How to Watch Streaming Video On Your TV

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Considering how often I write about the superiority of streaming internet video over traditional (cable or satellite) television, it seemed like it was high time I actually laid out which options are available for anyone interested in seeing what all of the fuss is about. Therefore, the list below outlines 9 ways to watch streaming internet video services … Read more

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How Big Cable is Fudging The Cord-Cutting Numbers

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In June, I moved across town and into a new place. As is typical, I had to get in contact with a handful of service providers and let them know of my address change. I decided to use the opportunity to take an “inventory” of what services I was paying for and decide whether there was … Read more

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16% of Canadians Don’t Have Cable TV

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A recent report by CBC indicates that 16% of Canadians don’t have cable TV service, up from 12% three years ago. What does this tell us? Well, for starters, it is confirmation that the cord-cutting movement is not isolated to the United States. Cord-cutting is an idea that seems destined to spread anywhere where Internet speeds are … Read more

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Cord-Cutting Services Plagued By Account-Sharing

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A new report suggests that over 25% of Sling TV users access the service with “borrowed” credentials, allowing full access for free. The idea of “sharing” media with one another has been pretty rampant within certain tech-savvy communities since the turn of millennium; when services such as Napster, LimeWire, and KaZaa brought peer-to-peer downloading technologies … Read more

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Sling TV App Brings Live TV to The Web

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) this past week, Dish Network unveiled Sling TV, a low-cost web-based television package with no strings attached. The service, called “Sling TV”, is aimed at the “cord-cutters” market, which has plenty of Internet-based “video-on-demand” services, but very little choice when it comes to live television. Sling TV hopes to fill this niche by being … Read more

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Nielsen Report: Traditional Television on the Decline

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A new report out this week from industry heavyweight Nielsen reinforces the notion that viewership of traditional (non-streaming and non-time-shifted) television is on the decline. According to the report, the average number of hours spent watching streaming video (such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime) per month has jumped to 11 hours, up from 7 hours … Read more

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Video Streaming Surpasses Disc Rental Revenue

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It was announced this week that revenue from video streaming services has finally surpassed that of physical media — such as DVD’s and Blu-Ray discs. On Thursday, Yahoo! Finance reported that in QR3 of this year, physical media rental revenue declined 18% year-over-year to $793 million.  Meanwhile subscription streaming revenue increased 26% up to $1.03 billion in the same time … Read more

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“Cord Cutters” Movement Continues to Grow

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A recent survey indicates that the number of cable subscribers who intend on ditching their pay-TV subscriptions in the next year has increased, yet again. The survey, conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates, revealed that 2.9 percent of US pay-TV customers are “very likely” to cancel their service in the next year. This is up from last year’s … Read more

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