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What Does The Latest Nielsen Data Say About Cord Cutting?

What Does The Latest Nielsen Data Say About Cord Cutting?

More consumers are relying on broadband-only connections in their homes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're cutting the cord. Nielsen's latest three-screen report reveals that there are now 5.1 million broadcast only/broadband homes in the United States, up 23% from last year. Those are homes …

Food Network Executive Jumps To YouTube: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Food Network Executive Jumps To YouTube: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Because YouTube has Google money to spend, the online video destination has an attractive place for people who are already in show business or hope to launch an entertainment career.  Recently, the defection of Food Network's Bruce Seidel to Electus' unnamed new YouTube food channel, …

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Danny Sullivan is a pretty smart dude. If you're not familiar with him, it probably means you haven't dabbled much in SEO. And when he wrote yesterday about paying Rupert Murdoch three times for the same piece of content, it really got me fired up. …

60 Hours Of Video Is Now Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute

60 Hours Of Video Is Now Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute

Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters reports that "roughly 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube every minute.”  The company also told him that YouTube is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months. There was one …

CES 2012 New Media Outlook: Connected TVs Everywhere

CES 2012 New Media Outlook: Connected TVs Everywhere

The annual Consumer Electronics show has kicked off this week in Las Vegas, with gadgets and TV galore. CE makers from Samsung to LG are rolling out new partnerships for connected TVs, as these smart sets accounted for 52 million sets sold last year. Now, …

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord Cutting Is Real? 20% Of Consumers Have Cut Cable Or Are Considering

Cord cutting is dead some say. Others think it a passing fad and that there's no staying power. Yet in the annual State of the Media Democracy report, Deloitte reports that some 20% of consumers have or are thinking about it. With the upswell of …

Warner Bros Extends New Release Window, Makes Consumers Buy Or Wait Two Months

Warner Bros Extends New Release Window, Makes Consumers Buy Or Wait Two Months

What the hell?! Warner Bros. just revamped deals with Redbox, Blockbuster and Netflix effectively doubling the wait time for them to get new releases. What it really means is, they're making you wait longer and trying to force you to buy discs earlier, it sounds …

Walking Dead Web Series Tank Zombie Canceled

Walking Dead Web Series Tank Zombie Canceled

AMC has been providing great shows for a few years now, with Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead being their calling cards.  But when Walking Dead show-runner Frank Darabont got fired in July, it created some bad blood between people working on the …

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Showtime Content On Roku, Starting With Shameless & House Of Lies

Not wanting their competitor HBO to steal every last bit of thunder in the streaming business, Showtime is getting into the mix by signing a deal with Roku that will allow access to their content.  The first offerings will be for a few full episodes …

Rumors Say Apple TV Will Challenge Cable With Subscription Service

Rumors Say Apple TV Will Challenge Cable With Subscription Service

It's now a forgone conclusion that Apple will get into the TV manufacturing biz next year and now the rumor mills are kicking into over drive with all sorts of supposed this and thats which will be included or are holding back the release of …

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