The Sneaky Trick Crappy Movie Studios Use to Rack Up On-Demand Views

Movie studios are betting you're crazy impulsive when it comes to picking what movie you want to watch. Apparently, many movie titles are selected purely on alphabetical prioritization, so that they'll pop up higher on your on demand menu. If your movie isn't good art, you've got to make an art out of the business side … » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

Sony Stalls Its Streaming TV Service Because Cable Controls Data

Sony finally confirmed that it's working on a broadband TV service to compete with the reviled cable companies. Great! Except that the project is on hold over concerns about cable companies, data caps, and net neutrality. That means fewer choices for you and more power to big cable. » 5/01/12 5:43pm 5/01/12 5:43pm

Netflix CEO Lashes Out at Comcast Over Net Neutrality

Last month, Comcast made a controversial decision to exclude their TV-on-demand service for Xbox 360 from data caps. That's sparked many complaints from users of other TV services over the implications for net neutrality—and now the CEO of Netflix is wading in. » 4/16/12 5:01am 4/16/12 5:01am

Comcast Xtreme 105: Supafast Internet That You Can Actually Get

There are faster internet speeds to be had than offered by Comcast Xfinity's 105Mbps; Verizon FiOS pushes 150Mbps, and Google's about to endow Kansas City with 1Gbs speeds. But neither of those services has the reach—an estimated 40 million households—that Xtreme 105 does. So get ready, several major metropolitan… » 4/14/11 9:58am 4/14/11 9:58am

Comcast's Xfinity TV App Finally Comes to Android

Remember back in November when we looked at the Xfinity TV app for iDevices? Those of you with Comcast cable service should because of how super cool it was. Now, couch potatoes with Android phones are being offered the same chance to ditch their clunky old remotes they were going to lose anyway. Like its Apple… » 3/01/11 3:40pm 3/01/11 3:40pm

Comcast Is About to Give You Round-The-Clock 3D Programming

Starting this Sunday (February 20) at 6p EST, Comcast is launching an all-3D TV channel that runs content 24 hours a day. Unconcerned with a lack of consumer interest in 3DTVs, Comcast wants to make sure you get all the 3D hockey matches and Kings of Leon concerts you can stomach (for the record, I have a weak… » 2/17/11 5:02pm 2/17/11 5:02pm

Comcast Is Bullying Netflix Partners Into Paying a Toll to Deliver…

Level 3 Communications, the networking company that delivers streaming video to Netflix users, says that Comcast is demanding a "recurring fee" for the transmission of such videos to its subscribers. This, it goes without saying, is very shitty news. Updated. » 11/29/10 6:45pm 11/29/10 6:45pm

Comcast's Awesome Xfinity TV Remote iPad App Is Available Now

Why am I cursing Time Warner this morning? Aside from the usual reasons, it's because Comcast, my former cable TV company, has released their super cool Xfinity TV remote app for iPads and iPhones. It looks awesome. I want it. » 11/15/10 11:50am 11/15/10 11:50am

Xfinity, Please Release This TV Remote Web App

If there's anything that could make me forgive the general dorkiness of Comcast's "Xfinity" rebranding, it's this incredibly awesome demo of a prototype web app for controlling Xfinity cable and On Demand. Guys, release this and we'll call it even. » 5/12/10 3:29pm 5/12/10 3:29pm