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Report: Dish to Launch an Internet-TV Service in the U.S. This Summer

Report: Dish to Launch an Internet-TV Service in the U.S. This Summer

Dish Network is targeting a summer debut for its Internet-TV service in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. Dish is telling programmers, including Comcast's NBCUniversal, that a late summer release date is possible, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private. Dish, ...

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

Amazon Signs Deal With HBO to Add Old Shows to Prime Streaming

You still can’t get new HBO shows, like this season’s “Game of Thrones,” without paying for TV. But starting in May, you’ll be able to get some of the premium cable channel’s older stuff online — via an Amazon Prime subscription. That means Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to see shows that have already ...

Aereo at the Supreme Court: Everything You Need to Know

Aereo at the Supreme Court: Everything You Need to Know

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves? ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, ...

Netflix Announces Price Increase for New Customers, Plans to Come to US DVRs

Netflix Announces Price Increase for New Customers, Plans to Come to US DVRs

Our latest update on how Netflix is doing is here, and buried within the earnings details the company revealed two announcements that have been a long time coming: it's raising prices for new customers, and it is (after years of rumors) going to offer service on cable-provided DVRs in the US soon. The price hike later this ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 18, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 18, 2014

Here are some tips to make you a master of your Netflix account. Did you know you can create up to five profiles per account? This is great if you share your Netflix account with someone else, but you can also use it to set up “themed” accounts, like “Date Night” or “Movies the Kids Love.” To add a profile to ...

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of ...

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

The big US broadcasters are primarily leaning on legal action to shut down Aereo's antenna-based streaming TV service, but what if the startup prevails in court? Apparently, the media giants aren't too worried; they have some backup plans. The Wall Street Journal claims that CBS is considering a subscription-based video ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 15, 2014

When you sit down to watch some Netflix, do you ever have a tough time finding something good to watch? Netflix has thousands of great shows and movies for you to see, but they can get lost in a sea of unwatchable junk. There are a few ways to help you discover more great stuff you’ll love to watch. The more movies and ...

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

We see the term the "second screen" thrown around all the time, a concept that refers to the belief that the immediacy of social media across phones and tablets makes television watching a communal experience. The thinking goes that Twitter and Facebook are portals into our consumption habits, allowing us to hurl breathless ...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Netflix Subscription

How to Get the Most Out of Your Netflix Subscription

It’s Friday night, and you’ve got a hot date with Netflix and your couch. While you won’t have to fuss over what to wear (pajamas!) or what to eat (popcorn and wine count as a meal, right?), deciding what to watch is another story. Unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, trying to find the right movie or TV ...