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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Employees of companies that perform technical work for DirecTV have filed two dozen federal lawsuits in the last seven days, arguing that they should treated as employees of the satellite operator.
Streaming video company Roku revealed in SEC documents that it has raised an additional $25 million in private funding, putting its total backing at $153.1 million.
Comcast reported third-quarter net income of $2.6 billion on revenue of $16.8 billion, up 4 percent year over year. Revenue from cable operations spiked 5.2 percent, with TV subscribers decreasing 81,000 for the quarter, down 36 percent from the 127,000 lost in Q3 2013.
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