Comcast's USA Network unveiled an aggressive multiplatform video strategy Thursday aimed at boosting ratings and ad revenue by delivering content synchronized with programming a viewer is watching on TV to smartphones and tablets.
A new broadband Internet satellite that ViaSat plans to launch in 2016 could help DirecTV and Dish Network market high-speed services to rural subscribers.
ESPN announced Thursday that, as of 2015, it will hold exclusive rights in North and South America to broadcast the US Open from start to championship. The 11-year agreement gives the sports network rights to air three of the four major championships in tennis.
Market research firm Infonetics said it expects the number of operators using residential gateways to offer subscribers home automation services will increase to 44 percent by 2014.
Cisco posted strong gains in revenue from cable operators and other service providers for the quarter ending April 27, driven in part by sales of Wi-Fi gear and its Videoscape set-top software platform.
DirecTV updated its app for Apple's iPhone this week to allow subscribers to use voice commands to change channels and search for content.
After seeing subscriber growth slow in the first quarter, Dish Network said it will begin offering new customers who order its multiroom DVR a free iPad 2 next week.
TiVo is beginning to offer new content recommendations called "What to Watch Now" to users with its iPad app, and it plans to add the system to its Premiere DVR by the end of the year.
As chief technology officer of Liberty Global, Balan Nair is tasked with developing and introducing advanced technology that positions his company above other service providers in a competitive market. It's a daunting task but it's a challenge he welcomes, as he explains during a talk with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
One year after announcing that it would offer authenticated subscribers access to a live streaming version of Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting said Wednesday that it will soon stream TNT and TBS.
AT&T said it launched a new online interface for its U-verse On Demand storefront in more than 40 markets, including Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and San Antonio.
Google Fiber General Manager Kevin Lo is among the list of "rising stars in telecom" that FierceTelecom profiled in its issue today.
Aereo asked the U.S. District Court in New York for summary judgment on broadcasters' claims that its service directly infringes on their public performance copyrights.
Comcast said it struck a deal with Raymond Management Company to wire seven of its hotels in Illinois and Michigan with its Comcast Business Ethernet and HDTV programming service.
Cablevision has dropped the idea of using its extensive Wi-Fi network to develop a mobile phone product that would rely on Wi-Fi and cellular networks, CFO Gregg Seibert said Wednesday.
DirecTV has quietly rebranded a product that lets subscribers transfer programs stored on DVRs to laptops and Apple's iPad and iPhone as 'GenieGO.'
Twitter COO Ali Rowghani has been added to the lineup for the opening general session at The Cable Show convention next month in Washington, D.C., the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Tuesday.
Time Warner Cable said it expanded out-of-home viewing capabilities to its TWC TV app for Android devices.
Verizon Communications revealed that the company's FiOS TV and Internet service has achieved 50 percent penetration in Dallas, the company's first market. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today, Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo said the company hit 50 percent penetration in Dallas and he expects the penetration rate to grow in other markets as well.
Comcast and Verizon continue to be the VoIP providers of choice for businesses, according to Infonetics Research's annual North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard.