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Cablevision stock slides on Rutledge resignation

Shares in Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) dropped nearly 14 percent Friday morning, as investors reacted to news released late Thursday that chief operating officer Tom Rutledge would resign later this

Cablevision 'bombshell': COO Rutledge abruptly resigns

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) COO Tom Rutledge is leaving the company after a nine-year run, a surprise move that caused one analyst to downgrade the MSO's stock. International Strategy & Investment

Liberty Global completes $4.1B KBW acquisition

Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA) announced that it has closed its $4.1 billion acquisition of Germany's Kabel BW GmbH after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals. Germany was cited by Liberty

Cable customers may get sacked by new NFL deal

The NFL was already the unofficial poster child for excessive broadcast distribution rights deals, so it may come as no surprise that the pro football league--the role model of all revenue-seeking

comScore: 201 billion online videos viewed in October

Market research firm comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR), in its first assessment of global online video viewership, said that in the month of October more than 201 billion videos were watched online worldwide

Court: Telcos can access Cablevision regional sports HD feed

Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) likely will have to make high-definition regional sports programming available to its telco TV competitors, after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied the

Sonic.net eyes Bay Area for 1 Gig network

Sonic.net, a broadband ISP who has recently been seen challenging incumbent cable TV operators in California with over-the-top video, has announced plans for a 1 Gbps broadband network in the San

Amino sees CEO Burke depart, McGarva in

On the same day that set-top box vendor giant Pace (LSE: PIC) saw its CEO step down, fellow set-top box vendor Amino Communications (LSE: AMO.L) also saw its CEO depart. Amino CEO Andrew Burke, who

Verizon gets stay in patent suit with ActiveVideo

Verizon (NYSE: VZ)'s patent battle with ActiveVideo took yet another turn Wednesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals granted the telco's request to delay monthly royalty payments of $11 million until its

Court: Cablevision must make regional sports HD feed available to U-verse, FiOS TV

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) will have to deliver HD feeds to AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) of its regional sports networks, according to a new appeals court ruling. The Second Circuit Court

Lightsquared fights GPS interference claims

Following a report last week that showed its broadband wireless service could interfere with up to 75 percent of GPS receivers nationwide, wholesale LTE provider LightSquared has made additional

The most important telecom deals of 2011

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at the most important mergers and acquisitions of 2011. Among the deals that are driving major changes in the telecom industry are Verizon's (NYSE:

Comcast expands IPv6 rollout to Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Following the launch its first IPv6 service in San Francisco in October, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has deployed the new Internet communications protocol to subscribers in Illinois, Florida,

Sinclair may pull Baltimore stations from FiOS TV subscribers

Fox and The CW affiliates owned by Sinclair Broadcasting (Nasdaq: SBGI) in Baltimore, Md., are warning Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV subscribers that they may lose their signals unless the telco signs a

Bright House, Comcast, Verizon team up on local ad sales in Tampa

Bright House Networks is teaming up with rival Verizon (NYSE: VZ) to sell local cable advertising in the Tampa, Fla., market. The cable MSO has formed an advertising interconnect in Tampa that will

Cisco is only CMTS vendor that has increased market share, research firm says

Cable hardware vendors saw worldwide revenue from cable modems and set-tops decline by 11 percent during the third quarter, according to Infonetics Research. The firm said vendors generated $413

Comcast eyes multiplatform investments

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is looking to make investments in companies that could help it deliver programming to mobile devices, according to Amy Banse, the head of its Comcast Venture subsidiary. Banse

Court orders Verizon to pay ActiveVideo first royalty payment

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) will be forced to pay interactive TV technology vendor ActiveVideo a royalty payment of about $11 million by Dec. 16, after a U.S. District Court judge denied a motion from Verizon

Would Verizon-Netflix acquisition make sense?

In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV editor Jim O'Neill takes a look at the rumor that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may be kicking the tires at Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). While Verizon would be able to use Netflix to

Report: An Apple connected TV will run away with the market

Despite dismissing it as merely "a hobby," Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) already has become a leading player in the connected TV player market with its Apple TV streaming device, and the likelihood of it