The National Cable Telecommunications Association has admitted to backing a mysterious grassroots-like campaign designed to gather feedback from millennial-aged consumers regarding the Internet.
Disney and Time Warner Inc. paid through the nose to lock up an additional nine years of NBA rights and secured access to one of the most coveted assets in what is now the Sports Age. But according to research company The Diffusion Group, the $24 billion deal left pay-TV--and consumers--vulnerable.
The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest point, 5.9 percent, since a bunch of fancy financial products based on terrible real estate loans sent the global economy into ruin. Finally, companies in the telecommunications industry are on the mend. But some are still making huge personnel cuts. FierceWireless takes a look at some of the biggest job cutters in the wireless business over the last year and analyzes where they stand now in this special report.
Taking a major step forward in its bid to challenge Nielsen in the business of TV audience measurement, Rentrak has acquired the Kantar business unit from advertising conglomerate WPP for $98 million in common stock.
The sale of troubled regional sports network CSN Houston to AT&T and DirecTV now appears likely, with a bankruptcy court judge ruling against Comcast on the key matter of the network's remaining value.
Making it rather clear that he doesn't support new rules proposed by Canada's version of the FCC that would unbundle pay-TV programming, Viacom's Keith Murphy, SVP of government relations has told the commission that so-called "pick and play" mandates would set off a "consumer welfare-destroying death spiral" for the Great White North's TV industry.
Reeling from the latest virally explosive story about egregiously bad customer service, Comcast has issued a public apology to a former PwC accountant who accused the cable company of getting him fired from his job.
According to the story circulating around the cable industry, top Viacom executives were shocked--shocked!--when they called their Suddenlink counterparts at the eleventh hour on Sept. 30 and told them they were finally ready to talk turkey about a new carriage deal.
Fresh off coverage of the 2014 baseball All Star game, with 36 mostly HD cameras and a sprinkling of 4K devices catching every smile on Mike Trout's face, Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at FoxSports sat down with FierceCable's Contributing Editor Jim Barthold to talk about 4K's impact now and in the future of sports broadcasting.
Despite the fact that its proposed purchase of DirecTV would give it 18 million satellite TV subscribers in Latin America, AT&T remains very much on the lookout for other expansion opportunities in a region that is growing 10 times faster than the United States.
Comcast announced that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by a margin over 99 percent.
Pac-12 Networks has partnered with technology company Synacor to offer a la carte multiscreen services to students on select conference campuses.
The FCC has announced a series of privacy protections, designed to allay the fears of programmers that deal info they share as part of the commission's ongoing pay-TV merger reviews will be leaked.
Media pundits have questioned how Dish Network is going to cram pricey cable channels like ESPN into its upcoming OTT service, and also include the major broadcast networks in a package that cost only around $30.
The fate of carriage-crippled regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston now hinges on what dilapidated value a bankruptcy court deems that it has left. The teams want to sell the bankrupt network to AT&T and DirecTV at a value of around $22 million, down from an initial value of $700 million.
With much of the large-scale wireless backhaul networks built out to accommodate the growing 4G LTE service base, the question is: What's the next frontier for wholesale providers? FierceTelecom Editor Sean Buckley drills down on this dynamic in his latest column.
Dish Network has signed a multiyear extension to continue letting Frontier Communications bundle its satellite video services with Frontier's bundled broadband and voice packages.
While laying down fiber-optic cable is not cheap, Google Fiber chief Milo Medin says the "single biggest impediment" to wider deployment of his company's popular broadband service is TV program licensing costs.
With the pay-TV industry starting to digest the news that Disney and Turner will triple the licensing fees they pay the NBA to around $24 billion over nine years, industry analysts and operators are asking the inevitable question: how are these massive programming costs going to get paid for?
On the same day that it announced a new NBA broadcast contract worth nearly $11 billion over nine years, Turner Broadcasting said it will cut about 10 percent of its global workforce, about 1,475 jobs.