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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

IPTV growth strong, more likely as U.S. subscriber additions continue apace

Research company MRG recently released a report showing IPTV subscriber growth was increasing at a faster rate than satellite or cable TV growth, and it forecast that the number of global IPTV

Ad-supported VOD is pay-TV's 'missed opportunity'

A new study contends that ad-supported video on demand "is a significant missed opportunity" for pay-TV operators that should be generating significantly higher ad revenue and viewing, as well as

Will Italian cable company's patents help Google wire its 1-Gig network in Kansas City?

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has acquired 200 optical networking patents from Canadian intellectual properties firm Mosaid Technologies that could be used in its 1 Gigabit FTTH network in Kansas and

User reports suggest Comcast is increasing upstream channel bonding activity

A user forum on DSLReports shows increased activity in the last month around upstream channel bonding in several Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) markets. While downstream channel bonding for higher download

FCC ruling delays Dish's broadband wireless plans

The FCC denied a request from Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) for a waiver that would allow it to use wireless broadband spectrum it acquired from TerresStar Networks and DBSD North America to launch

Cablevision: We're rowing forward on advanced ads without Canoe

Boasting that it executed more than 900 advanced advertising campaigns in 2011, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) is reminding advertisers that the MSO is pursuing interactive and targeted advertising despite

DirecTV hires Charlie Sheen to star in 'Get rid of cable' ad

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) hired controversial actor Charlie Sheen to star in its latest "Get rid of cable" commercial, warning viewers in the humorous ad that watching cable TV could see them end up

Money a big factor in the slow progress of TV Everywhere

Cable companies have made a big effort with online video ever since Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) started the TV Everywhere drive nearly three years ago. However, the term "TV

Cisco and Comcast executives to kick off SCTE Semi Forum

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers will host its Smart Energy Management Initiative Forum later this month, and the organization notes it has added Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) VP Mark Palazzo

AT&T U-verse expands in Kansas City; will let Google hang fiber on its poles

AT&T (NYSE: T) is continuing its U-verse buildout in Kansas City, and it's found a way to help subsidize the cost: Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). The search giant has agreed to pay the telco for each

Bridge Technologies offers OTT/TV Everywhere quality monitoring solution

Quality of service delivery of over the top and TV Everywhere content to multiple devices has become a critical issue to service providers looking to guarantee customers a performance that rivals

Miller Tabak upgrades Cablevision, downgrades Knology

Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce raised his rating on Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) from a neutral to buy rating this week. He also reduced his rating on cable overbuilder Knology (Nasdaq: KNOL) from a buy

'Hardware issue' leaves some Cox subs without voice mail for more than a week

Cox Communications says a "hardware issue" involving multiple technology vendors is to blame for an outage that left some of its digital phone subscribers in Arizona, Southern California and the Las

AT&T expands U-verse in Kansas City, will let Google hang fiber on utility poles

AT&T (NYSE: T) said it has expanded the footprint for its U-verse TV and high-speed Internet services to 400,000 living units across the Kansas City area. The company also reached an agreement