Cable Companies Join Forces Against Streaming Services

I grew up in a family that didn’t subscribe to cable TV. We occasionally rented films from the VHS store down the road, or splurged and went to a movie, but cable was expensive and we lived on the outskirts of town or even further from civilization (like on the ranch in Wyoming, or in our log cabin deep in the Tennessee woods). The only cable I had access to

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Online Streaming Services Have The Whole World In Their Hands

I’m one of those Netflix users that spends thirty minutes going through their queue trying to figure out what I want to watch — I’ve even hit the limit allowed for queue size. Twice. There are so many options, including some from other parts of the world — particularly Korean, French, and British offerings. I fell in love with international television after being introduced to shows like BBC’s Doctor Who,

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Why You Should Be Watching Orange is the New Black

The cable television option appears to be losing steam these days when it comes to picking a network to showcase a new program. Netflix, the streaming and DVD rental site, has grown to extraordinary popularity. Popular enough, in fact, to begin creating its own original series. Undoubtedly, Netflix’s biggest success has come with a prison sentence. Orange is the New Black, created by Jenji Kohan (formerly of Showtime’s Weeds), allows

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“Blockheads” is the final episode of the fourth season. This one starts with Michael and George Michael playing lie tag on the phone. George Michael was supposed to meet his dad at the club, but runs into Rebel Alley instead. Michael calls because he can’t get into the club, and starts the lie tag saying he’s in a traffic jam because of an accident. George Michael, interested in getting to

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