Tired of paying $100 for hundreds of channels if you only watch five of them? You’re not alone: An increasing number of companies is also looking for alternatives to the traditional cable bundle. The alliance of companies pushing for unbundling contains a few unexpected candidates — one of them may even be the very company that charges you for that bundle.
Janko Roettgers @ PaidContent - on 19/3/13
The sweeping plan would give regulators broad new powers over the companies that dominate Mexico’s telephone, television and Internet industries.
Elisabeth Malkin @ NYTimes Media - on 12/3/13
Central European Media Enterprises (CME), the European broadcasting group, recorded a revenue decline of 11 per cent year-on-year to $721m (?563m) in 2012. The broadcaster's main competitor in the. . . (free content).
Screen Digest Advertsing - on 6/3/13
Charles Dolan doesn’t make a terribly convincing champion of the little guy. He’s worth $3 billion, for starters. He controls a cable company, and those are about as popular with consumers as veterinarians are with dogs. In New York, he’s known primarily as the patriarch of a family that keeps giving the shaft to sports fans, most recently by letting Jeremy Lin depart the Knicks for the Houston Rockets.
Jeff Bercovici @ Forbes.com: Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - on 27/2/13
BSKYB and Disney are teaming up to launch a new film channel, as Britain's largest pay-TV company increases its effort to stay ahead of rivals.
Telegraph.co.uk - Media and Telecoms news - on 21/2/13
Charlie Ergen has a message for Les Moonves and his fellow media CEOs: You can’t hide from the future, or sue it into submission.
Jeff Bercovici @ Forbes.com: Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - on 20/2/13
There are lies, damned lies, and the arguments the cable industry makes about broadband caps. As more ISPs cap their broadband service, more questions are raised about the practice, which has put cable providers on the defensive.
Stacey Higginbotham @ Gigaom.com - NewTeeVee - on 20/2/13
Freeview is to launch a TV ad campaign that questions whether customers are paying too much to watch their favourite programmes, after finding the average household is spending almost £200 a year on unwatched pay-TV channels.
Brand Republic - Media - on 20/2/13
Company takes aim at pay-TV rivals, claiming their customers spend on average £200 on shows they do not watch.
Ben Dowell @ MediaGuardian - Television - on 20/2/13
Digital pen maker to rebrand product after accepting it infringed trademark – although existing stock can go on sale.
Josh Halliday @ MediaGuardian - Television - on 18/2/13
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