Tag Archive: Cable

What the cable industry could learn from Twitter

Nov. 22, ‘11: Something awesome happened last weekend: I downloaded an iPhone app — BTN2Go from the Big Ten Network — logged in with my Time Warner Cable credentials, and a few seconds later, was streaming a live football game on my phone. … Continue reading →

Here’s the trouble with “Apps as TV channels”

Nov. 1, ‘11: One of Apple’s big opportunities to reinvent TV is to change how shows are distributed. So far, it has had modest success with iTunes TV downloads, but little beyond that: iTunes TV “rentals” never took off, and Apple seems to … Continue reading →

Here’s how Apple could finally put the “TV” in Apple TV

Oct. 24, ‘11: After reinventing the mobile phone (iPhone) and personal computer (iPad), it makes sense for Apple to eventually apply its magic to the living room. The company has been clear to distance itself a bit from the existing Apple TV box … Continue reading →

Netflix: More subscribers than any cable company, growing the fastest, but still not Starz’ best friend

Sep. 2, ‘11: One of the reasons that Netflix and Starz couldn’t reach an agreement over extending their relationship is because Starz reportedly wanted Netflix to charge its subscribers more to access Starz content — via a premium tier — the way Starz’ … Continue reading →

Hey, cable companies: Now is the time to embrace Google TV and the new Motorola

Aug. 15, ‘11: Despite a multi-decade monopoly on delivering digital TV into homes, American cable companies continue to distribute laughably terrible software. As a result, interacting with your TV is often a chore. Enough already! Great TV service in the future demands great … Continue reading →