The Advent of Interactive Sports Fan Tech

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Note: Today’s post comes from Allan Calder. For more on Allan, check out his Google+ page! Once in a while you come across a topic that you just can’t wait to sink your teeth into – figuratively speaking of course! That happened to me when I was watching the news the other day. There was … 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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Online NFL Game To Be Broadcast by Yahoo!

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It was announced this week that Yahoo! will globally broadcast one NFL game over the Web in October. The move is historic in that it marks the first time a publicly accessible NFL broadcast will take place on the Web . Note that it is not the first time that an NFL game has been broadcast … Read more

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TV and Radio Still Attracting Large Audiences in U.S.

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This month, Nielsen released a report indicating that TV and radio still attract larger audiences than desktop web-surfing, mobile web browsing, or video-on-demand services. The breakdown, according to Neilsen, is as follows: Live TV (not time-shifted): 285 million AM/FM radio: 258 million PC Internet surfing: 198 million Mobile web browsing or mobile app usage: 164 million At a … 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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Viacom Announces Kid-Oriented Streaming Service

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This week, Viacom announced a new video streaming service that will be geared towards younger viewers. While still sparse on details, the announcement is nonetheless another sign that  the major television distributors are starting to take the threat — or opportunity — of online media distribution seriously. We do know, however, that the service will include popular Nickelodeon … 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 Rejoice: Live ESPN Streaming Service Unveiled

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The NBA and ESPN have announced that a streaming service is in the works to give sports fans access to streaming videos –even live streams of regular season games– without purchasing a cable TV package. The deal marks yet another milestone in television’s great transition to the web, as live sports have been one of the few … Read more

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