A week after one of his company's customer retention reps was caught in a virally distributed audio recording repeatedly refusing a service-cancellation request, Comcast COO Dave Watson sent a memo to company employees, essentially blaming the gaffe on company training.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that renews the compulsory license allowing satellite operators Dish Network and DirecTV to import distant broadcast network TV station signals into markets that don't have a particular network affiliate.
Comcast has launched a new feature for its X1 set-top boxes that lets subscribers beta test new products before they're deployed.
Arris is teaming with a Silicon Valley startup to create a new pay TV set-top software platform designed to mix traditional broadcast and cable network programming with content from over-the-top services.
Verizon Communications will commercially launch its LTE broadcast network in 2015 enabling it to broadcast events, such as sporting events, to a large number of subscribers at the same time. Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, said that the company will have the LTE broadcast network ready in third quarter with commercial launch next year. Shammo announced this development during the company's second quarter earnings call today.
Comcast reported strong second quarter earnings, driven by its cable network performance, as well as some of its best cable communications numbers in six years.
Among the fringe speculation sometimes indulged in by media investment analysts has been the notion that Netflix might not be content to merely not pay interconnection fees to Internet service providers.
Mediacom has filed a petition for expedited rulemaking with FCC, claiming that Washington rules have resulted in a dysfunctional current state of affairs in which a small, consolidating, ever-powerful group of content giants are using coercive tactics to force bundles of programming on smaller pay TV operators.
Ready or not, earnings season is here. And from large and medium-sized publicly traded pay TV companies, to big technology and programming companies impacting the pay TV market, we've got you covered from now until early August.
TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton have announced that they're shutting down their video streaming startup, Qplay.
Beset by what are now chronic ratings declines on U.S. linear television, many analysts believe the sale of CNN--a real possibility, with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox circling parent company Time Warner Inc.--would generate only a modest purchase price.
If 4K/Ultra-HD is to become a consumer electronics phenomenon on par with HD a decade ago, it will have come from humble beginnings: A new Diffusion Group study shows the technology suffers from low consumer awareness but very high price sensitivity.
How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2014's second quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.
Time Warner Cable has officially joined the process of developing a 1 gigabit-per-second-capable broadband network for Los Angeles residents, businesses and government, responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city.
One of Rupert Murdoch's primary reasons for pursuing the acquisition of Time Warner, Inc. is to bolster Fox Sports 1 into a cable network that can legitimately compete in the national sports programming arena currently dominated by ESPN.
Proving that a regional sports network can still obtain major carriage agreements, as long as it has the right audience and the right leverage, the Disney-backed SEC Network will launch nationally on Comcast when it debuts August 14.
After nearly six weeks of back-and-forth, a confusing corporate blog dispute relating to Netflix streaming performance over the Verizon network has finally, at least, assumed some level of clarity.
Less than three months after touting an ambitious original programming slate at its April 29 Newfront presentation, Xbox Entertainment Studios has been shuttered by Microsoft.
The FCC has sided with independent pay TV operator Armstrong Utilities in a pricing dispute over the Root Sports Pittsburgh regional sports network (RSN).
A month-old kerfuffle involving Buffalo, N.Y.-based TV Everywhere technology company Synacor continues to boil over. Dissonant shareholders JEC Capital Partners and Ratio Capital Partners issued a statement condemning Synacor's board of directors for adopting a shareholders' rights plan earlier in the week that is essentially a poison pill.