Discovery Communications and Revision3 today announced the launch of a joint venture, TestTube, a digital video network geared toward scientific audiences.
Comcast may attempt to use group discounts similar to those marketed by Groupon and LivingSocial to sell movies on its Xfinity On Demand platform the same day they are released in theaters, according to a U.S. Patent application obtained by FierceCable.
LIN TV began warning Time Warner Cable subscribers in 14 markets Wednesday that they will lose the feeds for stations carrying ABC, NBC, Fox and NBC on May 31 unless the MSO agrees to cough up increased retransmission-consent fees.
Google Fiber said late Wednesday that it won an agreement to launch its pay TV and high-speed Internet service in Raytown, Mo., where it'll compete against Comcast and AT&T's U-verse TV and Internet products.
Cable overbuilder WideOpenWest said it lost 14,100 video, 10,200 phone and 1,900 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter.
In a move that could help drive increased usage for its social TV application, Shazam said it added an "auto tagging" feature to its app for Apple's iPad that will track the TV shows users are watching and log the music they listen to.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it promoted 26-year industry veteran Deborah Picciolo to SVP of technical operations for its residential business.
In response to the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, Cox Communications said Wednesday that it has reached agreements with programming suppliers which will allow it to stream dozens of networks to subscribers using mobile devices.
Video encoding vendor Elemental Technologies struck a deal with Oregon telco Canby Telecom which will allow it to offer subscribers the ability to stream local TV channels to high-speed Internet subscribers with Roku set-tops.
Comcast plans to kick off a promotion on Friday in which it will offer free Wi-Fi service in New Jersey, California, Philadelphia and the greater Boston area, spokeswoman Jamila Patton told FierceCable.
Wireless infrastructure provider Goodman Networks is expanding into the pay TV business, striking a deal to buy DirecTV installer Multiband Corp. for $116 million in cash.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at moves from online video providers Netflix, AOL and Sony's Crackle to hook Web surfers with original programming.
Microsoft said it'll make interactive TV a core focus of the new Xbox One gaming console that it will begin selling later this year.
With major MSOs such as Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable posting faster growth in cable modem subscribers than video customers, many industry observers insist it's proof that consumers are cutting the cord in droves on pay TV.
AT&T is pitching media buyers a new targeted advertising platform that uses data it collects from the homes of U-verse TV subscribers, mobile phone customers and Internet customers, along with third party data.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs gained about 800,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter, which represented 82 percent of the broadband subscriber growth they reported this time last year, Leichtman Research Group said Tuesday.
TiVo said it added 277,000 cable subscribers in the quarter ending April 30, including deployments of its Premiere DVR by Suddenlink Communications, RCN and international cable providers such as Virgin Media in the United Kingdom and Ono in Spain.
Verizon's FiOS TV was the top ranked subscription TV service in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday, while Charter Communications generated the most improvement compared to last year's survey.
For more than a decade, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs have focused the bulk of their marketing efforts on selling triple-plays of subscription video, Internet and phone service to subscribers for about $90 monthly. But with demand for high-speed service outpacing sales of the industry's core pay TV product, more cable MSOs are beginning to tout broadband only options.
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV talks to Ericsson CTO Vish Nandlall about how the technology vendor will market the Mediaroom set-top software platform that it has agreed to acquire from Microsoft.