Tag: cable tv

by Mark Glaser

Rafat off the coast of Nioumachoua village in Moheli Welcome to the 45th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rafat Ali as co-hosts. That’s right, Rafat Ali is back in the saddle after a nearly three month trek to India, Burma and Iceland. And he’s back just in time […] more »

by Seth Shapiro

It’s become popular to declare the imminent demise of pay television. Whether at the hands of Google/YouTube, or as a product of cord-cutting, there’s usually a sense of righteous indignation embedded in the arguments, something like: Cable and satellite companies have been ripping off consumers for decades … and now their days are numbered. It’s […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There was a time in America when everyone had a dumb box. A boob tube. A TV that had a handful of broadcast channels, many of them not even programming for 24 hours. But now, we live in an age of TV diversity, when people get their shows through so many alternative channels: Netflix, Hulu, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Eric Elia Welcome to the 39th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Brightcove’s Eric Elia, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week we convene a special roundtable to talk about one of our favorite subjects: cutting the cord to cable TV! We […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Dear Cable and Satellite Companies, Hollywood Studios, and the People Who Make TV: The thing is, we love TV shows. We love the comedy, the drama, the sports, the events, and even sometimes what you call “romantic comedy.” We remember fondly those days growing up as kids when the family sat around in the den […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Click here to read the whole series “You can cut the cable, dad,” my teenage daughter has told me more than once when I’ve grumbled about the poor service, unexplained fees and large percentage increases I’ve had to pay over our introductory “triple-play” rates to our cable company. We did suspend our cable service for […] more »

by Mark Glaser

With rising cable and satellite bills, thrifty Americans pinched by the recession have considered cutting the cord to cable. The savings can be enormous, even if the tech know-how can be daunting when creating your new cable-free TV-watching environment. So MediaShift has decided to devote a week of editorial to cord-cutting, with our in-depth guide, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week MediaShift will be doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why and how. For background, we’re updating our special guide to cutting the cord we first published in January 2010. That post has been viewed more than 58,000 times, proving that there’s an intense […] more »

by Mark Glaser

No one likes the high price of cable TV, but then again, few people like to go without TV. Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, and gadgets like the Roku box and Apple TV, there’s more chance than ever to get the shows you want when you want them. But the lucrative […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Cable TV is holding Web TV at bay (New York Times) 2. YouTube preps 96 channels with original content (Multichannel News) 3. HP to hold on to PC division but sources say it will finally kill WebOS (paidContent) 4. Emily Gould and the rise […] more »