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

Terrarium Shuts Down In lieu of Possible Legal Issues

Last Tuesday, the widely used piracy app Terrarium TV announced that it would be shutting down. The news comes very close to the announcement of the $25-million-dollar judgement against TickBox for their promotion of apps like Kodi used to commit copyright infringement. This has led many to believe that the two are somehow connected—equating...

Streaming Services Sue TickBox for Copyright Infringement

If you’ve been depending on your TickBox for access to Kodi software, you may be out of luck, On Tuesday, Variety reported that the Georgia-based manufacturer of the streaming device was culpable for the use of Kodi and related apps to download material illegally. The company was fined a whopping $25-million and hit with a permanent injunction...

Apple Makes First Content Purchases for 2019 Streaming Service

On Saturday, Deadline released an exclusive report on Apple’s acquisition of award-winning content intended for their 2019 streaming debut. The company purchased the worldwide rights to The Elephant Queen, a documentary created by Emmy and Peabody award-winners Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone. The documentary was screened at the Toronto Internat...

The Race is on - Will Cable Companies Take Over Streaming?

When most Americans first signed up for cable, there was a lot of excitement. Networks could beam popular programming directly into the homes and lives of their subscribers. This was revolutionary in the 50s and 60s, and by the end of the 70s, over 16-million Americans were subscribing to some kind of cable network. New technology meant new ch...

You Can Still Throw an Epic Tailgate Party after You Cut the Cord

Are you ready for some football? The College and NFL seasons kick off soon, which means it’s time to strategize the perfect tailgate setup. Tailgates combine sports, food, and fun into a big outdoor party. There is a science to the tailgate, however, so read on for tips for streaming or catching the game on broadcast TV with an antenna. Ha...

CBS Announces Plans to Stream Superbowl LIII for Free

Superbowl fans found a new reason to celebrate this year when Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Sports Digital, Jeff Gerttula, announced the network’s plan to air the big game for free.“We’re looking forward to bringing this season’s biggest game to the biggest possible digital audience and building on the record-breaking Sup...

Who’s Really to Blame for the Death of Cable TV?

Only two decades ago, TVs across America were happily plugged in to their cable providers, promoting the latest brands, making us watch commercials—and making a huge profit in the process. Cable executives got very rich, with bloated egos and a lot of complacency. Then, Netflix came. With Reed Hastings showing people all over the world a new w...

DIRECTV NOW Ends Beta Testing

“Beta testing” is a term that we’re hearing more and more frequently in the realm of consumer sales. What it refers to is a small or controlled group of people chosen to test a specific product or service before it’s put out on the market. Unfortunately, it’s also a term being used to justify preferential treatment and the negation of otherwise pro...

Hulu Original Content: Harlots

Every once in a while, a show comes along that’s so deliciously bad—that it’s good. This is exactly what Hulu’s “Harlots” brings to the streaming circuit, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve loved every minute of this review process.This is not a show that you want to sit down with the kiddos to watch on a Friday night. The mature con...

Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching NCAA Football in 2018

After the step by step guide for cutting the cord, I got a lot of questions from friends who were ready to cut the cord but wanted advice on choosing a streaming service. The general feedback was that they were ready, but lost momentum when it came time to see which service preserved access to their favorite college football games. The question p...

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