Steve Donohue

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Viacom signs NCTC carriage deal, but Cable One refuses to restore MTV Networks

Viacom said late Tuesday that it signed a new contract with the National Cable Television Cooperative. But the company said that Cable One, which is one of NCTC's largest members, refused to agree to terms of a deal that would allow it to restore several of its MTV Networks subsidiary's channels.

Verizon touts 12 tuners with launch of FiOS Quantum video media servers

With the rollout of new home video gateways from Arris, Verizon is introducing FiOS Quantum TV as a new brand for its cable programming service.

Cable One drops MTV, VH1, Comedy, BET after Viacom carriage deal expires

Cable One dropped 15 cable networks owned by Viacom's MTV Networks after its carriage deal expired at midnight.

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox stations can't negotiate joint retrans deal

The top four TV stations in local markets can no longer team up to negotiate joint retransmission-consent deals with cable operators and satellite TV providers, the FCC said in an order released Monday.

ACA goes to bat for Aereo in Supreme Court filing

Small and mid-sized pay TV distributors represented by the American Cable Association are going to bat for Aereo, which is defending a petition filed by major broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at shuttering its local TV platform.

Xfinity prototype box with GreenPeak controller revealed in Samsung FCC test report

Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast's Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month.

Amazon shooting 5 original 4K Ultra HD series

Amazon has ordered full seasons of six new original TV series for its Prime Instant streaming video service, including five programs that will be produced in 4K Ultra HD format.

Comcast veteran Joe Waz named NBCU content protection counselor

Former Comcast EVP of External Affairs Joe Waz has been named senior counselor of creative content protection at the company's NBCUniversal subsidiary.

Comcast, NCTA cheer FCC 5 GHz Wi-Fi order

FCC commissioners agreed to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band available for use with Wi-Fi services, in a big win for Comcast and other broadband providers that have said they need more unlicensed spectrum to support advanced services.

Cable One preps replacements for Viacom channels

With Cable One's distribution agreement with Viacom set to expire at midnight, the MSO said it has lined up some replacement networks in the event that it loses Comedy Central, MTV, BET and other networks owned by the media giant.