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Featured Blog Posts – August 2009 Archive (3)

Cutting the Pay TV Cord Part 2: OTT Video Device Options

Last week my wife Kirsten and I announced our plan to “cut the cord” from our Comcast cable TV service. We gave several reasons for this decision including the desire to have a more deliberate TV and movie watching experience that would better fit into our family’s lifestyle. But we also hope to save a few dollars on a TV service which has for a long time now been overkill for our… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on August 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tivo Podast: From Pay TV Threat to Teacher’s Pet— Lessons for OTT Video

It was shortly into my conversation with TiVo that it occurred to me that this pioneer of DVR has a lot to teach the burgeoning over-the-top video (OTT) industry.

Once upon a time, TiVo was feared as a Pay TV trouble-maker for not only allowing subscribers to pause and record live TV but also to (gasp!) skip television commercials altogether by forwarding through them. Now both subscribers… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on August 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Product Review: Video “Milling” with Vidtel

When I was growing up in a large family, the highest form of communication in our house was “milling around” or just “milling.” Milling was a completely informal, relaxing way to chat with friends and family. You would sit on the couch in the living room and just talk. Some people would share funny stories about past adventures, and others would lead the conversation in highly vocal debates about sports, politics or religion. Some would take the floor… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on August 10, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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