Cable Channels Speed Up Shows to Squeeze in Extra Commercials

At some point, you've probably noticed a joke or two cut from a beloved movie or sitcom rerun—for those watching cable, at least. The reason being commercials and capitalism and America, etc.. But cable channels do more than just chopping. They are speeding up the very shows themselves. » 2/19/15 1:56pm 2/19/15 1:56pm

Cord-Cutting Makes Even More Sense With This Discounted Mohu Leaf

While cord-cutters probably spend most of their TV time on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, a good OTA antenna is still an essential piece of gear for anyone looking to break ties with their cable provider. The Mohu Leaf is consistently considered one of the best options out there, and the amplified… » 11/11/14 10:15am 11/11/14 10:15am

AT&T's $40 Internet, HBO and Amazon Prime Plan Is One Hell of a Deal

In the quest to entice us into their cord-tethered grasps, cable companies will come up with anything to win us over. But AT&T might have struck upon the first truly innovative deal: Broadband, plus HBO, and a year's subscription to Amazon Prime. For only $39 per month. » 9/22/14 5:02pm 9/22/14 5:02pm

Verizon Gives More Detail on A La Carte TV to Your Mobile Device

Verizon has been eyeing different TV distribution models for a while, and today at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference the company's CEO gave some big hints about a future of pay-for-the-channels-you-want TV delivered to your mobile device. Sounds promising, if Big Red can deliver. » 9/11/14 1:19pm 9/11/14 1:19pm

How Are You Watching the Super Bowl?

Many of us will probably be watching today's game the way it was meant to be enjoyed: On an old-fashioned television with a bucket of hot wings in our laps. But this is the third Super Bowl that doesn't require cord cutters to bum a seat on our friend's nasty ass couch. » 2/02/14 4:00pm 2/02/14 4:00pm

Are People "Cutting the Cord" Just People Who Can't Afford Cable?

193,000 people quit their paid television plans last quarter. Sounds like a lot, and it is! But as any horse-breeder will tell you (I would guess?): it's about quality, not quantity. And the people leaving cable behind, GigaOm reports, aren't the ones the cable companies care about. While high-value consumers—the… » 8/10/11 11:02am 8/10/11 11:02am