Comcast’s 2017 Watchathon Breaks Records

Comcast has been hosting an annual “Watchathon” event since 2013, in an effort to drive up interest in their Xfinity TV services. The Watchathon is always timed to occur a few weeks before the premier of major TV series to convince more viewers to tune in. The popularity of binge-watching has helped the Watchathon event […]

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HBO Makes It Easier To Binge On The Go

There is a very strong argument to made that HBO is the current king of premier television content. Which would naturally make one think that HBO has been putting a lot of resources behind making marathon, or “binge”, viewing habits a priority. Surprisingly, that has not been the case—until now. HBO recently released an update […]

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Hulu’s Live TV Service Arrives In May

Details are finally emerging surrounding Hulu’s long-rumored live-TV service. While a specific launch date is seems to be more elusive than expected, Hulu has provided a launch window—mid-May 2017. According to TechCrunch, the service will cost $39.99 a month for its base level service—there will likely be additional levels of service for a higher price. […]

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Ready Or Not, 5G Is Coming

Although cell phones represent an unprecedented advancement in technology, the most common complaints associated with these tiny technological wonders are that of speed. “My phone is so slow.” “OMG, I hate my phone it’s wicked slow.” Everyone has heard some kind of comment to that effect. The reality is that phones are faster than they […]

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Teens Are Hungry For Mobile Video Content

While the older generation often scoffs at watching video content on a mobile device, the younger generation has a different opinion. A new “Think with Google” survey conducted by Ipsos found that roughly seven in ten teen smartphone users spend three or more hours a day watching video content on their phones. With so many […]

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Comcast Hopes xFi Will Change WiFi

Comcast is set to officially launch it’s xFi cloud-powered home WiFi service and management platform in March of 2017. The service had a soft launch in January and will now be rebranded to xFi for its official full-service launch. During their Q1 earnings call, Comcast revealed that the service will launch already supporting millions of […]

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AT&T Paid $1.6 Billion For The Future Of Wireless

The battle for control of the telecommunications space is fierce between major players like Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. It seems as though as soon as one company makes an announcement, the other companies quickly follow suit announcing similar features of their own. While this is an effective strategy for things like pricing and unlimited […]

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Roku Rolls Out Substantive Update

Earlier this month Roku rolled out a host of new features targeting Roku TV owners. While some features, like the ability to make a list of your favorite channels when you have a broadcast antenna or the addition of thumbnail images when using the Live TV Pause feature, are fairly par for the course one […]

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Chicago Extends Amusement Tax

The idea of amusement taxes being applied to restaurants and bars is not a new one. However, Chicago is the first to begin including satellite television services in that tax. Earlier this November, the city of Chicago served notice that its 9% amusement tax now also applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite television services, […]

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