DirecTV Incorporates Electronic Sell Through Option

AT&T’s premier content subscription content service, DirecTV follows in the footsteps of Comcast and Verizon by adding an electronic sell-through option (EST) to their service. The EST option with DirecTV allows subscribers of their satellite television service to purchase movies and TV shows, often before new releases reach their rental windows. However, the service does […]

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HBO Hacked

If anyone in the content industry is still wondering whether it was a hefty investment in cyber-security is worth it, HBO has the answer–it is. The premium cable and satellite content provider confirmed rumors that they had recently been hacked to the tune of 1.5 terabytes of data that includes full episodes of certain shows, […]

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Netflix Announces Astounding Subscriber Growth

Netflix has become a household brand, and they have the subscriber numbers to prove it. While the popular streaming service had high expectations, both from Wall Street and from themselves. Netflix projected that they would add a staggering 3.2 million subscribers in the the first quarter of 2017. The final reported numbers from last quarter […]

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DirecTV Now Drops Safari And Internet Explorer Support

DirecTV Now (AT&T’s OTT service) has confirmed reports that the service will be ditching support for Safari and Internet Explorer in favor of exclusively relying on Google’s Chrome browser. This is a stark change from DirecTV Now’s previous stance which supported Safari and Internet Explorer since its launch. The news was first reported by AppleInsider, […]

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AT&T and DISH Compete In the Growing Hotel Streaming Space

AT&T and DISH Network both recently released services that allow hotel-goers to stream their video content over hotel televisions. With the continued popularity of streaming services, it only makes sense that the hospitality industry starts incorporating those services into their rooms in an attempt to create a home-living-room experience for their guests. Traditionally, hotel televisions […]

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SlingTV Rolls Out A Better DVR

The live-TV streaming market continues to heat up as major players like SlingTV and DirecTV Now work to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. SlingTV recently announced a major overhaul to their Cloud DVR service, adding the ability to record content on more devices and channels. The new feature is currently available to SlingTV […]

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Snap TV Secures More Content

As Snapchat struggles to stay relevant in today’s growing social media landscape, its parent company, Snap Inc., made large strides forward in their latest venture—Snap TV. That’s right, the social media platform is looking to create it’s own TV like content to distribute on Snapchat, and it’s going well. According to a recent report by […]

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The Sinclair Broadcast Group Is Here To Stay

Have you ever heard of the Sinclair Broadcast Group? Chances are, unless you closely follow the television provider space, you have not. Well, that’s all about change. The Sinclair Broadcast Group recently announced that they are in the process of acquiring Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, plus an additional $2.7 billion in debt. Why does […]

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