While the Federal Communications Commission has okayed maybe going ahead with creating a market for non-proprietary cable boxes, Verizon FiOS customers who have been using their Xbox consoles or smart TVs to access a subset of channels instead of renting extra cable boxes for each television set in their home are about to be disappointed, as Verizon is ending these apps.
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AT&T is going "over the top" with television.
In the fourth quarter of this year, AT&T will start selling cable-like bundles of TV to people across the country through a new app. Subscribers won't need an AT&T wireless phone or an AT&T broadband connection at home.
MATT WEINBERGER The "Windows or bust" Microsoft of the last decade is truly dead. Microsoft and a bunch of its biggest competitors, including Google and Amazon, have joined forces for the Open Container Project, a non-profit organization housed under the Linux Foundation - the governing body of the Linux open source operating system, which Microsoft once considered its biggest competitor. They'll work to make the super-hot software container technology even better by settling on a standard.
One of the coolest new software features for the iPad, picture-in-picture video, that Apple announced on Monday at its annual developer conference is going to be great when using video streaming apps that are already available.But it could also hint at Apple's bigger plans for TV streaming.
According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), over half of the consumers between 13 to 34 years of age said they regard their Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) subscriptions to be highly valuable. The proportion is higher than those who prefer broadcast or cable TV.