In what will be an industry first, Netflix will be scoring its own cable channel next week, though not in the sense that first comes to mind. Starting Monday, the service will be included on a cable channel through three cable companies, as well as inclusion on the companies' set-top-boxes.
Sports arenas all around the world are known in part for their large screens that make it easy for fans to keep up with the action. Churchill Downs, the horse racing park where the Kentucky Derby is held, has announced that it has teamed up with Panasonic to install what is being called the "Big Board." Big Board is a massive 4K display that Panasonic claims will be the world's largest.
If you're ever gazed at your television's bezels and thought they'd look better in pink or pearl, Sceptre's new 32-inch Color Series TV will fit the bill. The new model brings a 32-inch LED display surrounded by either pink, purple, pearl white, or decidedly ordinary black, depending on preference.
Cable-cutting -- the act of cancelling your cable or satellite subscription to join the ranks of occasionally holier-than-thou set-top-boxers -- is a slowly growing change to how many get their daily entertainment fix. Benefits abound for cutting the cable, and you've likely heard the tropes by now: lower cost, better access to content in the moment, and the reality that cable-cutting better fits with many viewers' schedules (if you're time-shifting all your shows around your work schedule, there's little point in keeping a traditional cable subscription, after all).
Sanyo has announced that it has rolled out its new 2014 line of HDTV sets. Every set in the line this year is full HD, 1080p resolution. Sanyo isn't offering any 4K TVs at this time. Considering that Sanyo has become a low price brand, having no 4K sets in its new line is no surprise. Sanyo has offerings in the line ranging from 24-inches to 65-inches.
It would appear that the biggest competitor to Google’s Chromecast has "pulled a Chromecast" and sold out no more than a week after being put on sale. Here we’re seeing the $99 USD Amazon Fire TV sold out through Amazon itself, heading to an "in stock" note for April 18th, one week from today.
Google’s Chromecast device caused quite a stir when it was first released, turning the television into a "show me anything" display overnight. With a $35 price tag and integration open to any developer wishing to integrate, this little device is in thousands of homes across the world. Today the team at Aereo have made clear their intent to leverage that group of users.
The changing of the late night talk show guard is in full swing this year as Stephen Colbert has been tapped to replace David Letterman for The Late Show. While Letterman will still be commanding the show for some months (at least), it would appear that Colbert is not only the first choice for the role, but the last one as well.