Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?
More than five years after its introduction, U.S. pay TV's complex multiscreen initiative, TV Everywhere, remains a work in progress. FierceCable explores four key issues keeping TV from being truly everywhere.
Fresh off coverage of the 2014 baseball All Star game, with 36 mostly HD cameras and a sprinkling of 4K devices catching every smile on Mike Trout's face, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports sat down with FierceCable's Contributing Editor Jim Barthold to talk about 4K's impact now and in the future of sports broadcasting.
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With Time Warner Inc. announcing that HBO would launch as a standalone product in 2015, available for streaming without a pay-TV subscription, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was predictably asked about the move during his company's third-quarter earnings call Wednesday.
The COMPTEL Fall Plus 2014 trade show centered on how the competitive telecom industry is evolving to meet its customers' needs and what new challenges they will face as industry consolidation and the IP transition continue to ramp. FierceTelecom's Sean Buckley gives a panoramic view on what went down on the show floor in Dallas here.
"Cord cutters rejoice" has been the oft-written headline preamble to numerous stories written this week about the groundbreaking a la carte programming announcements from HBO and CBS. But in a world in which every programming network is stripped out of the pay-TV bundle and sold individually, consumers could find themselves paying a lot more to get the channels they want.
Striking a defensive tone eerily similar to another FCC petition issued by Comcast three weeks ago, AT&T and DirecTV tried to distance their proposed merger from that being undertaken by Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves hadn't even finished first-day press duties for his company's big OTT announcement, when cable industry pundits began speculating on what might occur during the next big retrans impasse between the programmer and a major MSO.
With one of its members referring to Comcast as "the worst company in America for customer service," the city council for Worcester, Mass., has voted 8-3 against a measure that would transfer control of the city's cable subscribers from Charter to Comcast.
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