Brexit, the now-approved measure for Great Britain to leave the European Union, could end up impacting the U.K.'s TV and film business.
During a Senate hearing Thursday aimed at questioning pay-TV operators about customer service, Dish Network used the occasion to take another shot at broadcasters and blackouts caused by retransmission disputes.
The commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications Cable is throwing her support to Comcast cable over another fiber-based proposal in a battle to win state grants for rural broadband expansion.
Maybe it's because Shark Week is right around the corner, but Discovery Channel could be seeing blood in the OTT water if a recent survey is any indication about the network's popularity with non-pay-TV subscribers.
New Charter, the newly formed cable behemoth combining Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network, is expected to have a messy second-quarter due to integration. But at least one analyst firm is expecting a solid performance from the company and an improvement over the year-ago quarter.
Comcast's second-quarter video and broadband subscriber number estimates got a slight bump from Jefferies analysts, who credited the increase in part to Verizon's now-resolved wireline worker strike with the CWA and IBEW unions.
Comcast, Charter, others under fire at Senate hearing; reports blast cable, satellite customer service
The cable and satellite TV industries came under heavy fire today during a Senate hearing on customer service and billing in the industry, an event underscored by the release of a pair of lengthy Senate investigations into the issues. Executives from Comcast, Charter Communications and other providers sought to downplay and deflect criticisms of their business practices, while also acknowledging they have work to do to improve their practices and reputations.
Fresh off the closure of his blockbuster $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision, Altice's Patrick Drahi said he will bring the company's Israeli news channel, i24 News, to the U.S. market within the next year.
There appear to be growing cracks in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" proposal, such that he may consider changes to the effort following growing support for the alternative "Ditch the Box" effort backed by AT&T, Comcast and others.
Comcast announced today it purchased Icontrol Networks Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that developed key technologies for Comcast's Xfinity Home service. The company said the Icontrol employees in Austin joining Comcast "will make up a new Comcast engineering center of excellence in Austin that can take advantage of the great energy and talent that city has to offer."
The American Cable Association is calling on the FCC to make satellite providers like Dish Network and DirecTV pay the same amount in regulatory fees as other MVPDs.
Viacom announced the international launch of BET Play, the programmer's first-ever direct-to-consumer, subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.
Netflix is starting to raise rates on grandfathered subscription prices in the U.S. by as much as $2, from $7.99 or $8.99 to the current price of $9.99. That move could score the SVOD provider up to another $520 million per year in additional revenue, according to a Nomura Securities report.
Verizon has completely moved its Go90 video service onto its Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) platform, the company confirmed to FierceCable.
Dish Network this week filed lawsuits against Tribune Broadcasting and Tower Distribution, owner of WGN, over a blackout affecting 42 stations in 33 markets. Tribune responded by calling the lawsuits "frivolous" and accusing Dish of always putting itself before the needs of its subscribers.
Google appears to be showing some support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.
Before officially closing its acquisition of Cablevision, Altice was under some fire regarding comments that founder and controlling shareholder Patrick Drahi made about job cuts and not liking to pay big salaries. When questioned about the comments by CNBC's David Faber, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said Drahi's comments have been a "little misinterpreted."
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman is fighting to keep his position as Sumner Redstone moved to remove Dauman and four other Viacom Board members amid shareholder cries for management change.
ESPN, CBS and FOX Sports are shelling out $2.64 billion over the next six years to the Big Ten NCAA college football conference, triple the amount they're currently paying, according to Recode, which cited a Sports Business Journal report.
Verizon said it is updating its Go90 online video platform to offer a number of new features, including the ability to cast Go90 to larger screens via set-top devices like Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Verizon also added curated networks including Action, Comedy, Drama and Reality for users to explore.