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Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app may not be as slick as Contour, the iPad app Cox Communications unveiled in August. But with TWC TV available on more devices than the apps from any multichannel provider, it tops FierceCable's list of the top 10 pay TV provider apps.
Top cable lobbyist Michael Powell is the third-highest-paid association chief, trailing CEOs of groups representing the wireless and consumer electronics industries, according to a FierceCable review of tax returns filed by non-profit cable and telecom organizations.
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Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive surged on Tuesday and Wednesday after news spread that Discovery Communications has its eye on Scripps. Together, a combined Discovery/Scripps would have a market capitalization of about $43 billion, according to media reports.
News that online video providers Netflix and YouTube take up nearly half of all Internet bandwidth in the United States during peak viewing hours is well known. But while consumer video content is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but perhaps lesser-known content service providers have been growing in the background.
YouTube is expected to generate about $5.6 billion in gross advertising revenue worldwide in 2013, according to research firm eMarketer.
AT&T U-verse customers in Austin, Texas, can now access an all-fiber platform that will initially offer speeds of up to 300 Mbps both upstream and downstream but will quickly increase to up to 1 Gbps by the middle of next year.
Controversial Internet startup Aereo is already turning a profit in some markets, according to Chet Kanojia, the company's CEO, even though the company won't make its goal of launching in 22 markets this year.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled on Tuesday that LightSquared can push ahead with its lawsuit against Dish Network and Chairman Charlie Ergen over his acquisition of LightSquared debt before Dish bid on the wireless company's assets.
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While consumer video content is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but perhaps lesser-known content service providers have been growing in the background. Special report
Streaming music service Spotify said it will offer a free streaming product on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. However, there are a few catches.