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Netflix Has Started to Block Proxy and Smart DNS Users

Just a few days ago Netflix announced plans to start aggressively blocking proxy and smart DNS users. It looks like they flipped the switch on their new system and have, at least for now, blocked users of these services. This is not a new battle as services have faced off against proxy and smart DNS […]

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Netflix Moves to Permanently Block VPN & Smart DNS Users

Now that Netflix is available almost worldwide Netflix is turning their eye to people using VPNs, like IPVanish, and smart DNS services, like Unblock-Us, to gain access to content not available where they live. With a program called “Evolving Proxy Detection” Netflix hopes to block services that promise to make it look like you are […]

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The Cord Cutting Show Episode #39 – CES 2016!

Today’s Hosts: Luke: CordCuttersNews.com Elias: AFTVNews.com Today’s Stories: Sling TV Was the Real Winner of the National Championship http://cordcuttersnews.com/sling-tv-was-the-real-winner-of-the-national-championship/ Amazon takes home 2 Golden Globe wins for ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ http://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-takes-home-2-golden-globe-wins-for-mozart-in-the-jungle/ Android TV Shows Up Big at CES http://cordcuttersnews.com/android-tv-shows-up-big-at-ces/ Netflix now available in 130 countries with 600 hours of original programming coming in 2016 http://www.aftvnews.com/netflix-now-available-in-130-countries-with-600-hours-of-original-programming-coming-in-2016/ Netflix Says It […]

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Advances in Technologies Contributing to Increased Video Content Piracy

This is a guest post by Glenn Hower a research analyst with Parks Associates. Video access has evolved from theaters and broadcast television to TV over managed networks, physical media, digital media, and online video over unmanaged networks. This broad change has resulted in unique challenges for content owners, distributors, and other video-related stakeholders in terms of protecting their intellectual property. […]

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The Best Kodi Boxes of 2016

2016 is poised to be the year that Kodi comes up big. (You may remember XBMC of the past. Now it is called Kodi.) Kodi is the ultimate media center for cord cutters. If you have a ton of content you want to watch on your TV Kodi is a great management tool to make […]

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Roku TVs Dominated CES

Our coverage of CES 2016 is sponsored by Mohu Antennas the #1 indoor antenna manufacturer. Find out how many free OTA channels you are missing out on by clicking HERE. Roku had their Roku TVs front and center at CES 2016. Although Roku itself was not very visible at CES, Roku TVs with Roku’s partners, […]

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Sling TV Was the Real Winner of the National Championship

Sling TV has a reputation for poor performance during major events like the season premiere of the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, but they may have overcome these issues. Now it seems that Sling TV stood up well under the pressure of the College Football National Championship and did even better than WatchESPN. When […]

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