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Comcast launches X1 Platform in Baltimore

June 18, 2013 |

comcast-x1-apple-remoteFollowing the reveal of the next-gen X2 platform last week, Comcast announced today the launch of the Xfinity X1 Platform in the greater Baltimore area. The X1 Platform utilizes Comcast cloud servers and IP technology to integrate social media, apps, web and TV into one software experience for customers. Got a TV set in every room? With X1, up to four shows can be recorded at once while watching DVR recordings from any set in your home. Apple iOS device users can also download the X1 Remote App to control their TVs using voice commands and gestures to search or scroll through libraries and channels. Read More

DISH Network free previews of HBO & Cinemax this weekend

June 15, 2013 |

In case you missed it DISH Network is offering free previews of HBO and Cinemax this weekend through Monday, June 17. HBO can be found on channels 300-309, while Cinemax can be found on channels 310-314. Over the weekend Cinemax is showing movies like Wrath of the Titans, Cowboys and Aliens, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. HBO is showing The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and the original series True Blood. Read More

Comcast reveals Xfinity X2 Platform

June 11, 2013 |

Comcast customers who already have the Xfinity X1 Platform will appreciate the new features of the next-generation X2. Using more cloud innovation, X2 promises to be “smarter and faster,” with a more personalized interface accessible across multiple devices including TVs, PCs, … Read More

New Apple Mac Pro to support multiple 4k displays

June 10, 2013 |

Among the many announcements Apple made at WWDC today in San Francisco was the reveal of the new Mac Pro desktop computer that will support multiple 4k Ultra HD displays. How many 4k displays exactly? Apple says up to three (that’s 4k mind you, 3840×2160 pixels). The new MacBook Pro won’t look anything like previous Macs. It’s futuristic cylinder shape looks more like a sub-woofer than a desktop computer. But the graphics power of the Mac Pro boasts up to 7 teraflops, with standard Dual GPUs and up to 6GB dedicated VRAM. To compare, the current Mac Pro can handle up to 2.7 teraflops. Read More

Cinemax changing @MAX to Spanish-language MAX Latino

May 24, 2013 |

The premium network also changing programming focus of WMAX.

Starting June 1, 2013 Cinemax will be making changes to the @MAX and WMAC channels. The most impactful change is @MAX channel will become Spanish language channel MAX Latino, broadcasting the hit movies and original series found on the network’s flagship English-language channel Cinemax. Read More

Time Warner Cable NYC going all digital TV

May 1, 2013 |


Free ride over for TWC customers grabbing basic analog channels via coaxial.

Time Warner Cable customers in the New York City area will no longer be able to receive analog channels from the Basic TV package, as the provider moves to switch to an all-digital platform. Starting in Mount Vernon, Staten Island, and Bergen County, NJ, customers will need a digital-to-analog converter to see the channels once the conversion is completed. This means you’ll no longer be able to plug your coaxial cable directly into your TV or VCR, a method long embraced by many New Yorkers. The good news is Time Warner will ship an HD-compatible Cisco DTA (Digital Transport Adapter) to customers for free. And, you won’t be charged for the adapter until 2015, at which point subscribers be charged .99 per month per adapter. Read More

LG’s OLEDs… Bigger, Longer, Curved!

April 29, 2013 |

LG announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for a curved 55-inch OLED display today, but alas alack… it’s only for the South Korean market at this time (take that, North Korea!) and won’t be available in the U.S. for … Read More

Outdoor Channel & Comcast strike TV Everywhere deal

April 22, 2013 |

Outdoor Channel and Comcast announced a multi-year deal today that gives XFINITY TV customers access to programming on multiple devices. Via the XFINITY TV Player app for Android and iOS, customers can watch Outdoor Channel shows such as “Bottom Feeders,” “Jack Link’s Major League Fishing,” and Bone Collector” on tablets and smartphones. Subscribers can also watch Outdoor Channel programming on PCs at Read More

Stream the NCAA Final between Louisville vs. Michigan

April 8, 2013 |

ncaa-march-madness-live-app-logoWant to stream the men’s NCAA Final Four basketball game between Louisville and Michigan? If you’re away from your TV and want to watch the game on your tablet or smartphone, simply download the NCAA March Madness Live app. The app is available for Apple iPads, iPhones and iTouch devices with Apple iOS 5.0 or later, as well as for devices using Android 2.2 or later. The Apple iOS app is available on iTunes (42MB download), and the Android version is available on Google Play (14MB download). Read More

DISH free channel previews include HBO, CINEMAX and MLB Network

March 29, 2013 |

DISH Network is now offering free previews of several movie, sports and TV show channels such as CINEMAX, HBO, and Universal Sports Network. And, several of the channels are available in HD including Hallmark Movie Channel, MLB Network, and some CINEMAX and HBO channels. Read More

Netflix adds Mad Men Season Five

March 25, 2013 |

AMC’s Mad Men Season Five has been added to the Netflix streaming library, allowing subscribers to watch all 13 episodes of the 2012 season starting with “A Little Kiss, Part 1 and Part 2” and ending with Episode 13 … Read More

Time Warner Cable offers ‘The Hobbit’ 3D On Demand

March 22, 2013 |

Time Warner Cable is offering a new collection of On Demand titles that fall under the “Epic Fantasy” category, and among them is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — the first film in Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogyThe movie is offered … Read More

Netflix Teases Original Series “Hemlock Grove”

March 21, 2013 |

Netflix has put four teasers for their upcoming horror series, Hemlock Grove online (behind their paywall and on YouTube) and though it’s difficult to tell just where this type of series may be headed from the somewhat vague, atmospheric trailers Read More

DISH updates Hopper, Second-Screen & Mobile Apps

March 21, 2013 |

DISH Network has announced updates to their Hopper, Second-Screen and mobile apps with intent improve your viewing of the NCAA Tournament. The Hopper Game Finder app has improved navigation and score presentation, added the ability to sort games by … Read More

ABC announces upcoming TV show finale dates

March 20, 2013 |

ABC has announced the official finale dates for TV shows from the 2012/2013 season. Among the series listed are “The Neighbors” ending on Mar. 27, “Suburgatory” which will end on April 17, and the fourth season of the reality show … Read More

Comcast opens On Demand to all XFINITY TV customers

March 20, 2013 |

On Monday, Mar. 25, Comcast starts their Watchathon Week when all XFINITY TV customers will get full access to recent and current TV series such as Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Downton Abbey. Regardless of … Read More

Comcast doubles internet speeds in California

March 19, 2013 |

How often do you get something you can use for free? Comcast has announced they are doubling the speeds of two XFINITY internet service plans at no additional charge to customers. The Blast! plan is increasing from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps download (10 Mbps upstream), while the Extreme 50 plan is increasing from 50 Mbps to 105 Mbps download (20 Mbps upstream). If you’re subscribed to the XFINITY Performance plan, you won’t be left in the cold as Comcast has initiated an increase in speed from 15 Mbps to 20 or 25 Mbps download (4 or 5 Mbps upstream). Read More

HBO releases third trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3

March 18, 2013 |

HBO has released a third trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3 leading up to the premiere on Sunday, March 31. The 1-minute trailer titled “The Beast” teases you with some footage of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Jon Snow … Read More

CBS launches new streaming app for iPad and iPhone

March 15, 2013 |

cbs-app-logoCBS has launched a new streaming app for iPad and iPhone users to watch full episodes of daytime, late night and primetime programming. Daytime and late night programming is available one day after broadcast, but you’ll have to wait a full eight days to stream primetime shows. The new CBS App will also integrate features from the CBS Connect App by the start of the fall TV season, such as social feeds, live event access, and second-screen content. Read More