Consumer Awareness of ‘TV Everywhere’ Lagging
June 21, 2012

Mainstream consumers remain indifferent about TV Everywhere, due in part to cautious efforts by media companies and cable, satellite and telecommunications operators to educate subscribers about accessing content on demand over the Internet through connected devices, an analyst said.

Just 20% of pay-TV subscribers were aware of TV Everywhere provided by their operator in the first quarter of 2012, with 53% of those subscribers using the service at least once a month, according to data presented in a June 21 webinar by Parks Associates.

The Future of TV (Maybe)
June 8, 2012

Since the advent of the Internet, web TV has perpetually lingered over the horizon. Years after major cable companies unveiled "TV everywhere" initiatives and giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft began peddling hardware to beam the Internet to televisions, the merging of the Net and the tube is incomplete. Consumers face a mess of discordant devices and services, not to mention spotty availability, as cable providers, networks, and tech companies squabble over turf. Now a new crop of services may finally make good on the promise of ubiquitous TV.

The latest entrant is NimbleTV

Point-and-Click Will Revolutionize your TV Remote
September 1, 2011

A funny thing will soon happen to your TV remote: Not only will it get smarter and more usable, but it will also soon feel more natural to use. With controls based on gestures rather than directional buttons, the new controls will change the way viewers find and interact with content. Think about the way the computer business changed after moving to a graphical user interface. For most people my age, the first experience with point and click probably came in the school computer lab, where Apple educational discounts led a whole generation to interact with menus, applications and

Why 193,000 People Stopped Paying for TV Last Quarter
August 10, 2011

With Cablevision reporting a loss of 23,000 subscribers and Dish Network shedding 135,000 in the second quarter, the U.S. pay TV industry has lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the second-quarter — and those are just the ones we know about. But if there was a lack of concern about cord cutters on second-quarter earnings calls, it’s not because operators were unaware of the losses; it’s because in most cases, they didn’t want those subscribers anyway. As seen in the chart below, public pay-TV providers collectively shed 193,000 subscribers in the most recent quarter. While losses by cable providers are

Cablevision To Launch PC-TV Relay
February 24, 2010

New York-based cable giant Cablevision Wednesday announced a new service called PC to TV Media Relay, which will allow users to place images from their computer to their TV with one push of a button. The service will work by setting up a dedicated channel that can be accessed by the consumer only.

CEA Lauds Supreme Court Remote DVR Decision
June 30, 2009

The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cablevision's remote digital video recorder Monday in a decision that garnered the praise of CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro. In an announcement, he said, "We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for letting stand a decision that supports the growth of technology and innovation."

CEA Praises President on Remote DVR
June 3, 2009

The U.S. Solicitor General this week filed a brief siding with Cablevision in a Supreme Court case over its remote DVR technology- drawing praise from the Consumer Electronics Association.

Cablevision Strikes Deal With P.C. Richard
November 26, 2007

The New York-area cable giant Cablevision this week announced a unique deal with local electronics retailer P.C. Richard and Son in which those purchasing HDTVs and other products at P.C. Richard stores will be given a chance to sign up for Cablevision’s Optimum triple play services, which include iO digital cable, high-speed internet and phone service. In addition, Cablevision will provide its digital cable service to 35 of the stores themselves.

Worldgate Hires Wiz Founder as Ojo Consultant
June 7, 2007

The maker of Ojo video phones, in seeking to develop a new retail strategy, has reached out to a 1990s CE luminary- the founder of the now-defunct Nobody Beats the Wiz chain. Marvin Jemal, how a CE consultant, has been retained by Worldgate Communications as they attempt to get the Ojo phone, and other products, into big box retail outlets, as well as speciality stores, Worldgate announced Wednesday. Jemal and his team will work with current employees of Worldgate in order to deliver new marketing initiatives for the Ojo. The phone, introduced in 2004, was originally distributed by Motorola, but that agreement