Pay-TV's first quarter earnings reports showed no definitive evidence that cord cutting is about to go viral. But the signs are troubling. In fact, an examination of linear TV ratings leads to a conclusion that television's disrupted, on-demand future isn't just inevitable, it's already here.
Chicago played host to the NCTA's newly revamped annual tradeshow, INTX, the Internet & Television Expo, from May 5-7, 2015.
INTX 2015 recap: Winners and losers
In this special report, FierceCable takes a look at the companies and entities that came out on top during last week's INTX show--and those that didn't do as well. Let us know if you agree with our selections.
The wheel of fortune continues to spin in the cable operator consolidation game, and that could impact cable operators' Wi-Fi services. What strategies are operators like Charter, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox Communications employing to build their Wi-Fi castles?
The long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business. But no one is sure exactly what that impact will be. Here are a few possibilities to watch for.
Brannon: Skinny bundles offer hope for pay-TV, but Disney-Verizon suit remains pivotal to the strategy
Pay TV operators have become savvier in recent years, acknowledging that consumer desire for lower priced packages can be a route back into the living room for some customers. So far, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, DirecTV, Cox and Verizon have all offered some form of skinny bundle in order to entice customers back to video products.
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The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceCable has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.
Amid a breathtaking number of OTT programming choices, how do consumers find TV shows and movies they want to see?
Cable One has officially spun off from Graham Holdings, with the Phoenix-based MSO's stock spiking as much as 6 percent over issue price during first-day trading on the New York Stock Exchange amid M&A speculation.
Dish Network's fast-growing OTT service, Sling TV, experienced its third major service outage on Monday, with the streaming platform going down during several hours of prime-time viewing.
Houston MSO enTouch Systems has asked the FCC to impose restrictions on the amount of program licensing fees a combined AT&T and DirecTV will be able to charge rival operators for access to regional sports networks.
AT&T has finalized a wide-reaching program licensing agreement with CBS Corp. for the U-verse service that includes broadcast retransmission consent for CBS owned TV stations, as well as carriage of Showtime Channels, CBS Sports network, Smithsonian and the upcoming Pop channel.
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Verizon Wireless likely added more postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts at Wells Fargo had previously thought, as the carrier scored thanks to promotions it launched in April.
Qualcomm has been the leader in the LTE baseband chipset market, and it still is, but it now has a clear strong competitor in the form of MediaTek, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.