Terms like “couch potato” and “boob tube” are going to become obsolete someday soon, right up there with “cat’s pajamas” and “gum up the works.”
Apple’s next leap into the television space could be much different than what the company is offering with its Apple TV set-top box.
Social media’s impact on television watching is small compared to traditional marketing and communications but has the potential to grow quickly, according to new findings from a study conducted by the Center for Research Excellence (CRE).
IAC chairman Barry Diller has expansive plans for his Internet TV service, Aereo — including, eventually, original programming.
TV anywhere startup Aereo is doing its best to stave off attacks that its business is operating illegally, and has now asked a federal court in New York to block broadcaster CBS from filing additional lawsuits.
Hulu Plus gives you a layer that provides even more control over your entertainment options – and VentureBeat has a deal that will help you take control of your entertainment with one month of Hulu Plus for absolutely free!
If a rumored music service wasn’t enough to push Twitter into the territory media, now the company might be trying to get TV content playing through the service.
Microsoft has pushed hard in recent years to become a fixture in the American living room — most notably via the XBox 360. A lesser-known part of its living-room play is its MediaRoom IPTV unit, which has been adopted by the likes of AT&T and Deutsche Telekom.
Kwarter raises $4 million to expand its social TV gaming platform to new verticals.
As we get ready for the full CES onslaught, here are the numbers you need to know, all organized in handy infographic form.
Surprise, surprise: Negotiations with content providers are significantly delaying Intel’s plans to take over your living room.
It’s one small step for Twitter, one giant leap for the legitimacy of second-screen data for marketing purposes.
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Apple’s long-rumored revolutionary television set product is closer to hitting retail shelves than originally thought, according to Jefferies & Co. analyst James Kisner.
Twitter’s dreams of Hollywood fame and fortune continue today with the just-announced hire of Ben Grossman as head of global operations for Twitter’s media department.
Bravo TV’s latest “reality” show, Silicon Valley, makes a mockery of how Silicon Valley really works. But what really has me steamed is the way it abuses the word ”geek.”
Television all-star Simon Cowell and popular musician Will.i.am will team up to create a TV show focused on finding the next big tech entrepreneur to follow in the path of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Satellite TV service provider Dish Network officially debuted its new broadband Internet service dishNet today, giving U.S. consumers yet another way to gain high-speed access to the web.
Comcast forged a new partnership with media startup Zeebox today to infuse live broadcast TV shows with a dose of interactivity.
If cable service providers want help revolutionizing the television industry, they definitely have funny way of asking for it.
Amazon and NBC have been getting down to business, and the fruits of their labors are more instant video offerings for Amazon Prime customers.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk9cZgts_30&w=560&h=315] Roku’s product chief, Tom Markworth, sat down with VentureBeat at South By Southwest to show off the company’s latest, as-yet-unreleased bit of hardware: the streaming stick.
Google is one step closer to launching a pay-TV service in Kansas City, Missouri — one of its fiber Internet testbeds — that would directly take on cable and satellite companies.
A provision of the Cable Television Protection and Competition Act that requires cable companies to provide unencrypted basic-tier cable could soon become obsolete, putting the life of young set-top box-maker Boxee in jeopardy.
To help boost the quality and amount of original programming available, YouTube is launching a handful of new premium news-related channels to its site, which includes two celebrity and entertainment channels and an offering from Reuters.
How do you watch your favorite TV shows? Chances are, you’re still using that traditional TV in your living room, but according to a report from Nielsen audiences are increasingly going mobile to consume videos and television.
Samsung and Sony are splitting up their LCD panel joint venture, the companies announced.
Google’s announcement Friday of its plan to bring a hundred channels of new Hollywood-produced content to the Web may well be a watershed moment for television.
The economics of the consumer electronics industry dictate that on a long enough timescale, all products will become low-margin commodities. The companies that make products household names are destined to fade from the public’s memory. Will Apple suffer the same fate as others before it, such as RCA, who revolutionized television sets in a similar fashion but were relegated to the dustbin of history decades later?