Tag: cable tv

by Mark Glaser

One of the biggest changes in the news industry is the overwhelming number of sources we now have for news. What used to be the sole domain of newspapers, radio and TV has exploded into breaking news accounts coming from Twitter, Facebook, police scanners, Instagram and so many other digital platforms. When eyewitnesses of a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook to introduce hashtags (AllThingsD) 2. The newsonomics of Hearst Magazines’ 1 million new customers (Nieman Lab) 3. Global study shows more journalists embrace social media – Germans, not so much (paidContent) 4. Gatekeepers of cable TV try to stop Intel (NYT) 5. Web display ads often not visible (WSJ) 6. Feedly starts weaning itself from Google Reader servers (CNET) Get our newsletters delivered straight to your […] more »

by Seth Shapiro

Note: This story has been corrected. See the bottom of the story for the correction. There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s “House Of Cards,” and how revolutionary it is. “House Of Cards“ is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? “House of Cards“ and Netflix […] more »

by Chris Dorr

We have never really liked our local cable company. Over the years, many of us have wasted time waiting for the cable guy to show up to install or replace the box that doesn’t seem to work or been placed on eternal hold while customer service takes its sweet time. And to add insult to […] more »

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 »