Change is Coming to the pay-TV business – the Television Industry’s Red Wedding Is Here

4thWEB curated content from BuzzFeedBy Peter Lauria (see full article) Change is coming to the pay-TV business. It’s going to be a bloodbath — and not everyone will survive. There will be blood. A lot of it. Last week made clear — between HBO and CBS announcing plans for a streaming service that bypasses pay-TV […]

Game of Thrones finale piracy – breaks illegal download record

4thWEB curated content from Entertainment WeeklyBy James Hibberd (see full article) Game of Thrones has been setting ratings records for HBO this season, so it’s probably no surprise that the fantasy hit is once again settings records for illegal downloading too. According to piracy-monitoring blog TorrentFreak, the season 4 Thrones finale “The Children” had roughly […]

HBO is launching a stand-alone streaming media service in 2015

4thWEB curated content from The Washington PostBy Cecilia Kang (see full article) HBO is set to launch a stand-alone online streaming media service in 2015 that will not require a cable or satellite subscription. (Reuters) HBO will launch a streaming media service in 2015 that doesn’t require consumers to have a cable or satellite subscription, […]

HBO Going Rogue Could Get Us to Net Neutrality

4thWEB curated content from Huffington Post TechBy Richard Zombeck (see full article) Recently, a couple of cable content providers have announced that they’re going rogue and are going to start providing content independently of cable companies. That’s good news for consumers who have, until now, been at the mercy of companies such as Comcast and […]

Our world has gotten less and less good at listening

4thWEB curated content from Innovation By DesignBy Mark Wilson (see full article) That’s Fred Dust, a partner at Ideo, talking, and he’s walking us through a new idea that the influential design consultancy has been developing called Creative Listening. Among 30 attendees from our Innovation by Design Conference, I sit inside an expansive stretch of […]