Tag: tv

by Eric Elia

The following piece does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Apple introduced the long-awaited next-gen Apple TV. It’s not a big LCD TV. It’s not round. It doesn’t (yet) include an Apple-direct subscription TV service. It is, however, a loaded streaming box that packs universal Siri […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Matt Smith

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. We’re suckers for change, particularly those that improve experiences. Sure, some may complain that another moved the cheese, but transformative change is something we generally embrace once the value is […] more »

by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] 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 Julie Keck

1. With the Aereo decision, local TV news likely dodged disaster (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Google starts removing search results under Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ (Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal) 3. ‘Almost half’ of the NYT’s blogs will close or merge (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Yahoo to charge some […] more »

by Terri Thornton

I was out walking one day and saw a teeny-tiny mailbox next to a great big drainage pipe. The name on the mailbox was “Piper” — apparently since the hobbit or troll or whatever-lived-there resided in the pipe. Piper, I later learned, is a neutered feral cat that’s become the unofficial mascot of the Beltline, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The microblogging service Twitter has been great for communication, breaking news, keeping up with your interests and broadcasting to followers. But the advertising there has been pretty limited to Promoted Tweets, Trends and Hashtags. That could soon be changing with a massive ad deal inked between Twitter and Starcom MediaVest Group that will allow advertisers […] more »

by Terry Parris Jr.

At Ustream we live for breaking news and the live event. We went all out for the iPhone 5 announcement (6 million total views and 650,000 concurrent viewers), the presidential debates (3.5 million for the first debate alone) and most recently coverage of Hurricane Sandy. We’re going after the election the same way. The live […] more »