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January 8, 2013
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  • DISH to offer "TV Everywhere" feature with Hopper set-tops
    DISH Network has teamed up with Sling Media to give users of its Hopper set-top box the ability to watch live programming on PCs, tablets and mobile devices, even outside the home. The feature will be standard for DISH customers, and is "the first product from any major pay-TV provider that gives users the built-in option to watch their entire channel lineup's live programming" on the go. Also, DISH is working on building out the Hopper's "What's Hot Now" feature to allow advertisers to bid in real time based on viewer-interest data. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/8), Bloomberg Businessweek (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T announces U-verse streaming service, home-monitoring system
    AT&T will launch Screen Pack, a $5 monthly streaming service that will house 1,500 films that U-verse TV subscribers can access from their TV set, computer or mobile device, the carrier said Monday. AT&T also detailed plans for its Digital Life wireless service for home security and control, saying will it will be introduced in eight U.S. cities in March, with more markets added every month. CNET (1/7), Computerworld (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Apple threat at forefront of smart TV flood
    Leading television set manufacturers have rolled out new smart TV models this week -- with their eyes squarely fixed on Apple, experts say. "The mythical Apple TV that's been widely talked about but never seems to appear is still on the back of everybody's minds," said Tim Alessi of LG Electronics. New sets include such advanced features as voice commands, seamless movement between Netflix and regular TV service, as well as on-screen guides that seemingly stem from wireless devices. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/7), The Wall Street Journal/Digits blog (1/7), CEPro.com (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The effectiveness of small-business lending programs
    The Government Accountability Office has issued a report analyzing the efficacy of the Small Business Lending Fund and the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Banks that participated in the SBLF program were able to increase their overall business lending by 31%. However, the GAO has pointed out there have been reporting problems with both programs. Small Business Trends (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  SBCA News 
  • SBCA Products and Services Guide
    SBCA unveiled a new SBCA Products and Services Guide to retailers, technicians, installation providers and individual members. Thank you DSI, Applied Instruments, PACE, OSS-iM View, ViaSat and AchieveLinks for being in our debut issue. In 2013, corporate, manufacturers and distributor members will have the opportunity to feature products and services to this target market. Contact Amy Hager for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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