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On the LPX Show: The FCC’s plan to “Unlock the Box”

The Federal Communications Commission is accepting public comment on a plan that chairman Tom Wheeler calls “Unlock the Box.” At first glance, the proposal seems like a clear-cut win for consumers and startups: it would require cable, satellite, and other TV providers to make their content available in a format that would let you ditch […]

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Sling TV brings live, streaming TV to Android TV

Sling TV is an internet video service that lets you stream live and on-demand TV from channels including TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, Disney, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with prices starting at $20 per month. The service launched for select devices earlier this year and subscribers can watch videos using mobile apps for PC or Mac, iOS […]

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Nickelodeon launches Noggin: $6 per month mobile video service

Children’s TV provider Nickelodeon is launching a new subscription-based streaming video service that will let toddlers (or adults with childish tastes) watch kid’s shows on a smartphone or tablet. Noggin launches March 5th, and subscriptions for the ad-free service run $5.99 per month. At launch Noggin will be iOS-only, which means you’ll need an iPhone, […]

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Panasonic introduces the first smart TVs powered by Firefox OS

Panasonic announced in January that it’s new line of TVs with 4K displays would feature smart TV software based on Firefox OS. Now the company is starting to show off the first of those televisions, a line of Panasonic VIERA televisions with LED displays including the company’s first models with curved screens. The TVs feature […]