Michael Wolff on MSNBC: More Embarrassment Possible in "Straight News" Shift, Brian Williams’ Return
MSNBC, at the behest of its owner Comcast and under the direction of NBC News chief Andy Lack, has begun an overhaul of its character and philosophy. It will no longer be an overt and garrulous left-leaning opinion monger to Fox News’ right-leaning version. Now, slapped along the head and brought to heel, it will be a straight (or straighter)…
Virgin America And Netflix Partner Up To Deliver Movies Over Inflight WiFi – Forbes
Inflight internet technology has finally matured to the point where it’s fast enough to stream Netflix. The milestone comes from San Francisco-based Virgin America in partnership with Las Gatos-based Netflix, and covers flights that operate with the airline’s new ViaSat WiFi service. That connectivity offers transfer speeds similar to whatconsumers might […]
Early hits and misses of new TV season
One week into the new season, the broadcast networks can count a few promising starts, and several clunkers. But it will take some time to paint a true ratings picture.
How does Google’s Pixel C compare to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3?
If you want a tablet that can double up as a laptop replacement, there really is no better option than Microsoft’s venerable Surface Pro 3. It has been the undisputed king in this segment for well over a year now, and it is easy to see why: it has a big, high-resolution screen, it comes with a stylus, it can take a decent keyboard, its battery life is good, it is extremely fast, and, on top of all this, it can run every Windows program that you want. Nothing comes close, really.
comScore + Rentrak: Good For Researchers, Not Bad For Nielsen
comScore and Rentrak announced an agreement to merge on Tuesday. Our view is that the two research companies will undoubtedly continue to grow, but not necessarily at Nielsen’s expense.
Why the Major Labels Are the Streaming Wars’ True Villains
When Vox technology site The Verge got a hold of a 2011 contract between Sony Music and Spotify, signed right before the Swedish streaming company’s US launch, the terms were so favorable to the la…
Is Apple Music worth paying for?
Three months after its free trial began, users of Apple’s Spotify rival must decide whether to start paying for it. What are the pros and cons?
Apple Brings Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks to China
Apple today announced that it would be bringing three of its entertainment services — Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks — to customers in China…
Netflix Heads to the Sky with New Virgin Partnership – WebProNews
Netflix and Virgin America have just announced a partnership that will offer passengers on some of its new aircraft free Netflix streaming until March 2nd, 2016. Starting today, if you’re flying on Virgin America’s new ViaSat WiFi-equipped aircraft, you’ll be given free Wi-Fi to use for the purposes of Netflix. You’ll be able to stream to your existing devices – …
NBC ad boss: Rating services are in a ‘crisis’
With TV viewing falling off a cliff but with more homes watching video than ever, NBC’s top ad boss, Linda Yaccarino, said the cross-platform TV-to-digital measurement industry is in “acute crisis….
Cablevision, Viacom in settlement talks over bundling lawsuit -source
Cablevision Systems Inc andViacom Inc are discussing a possible settlement of anantitrust lawsuit in which the cable operator accuses Viacom offorcing distributors and subscribers to buy channels they do notwant, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Discovery CEO on Scripted TV, Netflix
Scripted TV has become a crowded space amid cable networks’ hopes of finding the next hit original, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday, chiming in on the debate about the rise in the number of original series.