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FCC might amend how satellite companies purchase spectrum

June 26th, 2015

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed Thursday to eliminate loopholes that allow Dish Network to score a multi-billion dollar discount in a recent airwaves auction, setting off what could be a reaction to how larger carriers have been purchasing spectrum. Read more

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Could the Netflix/Marriott deal hint at the future of tech?

June 17th, 2015

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It’s been announced that starting in 2016 Marriott guests will be able to sign directly into their Netflix accounts when in a MArriott hotel room or affiliate.

This is a cool perk for hotel power users, and no doubt a good marketing ploy for Marriott, but the trend could be bigger than many imagine. Read more

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HBO’s Game of Thrones enters into new territory after Season 5 Finale

June 16th, 2015

There have been plenty of books made into TV shows, but very few have had the book being made at the same time. Hell, it may have never happened, before Game of Thrones that is. Read more

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Don’t expect big TV deals even in next Apple TV update

June 5th, 2015

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If you play TV detective, Apple either will unveil next generation Apple TV hardware when it kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Monday or it won’t. And the company will or won’t unveil a new streaming TV service. Read more

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Yahoo to stream an NFL game online … for free?

June 4th, 2015

Business Insider has reported that Yahoo will stream Week 7′s NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars for free online, the NFL announced on Wednesday.

It’s the first time the league has sold broadcasting rights to a company for online-only distribution. Read more

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Apple TV roll out sees another setback

June 3rd, 2015

Apple has announced that there won’t be a major upgrade to their TV service — which hasn’t seen much of an improvement since 2012.

At Apple’s developer conference next week we’ll hear all the software goodies the company has planned in 2015, but we may not get any news about one of its most highly anticipated pieces of hardware: its new set-top box, the Apple TV. Read more

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How could Charter-TWC affect Net Neutrality?

May 28th, 2015

While Comcast may have just failed to pick up TWC, Charter clearly seems to think they have a better chance, no doubt because of their higher standing with customers, bureaucrats and legislatures alike. Comcast failed purportedly for BBB/Customer Service reasons as opposed to technical, but if Charter does run into net neutrality concerns, it’s working to cool those doubts already. Read more

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Post-Comcast, Charter moves to buy Time Warner Cable

May 27th, 2015

Merely a month after the FCC finally nixed the TWC/Comcast deal, Charter Communications has struck a contract to buy its larger rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $56.7 billion, a partnership that would make it the nation’s second largest broadband provider after Comcast, the companies announced today. Read more

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Comcast developing 2-gigabit speeds

May 21st, 2015

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Likely as a response to Google Fiber’s encroachment and PR fallout from their recent FCC-blocked purchase of TWC, Comcast has been pushing to install gigabit internet speeds in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more

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Could Verizon move to purchase Dish Network?

May 20th, 2015

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FierceCable.com is reporting that Citigroup’s management is pushing Verizon to purchase Dish Network, on the heels of their $4.4 billion dollar purchase of AOL two weeks ago. Read more

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