Articles by Steve Donohue
New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.
Bright House Networks and DirecTV were the top two pay TV distributors in Temkin Group's annual customer service rankings, while Comcast and Charter Communications received the lowest ratings in the sector.
Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer.
Time Warner Cable will ask TWC shareholders to approve "golden parachute compensation payments that will or may be paid to TWC executives as a result of its plan to merge with the nation's largest cable MSO," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Following similar moves from Amazon and Netflix, Sony said Wednesday that it is developing an original drama series called "Powers," which will be available initially on its PlayStation gaming consoles.
Seven months after Jim Dolan's Madison Square Garden Co. announced that it would build an entertainment complex in Las Vegas, DirecTV said that it is looking at venues for a new form of boxing programming debuting this summer that it described as "an aggressive new sport" which will "encourage aggressive punching and reward offensive fighters."
Discovery Communications is expanding in China, announcing that it signed a deal with WASU Digital TV Media Group to help it launch a 24-hour cable network called Qiu Suo.
Multiple states are joining the U.S. Department of Justice in reviewing Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported Wednesday morning.
IP video technology provider aioTV has developed a 4K version of its Passbox application platform that could be used to deliver Ultra HD programming to subscribers using both traditional pay TV and over-the-top video services.