Let's take a step back in time, when pay-TV was on the rise and the idea of streaming a video over a dial-up modem was a laughable proposition. This chart depicts the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years.
Comcast X1 at 3 years: Painfully slow rollout belies platform's potential to keep cable in the video business
Matthew Strauss describes the creation of company's X1 platform as a "big moment" for Comcast. He said the X1 takes "all the learnings we had from mobile and all the learnings we had from on-demand, and brings it back to the television."
Top 9 cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators in Q2: Ranking Comcast to TWC to Charter to Cablevision
Now that the historic second-quarter earnings season is over, it's time to sift through the rubble. FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the second-quarter earnings season.
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.
Altice bites into the Big Apple: If it can make it there, it — and the cable biz — can make it anywhere
Altice is promising to take an operator notoriously locked in an intense battle with a telco service, Verizon FiOS, in the majority of its footprint, and make it more profitable than cable companies with gobs more scale. For a U.S. cable industry trying to prove to investors it has a future, that strategy could change everything if it is successful.
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Federal regulators have worked for decades to come up with ways to remove the cable industry's lock on the set-top box. The goal, they argue, is to give customers the option to purchase whatever set-top they want, rather than leasing the one from their cable operator. And, according to a Congressional estimate, those actions could eliminate $20 billion per year in profits from cable operators' bottom lines. But as those in the cable industry explain, the issue is far more complicated than it initially appears.
Time Warner Cable commercial services head Phil Meeks will serve as executive VP and president of Business Enterprises Services for the so-called "New Charter," if and when Charter Communications' proposed purchase of TWC and Bright House Networks closes.
New York regulators are using the occasion of Charter Communication's proposal to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network to suggest that the MSO build out a 1 Gbps-capable last-mile network in the state.
Dish's over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV, has announced the addition of Campus Insider to its $5-a-month "Sports Extra" add-on package.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) fired off a letter to FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler, arguing that the agency not move forward with a vote to end broadcast exclusivity rules as it embarks on a wider reform of retransmission licensing.
Following the lead of its larger industry peer, Comcast, Time Warner Cable is launching an initiative to improve its poor customer-service reputation.
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AT&T's proposed fixed wireless local loop (WLL) service would require installations of network gear at cell sites and in customers' homes, but AT&T is not sure that the technology will pan out as a replacement for fixed broadband service.