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Cable companies may lower bills by getting rid of sports

Cable companies may lower bills by getting rid of sports

Many people have been cutting their cable thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video, but the reason many people are still glued to their cable subscription is that live sports are hard to find on anything other than cable, but that may change slightly, as cable providers are looking into cutting sports from their lineup in order to provide lower monthly cable bills.

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LG unveils LA9700 series 4K Ultra HD LED 55-inch and 65-inch TVs

LG unveils LA9700 series 4K Ultra HD LED 55-inch and 65-inch TVs

LG has announced an expansion to its ultra high-definition 4K line of TVs, this time with full-backlit LED 55-inch and 65-inch models. In addition, there has also been unveiled an 84-inch UHD model, which is the first to be made available to buyers in the United States. If you're in the market for the 84-inch version, you'll need to shell out a whopping $20,000 and head to LG's Santa Monica retail store.

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Samsung F9000 UHD 4K TV series pricing and pre-order date unveiled

Samsung F9000 UHD 4K TV series pricing and pre-order date unveiled

Samsung has unveiled the pricing and pre-order date for its Ultra High-Definition 4K TV F9000 series line of devices, which will start at $5,499 and will be available to pre-order on July 21. This follows in line with its S9 ultra high-definition TVs the Korean maker showed off earlier in 2013, and includes technology that will allow it to be compatible with new UHD standards that will come in the future.

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Apple TV deal tipped with Time Warner Cable

Apple TV deal tipped with Time Warner Cable

It would seem that Apple TV's future could be signed off this week between Time Warner Cable and the creator of the set box itself, this according to sources close to the matter. Straight from Bloomberg comes this suggestion with a note on how the companies will not be announcing their agreement - if it does indeed go through - until later this year: "within a few months".

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Southwest Airlines DISH deal brings free TV to WiFi flights

Southwest Airlines DISH deal brings free TV to WiFi flights

While some airlines are still trying to catch up by bringing WiFi to its fleet of aircrafts, Southwest Airlines is a step ahead of the crowd. Today, Southwest and DISH have teamed up to bring free live television, as well as on demand services, to all WiFi-equipped Southwest flights. This means that around 75% of Southwest's flights currently can take advantage of free TV while in the air, which they're calling "TV Flies Free".

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Aereo arriving in Chicago in September

Aereo arriving in Chicago in September

Aereo is planning to expand its streaming television service to a fourth city come September. Chicago will be the next city to take advantage of Aereo’s streaming broadcast TV plans starting on September 13. This comes after Aereo initially launched in New York, and spread to Boston and Atlanta within the past couple of months.

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Intel talks set-top box for 2013: traditional TV’s last gasp

Intel talks set-top box for 2013: traditional TV’s last gasp

This week there's a bit of an insider tip floating about speaking on Intel's very first HDTV set-top box, on that'll be offered at retail for web-streamed live TV. This device is said to be working with web connectivity that needs no television package plan, therefor aiming to do the traditional TV industry a blow that could be their last. In other words, Cablevision, Comcast, Charter Communications, and Time Warner Cable beware.

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