The latest craze among Millennials is the old school TV antenna—at least according to a piece last month in The Wall Street Journal. Combined with standalone services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now, adding a $20 over-the-air antenna to your arsenal makes cutting the cord easier than ever. There’s just one problem:…
Deadpool wasn’t always a comics (and movie, and video game) superstar. The Merc with a Mouth started out much smaller, as a supporting character in one of the many X-Men comic books. We talked to the people who created and shaped him, to find out how Deadpool conquered the universe.
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of…
There are broad, sweeping implications for the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This is not one of them. This is a very specific, fine print change. But for TWC customers—and, eventually, the rest of us—it's going to be the single worst part of the deal. Welcome to broadband data caps! They're here to…
Later this month Verizon will be launching 26 channels of live streaming cable content through the Xbox Live dashboard for users of its FiOS TV service, a brand new way to watch cable made possible in part by the support of North America's ancient television audience measurement system.
As mentioned in the previous post about the Microsoft/Verizon partnership, you'll be able to watch 26 channels on the game console. A screenshot of the Verizon app that you'll need to download is above and a full list of the channels available at launch follows:
Starting next month with 26 channels, FioS customers will be able to start watching live cable TV through their Xbox 360s, the internet and cable provider said today.
In the latest episode of the HBO original series Hung, Thomas Jane's latest paid-per-conquest introduces him to the joys of dancing in front of the Kinect sensor, and then spoilers happen. You hear me? Spoilers!
Your cable box is headed for obsolescence.
Yesterday we noted that there was a rumor making the rounds that deals between Microsoft and Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 into a cable box were imminent. Now Verizon seems to be hinting that someone along those lines could indeed be in the works.
Microsoft has been saying for months, for years, that they're in talks with folks at cable companies about using the Xbox 360 as a cable box, but Digiday reports today that the company is close to signing deals with Comcast and Verizon.
Last week, Rogers Cable and Telecom, Canada's largest cable provider, admitted that its network monitors may "inadvertently" throttle traffic of customers playing online games. "Inadvertently" or otherwise, Canada's telecommunications regulator has told Rogers to knock it off.
Responding to our request for comment, Comcast officials say that they may credit people who lost service because of Irene. Read the full statement here.
Comcast customers who lost—or still don't have—cable, phone or Internet service in the wake of Hurricane Irene have a nasty surprise in store for them when they seek to get credit for their downtime. Comcast says they won't be crediting customers who lost service during the hurricane because it was an "Act of God".…
Former Xbox executive Andre Vrignaud recently knocked Comcast for killing his broadband Internet for a year. He railed against what he considered unreasonable limitations. What next? He has written about the aftermath—and counters some criticism—on his blog, Ozymandias.