Peoples Telephone Cooperative subsidiary Peoples Communication, in the midst of a 600-mile fiber transport network expansion in East Texas, has chosen Skitter TV's advanced IPTV platform as the way it plans to offer a mix of television services.
Shaw Communications will lay off 400 management and non-customer facing employees and hire up to 100 others as part of a companywide restructuring that will, the MVPD hopes, "improve overall efficiency while enhancing its ability to grow as the leading content and network experience company."
Facing competition from telco CenturyLink in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mediacom is reportedly looking to raise its broadband speeds to 305 Mbps via what it calls the Ultra 305 level of service.
Muscatine Power and Water, a local utility and digital cable TV provider in Iowa, has decided it would rather switch off than fight when it comes to the newly negotiated program carriage agreement between the National Cable Television Cooperative and Viacom. Multiple NTSC members, including one of the largest, Cable One, have also rejected the agreement.
Conceding that the second screen is only a limited application, zeebox has relaunched itself as Beamly and will now focus on "the art of social television."
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, the only member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to openly oppose Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a public hearing last week, took his offensive to the cable airwaves yesterday.
Viacom will use the EchoGraph social media measurement platform from Mass Relevance to track and analyze social activity of Viacom client campaigns across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Google+ and YouTube.
Large businesses are the primary target of an alliance of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Google, Microsoft and the CEA, which have banded together as WifiForward with the goal of freeing up spectrum to more efficiently manage wireless services across adjoining networks.
The top execs at the nation's top MSO, Comcast, each pulled in more than $31 million in total compensation in 2013 with CEO Brian Roberts leading the way at $31.4 million and Steve Burke, now chief executive of NBCUniversal, gaining $31.1 million.
CNN, in an effort to stay relevant in a minute-by-minute news space that it probably created, has introduced a live news service, CNNx, that it said will let viewers choose stories and other content in real time.
Samsung is building and launching a line of three new hybrid set-top boxes in collaboration with Singapore MVPD StarHub.
Longtime collaborators Comcast and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have boosted their relationship by establishing the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CS) at UConn's Storrs, Conn. campus.
Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The organizations said the petition will be presented to the FCC and Department of Justice as those organizations review the proposed deal.
Shaw Communications said it lost 20,758 cable TV subscribers in the second quarter, an improvement over the year-ago period when it lost 29,525 customers, but still part of an ongoing customer drain. The Canadian MSO added 12,767 high-speed data customers, compared to 7,675 in the year-ago period and now has 1.98 million cable TV subs and 1.9 million Internet subs to go along with 892,837 satellite TV customers (down 1,405 in the quarter).
Aereo, the cloud-based antenna and DVR technology currently in a death struggle with broadcasters and the U.S. Justice Department over the right to exist, is moving ahead with plans to become an app in the Google Play store.
The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The National Association of Broadcasters' annual gathering in Las Vegas is more than a chance for broadcasters to get together and kvetch and plot, it's also the opportunity for vendors to show off a plethora of technological advances that may be part of tomorrow's reality--or may just be part of today's whimsy.
The digital divide is opening up once again. This time, though, the gap is between those with ultra-high-speed 1 Gbps broadband service and those with more conventional service.
An expanded data services offering and U.S. cable businesses—and a little help from Canadian cable operations as well--drove up Cogeco Cable profits by 18 percent in the second quarter, the company reported.
Even as Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives put on a united front defending Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of TWC, Charter Communications, a spurned suitor for the nation's second biggest MSO, is mulling a bidding war.