Monday, August 21, 2017

Video on demand

In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass.

BY TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle — but that are way more difficult to use. Disney’s plan ...
In this July 23, 2015, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the Comcast building in Rockefeller Center, in New York. Comcast reports financial results Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

BY TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast’s profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has said that the company ...
This Monday, July 25, 2016, photo shows signage in a Verizon store in North Andover, Mass. Verizon reports financial results Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

BY TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon said its profit fell in its most recent quarter as it added fewer subscribers for its traditional cellphone business. It also said it’s still evaluating how the hack at Yahoo affects its ...
In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, a Samsung Galaxy S5 is demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

BY TALI ARBEL A new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you’ve been doing on your phone or computer. The Federal Communication Commission has changed ...
This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo shows an AT&T logo on an AT&T Wireless retail store front in Philadelphia.

BY ANICK JESDANUN NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is joining Verizon in raising the prices of some of its data plans. As with Verizon, AT&T is going to great lengths to avoid calling the changes a price hike, as the ...
European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, left, speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — On-demand video providers like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon will be required to have a fifth of their films and TV shows on offer in the European Union be Europe-made, under new proposals issued Wednesday. ...
Verizon Studio booth at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J.

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that the government said followed phone customers on the Internet without their permission. Verizon will also have to get an explicit “yes” from customers for some ...
Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh

Customers of Comcast Corp. lost part of their cable television service for several hours in many major U.S. metropolitan areas Monday, but the company said the problem was fixed in most places by early afternoon. Company spokeswoman Jenni Moyer says ...
This Thursday, July 23, 2015, photo, shows the Comcast building sign at Rockefeller Center, in New York.

BY TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. As the number of traditional TV customers declines across the industry, ...
This June 4, 2014, file photo shows signage at a Verizon Wireless retail store at Downtown Crossing in Boston.

BY TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has long been known as a home phone and wireless service provider. But it’s evolving to make more money by tracking what we watch and read on our phones. About two-thirds of ...
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