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Consumers and pay-TV industry are far apart on a la carte channel pricing | LA Times

Consumers and pay-TV industry are far apart on a la carte channel pricing | LA Times

The TiVo wish list suggests that more than a few people would be just as happy, if not happier, without any sports programming. It also indicates that the average $7.20 a month that ESPN adds to people’s pay-TV bills is wasted money for many households. As for pricing, here’s where things get really interesting. We […]

Comcast clarifies pricing strategy for Xfinity TV app on Roku | FierceCable

Comcast clarifies pricing strategy for Xfinity TV app on Roku | FierceCable

Comcast has confirmed its pricing strategy for customers accessing their Comcast video service through Roku devices, both during the current beta test and into the future. For now, these beta users are not able to use the Xfinity TV app on their Roku device(s) without employing a pay-TV set-top. During the beta, Comcast is waiving […]

Research reveals huge lack of consistency in global pay-TV pricing | Rapid TV News

Research reveals huge lack of consistency in global pay-TV pricing | Rapid TV News

One size does not fit all in the global pay-TV industry, with research from Teligen, covering 115 providers in 31 OECD countries, showing significant price differences between countries and providers. The Strategy Analytics division’s new report, Pay TV Prices in OECD Countries, November 2016, not only revealed significant differences in package prices between providers in […]

AT&T Ends DirecTV Now $35 Monthly Pricing for 100-Channel Bundle | Variety

AT&T Ends DirecTV Now $35 Monthly Pricing for 100-Channel Bundle | Variety

In October, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson vowed that DirecTV Now would disrupt the pay-TV biz with revolutionary pricing: The internet-streaming service would launch for a mere $35 per month for a package with more than 100 channels, dramatically undercutting other TV bundles. Turns out, the theatrical flourish was a very limited-time promo offer. This week, AT&T revealed […]

Comcast objects to FCC proposal to restrict ‘pay-for-privacy’ broadband pricing | Consumer Affairs

Comcast objects to FCC proposal to restrict ‘pay-for-privacy’ broadband pricing | Consumer Affairs

Comcast is objecting to proposed rules that would outlaw the growing practice of charging broadband subscribers who don’t agree to watch behaviorally targeted ads. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a rule that would do just that, but rather than protecting consumers, Comcast says it “would harm consumers by, among other things, depriving them of […]

Skinny bundles are not saving Dish subscriptions | Business Insider

Skinny bundles are not saving Dish subscriptions | Business Insider

Over the last few years, there’s been much talk about the “death of TV.” However, television is not dying so much as it’s evolving: extending beyond the traditional television screen and broadening to include programming from new sources accessed in new ways. It’s strikingly evident that more consumers are shifting their media time away from […]

Reliance Jio, LeEco’s entry may lead to price war in TV market | The Times of India

Reliance Jio, LeEco’s entry may lead to price war in TV market | The Times of India

KOLKATA: After smartphones, the price war is coming to televisions. Reliance Jio and China’s LeEco, two players with deep pockets, are soon entering the Indian television market with an aggressive pricing strategy and bundled content, which they expect will pose a serious challenge to the three top brands Samsung, LG and Sony. Reliance Jio will […]

Viacom ‘Halfway Done’ With Upfront, Pricing Up High Single Digits | Media Post

Viacom ‘Halfway Done’ With Upfront, Pricing Up High Single Digits | Media Post

As it has done in recent years, Viacom is moving earlier than other networks in inking its upfront TV advertising deals. Speaking at Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment Conference, Philippe Dauman, chairman/chief executive officer of Viacom, says: “We have been active in the upfront market. We are more than halfway done.” He adds: “We are […]

Garber v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al. | mlbbroadcastingsettlement.com

Garber v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al. | mlbbroadcastingsettlement.com

• The lawsuit alleges that the territorial allocation of broadcast rights within MLB assigned to each of its member clubs and thereafter sold to regional sports networks violated federal antitrust laws, provides out-of-market consumers with fewer choices, and inflates prices charged to view broadcasts of live professional baseball games. Defendants dispute Plaintiffs’ factual and legal […]

Tips on Reducing Cable and Phone Bills From Ethically Ambiguous Experts | The New York Times

Tips on Reducing Cable and Phone Bills From Ethically Ambiguous Experts | The New York Times

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Cable companies and mobile phone service providers now offer so many deals, options, add-ons and doodads that the sheer number of potential pricing plans can boggle the mind. Chances are, you’re paying too much. Chances are, most everyone is. So here in an office devoid of much sunlight, surrounded by Formica and […]