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Cable TV: A Thing of the Past?

Gone are the days of the rabbit ears perched precariously on top of a fuzzy TV in hopes of getting a couple channels. The entrance of satellite TV came with huge dishes in the yard of your home just to obtain service, and forget about getting a signal in bad
Gangnam Style is so popular it actually broke YouTube

I’m sure many of us are familiar with Gangnam Style, the music video from South Korean singer PSY that took the world by storm when it was released back in 2012. While the video has finally fallen out of the public eye, millions of people continue to watch it on
Billboard to include streams and digital track sales in album charts

The Billboard 200 chart has traditionally been ranked based on album sales, but that’s about to change. Starting at the end of the month, the list will expand its criteria to include the sales of a record’s individual tracks, as well as streaming plays. Selling ten tracks or having 1,500
HBO officially announces an adaption of Westworld

HBO has officially announced that it has order a full season of Westworld, a new television series that’s based on a hit book by Michael Crichton and a 1970’s cult classic movie. Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris will star in the adaption, which will be written and directed by Jonathan
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s new cloud-based television service

Sony unveiled the PlayStation Vue earlier today, a new cloud-based television service that will combines live shows and on-demand content for delivery through Sony’s PlayStation gaming consoles. The Japanese technology giant is the first company to announce an online television package that’s designed to replace a cable subscription entirely, according
Spotify’s CEO responds to Taylor Swift’s harsh criticism

Last week it was revealed that Taylor Swift decided to remove all of her music from Spotify due to the fact that she felt the service doesn’t “fairly compensate the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music” and that she couldn’t “agree with perpetuating the perception that music has
Showtime has announced its own cable-free streaming service for 2015

It’s been an excited couple of weeks for cord-cutters. First HBO announced that it’ll soon be offering a standalone online streaming service that won’t require a cable subscription and then, shortly after the announcement, CBS launched its own streaming service, called All Access, for $5.99 per month. Now CBS has
Game of Thrones will feature its first flashback scenes next season

Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have confirmed in a Q&A with film students at an event in Spain, where the show is currently shooting, what many people have already suspected, the next season of Game of Thrones will feature the first flashbacks in the series, giving
HBO to launch a stand-alone online service next year

Cord-cutters across the United States rejoiced on Wednesday after HBO’s chief executive Richard Plepler announced that the premium television network will be launching a stand-alone online service sometime in 2015. This means that users will no longer be required to have an active cable subscription in order to access HBO
Six film companies now have FAA permission to use drones for filming

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted six television and movie firms permission to use drones to shoot scenes. This groundbreaking ruling is in stark contrast to the FAA’s tight restrictions on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft system, also known as drones, within United States airspace. There