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The painfully slow unbundling of cable TV

Subscribers say they want á la carte TV, but according to a recent article in re/code, "Bundles aren’t going away anytime soon, since they’re the core of the pay TV business." Read More »

Dish’s new Sling TV service may shake up the cable industry

By adding ESPN to its new "over-the-top" Internet Sling TV service, Dish TV network may disrupt the power of the cable bundle. Read More »

FCC moves closer to equalizing Internet video and cable

The FCC moved toward giving Internet video streaming services access to cable companies' affiliated programming on equal rates, terms, and conditions. Read More »

Small cable companies dropping TV in favor of Internet

A growing number of cable providers have found that business is as good or better if they supply simply broadband, and not TV. Read More »

Broadband goals according to Wheeler

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections." Read More »

Trumka to Wheeler: keep TV sports blackout rule

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging retention of TV's Sports Blackout Rule, which helps fill stadiums and boosts local business. Read More »

FCC votes to require captioning on more Internet videos

All five FCC commissioners voted today to require closed captioning in all online video that was previously captioned on television. Read More »

U.S. TVs increasingly connected to the Internet

According to research firm Connected Intelligence, in 42 million U.S. homes at least one television is connected to the Internet “either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.” Read More »

At House hearing, both parties dubious about Comcast merger

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing into the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner, in which Democrats, Republicans and industry executives all questioned the legality, the necessity and the probity of such a move. Read More »

Senate committee grills Comcast-Time Warner on merger

At an April 9 Capitol Hill hearing, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and consumer groups expressed deep skepticism about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Read More »

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