Follow @lancewhit (Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Despite reports of cord cutting, a hefty number of people still rely on cable TV, at least according to a recent poll. Based on a June 2013 survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, a report released by eMarketer on Tuesday shows Netflix in second place among all pay TV services , with 41 percent of those surveyed paying to stream its TV shows and movies. Satellite TV came in third at 26 percent, followed by Amazon Prime at 18 percent, iTunes at 16 percent, and Hulu at 8 percent. In first place by a wide margin was cable TV, with 70 percent of those polled coughing up cash for a monthly subscription. Cable TV was No. <br>Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57605444-93/netflix-most-popular-online-tv-service-but-cable-still-king/
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Chmielewski October 2, 2013, 6:00 a.m. A new study finds that people are using Google's Chromecast streaming device to watch television shows on their living room TVs, at http://jamarzgxc.crowdvine.com times circumventing the restrictions networks have placed on where consumers can watch their online content. The Parks Associates study reveals that roughly one-third of Chromecast owners use the device daily to watch current TV shows on Hulu. The Hulu use is potentially problematic for Hollywood, because half of those surveyed said they use the free version of the streaming service to watch the recently broadcast shows on their TVs, rather than pay $8 a month for a Hulu Plus subscription that's designed to allow viewing on Internet-connected TVs, mobile devices and through game http://brucexjcc.tblog.com consoles. "What were seeing is consumers ultimately want their content, first and foremost, on the biggest screen in their home," said Parks Associates Research Director BrettSappington. "In many cases, the content rights don't really allow that to happen. So, Chromecast provides a work-around." Sappington said consumers use their laptops and Google's Chrome browser to access the free Hulu site and select a TV episode, then transfer the video to the TV via the Chromecast streaming device. Sports fans are using the same back-door technique to watch soccer matches that NBC Sports streams online but doesn't broadcast. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-study-chromecast-allows-users-to-circumvent-screen-restrictions-20131001,0,5284602.story
Bye-bye, MSN TV: Microsoft finally shuts down online TV pioneer
The shutdown puts and end to a service that launched in 1996 under the name WebTV, at the time promising to use the TV as a way to connect the masses to the internet. Subscribe to gigaom.com WebTV (later called MSN TV) started in 1996 with the goal to bring new people online and to give those already online an easy, hassle-free means of accessing the internet from the comfort of their homes. Later, MSN TV 2 was released with vastly greater power and features. Since then, the web has continued to evolve at a breathtaking pace, and there are many new ways to access the internet. Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to end the MSN TV service WebTV was founded in 1995 by Steve Perlman, who later went on to found the cloud gaming service Onlive . <br>Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2013_09_30_webtv_msn_tv_shut_down.html
Study: Chromecast allows users to circumvent TV viewing restrictions
Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of the series CriticsCorner TV tonight: 'Law 7 Order: SVU' Robert Bianco, USA TODAY 12 a.m. EDT October 2, 2013 What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time on Wednesday. Cybill Shepherd plays a celebrity chef who accidentally shoots an unarmed teenager as 'L&O:SVU' blends the Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen stories. http://calebeiih.iloveblog.com Jeffrey Tambor plays http://mcgeeveqy.postbit.com her attorney. (Photo: Michael Parmelee, NBC) SHARE 2 CONNECT 17 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Law & Order: SVU | NBC, 9 ET/PT Cybill Shepherd stars as a celebrity chef who shoots an unarmed teenager she mistakes for a serial rapist. <br>Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/10/02/critics-corner-oct-2/2897169/