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New Jersey Investigating Comcast’s Use Of HD Fee To Raise Basic Cable Rates

Ultimately, the question is whether or not these fees count as rate hikes — not just for customers with the lowest-cost tiers, but for all pay-TV subscribers. 71 more words

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Twitch’s new 'clips' feature lets you share your favorite streaming moments

Today is introducing a new feature called “clips,” which lets viewers record 30-second snippets of a stream, which they can then share on places like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. 73 more words

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A VHS-era privacy law in the Digital Age

Congress passed the VPPA in 1988 in response to the Washington City Paper’s publication of a list of videos that Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork rented at his local video store. 110 more words

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IAC to take on cable, satellite operators with video streaming service

Barry Diller‘s IAC/Interactive, a collection of Internet companies that includes dating site Match.com and the Daily Beast news site, on May 2 acquired VHX, whose technology provides back-end services for content owners offering video via subscription. 39 more words

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Sports rights could make live streaming packages like Hulu more appealing

Networks and streaming providers like Hulu would have to negotiate those rights, but viewers are more likely to pay a premium for channels with live rights to sporting events and can thus charge fees to make such arrangements agreeable for all involved. 65 more words

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Charter will axe the Time Warner Cable brand

The real question is whether or not this will lead to any structural changes. It’s not as if Time Warner Cable’s support system will change overnight, and the cable infrastructure will likely remain largely untouched. 44 more words

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Cable lobby says FCC launched assault on industry “without provocation”

In today’s speech, said cable companies face lots of video competition, though presumably he meant from online video providers rather than from other cable companies. – … 23 more words

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