Tagged with: TV

Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring. Consumers may have been less interested: Paperwork filed with the U.S. Copyright Office this month indicates that the startup, which let users watch broadcast TV on the Web and mobile devices, ended 2013 with fewer ...

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix Now Has 50 Million Streaming Subscribers

Netflix announced on Monday that it topped 50 million streaming subscribers during the second quarter of 2014. That’s a whole lot of binge-watching. The company still has plenty of room to grow internationally, though, as just 13.8 million of Netflix’s 50.05 million streaming members are located overseas. Meanwhile, ...

Netflix is Testing a ‘Private Viewing’ Mode to Hide Your Guilty Pleasures

Netflix is Testing a ‘Private Viewing’ Mode to Hide Your Guilty Pleasures

We’ve all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix, hoping that it will be fun on some level, but it ends up just being a very bad choice — one that you and everyone sharing your account are reminded of the next day, and that your friends may even see as well, if you have chosen to ...

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

By now you're likely aware that the US Supreme Court decided Aereo's service was a violation of copyright law, labeling it a cable system. The outfit then sought to carry on the same statutory license cable companies pay broadcasters royalties to stream content from local stations in District Court. That maneuver has ground ...

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers to deliver the speeds they promise to their customers. In its 28-page filing, which coincides with the close ...

The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The World’s Largest HD LED Displays Are Coming to the Jaguars’ Football Stadium

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Daktronics have teamed up to bring  the largest HD LED video displays in the world to each end zone at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Each display, which are 60 feet high by 362 feet wide, features more than 21,700 square feet of active display area – almost enough to cover the entire ...

The Slingbox M1 and SlingTV Take Your TV Viewing to the Next Level

The Slingbox M1 and SlingTV Take Your TV Viewing to the Next Level

Sling Media on Tuesday night unveiled the Slingbox M1 and SlingTV -- the newest devices that sling your shows and channels from your living room to anywhere in the world. The M1 and SlingTV (which features 'Smarter TV' features that enhance your viewing experience) replace Sling's award-winning Slingbox 350 and 500 ...

Netflix’s DVD Rental Branch is Riding a Profitable Horse to Sunset

Netflix’s DVD Rental Branch is Riding a Profitable Horse to Sunset

It’s sort of hard to remember now, but Netflix, the streaming video service, used to be Netflix, the DVD-by-mail service. And in fact, Netflix is still a DVD-by-mail service for 6.7 million people. But that number used to be twice as big. And after a violent and unsuccessful attempt to kill it off quickly, Netflix has ...

Netflix Performance on FiOS Dropped Another 17 Percent in June

Netflix Performance on FiOS Dropped Another 17 Percent in June

Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can't catch a break. While Comcast subscribers saw near-immediate speed improvements after Netflix paid for a direct connection to the Comcast network, Netflix performance on Verizon remains poor—and it's getting worse. ...

Verizon Blames Netflix for Ongoing Network Congestion

Verizon Blames Netflix for Ongoing Network Congestion

It’s been 10 weeks since Verizon and Netflix struck a deal in which Netflix will pay the ISP for a direct connection to its network. Yet customers are still complaining about bad performance. The reason is that Verizon and Netflix haven’t set up enough connections to make much of a difference, and Verizon has said work ...