The Cleveland Cavaliers capped a historic comeback last night when the team beat the Golden State Warriors in Game Seven of the NBA Finals -- but for some Charter Spectrum TV Plus subscribers, the moment was missed.
As the debate rages on over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to "unlock the box" and open up linear TV services on third-party devices, the ACA is now saying that the proposal could potentially hurt smaller MSOs' ability to borrow from banks.
Hulu's live TV service reportedly will start at $35/month, more than both Sling TV and PlayStation Vue
Hulu recently confirmed the imminent launch of its live TV streaming service, and now new details are leaking out about different pricing tiers for the service. According to Cord Cutter News, which obtained a survey Hulu is sending out to select subscribers, the basic package will start at $35 and will allow streaming to only one in-home device or mobile device. A $50 option allows for streaming to multiple devices.
Forget the "Battle of the Bastards," the massive, long-awaited set piece that Game of Thrones' current season has built up to. HBO Now may be facing a battle for subscribers after its stream failed shortly after the episode began and did not recover until at least 10 minutes after the episode was complete.
A DirecTV blackout affecting three ABC North Dakota affiliates started just before the NBA Finals and is still going now that the championship series has ended. In a message to viewers, Forum Communications said the ongoing negotiations with DirecTV have been frustrating but that the standoff is "not about greed."
A trade group backed by Google, Netflix and Amazon has derided the pay-TV industry's counter-proposal to an FCC plan to open cable, satellite and telco TV set-tops to third-party manufacturers, labeling it a ploy to delay negotiations with the agency.
Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) have announced the witnesses (aka those getting grilled) for their upcoming hearings on pay-TV customer service.
A government panel has asked Verizon to change a series of potentially misleading ads, following a complaint by Comcast.
Dish Network has dropped the NFL Network and NFL RedZone after failing to come to terms on a carriage renewal agreement, the National Football League said.
Tribune Broadcasting today responded to Dish Network's call for binding arbitration in the two companies' retransmission negotiations, calling it a "hollow offer, designed to mislead consumers and avoid returning to meaningful negotiation."
Sumner Redstone's National Amusements moved today to oust five members, including Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, from the Viacom Board of Directors.
AT&T is looking at ways to up-sell mobile services to its DirecTV customers, according to Jefferies.
After months of complaining about the FCC's "Unlock the Box" proposal, the pay-TV industry has finally made a formal pitch for an alternative.
With a Senate subcommittee panel set to grill pay-TV executives on customer services and billing practices on June 23, analysts say recent improvements in these areas by top operators like Comcast do not go far enough.
Dutch telecom conglomerate Altice has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision.
Dish Network has asked Tribune Broadcasting to submit to "binding, baseball-style" arbitration in order to end a retrans dispute — the same type of procedure, Dish said, that were "successful' when applied to its recent retrans/carriage impasse with NBCUniversal.
Ed Ansin and his Sunbeam Television sued Comcast after the conglomerate decided not to renew its affiliate contract for NBC with WHDH and instead decided to launch a new NBC owned and operated station in Boston early next year.
New Charter overbuild mandate spurs 'artificial' competition fears, and not just among cable operators
It had to be at least somewhat relieving to smaller MSOs when Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge told investors in May that his company wouldn't use the so-called "overbuild" conditions as an excuse to charge into rural markets and compete with much more diminutive cable operators.
Nearly 18 months after emerging from restructuring from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Pennsylvania pay-TV services installer UniTek Global Services appears to be ramping back up.
Continuing to make the case that the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal will do great harm to smaller MSOs, the American Cable Association met with FCC Media Bureau officials this week, while Republican and Democratic lawmakers made statements on the House floor.