Gerry Smith

Why Trump Wants to Toss Obama’s Net Neutrality Rules: QuickTake

[Commentary] The internet is a set of pipes. It’s also a set of values. Whose? The people who consider it a great social equalizer, a playing field that has to be level?

Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed

Targeted ads that seem to follow you everywhere online may soon be doing the same on your TV.  The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already d

Comcast Gets Unshackled With NBC Deal Curbs Expiring in 2018

When Hulu introduced a commercial-free option in 2015, NBC executives were frustrated.

Verizon Said to Plan Online TV Package for Summer Launch

Apparently, Verizon has been securing streaming rights from television network owners in preparation for the nationwide launch of a live online TV service.

Comcast Said to Gain Rights to Offer Online TV Nationwide

Apparently, Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, giving the biggest US cable operator a backup plan if rival online-TV services catch on with consumers.