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Apple's TV division is recruiting talent from Sony
Apple's TV division is recruiting talent from Sony
It is safe to say that the future of television is probably not in cable, right? There's one company that has been shouting that from the mountaintops, ...... 07 Sep 2017
Comcast now has more broadband subscribers than TV customers
Comcast now has more broadband subscribers than TV customers
Comcast has announced that it now has more Internet subscribers than it has TV customers. For the first time ever, the giant telecom now ...... 27 Jul 2015 - 6 comments
Sony unveils first original TV content for PlayStation: 'Powers'
Sony unveils first original TV content for PlayStation: 'Powers'
Sony has unveiled their first original TV show available via PlayStation consoles, a supernatural thriller called "Powers." "It's about having ...... 22 Mar 2014 - 3 comments
Amazon expands 'X-Ray' to most popular TV shows
Amazon expands 'X-Ray' to most popular TV shows
When Amazon released its Kindle Fire HD lineup, the company also introduced a few new features including "X-Ray for Movies," which integrates ...... 28 Mar 2013 - 1 comment
Japan to be first with 4K TV broadcast starting in 2014
Japan to be first with 4K TV broadcast starting in 2014
The Japanese government will be the first to launch a 4K TV broadcast. By July 2014, the broadcast should be live, two years ahead of the ...... 27 Jan 2013 - 7 comments
13,000 UK households still using black and white TVs
13,000 UK households still using black and white TVs
In the age of 4K resolution and OLED super displays, some people seem to just not care. The UK's television licensing authority has announced ...... 13 Jan 2013 - 34 comments
Panasonic to lose nearly $10 billion this year
Panasonic to lose nearly $10 billion this year
On the same day that Sharp announced 'ongoing concerns' for its ability to keep running, Panasonic made a similarly horrible announcement, stating ...... 04 Nov 2012 - 24 comments
Dish Network looking to offer channels a la carte
Dish Network looking to offer channels a la carte
Supposedly, large satellite cable company Dish Network is looking to offer channels a la carte, a move that would change the entire pay TV landscape. ...... 29 Sep 2012 - 8 comments
LG launching 4K 84-inch TV next month
LG launching 4K 84-inch TV next month
LG has announced the U.S. availability of their 84-inch 4K-resolution 3D LED TV. The LG UD 84LM9600 will sell for $20,000 and be available ...... 09 Sep 2012 - 7 comments
Viacom, DirecTV settle case and channels are returned
Viacom, DirecTV settle case and channels are returned
Earlier this month, we reported that DirecTV had dropped over two dozen Viacom cable channels thanks to an ongoing dispute over licensing fees. ...... 21 Jul 2012 - 2 comments
55-inch Samsung OLED TV to cost $9000
55-inch Samsung OLED TV to cost $9000
At CES, Samsung followed in LG's footsteps in unveiling a 55-inch OLED TV for the masses. Differentiating the TV is its "Super OLED" panel ...... 10 May 2012 - 5 comments
Sony to fire 10,000 employees
Sony to fire 10,000 employees
Sony has announced it will be cutting 10,000 jobs, 6 percent of its global workforce, in an effort to return to profitability. The company ...... 10 Apr 2012 - 16 comments
Angry Birds gets an animated series
Angry Birds gets an animated series
Rovio has announced today that it will be creating an animated series based on its popular Angry Birds game. The series will be weekly starting ...... 01 Apr 2012 - 3 comments
TWC TV app in NYC now has 26 local channels
TWC TV app in NYC now has 26 local channels
Last year, Time Warner Cable released their TWC TV app for the iPad, Android, iPhone and desktop giving subscribers a chance to stream some ...... 18 Mar 2012
Samsung says new cheap TVs coming in the next few weeks
Samsung says new cheap TVs coming in the next few weeks
Over the last year, perhaps no Samsung products have gotten as much attention as their Android phones, but their success in the TV market is ...... 08 Feb 2012 - 11 comments
LG, Google in talks for new Google 'Nexus' TV
LG, Google in talks for new Google 'Nexus' TV
According to Bloomberg, LG and Google are in talks for a new Google TV, one that would be released by the end of the year. The current negotiations ...... 15 Jan 2012
CES: Samsung unveils 55-inch Super OLED TV with voice control
CES: Samsung unveils 55-inch Super OLED TV with voice control
Samsung has followed in LG's footsteps in unveiling a 55-inch OLED TV for the masses. Differentiating the TV is its "Super OLED" panel which ...... 10 Jan 2012 - 5 comments
As expected, Hasbro sues Asus over 'Transformer Prime' name
As expected, Hasbro sues Asus over 'Transformer Prime' name
Hasbro has sued Asus today, over the Transformer Prime name used in the company's new flagship tablet. The toy company is seeking an injunction ...... 22 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Toshiba to shut down half of its discrete chip-making facilities
Toshiba to shut down half of its discrete chip-making facilities
Toshiba has announced it will be closing half of its discrete chip-making facilities in Japan and already cut down on production by the end of the month. ...... 01 Dec 2011
Major reorganization of Sony's TV business in the works
Major reorganization of Sony's TV business in the works
Tomorrow Sony is expected to announce a plan to split their TV business into 3 separate divisions. Sony has been under fire for their TV ...... 31 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Study: TV is killing you quicker
Study: TV is killing you quicker
According to a new study from Dr. J. Lennert Veerman of the University of Queensland, watching TV will likely contribute to a shortened lifespan. ...... 16 Aug 2011 - 15 comments
People just aren't ordering porn on their TVs anymore
People just aren't ordering porn on their TVs anymore
According to the WSJ, cable and satellite TV providers are just not selling as much porn as they used to. While still wildly profitable, ...... 08 Aug 2011 - 26 comments
Current free Fox TV shows to disappear behind pay wall
Current free Fox TV shows to disappear behind pay wall
News Corp. has confirmed today that it will delay free online access to new episodes of Fox programming for 8 days after its TV broadcast. ...... 27 Jul 2011 - 16 comments
Time Warner and Viacom sue each other over iPad streaming TV app
Time Warner and Viacom sue each other over iPad streaming TV app
Following Viacom's suit over their live TV streaming iPad app, Time Warner Cable has counter-sued the content giant and the issue appears headed to court. ...... 09 Apr 2011 - 1 comment
International BBC iPlayer app will cost under $10 per month
International BBC iPlayer app will cost under $10 per month
According to BBC iPlayer director general Mark Thompson, the international iPlayer app for the iPad and other devices is "definitely coming ...... 03 Mar 2011 - 2 comments
Amazon rolls out streaming service, takes aim at Netflix
Amazon rolls out streaming service, takes aim at Netflix
Amazon has rolled out their much-anticipated streaming movie/TV platform today, taking direct aim at rival Netflix. The service is free to ...... 22 Feb 2011 - 3 comments
     

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