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Dish Officially Announces Legal Action against Two IPTV Services

A few weeks ago it was reported that Dish had filed two lawsuits targeting IPTV services. Yesterday, Dish formally announced the lawsuits and explained why they are taking these steps. The two IPTV services Dish targeted are Spider-TV and Tiger Star and, according to the complaint, Dish is suing them for broadcasting certain TV channels […]

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Our Rebuttal to the Quartz Story “Streaming’s live-TV bundles aren’t actually saving cord-cutters money compared to cable”

Yesterday, Quartz published a story titled, “Streaming’s live-TV bundles aren’t actually saving cord-cutters money compared to cable.” As you may expect that didn’t seem to make sense to me, so I started to dig around to learn more. The short rundown of the story was it costs more to use live TV streaming services like […]

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Disney & Twitch Team Up To Take on YouTube

You may know Twitch as the place to go and watch video games being played. Recently Twitch has expanded outside of video games into talk shows, vlogging, and more. Now they are teaming up with Disney Digital Network to help add support for pre-recorded videos on Twitch. Amazon the parent company behind Twitch has made […]

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Report: Only 16% of Cord Cutters Share Passwords

Recently a new buzz has been hitting network executives that of password sharing as cable companies started to look for ways to block it. The fear has been that a growing number of Americans and cord cutters in particular are not paying for content but just using the passwords of family or friends. Cable companies […]

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3.0 OTA TV is Coming to Dallas as Part of a Larger National Roll Out

This week the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media, and Univision Local Media announced a deal with wireless and broadcast infrastructure provider American Tower Corp. to work together to build a ATSC 3.0 broadcast system in Dallas, TX. According to the deal, this is the first step toward a national launch of 3.0 OTA TV in markets owned […]

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TWiT Sues Twitter Over Twitter’s Streaming Service

If you had been a fan of the old Tech TV channel, you likely know Leo Laporte and his new TWiT channel that offers a long list of technology shows. Now Leo Laporte and is company TWiT are suing Twitter for breach of contract and copyright infringement. According to the lawsuit, Twitter’s cofounder Evan Williams […]

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The House Introduces Four New Broadband Bills to Speed Up Rural Internet Deployment

This has been a busy week for rural broadband. So far the FCC has announced plans for $500 million in new spending on rural broadband, and now the House has announced four new bills to promote its development. The following are short synopses of the bills: Inventory of Assets for Communications Facilities Act of 2018: Sponsored […]

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