HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

hbo-now-logo At $15 per month, is HBO NOW too expensive when competing against lower-cost services like Netflix and Amazon Prime? That’s what the network wants to know, and it’s currently asking customers who have recently completed their trial of the new, over-the-top streaming service if they would be interested in subscribing at lower price points. The company even specifically suggests a… Read More

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Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 7: Hands On With Noggin, Nick’s New Kid-Friendly Streaming Service)

cord-cutter1 Earlier this year, Viacom-owned kids’ network Nickelodeon announced its plans to enter the subscription video market with its own over-the-top streaming service aimed at the preschool crowd. Called Noggin, the service launched this March on iOS with a decent selection of titles, including a few popular names from the kids TV market, like “Blue’s Clues.” The question… Read More

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CBS’s Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.

cbsallaccess CBS’s on-demand video streaming service will now offer local, live TV feeds which cover over 60% of the U.S., the company announced this morning. CBS All Access, the network’s over-the-top streaming video service, has long attempted to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix by making live linear feeds from local CBS stations available to the service’s subscribers. Read More

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Nielsen Will Begin Measuring Video Ads On Roku

Roku 3 Voice Search In further proof of the rise of streaming video services and the cord-cutting trend in general, TV measurement firm Nielsen today said it would begin to track viewing data and audience demographics across Roku’s 10 million+ devices, including its media players and Roku TVs. The move is being heralded as an industry-first by the two firms, as it will allow advertisers to measure… Read More

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Hulu’s Latest Kids’ Deal Brings Disney Jr. Content To Its Service For The First Time

hulu-logo Hulu announced this morning an expanded deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group which will see the streaming service gain the exclusive rights to one of Disney Junior’s top-rated shows, Doc McStuffins as well as Bunnytown, in addition to the non-exclusive rights to stream all the episodes from another Disney Junior title, Handy Manny. What’s notable about the deal is that it… Read More

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Nickelodeon Unveils “Noggin,” A Mobile Subscription Service For Preschoolers Arriving In March

Noggin is a new mobile subscription service for preschoolers. Nickelodeon today unveiled its new mobile streaming subscription service called Noggin, which will be aimed at preschoolers and priced at $5.99 per month when it launches next month. Parent company Viacom had previously announced the forthcoming service’s arrival in January, noting also that the service would not require households to have a cable or satellite TV subscription in order… Read More

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Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 3: Using An Over-The-Air DVR)

cord-cutter1 This year, my New Year’s Resolution was to finally cut the cord. The timing is right, and the content selection available today on streaming services make the process much less painful than it was in years past. There’s plenty to watch – a glut of quality shows to keep me entertained for years, in fact. Meanwhile, my vastly reduced Verizon bill is the biggest payoff to… Read More

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The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 2)

cord-cutter2 2015 is the year I finally cut the cord with cable TV. No more flipping through programs mindlessly, no more massive lineup of channels I never watch, no more DVR’ing. In doing so, I’ve been determined to rely on streaming-only services for access to TV and movies, and my current lineup today includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Hulu, with the occasional movie rental… Read More

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