Original programming is one likely reason why cable TV is on top. Among the US Internet users polled, 63 percent said that original content was at least somewhat important in their decision to pay for a particular service. Of course, Netflix is increasingly gaining a name for itself by launching original shows. Thanks to its "House of Cards" series, last month Netflix became the first online-only service to win one of the marquee Emmy awards , specifically for best directing of a drama series. Netflix took the top spot in PricewaterhouseCoopers' survey among people who use online TV hosting sites. <br>Source: kim kardashian kris humphries href='http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57605444-93/netflix-most-popular-online-tv-service-but-cable-still-king/' >http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57605444-93/netflix-most-popular-online-tv-service-but-cable-still-king/</a>
Former cable TV bigwig joins Apple as part of 'something big'
Speculation is afoot. Related stories Amazon updates Instant Video to AirPlay shows onto Apple TV Still, there might be less to the comment than meets the imagination. Apple is a "big" company, after all, and just because someone says that they're part of something large, it doesn't necessarily mean that they're working on anything that could be groundbreaking. That Apple has hired Mule, however, is notable. Before joining the company, he was senior vice president at not-for-profit organization CableLabs. <br>Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57605641-37/former-cable-tv-bigwig-joins-apple-as-part-of-something-big/