Editor's Corner

  • SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

    Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable breakfast panel during the event.

Huge Q2 pay-TV customer losses not a 'cord-cutting inflection,' Evercore says

The more than 600,000 pay-TV customers lost in the second quarter does not represent a "cord-cutting inflection point," but rather the confluence of strategic decisions made by individual operators, said Evercore ISI analyst Vijay Jayant.

DirecTV fires back in satellite-vs.-cable ad war with its own journeyman-comic-studded commercial

With the icebergs of over-the-top distribution floating all around the broader pay-TV business, the resurgent ad war between satellite and cable is a little bit like having an argument...while seated in the deck chairs of the Titanic.

Amazon tells its sellers to nix Apple TV and Chromecast

In an aggressive move sure to roil the streaming device market, Amazon has instructed its sellers to cease the peddling of Apple TV and Google Chromecast streaming devices.

AutoHop court battle between Dish and Fox gains new life amid retrans impasse

A 10-month stay has been lifted in 21st Century Fox's court battle with Dish Network over the AutoHop DVR feature, after the two sides failed to come to terms on a new retransmission licensing deal for the Fox Broadcasting Network.

Cablevision settles with Verizon, ends bitter ad battle

Cablevision and Verizon have settled litigation over an advertising war in which each operator disparaged the other's Internet speed offerings.


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