While other Cable companies are placing road blocks for cord cutters Cablevision has taken the bull by the horns by offering old fashion competition.
Cablevision Systems Corp. Thursday took a step toward retaining cord cutters who do without cable TV service, by offering two new products that include broadband service, Wi-Fi access and a digital antenna to capture over-the-air broadcast TV signals. Read the TechCrunch Report Here
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Over the years Cablevision a Long Island based cable company has led the cable industry with vision. Always ahead of its competitors and as well as other cable companies. Recently the company announced a deal with HBO NOW similar to the one signed with Apple, introduced a WIFI only mobile network FreeWheel for $9.99 per month, has spread WIFI over its entire coverage area with over one million hotspots available to its members and readers of its Newspaper Newsday. Always leading the pack by its Chairman James Dolan (Owner of the NY Knicks & Madison Square Gardens). Cablevision has always met its competition with innovation from its “DVR” Lawsuit case back in 2006 to this weeks announcement to provide cord cutters with fast internet only service as well as a free digital antenna for over the air digital stations.
This new app allows people like you and I (the rest of us) to broadcast a live stream to viewers around the world.
Every day people are coming up with new ideas for live broadcasts from back stage of The Ellen Degeneres Show to Q&As with tech Billionaires as well as intimate conversations with people from all over the world. The possibilities are exciting. See below
I have found myself addicted to this new Twitter owned app for IOS. Periscope
Every day after he leaves his Studio usually around sunset the Director Giulio Base conducts a walking tour of the beautiful sites of Rome . The people who follow him can ask questions that he cheerfully answers in a variety of languages.
Later that night bacteria to EST Moe Saleh takes us into Times Sqaure, Central Park or Rockerfeller Center , inside Cathedrals or Grand Central Station as well as other parts of NYC where he has been known to hand out donations at the behest of his followers to people in need or local street entertainers for putting on a show just for us.
Check it out, it’s free in The App Store by clicking the photo icon above.
This app is only for IOS users only (so far no word yet on a windows phone or android version) and best to keep your eye on your data usage, its live streaming after all. I use my iPad over WIFI and it’s been great !!!
The land — two tracts in Maine and North Carolina that, combined, are roughly two and a half times the size of Manhattan — will be managed by The Conservation Fund. This land is part of an estimated 45 million acres of private forest in the U.S. that are in danger of being lost to development.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told BuzzFeed News that the company managing its own supply chain — rather than buying pulp from outside vendors — represents a massive step forward. “Imagine if every time you opened a package from a company you knew that it came from a working forest. And imagine if companies took seriously their paper chain and made sure that was renewable, just like energy. And imagine if they didn’t just buy renewable paper, but took the step of ensuring that they would stay working forests forever.” @ over 36,000 acres it is more then twice the size of Manhattan Island, to be fair it probably costs more the $24 as well (apv)
Notice the Graphic featuring the shape of the current Apple TV , also do the words ” The epicenter for change “ refer to the living room as the “epicenter” of the home? Considering the recent Media deals, strong rumors and chatter on the net and the recent reduction in price of the current unit this could be it.
I am looking for a new box that includes Home Kit, TV Kit, New Grid type interface, Channel Packages, and Gaming capabilities along with remote gaming controls. I lot to ask for but I believe they have been working on all these features over the last few years and believe all the technology is in place.
Here is a link to a post I did back in 2012 outlining my thoughts on the direction Apple could be going, I think it still holds up Click Here
Describing the process Apple goes thru to “get it right” , when shooting the jellyfish they actually built a tank in the design studio.
Yet what Dye seems most fascinated by is one of the Apple Watch’s faces, called Motion, which you can set to show a flower blooming. Each time you raise your wrist, you’ll see a different color, a different flower. This is not CGI. It’s photography.
“We shot all this stuff,” Dye says, “the butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it’s all in-camera. And so the flowers were shot blooming over time. I think the longest one took us 285 hours, and over 24,000 shots.”
As funding for PBS continues to dry up at the whims of politicians there may be a silver lining in Apple’s TV new service
First a little history for our younger readers. Once upon a time the beginning of cable television offered up some great promise for premium content programming. Premium channels like The Alpha Repertory Television Service — or ARTS & The Entertainment Channel which merged to become A&E , Bravo, American Movie Classics (Now AMC) before these channels went commercial and turned into what they are now they were an attempt to capture the the dollars of the more ” sophisticated tastebuds”. They all premiered with wonderful content from operas to concerts and plays but one by one they disappeared into the mess we call cable tv. The reason for their failure can be traced to many different problems including the wild west like environment at the birth of the industry , poor planning, competition, confused public, or lack of interest.
With the introduction of streaming service there exists a chance to bring back channels like that who can then rely on viewer support to find success. I believe it also provides a unique opportunity for Public Broadcasting Stations to supplement their funding from a subscription service. Like the current app found on Apple TV viewers could pick their local stations and subscribe with a monthly fee of say $3.99 with proceeds split between local station and a national fund. Hopefully freeing them up from their fund raising drives.