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What is the future of the cable industry's $20B set-top business?

Federal regulators have worked for decades to come up with ways to remove the cable industry's lock on the set-top box. The goal, they argue, is to give customers the option to purchase whatever set-top they want, rather than leasing the one from their cable operator.  Special report

Amazon's move to pull Google, Apple streaming devices 'pretty dumb,' analyst says

By the end of the month, Amazon shoppers won't be able to buy Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming devices from the online retail giant's website. While ostensibly made to prevent "customer confusion," some analysts are scratching their heads.

Complete coverage: Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

At a media event Sept. 9, Apple announced new iPhones, new Apple Watch models, a larger iPad and a refreshed Apple TV. Check out our full coverage of the event.

Report: New Apple TV device will run full iOS 9 core, feature Siri support

Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens.

Icahn: Apple still interested in TV sets, not just online television

Apple may announce its rumored over-the-top linear TV service as early as next month, and make programming available in the fall, The Wall Street Journal said in a story that also featured activist investor Carl Icahn predicting the company will begin selling a 4K-capable television set next year.

HBO No? Signup problems continue to plague some viewers

HBO's new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, launched two weeks ago, but some subscribers are still struggling to access the service due to a muddled signup process and vague or nonexistent help from HBO itself.

Repercussions: DirecTV, Cox, Comcast work on responses to HBO Now

HBO stirred a hornet's nest with its announced plan to offer its standalone HBO Now service exclusively on Apple TV.

Apple-HBO deal challenges Amazon, Roku... for now

HBO's decision to launch its standalone streaming video service, HBO Now, exclusively on Apple TV--with first availability in early April--has rearranged the streaming space by giving Apple exclusive rights to a premier content provider and leaving competing players Netflix, Amazon Prime and Roku to look on. For now.

Parks: Roku leads the pack as 10% of broadband households buy streaming media devices in 2014

Ten percent of U.S. households bought a streaming media device in 2014 with Roku the leading choice, a survey by Parks Associates says.

User behavior shifts as Netflix use on consoles declines, streaming device use rises

While recent surveys are finding that Americans have more streaming devices available to them than ever before, how they use those devices may be shifting--yet again. A recent study by GfK found that the use of game consoles like the Xbox or PlayStation to watch Netflix has declined 5 percent since 2013, to 43 percent of the SVOD service's subscribers.