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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HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

hbo-now-logo-app HBO’s premium content finally became available in April without requiring customers to have a cable or satellite TV subscription, thanks to the launch of the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. For the first time since its debut, app store analytics firm App Annie has analyzed the performance of the new application in terms of its ability to attract paying customers who are willing… Read More

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Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 8: Hands-On With Sling TV)

cord-cutter1 There are two potential audiences for Sling TV, Dish Network’s relatively new internet TV service aimed at cord cutters: those who have wanted to ditch their cable or satellite TV subscription, but couldn’t imagine living without ESPN or its flagship show, SportsCenter, and then everyone else who has contemplated cord cutting in general. For the first group, I’d say fine… Read More

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Philo Raises $10 Million From NEA, HBO & Others For Its On-Campus Internet TV Service

philo The way people watch TV in a multi-device world is changing, which has led a number of consumers – especially among the younger demographic – to cut the cord with traditional pay TV, or just never sign up in the first place. Philo is a startup that’s helping cable and satellite TV providers re-engage this audience at the university level with a live TV service offering… Read More

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TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web

tivo-online DVR maker TiVo announced today a new product called TiVo Online that will allow its subscribers to stream both their DVR recordings as well as live TV over the web. The free site also includes an online guide, show recommendations and a search feature that helps customers find what to watch. Other options will help users track favorite shows – even if they’re available on a… Read More

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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Coming To Roku, PlayStation Vue

showtime When Showtime debuted its standalone streaming service aimed at cord cutters last week, there was some speculation that Apple had scored another exclusive for its platform, similar to its deal with HBO NOW, as Showtime noted it would initially be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. It appears that Showtime was not locked into an exclusive deal after all,… Read More

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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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