Hulu has formally started offering the beta version of its live TV service, which provides consumers access to over 50 channels for a price of $39.99 a month. The list of channels will include familiar options such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and local affiliates, together with ESPN, CNN, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, FX, and USA Network, just to name a few content providers.
The iPhone maker has now included HBO Go to its list of TV streamers that come with support for Apple’s single sign-on feature. For those who want to read the full list, you can head to this official Apple support page, or scroll down below at the end of this post.
Since February of last year, at least five virtual multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) services have been introduced. Granted, some of these are still in their testing stages, but there are a number that are already made widely available for consumers. With an approach that sticks to the basics in delivering video content to customers, these MVPD services look to threaten pay TV services which rely on customer premises equipment (CPE), truck rolls, and credit checks. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Like Hulu, yet another third party is trying to turn the Apple Watch into more than just a wearable device. Peel, a manufacturer of smart remotes, has just debuted a universal remote control mobile app designed to be used on Apple’s one and only smartwatch (so far).
When cell phone service providers first introduced data plans, everyone had an unlimited amount to use each month for a single, equal charge. Currently, there are cellphone data tiers that users must choose for their particular plan to access the Internet on-the-go. This same concept is being introduced by several cable companies for their household broadband access. Consumers will pay for a certain amount of data each month based on their needs. This new billing strategy is actually beneficial for every party involved when it is analyzed from several different angles.
Watching TV shows online means waiting a day, avoiding spoilers and missing out on live-tweeting. Perhaps not for much longer.
CBS Corp. Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves told Bloomberg TV on Thursday that his network is in talks with Apple, Netflix and Facebook about bringing live television events online. He said the deal with Apple will “probably” be reached, although he is not certain when.
Although there's a growing trend among US consumers for "cutting the cord" and giving up on cable TV service, cable companies are here to stay. Cable providers now get more revenue from broadband service than traditional cable TV. They're already a crucial part of how America accesses the Internet. Is a move into the world of wireless communications their next step?
The average cable bill gets higher and higher every year, and it’s important to understand how cable companies charge for their services. This article explores different cable packages that increase prices. You are losing money with cable companies that do not offer good value, so use information from this article to save money on your home entertainment budget.
With the season for the presidential primary being upon us, many will be surprised to find that a large number of the debates won't be aired on broadcast networks. Out of the 15 expected seasonal debates, 10 will only be able to be viewed via cable television.
Like Harvard University Law professor Susan Crawford, many people are scratching their heads over this move. Crawford recently published a piece in Medium that warned voters a cable subscription would practically be required to observe live debates. Additionally, she went on to label this new initiative as a "poll tax."