Jessica Ward: Which Media Streaming Device is Best?
July 7th, 2016
July 7, 2016 – Since 2008, the ability to “cut the cord” has existed with the help of devices allowing us to stream Netflix directly to our TVs. From 2008 to 2013, the idea that this technology could actually replace Pay TV (cable and satellite) seemed absurd. Fast forward to 2014 when the percentage of […]
Walden Speaks On Net Neutrality, Spectrum At Cable Summit
Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality, Public Safety, Senate, Spectrum
April 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 14, 2011 – Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, voiced his opposition Wednesday to network neutrality, supported increased oversight of the Federal Communications Commission and addressed how spectrum issues need to be explored with great caution at the American Cable Association summit.
American Cable Association Convenes Policy Summit
Broadband Mapping, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Spectrum
April 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 12, 2011 – The American Cable Association (ACA) held its annual summit on Tuesday, featuring a keynote speech by Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
Analysis: Despite New Entrants, Netflix-CBS Deal Secures Spot At The Top
Broadband's Impact, Media
February 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2011 – Amazon’s new movie streaming service represents a first step into the market but it will be a while before it – or any other new entrant to the sector – challenges Nexflix at the top of the heap.
This week through its Prime subscription service, Amazon offered free streaming movies and television shows to its subscribers. Amazon will offer more than 5,000 movies and shows that subscribers can access through their computers, compatible Blu-ray players or set top boxes that Amazon has begun to feature on its website. This move represents Amazon’s entry into the new and unstructured online video market.
Content Makers Seek Protection but Waver When It Comes to Network Neutrality
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
October 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2010 – Many content makers have called upon the Federal Communications Commission to protect their ability to distribute content via the internet, yet these same content makers are reluctant to play by the same rules. Recent decisions by content makers to block some Google TV and an ESPN service show the murkiness of the debates surrounding network neutrality.
Cablevision Accuses Fox of “Bad Faith” In Retrans Fight
Media, Media ownership
October 25th, 2010
San Francisco, October 25th, 2010 — Cablevision Systems on Monday accused Fox Television parent News Corp of violating federal regulations that govern the terms of negotiations underlying business agreements between video distributors and broadcasters.
The move sets the stage for a potential intervention by the Federal Communications Commission, or failing that, legislative action in Congress.
Will Copyright Law Save New York Area Baseball Fans?
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan
October 19th, 2010
As the landmark dispute over retransmission consent fees between Fox and Cablevision threatens to drag on through Tuesday, New York area baseball fans who are also Cablevision subscribers are scrambling to make alternative plans to view or hear the game.
One ostensibly legal option they have is to view the Tuesday game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on a new internet television service that retransmits broadcasters’ signals over the internet.
Business Dispute Between N.Y. Cable Firm, Broadcaster Threatens To Cut Customers Off — Again
Intellectual Property, Media
October 15th, 2010
Cablevision customers may be cut off from watching baseball in upcoming days if a business dispute between the cable company and a local broadcaster isn’t resolved by midnight Friday.
Sen. John Kerry Wades Into Retransmission Consent Spat
Broadband's Impact, Wireless
December 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – The annual dance between broadcasters and cable providers gained a new player on Tuesday as Sen John Kerry, D-Mass., sent a letter to executives at Fox and Time Warner Cable urging the companies to resolve their respective issues over retransmission consent between now and December 31, when the current agreement expires.