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Your Guide For 2014 Spring TV Season, New Shows

March 29th, 2014

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Well, it’s that time of year. No, not spring cleaning — Spring Screening! The new shows blitz comes starting now and we’ve got your guide, scoop and previews for everything and all the info you’ll need to check them out on your time. Spring season is the time for experimental shows and specials, as opposed to the stuffy traditional set-up of the fall lineup, so this is one of the more exciting times in TV roll-outs. So without further adieu, (you can check the full list here) the hottest shows this spring you need to clear your schedule for: Read more

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What to make of reports of a Dish DirecTV merger

March 28th, 2014

dish network directv satellite tv mergerBloomberg news via reported this week that DISH Network’s infamously sharp CEO and Chairman Charlier Ergen has reached out to and contacted DirecTV’s CEO, Michael White, about a potential merger between the two satellite TV giants, the only real competitors in the that industry. Read more

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Channel Guide: The NCAA Sweet 16 match ups to watch this weekend

March 27th, 2014

Well it’s the most exciting time of year in sports and the second straight weekend of NCAA MARCH MADNESS starts Thursday evening. As always, we have you covered for the best games and matchups to check out this weekend and where you can find them. Check the spreads and lines here, and let’s see the best games below: Read more

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Early look at HBO’s Game of Thrones, Season 4: Even Darker

March 26th, 2014

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Very few TV shows make it to a point to where they become their own cultural movement. HBO’s Game of Thrones has accomplished just that. Pulling in an already quite high three million viewers on its debut in 2011, the show has grown to the most downloaded (over six million people downloaded the Season 3 Finale) and one of the most watched on the planet. Even the POTUS, Barack Obama, has been noted as one of the shows followers, and according to the directors, he even gets sneak peek. Yes, the show could be called possibly the biggest franchise on TV right now. Read more

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Three NBA games to watch this week with playoff implications

March 25th, 2014

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The NBA regular season is starting to wind down, which means the matchups are starting to heat up. And while most of the basketball world is fixated on college basketball and March Madness (and rightly so), things are starting to get tense in the playoff races in the NBA as teams start to position for the seeding they want and the matchups they would like to skip until later rounds. With that said, there are a few games this week any die hard NBA fan needs to check out this week as we head towards the playoffs. Read more

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Netflix again accuses cable companies of throttling their speeds

March 24th, 2014

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In a dramatic blog post last week, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings once again criticized the major internet ISP’s (the major companies that provide most Americans with internet service) in the U.S. for throttling their speeds. Naturally, the CEO is standing up for his business, but he touches on the net neutrality issue that affects all internet and cable users. So let’s take a look at what those issues are and how they affect everyone. Read more

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DISH Expands HD Lineup Again

March 22nd, 2014

DISH deals and hd programming channelsJust announced this week in a report from DISH Network, customers of DISH Network can now view ESPNU, ESPNews, Disney East and ABC Family in high definition (HD) and 1080p and 720p programming. As part of a previously announced agreement between DISH and The Walt Disney Company to expand content, HD feeds of the four channels are available just in time for key college sporting events and new episodes of popular shows. Of course, this comes on the heels of the landmark over-the-top streaming deals that are in the works and being struck between the two mega corporations this quarter. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Read more

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Media Researchers: More Subscribers Dropping Cable

March 19th, 2014

comcast customers cable leaving satelliteA report this week quantified a growing trend in national subscriber media: more and more customers are leaving cable and joining satellite TV. The report specified that over 250,000 cable subscribers left their current provider and switched, while satellite television providers gained 40,000 customers in the switch. The moves follow long time trends: while customers have been leaving cable for satellite for years, the advent of over-the-top services seems to be increasing this momentum. Read more

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Why did Steve Jobs have no desire to get into cable?

March 17th, 2014

apple tv jobs dish disney cableIt’s become almost an urban legend around the Apple Corporation’s campus in Cupertino, California about Steve Jobs’ open disdain for entering into the cable business. Back in the 90s and early 00s, this made sense, Apple wasn’t doing well and entering into the TV business is an enormous task. But, circa 2014, as Apple is one of the most dominant, and literally one of the most cash-rich companies in the world. So the question remains, why was Job so against Apple entering the TV market, and will that change with Apple’s current leaders? Read more

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Why the DISH & Disney contract agreement matters

March 14th, 2014

Disney ESPN ABC Dish network deal Dish and Disney made headlines last week with their agreements that confirmed Dish would carry Disney programming like ABC and ESPN, and that opened the possibility for a potential “over-the-top” service from Dish Network. While the rallying cry against big cable companies has been growing for some time, let’s take a look at the important points from the agreement and why some cable subscribers are so excited about the deal. Read more

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