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  • Sources: DISH wants to create online alternative to pay TV
    DISH Network is said to be negotiating with Viacom, Univision and Scripps Networks Interactive about licensing their TV programming for a Web-based TV service. The over-the-top offering would offer a smaller bundle of live channels than is typically offered by pay-TV providers, and would be accessible via desktop or tablet. None of the companies commented on the potential deals. Bloomberg (9/27), Reuters (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DIRECTV files for trademark for new logo
    DIRECTV has filed a trademark application for a new logo that would appear on its set-top boxes and DVRs, although the company did not say whether it would actually use the image it described as a "flame or smoke-like element with human-like features." FierceCable (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Telecoms expected to pressure console makers in the gaming arena
    A handful telecom and cable companies plan to test cloud-based gaming services this year with an eye toward officially launching in 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The companies are looking to deliver advanced games directly to television sets and bypass the game consoles sold by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • There's life in the 3DTV market, NPD DisplaySearch says
    The global market for three-dimensional displays is forecast to increase to 226 million units and $67 billion in revenue in 2019 -- up from 2011's 50.8 million units and $13.2 billion in revenue, according to NPD DisplaySearch. 3DTVs will increase from 25 million units to about 180 million units in that eight-year timeframe. "Despite some industry sentiment that the 3D bubble has burst, we expect 3D to continue to grow across several categories including TVs, portable devices and public displays," NPD DisplaySearch's Jennifer Colegrove said. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (9/27), Home Media Magazine (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why the fiscal cliff is a big concern for small business
    The so-called fiscal cliff could have significant consequences for the economy as a whole and small businesses in particular, Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University writes. Small-business owners "are facing higher taxes, lesser federal contracts, and a drop in sales, as the economy careens over the fiscal cliff." Political realities might make it difficult for the country to avoid the cliff, he explains. Entrepreneur online (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  SBCA News 
  • How technology is shaping the home ecosystem
    Learn about changing consumption patterns in the consumer electronic industry at www.skyforumsbca.com. How, for instance, the tablet, smartphone and connected TV are affecting how people watch video, game and compute. To attend this informational virtual presentation, register now for SBCA SkyFORUM 2012. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Moose, Gecko lizards, weather and location -– oh my
    Would you say the profession of technician is boring? Robert Eoll, an SBCA certified technician for more than 10 years from Anchorage, Alaska, would shout "NO." Eoll works in two locations and even though he is technically doing the same type of job, the differences between installs could not be bigger because the locations are so different. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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