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Time to lift veil of secrecy on interactive TV and VOD data

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and other MSOs say they want advertisers to shift spending from the Internet to advanced advertising platforms on

Time Warner Cable pitches 'enhanced iTV' ads to media buyers

Seven years after it began selling interactive and targeted ads to media buyers, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) said that it will brand its advanced ads "enhanced iTV." Time Warner Cable's move

Cablevision EVP Hargis resigns; Dolan running marketing, product development

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) said Wednesday that EVP of marketing Jonathan Hargis had resigned, and that company veteran Kristin Dolan was overseeing marketing as senior EVP of marketing and product

Nexstar reports 35% gain in retransmission revenue in Q4

Nexstar Broadcasting said Thursday that it saw revenue from retransmission-consent fees it collects from cable operators and satellite TV providers jump 35 percent to $10.3 million during the fourth

thePlatform's TV Everywhere suite aims at operator flexibility, value added options

Whether cord cutting and cord shaving is myth or reality is a matter of debate, but there's little doubt that the best way to limit subscriber losses-which have plagued cable operators for the past

Cable One to launch TV Everywhere site; Synacor builds portal

Cable One said Thursday that it struck a deal with online video company Synacor to launch a TV Everywhere site. Phoenix-based Cable One is one of the smallest cable MSOs to develop a TV Everywhere

thePlatform targets gaming consoles, tablets with new TV Everywhere tools

More cable operators may be able to deliver subscription video programming packages to devices such Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox 360 and Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad using a new set of tools

DirecTV teams with Pandora to offer subscribers personalized radio channels

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) struck a deal with Pandora which will allow the top satellite TV provider to offer subscribers the ability to create personalized Internet radio channels. The move, announced

Google wins approval to sell pay TV service in Kansas City

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has won approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to sell pay TV service in Kansas City, where it is constructing a fiber network capable of delivering speeds of 1

Former Insight subscribers could lose NFL Network

Former Insight Communications subscribers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio could lose access to NFL Network, as a result of Time Warner Cable's (NYSE: TWC) acquisition of Insight systems last week. For

Comcast won't offer Netflix to Xfinity TV subscribers

While Reuters reported Wednesday that Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is pitching cable operators the idea of bundling access to its online video service in cable subscriptions, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) says

Comcast warns of cyber security threat posed by botnets; network will never be 'completely secure'

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) will never be able to completely secure its broadband network from cyber security threats such as botnets that can "turn ordinary users into unwitting participants in global

Report: Google wants to dump Moto's STB business

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is looking to sell the set-top-box business it is inheriting as it acquires Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI), according to the New York Post. The paper, citing unnamed sources,

Groups salvage abandoned dark fiber to offer broadband Internet access

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at efforts to salvage unused fiber lines to deliver high-speed Internet access. Service providers and local governments around the country in the

Bright House Networks launches Spanish-language movie channel

Bright House Networks is one of the first cable MSOs to launch ViendoMovies, a new 24-hour Spanish-language movie channel. The MSO said it will add the commercial free channel to its cable systems in

ACA complains about 'broadcaster collusion' in retransmission consent deals

The American Cable Association is stepping up its push to reform retransmission-consent rules at the FCC, complaining that it has found evidence of dozens of TV stations in local markets that are

Cox promotes Jill Campbell to COO, Leo Brennan to retire

Cox Communications said Tuesday that it promoted 29-year company veteran Jill Campbell to EVP and COO. The MSO said Campbell will replace Leo Brennan, who will retire in May after 28 years at Cox.

DirecTV asks FCC to halt review of Verizon-cable deals

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) asked the FCC to stop the 180-day shot clock for its review of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) spectrum and marketing deals with Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and

Verizon challenges cable MSOs, AT&T with HomeFusion wireless broadband service

Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) could challenge Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR), AT&T (NYSE: T) and other broadband providers with a new HomeFusion wireless broadband service that will rely on

Viacom CEO: TV Everywhere still has a long way to go

Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman isn't buying into the talk that TV Everywhere is gaining traction among pay-TV providers...at least not yet, anyway. Dauman last week said adoption of TV