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Exclusive Data Shows 70% of Americans in Comcast Area After Deal

by | Feb 17, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

Below we show the proportion of each state’s population in Comcast and Time Warner coverage areas. The third map shows what Comcast’s territory would look like if the purchase is finalized. Mouse over each state for more info.

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DIRECTV Going to the Dogs with…DogTV?

by | Jul 18, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

Anyone who has a dog knows they respond to TV audio, especially the barking sounds of other dogs, howling wolves, and a cat’s meow. But do they really watch television?

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Crackle Does It Better Without the Subscription Fees

by | Jun 4, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

With so many star apps like Crackle out there, it’s tempting to huddle in safe spots. Doing things the way you’ve always done them feels comfortable. Crackle is one of the good things. It’s a streaming media app that identifies itself as a “multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network.”

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Netflix’s Disney Deal Just the Beginning

by | May 24, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

  Netflix has announced a deal with The Walt Disney Company that will give the online streaming provider a period of exclusive rights to Disney movies in the United States. The agreement means that new release Disney films, having finished their theatrical run, will stream on the online provider before they move to television. From […]

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Saturday Night Live Moves to Yahoo and Hulu Loses Clip Rights

by | May 6, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

If you’re looking for your favorite Bass-o-Matic skit from Saturday Night Live, you won’t find it on Hulu anymore. The streaming service lost a bidding war against Yahoo to house clips from 1975 to 2012 on the streaming-service website. Yahoo snagged the vintage clips in a deal with Broadway Video as the sole website other than NBC.com to house the videos. While it might seem like a small win for the struggling search engine, it could mean big things for the world of digital entertainment.

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Five New Entertainment Startups You Should Follow

by | Apr 29, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

Entertainment entrepreneurs from all over the world are hoping to develop the next big thing to help people discover, interact, and connect with their favorites in television, media, and film. Although there are hundreds of entertainment startups trying to make a name for themselves, here are five worth looking into.

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Vinson App May Be The Next Big Thing in Live Mobile TV

by | Mar 8, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

What’s amazing about Vinson? It’s the single best app for TV viewing that you can get your hands on. What’s frustrating? There just isn’t much to see yet. What is Vinson? Vinson is a white-label app available for iOS devices that promises to deliver live TV and social integration to mobile devices. It’s free to […]

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Social Media’s Affect on Televised Political Events

by | Feb 15, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

Twitter and Facebook have created outlets for everyone to share opinions on political events, from Egyptian protesters to the Bielibers to trailer park dwellers in West Virginia. While millions of tweets and Facebook posts circulate the globe regarding elections and political events, we have to wonder: does this increasing amount of social talk sway opinions or simply add noise to the conversation?

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Does Binge Viewing Have an Effect on Your Brain?

by | Feb 11, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

The Prevalence of Binge Viewing and its Effects on Your Brain TV binge-watching isn’t a new phenomenon. Shutting out the world for a long weekend of small screen companionship has been a favorite pastime of social outliers for years. Whether sick, heartbroken, hungover, or a marathon-movie junkie, devouring full-season DVD sets over a weekend is […]

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What Kind of Person Watches Reality TV?

by | Jan 15, 2013 | Industry News | 0 

Some studies have agreed that while reality TV might not exactly win you a MENSA card, it might not be as drool-inducing as your mom feared. In fact, you might be surprised at the type of people who count reality TV among their favorites.

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