Jim Barthold

Biography for Jim Barthold

Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, has been around the telecommunications space since advanced engineers used two tin cans and a string to communicate. A longtime freelance writer, he has worked over the years with General Instrument Corp. in public relations, Cable World, Telephony Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine, Communications Technology Magazine, CED Magazine and a few other publications that have nothing to do with cable TV, as well as a short stint as a senior analyst with NPD Connected Intelligence. An avid golfer, Barthold follows the advice of the professional staff at Running Deer Golf Club and keeps his day job. He can be reached at jbarthold@fiercemarkets.com and found on LinkedIn.

Articles by Jim Barthold

Wave Broadband, Astound to deploy co-branded TiVo products

The 415,000 residential and business customers who receive their cable and Internet services from Wave Broadband and Astound in the Pacific Northwest will get access to co-branded versions of TiVo's whole home products and services as part of an overarching partnership between TiVo and Wave Division Holdings.

Cox Media, INVIDI set addressable TV advertising trial

Cox Communications' advertising division, Cox Media, is giving addressable advertising a look as part of its "ongoing strategy to develop advanced advertising products and new programmic sales capabilities," according to a corporate press release.

Netflix, Arris stocks rocked by Comcast-Apple rumors

The suggestion that Comcast and Apple might get together and create a streaming service has negatively impacted stocks of two bystanding companies--Arris and Netflix.

Cable news loses eyes, online and local news gain viewers, report says

Perhaps it's the glut of always-on news programming or the strident argumentative styles adopted by today's cable news programs, but viewers are moving away from traditional cable news outlets and moving toward both online and local news, a report from the Pew Research Center said.

Verizon tops Consumer Reports ranking while Comcast, Time Warner Cable tumble

In what is becoming an ongoing event, a Consumer Reports survey found that "very few consumers think they're getting a great deal" when it comes to Internet and TV services.

Choice Cable asks for CableCARD deadline extension

Puerto Rican cable operator Choice Cable TV would like a little more time before it must deploy set-tops with CableCARD integrated security. The operator is seeking an FCC waiver to extend the Aug. 24 deadline by "at least" three years.

Aereo's Kanojia: We either win or disappear

There's no "Plan B" for Aereo: It either wins its copyright battle with broadcasters in the Supreme Court battle or it disappears from the video landscape, CEO Chet Kanojia said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

Political savvy could help Comcast overcome public opposition to TWC deal

Deep pockets for lobbying, political connections that cross borders from municipalities to the federal government, and just plain political savvy could help Comcast overcome opposition from consumer groups to its proposed multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Startup takes aim at cable's content 'stranglehold' with white-label mobile TV service

Updated: Following a business model that eschews subscription fees and encourages "celebs and organizations" to sell ad space and their own products directly on a mobile screen, Private Label Mobile TV "hopes to further loosen the stranglehold of cable television providers."

Apple recruits cable TV veterans, spurring rumors about streaming deal

Apple may or may not cut a deal with Comcast, but it seems apparent that the gadget maker is serious about making some waves in the cable space, bulking up its employee base with cable TV veterans who have deep industry expertise.