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Here’s how most fans are going to watch Super Bowl 53 this weekend

February 3rd, 2019

Cord-cutting is one of the storylines we cover regularly here, and for good reason. It is dramatically reshaping the TV and broader entertainment landscape, bringing major new services into the mix like Disney’s forthcoming streaming service and upending the business models of cable providers and all of Hollywood. There’s still one corner of the TV …

Verizon coverage

There’s a big problem with Verizon’s feel-good Super Bowl ad

February 10th, 2018

During the Super Bowl, Verizon aired a one-minute ad highlighting a series of remarkable stories from first responders and the people they rescued. The ad was thoughtful, well put-together, and drew attention to the sacrifice and courage of first responders in a most excellent way. The spot ended with a flawless Verizon plug: “They answer …

Super Bowl best network: AT&T vs Verizon

Hosting the Super Bowl supercharges a city’s network for years to come

February 2nd, 2018

Cities will compete to host the Super Bowl, in some cases using public money to fund a brand-new stadium in hopes of attracting the NFL. But while it’s well-documented that hosting a Super Bowl is good for tourism and great for the mayor’s political ambitions, there’s one more benefit that’s often overlooked: Hosting the Super …

Matt Damon vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Brady

Matt Damon trolls Jimmy Kimmel by showing up dressed as Tom Brady

February 7th, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel’s (fake) feud with Matt Damon is well documented, and it’s an incredibly fun fight to watch. For years, Damon has been trying to get on Kimmel’s show to no avail. Kimmel has consistently refused to invite Damon to his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, citing certain personal reasons, while Damon kept trying to sneak in. …

Super Bowl LI will tap tech to give viewers a player’s POV

February 3rd, 2017

The Super Bowl dates back to 1967, and now, decades later, the big game of 2017 will make use of modern tech that will boost viewers’ experiences. For one, FOX will feature technology called “Be the Player,” utilizing a network of nearly 40 cameras in the rafters of NRG Stadium in Houston. Those cameras will …