Philippe Dauman, Viacom's CEO, said Monday that he expects that a virtual pay TV distributor could launch next year. "I think there's a very strong chance of that," Dauman said at the end of the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, when asked if 2014 would be the year that a virtual MVPD would finally debut.
Time Warner Cable will soon announce the launch of its TWC TV application on a sixth IP video platform, COO Rob Marcus said Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
Verizon Communications is talking to professional sports leagues and programmers about possibly streaming video wirelessly to subscribers, CEO Lowell McAdam said at an investor conference Monday. "I predict within the next two years you'll see some dramatic changes in viewership," McAdam said at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
Video-on-demand and TV Everywhere content distributor Vubiquity said Monday that Warner Bros. Entertainment CTO Darcy Antonellis will join the company as CEO on Jan. 2.
Denver-based ad-insertion technology vendor This Technology said it has signed a multi-year deal with Comcast that could help the MSO deliver targeted advertising on IP-connected devices, including set-tops, gaming consoles, mobile devices and connected TVs.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at plans from Verizon Wireless to use AWS (Advanced Wireless Service) spectrum to augment its LTE network in 50 cities during the first half of 2014.
Comcast said it completed expansion of a fiber network to commercial Renton, Wash., a move that it hopes will help it sell Ethernet and broadband Internet access to business customers.
No cable operators will get a cut of the $255.7 million in subsidies that the FCC announced as part of its Connect America Fund initiative on Friday, with AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications and Windstream winning grants in the latest round of funding.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at CenturyLink beginning to install its new 1 Gbps broadband Internet service in the homes of some subscribers in northwest Las Vegas.
Verizon said Thursday that it has struck deals with programmers that will allow it to stream an additional 16 networks to subscribers using its FiOS Mobile app outside the home, including NFL RedZone, AXS TV, Showtime, Starz, Encore, beIN Sport and Encore.
Comcast is still using a customized version of the Axiom video-on-demand platform from SeaChange International to deliver on-demand content to Xfinity TV subscribers. But SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau told analysts Thursday that the company is hopeful that the MSO will upgrade to its next-generation Adrenalin platform.
I've been thinking about how to tell the story of John Rigas, the cable pioneer who founded Coudersport, Pa.-based MSO Adelphia Communications, ever since I visited Pennsylvania in early November to attend an event hosted by the nation's largest cable company – Comcast.
Time Warner Cable said Thursday that former Insight Communications President Dinni Jain will succeed Rob Marcus as TWC's chief operating officer on Jan. 13.
Aereo said Thursday that it plans to flip the switch on its local broadcast TV platform in the Baltimore, Md., metropolitan area on Dec. 16.
Blue Ridge Communications said it is beginning to market home security and automation services to its cable subscribers in southeastern Pennsylvania using a managed solution from Comporium.
Debate involving the use of broadband stimulus funds sparked a clash between the head of Frontier Communications' West Virginia operations and Citynet CEO Jim Martin during a public meeting at the state's capital on Wednesday, according to a report in The Charleston Gazette.
Google Fiber is drawing some complaints from residents in Kansas City, Mo., after installing utility cabinets on sidewalks to power its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service.
The Tennis Channel said Wednesday that it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a court ruling in May which allowed Comcast to carry the network on a premium sports tier.
Cablevision could soon face new competition in the Long Island town of Glen Cove, N.Y., where Verizon is seeking a cable franchise for its FiOS TV service.