Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Distribute CBS And Showtime Over-The-Top To Broadband Customers

cbsallaccess Following a similar move which saw it becoming the first internet service provider to distribute HBO NOW to its broadband customers, New York-area cable TV company Cablevision announced this morning that it will offer its internet customers the ability to subscribe to CBS’s over-the-top TV services, including CBS All Access and Showtime without an accompanying pay TV subscription.… Read More

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Dish Beats In Q2, But Its Streaming Service Sling TV Isn’t Helping Stem Subscriber Loss

sling-tv Dish Networks finally offered some insight into the traction of its over-the-top streaming TV service, Sling TV, in its second quarter earnings. The company reported for the first time that Sling TV had reached 169,000 subscribers by the end of March 2015 – a figure that roughly falls in line with earlier reports of the company topping the 100,000 mark that same month. The company… Read More

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Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For “Cord-Stretchers,” Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps

Slingbox_angle_1 Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. Today the company, a subsidiary of EchoStar, is looking to better cater to streaming TV consumers with its latest product, the Slingbox M2. The new device is an iteration on the company’s… Read More

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Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage

showtime Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devices experienced a brief outage. A number of Showtime viewers reported being unable to stream titles on demand via these apps beginning around 11 PM EST on Tuesday, though the apps’ live feeds and the… Read More

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The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)

cord-cutter1 While today’s cord cutters are replacing their former TV-viewing activities with popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the shift away from linear television on to on-demand, online streams has allowed a variety of niche services to pop up, too. Available for a few more dollars per month, viewers now have the option of further customizing their over-the-top video… Read More

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Showtime’s Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live

showtime Showtime’s recently announced over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters has now gone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as live TV feeds, is priced at $10.99 for those who purchase a subscription directly for use on Apple mobile devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as Apple TV, Roku and PlayStation Vue. Read More

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Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return

anigif_enhanced-buzz-21254-1408512670-12 Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes series seem like obligations rather than entertainment, to those who have, increasingly, more positive feelings about the activity. That being said, the behaviors and motivations of those who binge-watch… Read More

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Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

sling-tv The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced a significant outage last night – its third sizable outage to date – which brought the service down for hours. The issue affected users across platforms, including web,… Read More

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