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FCC Ends 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rules

FCC Ends 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rules

Federal officials killed the nearly 40-year-old rules Tuesday that kept some football fans from watching local teams on TV when stadiums don’t sell out. “It’s a simple fact the federal government should not be party to sports teams keeping their fans from viewing the game,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday, ...

Study: Netflix Subscribers Watch 90 Minutes of Video Per Day

Study: Netflix Subscribers Watch 90 Minutes of Video Per Day

Netflix subscribers around the world watch more than 90 minutes of video from the streaming service every single day on average, according to new estimates from The Diffusion Group, which also reported this week that the overall amount of Netflix streaming has increased 350 percent over the last ten quarters. The Diffusion ...

Vizio Unveils a $999 50″ 4K TV ($2,499 for 70″)

Vizio Unveils a $999 50″ 4K TV ($2,499 for 70″)

Vizio officially launched its P-Series 4K TVs on Tuesday night, which start at $999 for a 50-inch set and go up to $2,499 for a 70-inch set — the first mainstream 4K TVs to be that aggressively priced. To celebrate, the company held a party in a New York art gallery, where the TVs were showcased playing high-resolution ...

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

HBO Go Inches Closer to Being a Standalone Service

Access without a cable subscription to HBO Go, the premium cable channel's online platform with a huge library of streaming video, may be closer than ever before -- and still too far to grasp. Jeff Bewkes, the chairman and chief executive of HBO's parent Time Warner, softened his wording about the possibility that HBO Go ...

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

Verizon’s Internet TV Service Will Launch in Mid-2015

  CEO Lowell McAdam offered a few more details this morning about Verizon’s plan to offer a TV-like service over the Internet, a market that Sony and Dish Network also hope to lead. The telco expects by mid-2015 it will offer mobile users a “bundle with major broadcast providers” plus a collection of ...

The New TiVo Mega Can Record and Store 3 Years Worth of TV

The New TiVo Mega Can Record and Store 3 Years Worth of TV

Running out of room on your DVR sucks, no doubt. Is it enough of a problem for you to throw $5,000 at it? For most people, the answer is no, but in case it's a real issue you need to remedy, the new TiVo Mega should alleviate all of your first-world concerns. This huge, server-sized TiVo contains a whopping 24TB of storage ...

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

Much of the world is shifting to streaming video delivered over the Internet, but don't count out optical discs just yet. The Blu-ray Disc Association is most of the way done defining a version of its optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K imagery, the group said Friday at the IFA electronics trade show ...

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with many amassing a loyal audience. ...

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR is its First Box for Cord-Cutters

For the past eight years, a CableCARD and a TiVo DVR have gone hand-in-hand. No more! Within the next few weeks, the limited edition TiVo Roamio OTA DVR will be available from select Best Buy stores for an initial price of $49 (plus $15/month service with a one-year commitment). That's $150 cheaper than the existing base ...