In yet another 3-2 vote across party lines, the FCC voted Thursday to override state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict local governments from expanding the reach of their municipal broadband networks outside their jurisdiction.
With cable companies increasingly focused on developing products and services to monetize their fast-growing Wi-Fi networks, Mavenir Systems is introducing a voice-over-Wi-Fi calling solution targeted to MSOs.
After blaming slowing TV ad sales in each previous quarter of 2014 on everything from government shutdown fears to Winter Olympics disruption to cold weather, media analyst Michael Nathanson says "excuses are running out" for the worst ad sales quarter since the great recession.
Aereo suffered an ignominious ending to its short, disappointing life Thursday, with the auction of the online video tech company's remaining assets netting less than $2 million.
More Title II reactions: Good move, says anti-merger group, but it won't completely protect against Comcast-TWC deal
As reactions continue to mount following the FCC's landmark vote Thursday to codify regulation of Internet service providers as utilities, the anti-merger group Don't Comcast the Internet says the ruling is a step in the right direction. Still, it won't completely protect the public if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is approved.
As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 across party lines Thursday to codify strident regulation on Internet service providers, regulating them as a public utility for the first time.
They had it comin'. After years of failing to provide data usage alerts to customers and being unclear about throttling policies, wireless companies will deserve it Thursday when the FCC votes to codify new net neutrality rules. In his latest column, FierceWireless' Phil Goldstein sidesteps the debate as to whether the FCC legally can reclassify mobile broadband and delves into the issue of what it means to carriers.
Driven by powerful cable TV programming hits like The Walking Dead, AMC Networks utterly defied downward industry trends in the fourth quarter to post a whopping 40% revenue increase to $609.4 million.
At the end of a brutally tough 2014 filled with layoffs and boardroom vitriol, fortune appears to have turned for multiscreen technology company Synacor.
With Comcast's NBCUniversal division experiencing a 5.6 percent revenue decline in the fourth quarter, primarily driven by significant erosion of measurable audience, NBCU chief executive Steve Burke joined the chorus of TV executives urging for innovation of viewership metrics.
Trying to change course amid falling ratings and soft advertising sales, Viacom announced Wednesday that it is reviving its Noggin educational brand to launch a new SVOD service targeted toward preschoolers.
Let me first say that I'm not a cord cutter. Really, I'm not. I'm just experimenting. Lots of guys who aren't cord cutters do it. But after two weeks of liberation from packaged video entertainment programming, I've reached some interesting conclusions.
Suddenlink lost another 34,800 basic video customers in the fourth quarter of 2014, nearly quadrupling the 8,600 it lost during the comparable 2013 quarter. Suddenlink also lost 26,300 digital video customers in Q4.
C-level executives like Brian Roberts and Jimmy Dolan get all the ink, but who are the young up-and-comers working behind the scenes to transform their companies? FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable are compiling their annual lists of emerging executive talent, shining the spotlight on individuals who may not be getting the attention now, but will soon have to become used to it.
Cablevision reported slightly accelerated subscriber losses of 34,000 in the fourth quarter, ending the three month period with 2.68 million Optimum TV customers. Chief executive James Dolan said that going forward, Cablevision will prioritize the growth of its Wi-Fi initiatives, favoring them over video services.
Broadband services provider Frontier Communications has struck a deal with TiVo to market the DVR maker's Roamio OTA set-top to its high-speed Internet customers.
TV Everywhere's top programming asset finally has an app on the leading streaming device. The Walt Disney Company and Roku have struck a deal to put the WatchESPN app on the Roku devices.
Major League Baseball is reportedly in talks with various investors about a spinoff of its highly successful digital media operation.
A group representing African-American media business owners has sued Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton, among others, for drumming up fake support for black-owned media while continuing longstanding discriminatory practices.
Mediacom Communications reported 10,000 lost video subscriptions in the fourth quarter across its two operating units, with the MSO finishing the full 2014 with 890,000 pay-TV service customers, down from 945,000 at the end of 2013.