Will cable’s business model unravel?

Are you sick of cable bills over $100 per month? Are you tired of paying for bundled cable channels that you never watch?

Thing may be changing as more people, particularly young people, are opting out of cable in favor of streaming services like Netflix and online TV options.

Even the CEO of Time Warner Cable is changing his tune in the face of new services like Aereo that offers everything that appears on CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, PBS and roughly two dozen other channels for less than $10 a month.

Now, more and more people are also getting set-up boxes as the ability to access online video and TV shows is showing up in Blu-ray players as well. The pressure on the cable companies and content providers to change the pricing model will just keep growing.


Chrysler generates buzz with Super Bowl commercial

Chrysler’s two-minute Super Bowl commercial for the new Chrysler 200 featuring scenes of Detroit and with an appearance by Eminem is getting plenty of buzz. It’s two minutes long and quite compelling. The comeback story for the company fits with the concept of a rust best city trying to come back as well. I wonder if the workers at Chrysler and GM will be sending thank you notes to President Obama for saving the companies?


“Opulence, I has it”

The new commercial from Direct TV is one of the funniest we’ve seen in years. The Russian oligarch is hilarious, and his opening line – “Opulence, I has it” – is becoming a new catch-phrase.

SPORTSbyBROOKS tracked down the creators of the spot, Jon Kallus and Luis Romero, and asked them about how the whole thing came together. Learn how they thought of having dogs playing poker and how they staged the scene with the miniature giraffe.


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