Tag: cord cutting

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. New York Times Eyes Ambitious Overhaul In Quest For ‘Journalistic Dominance’ (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) 2. Bustle and the Industrialization of Confession (Rich Juzwiak […] more »

by Chris Brantner

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. It’s official: 2015 was the year of the cord cutter. With new streaming services like Sling TV and HBO Now bursting onto the scene, and services like Amazon Prime pushing […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The streaming media industry is still relatively young, but a recent story in the Wall Street Journal illustrates how the services are bringing massive change to the entertainment industry. According to WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran, the executive producers of “Homeland” and 20th Century Fox studio are currently in a dispute with Showtime over streaming media rights. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

by Julie Keck

Sit down. It’s time we had the talk. It’s a little embarrassing for both of us, so I’m just going to say it: you’ve been watching web series. I know, I know, that sounds impossible, but hear me out. Those episodes of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” you binge watched last weekend? Web series. “House of […] more »

by Dena Levitz

The final season of “Mad Men” is rolling out. “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has become a bonafide hit alongside its Netflix siblings “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.”  Fox’s “Empire” just became the first TV show in ages to gain a bigger audience from week to week during its premiere season. And, […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Last week HBO and CBS both announced plans to offer stand-alone streaming services on the web. It’s a major turn-about for the pay cable service HBO (owned by Time Warner), which has long maintained they are “not TV.” This move will allow viewers to cut the cord to their cable TV subscriptions and purchase HBO […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Podcasts are back — and making money (Cecilia Kang / The Washington Post) 2. Opinion: Facebook killer called Ello gets the timing right (Therese Poletti / MarketWatch) 3. Study: Vast majority of top films, TV shows are available legally online (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon’s Goodreads app finally gets a makeover (Sarah Perez […] more »