The year 2014 may be remembered as one of the most transformational in the history of the cable business. While the sustained growth of video services has begun to give way to over-the-top distribution, a massive opportunity with unknown dimensions has quietly emerged.
How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2014's third quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.
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?
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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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is considering the expansion of his commission's authority over U.S. broadband, but is also contemplating a position of standing out of the way when it comes to paid prioritization deals signed between ISPs and content companies.
Linear broadcast television has lost 4 percent of its total audience this fall, but Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger doesn't think the viewers left the couch. In his latest report, Juenger says TV watchers are simply migrating to online SVOD services like Netflix and Hulu.
Dish Network is involved in yet another rights dispute with a regional sports network and, as things stand, will not carry 35 Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North during this just-started NBA season.
Already set to roll out an online SVOD service in select international markets, premium cable network Starz is strongly considering doing the same in the United States.
Going into the proverbial 8th inning with a record-low audience average of 12.1 million viewers, it did not look good for one of sports TV programming's perennial tentpoles, the World Series. Pundits were examining a range of factors: was it the involvement of the small-market Kansas City Royals? Were the low-scoring post-steroid games too unexciting? Were people tuning into the NFL and Walking Dead instead?
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a restructuring that calls for the sale of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.