• Chromecast tops the list of most popular apps for connected TVs and other smart devices

    Chromecast tops the list of most popular apps for connected TVs and other smart devices

    for connected devices such as smart TVs, according to a report by market researcher App Annie.The other top-ranking apps for August include health and fitness app Fitbit, AT&T’s DirecTV media app, Hewlett-Packard’s HP ePrint productivity app, and Eastman Kodak’s Kiosk Connect.
  • Yahoo Expands Board to Appease Contentious Investor

    Yahoo Expands Board to Appease Contentious Investor

    As part of the agreement, Starboard has withdrawn its slate of nominees to the Yahoo board.The board and management "remain focused and dedicated to the exploration of strategic alternatives" and the "execution of strategy for the operating business," Yahoo spokesperson Rebecca Neufeld told the E-Commerce Times.
  • Hulu May Offer a Live TV Broadcast Option

    Hulu May Offer a Live TV Broadcast Option

    Other programmers and content providers have discussed potential partnerships with Hulu, according to the WSJ.However, NBCUniversal -- a subsidiary of Comcast, which owns its own over-the-top service, Stream -- has not taken part in the negotiations.
  • AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion

    AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion

    AT&T on Monday announced that it has agreed to buy Quickplay Media, which will serve as the backbone for DirecTV's upcoming multiplatform streaming video services.The services will allow DirecTV content to be viewed on mobile phones, smart TVs, personal computers and tablets, AT&T said.
  • FCC Wins Huge Net Neutrality Victory Over Big Telecom

    FCC Wins Huge Net Neutrality Victory Over Big Telecom

    An appellate court on Tuesday handed a major victory to the Federal Communications Commission by upholding the agency's watershed Open Internet Order, which ensures equal access to the Internet.Supreme Court, according to FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly, who criticized the ruling.
  • It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence

    It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence

    Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television programming.Offerings like IPTV, satellite TV, and mobile TV or wireless TV are changing the way customers watch television.
  • Who's Riding the New TV Wave?

    Who's Riding the New TV Wave?

    There is a generational shift occurring in the television industry.If cable TV is facing extinction, what is taking its place?
  • AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry.AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for US$85.
  • Report: $35 DirecTV Now Arrives Next Month

    Report: $35 DirecTV Now Arrives Next Month

    AT&T's streaming video service DirecTV Now will reportedly launch in late November with a $35-per-month price tag.That fee "includes your mobile streaming cost," CEO Randall Stephenson said during Tuesday's WSJDLive Conference, TechCrunch reports.
  • Can Charter Turn a Frog Into a Prince?

    Can Charter Turn a Frog Into a Prince?

    For decades, the cable television industry has hurt itself, time and time again, by engaging in bad behavior and failing to care for the customer.That problem resulted from the way cable television rules originally were set up.
  • Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    With the launch of Stream Saver, AT&T Mobility has given users control over their streaming video quality.So Stream Saver choice makes perfect sense for many users.
  • Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    The service will be available under all plans and available for phones and tablets using Android or the Apple iOS system, said Wu.2 or later, as well as a live Internet connection and the latest iOS or Android app.