streaming


A life spent without a cable bill?

The new term is “cord-nevers.” It seems to stem from a series of articles over the past year in The Atlantic talking about the generation born after 1980 who may never get traditional pay-TV. They’re perfectly happy to make do…


The nightmare scenario of streaming TV

No live video, anywhere. It could happen. Here’s the recipe for Armageddon: First, local broadcasters start to fall when the networks stop being able to deliver full-time programming. Honestly we’re halfway into this. NBC’s well-publicized fall will be just…


GenieGo — now with out-of-home streaming

DIRECTV’s GenieGo continues to amaze. This little box may have lived a humble life under the radar back in 2012, it’s been full steam ahead in 2013. First, the little transcoder added streaming inside the home to its repertoire and…


Regular broadcast content on YouTube? Could happen

There’s pay TV, and then there’s streaming. Sometimes you’ll watch one, sometimes the other. Sometimes both at the same time. But you don’t really care how your entertainment comes to you, do you? The FCC does,…




How in the name of… can Netflix do 4K?

Netflix has been talking all over town about its 4K streaming plans. Check out this article in The Verge where Netflix’s chief product officer says that 4K is coming within one or two years. Really? Of course Netflix is…




Will “six strikes” make a difference?

Last week, several major internet service providers rolled out “The Copyright Alert System,” which is supposed to be a self-governing method of keeping people from spreading pirated material. The details are really kind of sketchy, even…


Nielsen ratings to include streaming

Our habits have changed. It’s been two generations since everyone sat down in front of the family’s only television every night to watch something from the major networks. We all got multiple TVs, then computers, then…