The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceCable has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.
Pay-TV's first quarter earnings reports showed no definitive evidence that cord cutting is about to go viral. But the signs are troubling. In fact, an examination of linear TV ratings leads to a conclusion that television's disrupted, on-demand future isn't just inevitable, it's already here.
The wheel of fortune continues to spin in the cable operator consolidation game, and that could impact cable operators' Wi-Fi services. What strategies are operators like Charter, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox Communications employing to build their Wi-Fi castles?
The long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business. But no one is sure exactly what that impact will be. Here are a few possibilities to watch for.
Brannon: Skinny bundles offer hope for pay-TV, but Disney-Verizon suit remains pivotal to the strategy
Pay TV operators have become savvier in recent years, acknowledging that consumer desire for lower priced packages can be a route back into the living room for some customers. So far, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, DirecTV, Cox and Verizon have all offered some form of skinny bundle in order to entice customers back to video products.
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Some call it "network flow," but I've also heard it referred to as the "network effect." It's how programmers monetize their expensive hits. After all, what incentive does ESPN have for paying the NFL $1.9 billion a season for TV rights if it can't ubiquitously brand its coverage and drive viewership to other programming?
Wells Fargo analysts have lowered their subscriber-growth projections for Verizon's FiOS video service, citing increased competition from over-the-the top services.
As Nielsen gets ready to embark on the biggest change in the way it counts TV viewers in three decades, the major broadcast and cable networks recently voted on whether to push Nielsen to delay deployment of its news systems.
The channel known for such TV movies as Kept Woman, Stalked by My Neighbor and Her Infidelity is launching its own SVOD service.
Carriage renewal negotiations between Comcast and Discovery Networks are reportedly progressing at a peaceful, productive pace, belying earlier speculation that the two sides might dig in for a protracted stalemate.
A Delaware court has ruled that Dolan family members had no say in Cablevision boardroom decisions that collectively netted them more than $100 million in executive pay.
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Famoco, a France-based NFC specialist, raised €4 million ($4.4 million) from investment company Hi Inov, public investment bank Bpifrance and venture capital fund Aurinvest to push the next stage of its development.
Vodafone's stock price began to recover this morning (Monday), after falling 2 per cent by close of trading on Friday when the company announced changes to the way it reports revenue.