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Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 rollout sets up showdown with AT&T

By announcing Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit and Miami as its initial rollout destinations for DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit-speed broadband services, Comcast seems to be very clearly calling out AT&T.

Netflix integration good for pay-TV operators, IHS says

The 25 pay-TV operators who integrate Netflix into the user experience they offer their video customers get more benefit than harm out of the partnership. So says research firm IHS in a newly published report called Netflix on Pay TV: A Marriage of Convenience.

Skinny bundle fear grips Wall Street as media stocks tumble despite decent earnings reports

Despite what have been largely positive quarterly earnings reports, the major programming conglomerates have had their worst week on Wall Street since last August, when Disney's confirmation of ESPN subscriber losses sent investors into a cord-cutting panic.

CBS considering ad-free version of All Access, says talks with Apple over OTT are dead

Looking to better compete in an SVOD business that is increasingly commercial-free, CBS Corp. Executive Chairman Les Moonves told investors that his company is pondering the launch of an ad-free version of CBS All Access.

Pay-TV operators say NAB is on their side in battle against FCC's 'AllVid proposal'

Turning the current debate over proposed FCC set-top reform into rhetorical jujitsu, newly formed cable lobby the Future of TV Coalition claims to have an unlikely ally: the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

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Sonic.Net, a California-based Internet service provider, has partnered with satellite pay-TV operators Dish Network and DirecTV to offer a discounted broadband service.

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