During Q1 of 2015 U.S. pay-TV business, for the first time ever, dropped a net number of subscribers in the first three months of a year. Continue reading… “Pay-TV business declined for the first time during Q1”
Netflix and other streaming services are continuing to have an impact on traditional TV viewing. According to a note from Nomura Research, which is based on recent numbers from Nielsen, total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies Continue reading… “Live TV ratings down over 12 percent in January”
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What could possibly happen between now and the year 2025 to transform “over-the-top” video services like Netflix and Amazon into some of the most powerful players in TV land—and conversely, to recast today’s biggest networks as supporting actors?
Supercookies are not a good thing for the user.
The WSJ says that Hulu and MSN, among others, have been found using supercookies to monitor the info of those who visit their sites. Extremely difficult to detect and erase, supercookies can provide significantly more information than standard cookies.
Supercookies can be used to steal a users entire browser history, which can provide highly valuable information on their financial and health status. Microsoft claims they don’t know why supercookies were being used…
What are you streaming and how?
The TV Everywhere movement got another win Wednesday, as Fox announced that it will limit next-day streaming access to some of its programs to cable, satellite and Hulu Plus customers. This news, which comes a week after CNN and HLN’s TV Everywhere push, is just the latest example of the complicated relationship between television networks and the burgeoning streaming services game.
TV Everywhere, which Netflix’s Reed Hastings has referred to as his company’s “biggest competitor,” is gaining favor with content producers, like broadcast and cable networks…
This is the first decline since tracking began in the early 1980s.
Television is dead. Long live television. For the first time in modern history, the number of Americans paying for television subscriptions has fallen, as a new generation of technology and the recession takes hold. Research from industry specialist SNL Kagan shows that the entire US paid television industry lost 216,000 customers in the three months to June, having gained 378,000 customers in the same period last year.
Windows: It may not stick around that long once the powers that be find out, so if downloading and watching Hulu videos offline could help you out, grab StreamTransport. The tricky little app provides full-quality captures of streaming shows and movies.
The online video service Hulu added a long-overdue feature last week: A “coming soon” page designed to give the site’s millions of users a heads-up about when they’ll be able to watch the next new episode of “Fringe” or “Parks and Recreation” in their Web browsers.