Leichtman: Major MVPD's lost only 190K video subs in Q3; cable added 790K broadband customers

The top 13 pay-TV companies collectively lost 190,000 video customers in the third quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Liberty Global to pay $5.3B for Cable & Wireless

John Malone's European telecom giant, Liberty Global, will pay $5.3 billion to acquire U.K.-based Cable & Wireless.

AMC warns 'Walking Dead' fans of possible NCTC blackout

AMC Networks ran crawls during Sunday night's airing of The Walking Dead, warning subscribers to NCTC cable systems that the hit zombie drama, as well as other AMC and WEtv programming, could soon be blacked out if a new carriage agreement isn't made between AMC and NCTC.

OTT penetration hits 71%, just below the 79% that pay TV enjoys, Clearleap survey finds

Streaming video use is close to matching consumption of pay-TV services in U.S. homes, the latest survey from multiscreen services provider Clearleap found.

Charter's OTT trial turns up in St Louis; operator still mum on strategy

Charter's trial of a streaming skinny video bundle has reportedly hit St. Louis, with local paper the Post-Dispatch reporting that select residents have been offered the IP-based service.

Altice wants to bring FTTP to NYC to appease regulators, report says

Concerned that New York regulators will turn a jaundiced eye to its plan to wring $900 million in savings out of Cablevision, Europe's Altice is quietly pledging to bring fiber-to-the-premises to New York City, the New York Post said.

Synacor touts new OTT business, narrowing Q3 losses

Synacor said a "regional, full-service communications provider" has purchased its end-to-end video product in order to launch an in-home streaming service.

Top 9 cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators in Q3: Ranking Comcast to TWC to Charter to Cablevision

Now that the third-quarter earnings season is over, it's time to sift through the rubble. Here is a complete look at the third-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user (ARPU).

Cisco's issues sluggish forecast, shows declines in CPE sales to $411M

Cisco reported overall profits that were better than some analysts expected during its most recent quarter, but the company's financial expectations for the coming months were below forecasts. And the company's CPE business -- which Cisco is in the process of selling to Technicolor -- reported a 14 percent slowdown in its revenues to $411 million.

Liberty's Malone says he'll exit Charter if pressured by regulators over TWC, Bright House deals

John Malone, Liberty Global

Charter Communications' biggest shareholder, Liberty Media impresario John Malone, said he'll back away from the MSO if that's what's needed for federal regulators to approve its mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Comcast reps endure marathon hearing as they continue to fight for Philly franchise renewal

Comcast executives continue to fight for a franchise renewal in their headquarters city, facing off with local lawmakers in a marathon, five-hour Philadelphia City Council meeting Thursday, according to reports from the event.

Judge tosses $19M set-top verdict against Cox

A federal judge has overturned an Oklahoma jury's decision to make Cox Communications pay up to $19 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the cable company coerced customers into leasing set-tops.

Dish says Charter-TWC merger 'not in public interest'; AT&T and Verizon look to limit Malone's control

With Thursday marking the final day for public commenting on the proposed merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, a coalition representing AT&T, Verizon and other telecom companies asked the FCC to impose specific limits as a condition of the deal's approval.

Time Warner reportedly looking to buy piece of Hulu, despite swearing off SVOD

Time Warner Inc. is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Hulu. The news comes a week after Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors the company would throttle back the sale of its programming to SVOD platforms.

AT&T's Stephens: U-verse customers pay $17 per month more for content vs. DirecTV

AT&T CEO John Stephens told investors that, on average, the carrier's roughly 6 million U-verse video customers pay $17 more each month for programming than those on the company's newly acquired DirecTV platform.

AT&T's DirecTV wins retransmission consent ruling against local TV broadcasters

The FCC said it rejected a complaint against AT&T's DirecTV by a handful of local TV broadcasters centering on a dispute over retransmission fees. "We cannot conclude that DirecTV's conduct violated the good faith negotiation requirements," the FCC said in its recent ruling on the matter.

ACA joins NCTA in seeking to shoot down FCC's AllVid proposal

The American Cable Association joined the NCTA in urging the FCC to abandon a controversial proposal for integrating AllVid pay-TV security tech to support set-tops sold at retail stores.

Comcast, Time Warner Inc. venture arms invest in virtual reality start-up NextVR

The venture capital arms of cable companies Comcast and Time Warner Inc. are participating in a $30.5 million funding round for NextVR, a Laguna Beach, Calif., startup that broadcasts events in virtual reality.

Charter's CEO on TWC, Bright House mergers: 'Everyone has had their say. We're ready to close'

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge told investors he expects to close soon on his company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

Cox happy with X1 trials, makes official announcement about San Diego deployment

Calling its customer and employee trials of its white-label version of Comcast's X1 platform successful, Cox Communications said that it will deploy the service, called Contour, to customers in San Diego, Calif.