the next few years. Is it true that the internet has destroyed TV? Close. Though, if we look at the full picture of what’s happening with cable TV we’ll see that the internet [...]
More than a year ago Matthew Lasar wrote a great article looking into which technology – at the time – was likely to fail faster: cable TV or internet video. The article Matthew wrote was a response to an article written by Paul Rodriguez (of Big Cable) called “Cable TV – Doomed Like Dinosaurs” which [...]