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We cover the latest news, updates and hype on OTA Television, Streaming Services and Cable TV

Is Caavo a TV Game Changer? Venture Capital is Banking on it

Caavo, the new age machine learning universal TV control system, is finally getting a ship date, after being delayed since it was first promised in June 2017. The first 5,000 or so units will arrive February 14th, priced at $399. Will Caavo really be the game changer it is claiming to be? Well, Silicon Valley believes so. The company recently ra...

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cord-Cutting

Artificial Intelligence is still a term that has the ability to create an attitude of pensive adjustment. Films like The Terminator have painted a portrait of a future full of psychotic robots bent on the destruction of the human race. Fortunately, Artificial Intelligence is a long way from becoming anything so advanced. In fact, it’s now being u...

Baby Boomers Cutting the Cord

According to the Chicago Tribune, “Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore.” This predicated a growing trend of cord-cutting by baby boomers and members of other bygone generations.Those who used to vow consumer loyalty have turned away from the bloated prices of pay-TV in favor of a more customizable and cheaper alternative. In a sen...

Cable Companies Threatening Customers Over Password Sharing

With reports of nearly one million subscribers cutting the cord and freeing themselves from traditional cable every month—it comes as no surprise that cable companies are taking drastic measures. Instead of coming up with ways to lure customers back, companies like Comcast have gone in an opposite direction.Not only have Comcast and competin...

Disney Poised to Change the Face of Entertainment

The company that most of us associate with family friendly entertainment and a happy-go-lucky mouse has just made one of the most significant acquisitions in the history of the industry a few months after deciding to create its own streaming service. Disney just announced that it will be taking control of a majority of 21st Century Fox. The t...

The Rise of the Cloud DVR Service

Sociologists and consumer behavior analysts who study television viewing trends have all remarked on radical changes in the last decade in how viewers access content and what content they are particularly interested in. This trend has been commonly referred to as “prosumerism.” Consumers are increasingly driving the products that are introduced...

Verizon No Longer Required to Stream NFL Games

For years, in order to stream NFL games on a mobile device, that mobile device needed to be connected to Verizon's network. Starting in January 2018, anyone can watch the NFL their phones regardless of carrier, as Verizon boosts content its Yahoo arm.The NFL and Verizon, which have had a 5 year long partnership that kept live games off any com...

Are ESPN Layoffs a Harbinger of Things to Come?

ESPN used to be a network that every sports fan recognized and deferred to for the most up-to-date scores and niche news. Now, it’s barely a shadow of its former self.In 2015, ESPN let go of over 300 staff at all levels of the company in an effort to stay afloat. Last month the network announced an additional 150 layoffs that would target emplo...

Can “House of Cards” Survive Spacey Sex Scandal?

The exposure of Harvey Weinstein’s despicable sexual crimes in and out of Hollywood have started a personal revolution in Tinsel town. Women and men who have remained silent for decades are speaking out about the sexual abuses they’ve endured at the hands of some of the nation’s A-list celebrities.In October, Netflix was forced to confront a s...

The Kodi Hype Machine - Legal or Not?

Depending on how immersed in technology you are, you may have heard of a Kodi box, or as they’re listed on eBay, a “fully-loaded Kodi box.” It’s a misleading name for a set-top box that allows users to stream content like movies, music, and shows on an Android-based platform.There was a very high-profile lawsuit in the UK this summer involvi...

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