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Amazon shakes up pay TV business with $199 Kindle Fire tablet

Undercutting the price of Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) least expensive iPad by more than $300, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) took the wraps off of a $199 tablet called the Kindle Fire Wednesday. Amazon's

Cable 'a la carte' chatter returns as smaller MSOs call for programming option

Some smaller cable MSOs are renewing calls for programmers to allow them to offer a la carte programming options to subscribers. Quoting executives from Suddenlink Communications and Mediacom

Have pay-TV operators finally developed an appetite for a la carte?

For years, pay-TV operators have offered consumers Gordian Knots of programming, tiers of content tied together without regard to consumers' desires. But a confluence of factors--a stalled economy,

Amazon may call tablet 'Kindle Fire'

The 7-inch color tablet computer that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expected to unveil on Wednesday will be called the Kindle Fire, according to a report on TechCrunch. While publications ranging from

Time Warner Cable trademarks 'Social One,' may offer access to social networks through TV

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) may be developing a way for subscribers to access Facebook, Twitter and other social networks through the TV, based on a trademark it obtained for the brand "Social

Comcast survey: Communications service choice a key commercial property amenity

A new Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) survey has confirmed what should be a no-brainer for any building owner that wants to attract more tenants: The availability of broadband services and access will make

Blockbuster Movie Pass only available to Dish subscribers

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) plans to launch a $10 monthly package of streaming movies Oct. 1, but the company said Friday that its Blockbuster Movie Pass will only be available to its satellite TV

DirecTV teams with Time Warner Cable to fight retransmission consent fees

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) is teaming up with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) to lobby the FCC to rewrite its rules for retransmission consent. The companies disclosed in an FCC filing that Time Warner

TiVo integrates with Facebook

TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) is integrating its TV navigation software with Facebook's social media platform, allowing DVR users to share details about every show they are watching with Facebook friends in

FCC publishes net neutrality rules in Federal Register

More than nine months after passing rules that would prohibit Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and other broadband providers from throttling traffic from Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and other