Dan O'Shea

Articles by Dan O'Shea

'Zero TV' trend heightens as industry gathers at NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas this week comes at a time when the cable TV industry is seeing a new threat: A rise in the number of so-called "zero TV" households.

Shaw to acquire business ISP ENMAX Envision

Canada's Shaw Communications said it has agreed to acquire broadband Internet service provider ENMAX Envision from Canadian electric utility ENMAX Corporation for about $225 million.

NLRB authorizes union complaint against Cablevision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said this week it will issue a federal complaint against Cablevision for allegedly using illegal intimidation, harassment and bribery in efforts to stop Bronx-based employees of the cable TV operator for pursuing unionization activities.

Bob Wilson retires from Cox after 34 years

Bob Wilson, chief content negotiator at Cox Communications, is retiring from the company after 34 years with the company, according to a Cox press release.

Carey: Fox mulling pay TV move if Aereo allowed to continue

After a significant legal setback last week in their efforts to shut down Web-based free broadcast TV service Aereo, some broadcasters may be ready to take a once unthinkable course of action. News Corp. has threatened to turn the Fox broadcast network into a pay cable TV network rather than see its signal continue to be tapped by Aereo.

TDG: Add live linear programming to TV Everywhere

The Diffusion Group has published a new white paper which suggests that the key to boosting consumer interest in TV Everywhere offering is to add live linear programming to the mix.

Cox, Time Warner Cable open new retail stores

Cox and Time Warner Cable both opened new retail stores this week.

Roberts: Comcast will unveil new version of Xfinity X1 platform at The Cable Show

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to unveil the next generation of its X1 cloud-based programming interface, aptly called X2, at The Cable Show in June.

HBO chief fuels speculation of ISP-based HBO Go offering

HBO, with 100 million subscribers, has long been considered by industry speculators as a potential threat to bypass the traditional cable TV model to offer some selection of content on its own, or with some non-traditional partners.

Time Warner Cable transitioning from Insight in Northern Kentucky

Time Warner Cable has begun to transition former Insight Communications customers in Northern Kentucky over to its services, more than a year after completing the acquisition of Insight. Customers in that area are expected to receive their first bills from TWC in June.