After failing to compromise over new rates, Time Warner Cable pulled the MSG Network and MSG+ from subscribers’ cable TV line-up. If you’re a fan of the New York Knicks or a local NHL team, you’ll miss many of this year’s games. In other news, Verizon is dropping its plan to charge customers for one-time bill payments. The convenience charge would have cost customers $2 each time they used a credit or debit card over the phone or online. Over 100,000 people signed an online petition against the proposed fee. And finally, 2012 begins a new era of energy efficiency for the most basic item in your home: the light bulb. The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act finally goes into effect, requiring manufacturers to offer light bulbs that are 25% more efficient than the traditional 100-watt bulb.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 2, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).