NBCUniversal confirmed to FierceCable that it will not run advertisements for Dish Network's OTT Sling TV service on its owned and operated stations in San Francisco, San Diego, New York and Washington D.C.
Mark Lowenstein, managing director of Mobile Ecosystem, admits he's never been a big fan of AT&T's $49 billion DirecTV purchase. "Pay-TV is not a growing business, and I believe AT&T's dollars would have been better spent expanding its broadband business in the U.S.," he writes in FierceWireless.
The cable industry will eventually move to a BYOD (bring your own device) world, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus conceded. But he said in the meantime the MSO will continue to aggressively lease set-tops and modems.
Delving into what he admits is the very inexact science of measuring app downloads, MoffettNathanson media analyst Michael Nathanson estimates that HBO Now currently has between 970,000 and 1.9 million subscribers.
While Comcast's 2011 MVNO agreement with Verizon has been widely viewed as an easy entry point for the MSO to create a Wi-Fi-first mobile service, the four-year-old deal actually presents Comcast with a range of pricing and packaging challenges.
Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, DirecTV's retiring chief executive, Mike White, and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts deliver the most value versus salary compensation, according to a report released by the Carmel Group.
The NCTA responded aggressively to comments made by two Democratic senators today, refuting their assertion that pay-TV consumers are paying too much for video set-top boxes and that more competition is needed in the set-top market.
Mediacom has renewed its broadcast retransmission license with Media General, ending a blackout that affected 16 stations in 14 markets.
In a video market over-heated with OTT and linear competition, the race is on not just to deliver popular exclusive programming, but do it an algorithmically charged way that targets indivudal consumers.
The SCTE has established the first standard sets for its year-old Energy 2020 electrical-power consumption initiative.
Time Warner Cable reported a net decline of 45,000 pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, its best second quarter subscriber performance since 2008.
Arris reported an 18 percent drop in customer premises equipment sales in the second quarter, driven by a 7 percent drop in sales of set-tops and gateways to cable companies, and a 17 percent decline in sales of these products to telco services AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.
After declaring a stand-alone, OTT version of his premium cable service as a "tide that has to turn" last October, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht told investors today he hasn't decided when the company will actually launch a direct-to-consumer product.
In its sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom once again showcases the most relevant female executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
With Comcast cutting its investment into the network, subscribers down an industry-leading 11.2 percent since 2011, and no agreement in sight to get back onto the program guide of Verizon FiOS, one of the pay-TV ecosystem's last big indie networks is considering over-the-top options.
A group of large technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are asking the FCC not to move forward with plans to regulate online video operators as MVPDs.
The NCTA has filed another ex parte letter with the FCC, claiming that Qualcomm has done nothing to prove the LTE-U and LAA technologies it is backing will not interfere with cable Wi-Fi.
Analyst: Technicolor-Cisco deal marks divergence of video market into CPE hardware and cloud software segments
Despite its move to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) division to French media technology conglomerate Technicolor in a deal announced last week, don't think of Cisco as leaving the video business.
Verizon has joined Cablevision as the second pay-TV operator to offer HBO Now without requiring a pay-TV service.
Arris Group has sold off its Arris Supplies unit to the UK-based Technetix Group for an undisclosed sum.