Time Warner Cable and other telecom providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will face increased competition for their commercial high-speed Internet, Ethernet and phone products from Consolidated Communications.
While executives at major programmers like Viacom and Walt Disney Co. have predicted in recent weeks that a virtual multichannel programming distributor could soon emerge, I'm beginning to wonder if the concept is little more than hype.
Charter Communications plans to send a "bear hug letter" to Time Warner Cable as early as next week in which it will offer to acquire the nation's second largest MSO for a combination of cash and stock, Bloomberg reported.
Dish Network may be looking at ways to offer subscribers the ability to temporarily upgrade their subscription video packages for periods ranging from 12 hours to one week, according to a recent patent application.
Nine months after DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle told analysts that the company was open to sharing "NFL Sunday Ticket" with other pay TV distributors, CEO Mike White said Thursday that he expects DirecTV will keep exclusive rights to the popular programming package.
After years of remaining neutral in disputes between pay TV distributors and broadcasters involving retransmission-consent fees, the National Cable Television Association said Thursday that it supports proposed legislation that could impact Comcast, its largest member.
Time Warner Cable said earlier this week it plans to drop Comcast's New England Cable News on Dec. 31, sparking a backlash from some subscribers and legislators in the region.
Cablevision released a white paper Thursday in which it criticizes both Aereo and the broadcasters that have filed a petition at the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at shutting down its Internet video platform, which transmits signals captured from stations owned by Fox, CBS, NBC and other broadcasters.
Recruiting a corporate finance pro who could advise it on merger and acquisition strategy, Comcast said Thursday that Providence Equity Partners managing director Alexander Evans will join the company as EVP of global corporate development and strategy.
NEW YORK--Canoe Ventures struck a deal with Walt Disney Co.'s ABC broadcast network and ABC Family that will see the networks deliver dynamic ads in video-on-demand programming, a top executive at the advertising technology consortium backed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable said here Wednesday at The TV of Tomorrow Show.
Comcast said Wednesday that it has struck deals with several major cable MSOs and programmers that will allow cable subscribers to set remote DVR recordings by clicking on "SEEiT" links that are advertised in Twitter posts.
Scripps Networks Interactive will face new competition this summer from A+E Networks, which plans to convert BIO Channel to a "contemporary lifestyle network" named FYI.
NEW YORK--Former top Time Warner Cable engineer John Callahan told interactive TV application developers at a conference here Wednesday that he doesn't see a lot of potential for them in the Reference Design Kit software platform that TWC and Comcast are relying on to introduce next-generation interactive TV services.
News that online video providers Netflix and YouTube take up nearly half of all Internet bandwidth in the United States during peak viewing hours is well known. But while consumer video content is front and center in the IP entertainment revolution, other critical but perhaps lesser-known content service providers have been growing in the background.
YouTube is expected to generate about $5.6 billion in gross advertising revenue worldwide in 2013, according to research firm eMarketer.
AT&T U-verse customers in Austin, Texas, can now access an all-fiber platform that will initially offer speeds of up to 300 Mbps both upstream and downstream but will quickly increase to up to 1 Gbps by the middle of next year.
Controversial Internet startup Aereo is already turning a profit in some markets, according to Chet Kanojia, the company's CEO, even though the company won't make its goal of launching in 22 markets this year.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled on Tuesday that LightSquared can push ahead with its lawsuit against Dish Network and Chairman Charlie Ergen over his acquisition of LightSquared debt before Dish bid on the wireless company's assets.
Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive surged on Tuesday and Wednesday after news spread that Discovery Communications has its eye on Scripps. Together, a combined Discovery/Scripps would have a market capitalization of about $43 billion, according to media reports.
Comcast said that it is demonstrating new telehealth and video conferencing products today at an event at its Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, Calif.