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Content Insider #375 - Gawking By Miles Weston Even if you have narrowed interests CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is too much to take in in one sitting. So let's take it in manageable segments like part 1 - wearables, cars, TVs. Arguable hot and sexy but are they gotta haves for this year or will you wait a bit. We have our opinions and analysis but you decide. Don't worry we'll get to the next important part of CES...soon. ...Read More »
LG's Quantum-dot TV Gets Real By Clip Syndicate The latest technology is on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, As promised, LG has unveiled its quantum-dot TV . The new TV is one of the first TVs to incorporate the tech, which is said to enhance color greatly The 65-inch TV is fundamentally an LCD panel, but it incorporates a layer of quantum dots, which are extremely small. The size of the crystals determines the color of a pixel, and that size can be controlled precisely. The result is extremely accurate color reproduction, potentially as much as 30 percent better than regular LCDs.

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Content Insider #371 - Video a GoGo By Miles Weston It used to be that you carried your mobile device - first notebook then tablet then smartphone, now all of them - with you everywhere just in case you had to talk to someone, do something. But you had "spare time" and so you began filling it with music, games and now movies/videos. I don't know about you but I'm losing my quiet time, my alone time, my me time. ...Read More »
Netflix Comes to Cord Havers, Will Be Available on Dish Network's Set-top Boxes By Clip Syndicate Netflix has struck its first deal with a major U.S. pay-TV company, bringing its content to Dish Network's set-top box. Bill Holmes, global head of business development at Netflix in said in a release, “As the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to add the Netflix app to its set-top box, Dish strengthens an already robust video entertainment experience for its customers. ...Read More »
Now Playing on Amazon's Fire TV Set-top Box: HBO Go By Clip Syndicate Amazon just made its Fire TV set-top box much more competitive with players like Roku and Apple. The companies announced Monday that HBO Go is finally available to Amazon Fire TV users. The service is currently available to most cable subscribers on Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku set-top boxes (though notably, Comcast has blocked access to HBO Go on the Roku). Amazon's vice president of devices, Peter Larsen, said in a statement “Since launch we’ve increased the number of services available on Amazon Fire TV by more than 4 times,” — adding that HBO Go was Amazon's most-requested service.

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CBS Pulls Programming From Dish Network By Clip Syndicate CBS pulled its programming from Dish Network on Friday in 14 major markets, including New York and Los Angeles, as the two failed to strike a long-term deal. CBS on a couple of occasions extended a deadline and on Thursday said it would work through the night to get a deal done, but the effort apparently failed. The now-expired deal had given Dish access to CBS-owned TV stations, the CBS Sports Network and Showtime, all of which went dark for Dish subscribers at 7 p.m. Dish chairman Charlie Ergen, on the other hand, contends that programming isn't worth as much when his customers can also get it over the Internet.

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Listen to Trey Songz & Chris Brown's "Dangerous" By Clip Syndicate Virginia born singers Chris Brown and Trey Songz are preparing to embark on the "Between The Sheets" joint tour next year, and tonight they continue to drop new music to get fans ready. "Dangerous" is an original song, as opposed to their remakes of popular songs like "Tuesday" and "Made Me," with the two singers using their wildly different approaches to R&B on an EDM-esque beat. The song does show the chemistry between the two singers, killing any doubt that naysayers may have had, while giving their fans another reason to see them join forces on stage in a few weeks.

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Nielsen to Measure Netflix Viewing By Clip Syndicate Even as Netflix and other streaming-video providers have expanded to reach 40% of American homes, they have largely remained black boxes. They have refused to share data on how many viewers watch TV shows on their services, and there has been little independent data. Next month, that will change, when Nielsen begins measuring viewership of TV on subscription online video services for the first time.

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Sony Is Launching Its Own Internet TV Service, PlayStation Vue, In Early 2015 By Clip Syndicate Sony is the latest contender to throw its hat into the content streaming ring after it announced plans for PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based service that includes programming from 75 channels. PlayStation Vue will be able available for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The TV service, which Sony said will initially be available in an invite-only beta starting in New York this month, will include content from the likes of CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal and others. ...Read More »
Comcast Says Time Warner Deal Going 'full Steam Ahead' By Clip Syndicate Comcast Corporation's merger with Time Warner Cable Incoporated is going "full steam ahead," despite uncertainty around new rules governing net neutrality. That's according to Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts, who spoke to reporters on Wednesday. At a Comcast press event in San Francisco, Roberts said the deal, which would create the largest U.S. cable Internet provider, is in its final phases and remains on track to close. Shares in both companies fell sharply on Monday, after President Barack Obama declared that Internet service providers should be regulated like public utilities--touching off protests from cable and telecoms companies.

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