Tag Archive: TV

The Apple TV App Store Can’t Be Too Far Away

Aug. 27, ‘13: Apple TV owners just got a bunch more channels: Vevo, the Weather Channel, more from Disney, and Smithsonian. This follows a recent update that added HBO Go and ESPN apps, and represents a continued acceleration of new content being added … Continue reading →

Thinking About A Post-‘House Of Cards’ Netflix World

Feb. 25, ‘13: Netflix’s new “House of Cards” series — almost halfway in — is worth watching, and could prove to be an important — or at least memorable — point in television history. It’s better than it needs to be. It’s certainly … Continue reading →

Smell Test! Are 23% Of Netflix Subscribers Really Cord Cutters?

Feb. 19, ‘13: Peter Kafka tweets: “10% of Netflix’ 33mm subs have watched 6 eps of house of cards, and 23% are cord cutters? Both seem too high” This is based on a TechCrunch article by Ryan Lawler, citing a survey by Cowen … Continue reading →

‘It’s official: 3D is dead’

Jan. 9, ‘13: Good news at CES, via The Verge’s Vlad Savov: There’s something about 2013’s Consumer Electronics Show that’s different from every other iteration this decade. You might not realize it immediately, for it’s marked by the absence rather than the arrival … Continue reading →

What Does Roku’s New Time Warner Cable App Mean For The Apple TV?

Jan. 8, ‘13: Maybe a little. The news: Roku and Time Warner Cable — the second-largest U.S. cable provider — announced yesterday that TWC subscribers will be able to use Roku video-streaming gadgets as set-top boxes, featuring up to 300 channels. (PDF release.) … Continue reading →

And Now Let’s Take A Moment To Appreciate Hulu CEO Jason Kilar

Jan. 4, ‘13: On the eve of CES, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced his retirement today. Peter Kafka has a good take here, and Kilar’s note to his staff includes a number of stats worth being proud of. But in this case, the stats … Continue reading →

20 years of ‘Law & Order’ shows, in charts

Nov. 19, ‘12: Matthew Belinkie: At Overthinking It, Law & Order is analyzed by two separate yet equally important groups: the people who watch the show and send in the data, and the people who build the spreadsheets. These are their findings… Neat. (Via Nilay … Continue reading →

Twitter Stands Alone

Nov. 7, ‘12: In case you missed it, the United States elected a president yesterday. I try to stay away from politics — it’s only fun in Chicago, anyway — but last night, I anxiously tuned in. Election night television, it seems, hasn’t … Continue reading →

Boxee TV, $15/month ‘unlimited’ DVR for network shows

Oct. 16, ‘12: The latest gadget from Boxee, following up to its Boxee Box, which was a modest success. Solid, pretty coverage at the Verge. Hard to see this becoming a big, mainstream hit. The set of people who only want to record … Continue reading →

‘The First Apple Channel’

Sep. 5, ‘12: Craig Hockenberry is paying attention: Dear Tech Media, While you’re looking for meaning in the shadows of an Apple press invite, you’re missing something important: Apple is producing content for its own distribution channel.