A retransmission-consent dispute that left Cablevision subscribers unable to watch Tribune Co. TV stations for more than two months last fall cost the broadcaster $18 million in advertising revenue, Tribune disclosed Monday.
By purchasing Hulu, DirecTV would gain a respectable web presence and a bunch of new tech-savvy customers who would transform the satellite provider from a downstream TV purveyor to a content provider. But there's a risk that DirecTV could become, instead, the broadband version of an MVNO.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at the current whereabouts of 10 former top wireless executives.
IPTV has become a key ingredient for hotels internationally as part of an IP-based effort to entice and retain visitors in a competitive environment.
IPTV, both directly and peripherally, proved to be a good business for connected media platform developer and system-on-a-chip provider Sigma Designs in the first quarter. The company reported net revenues that were up $8.3 million to $52.5 million, 19 percent higher than the previous quarter and 31 percent higher year-over-year.
Louisville, Colo.-based research and development facility CableLabs qualified devices from six vendors for version 1.0 of the DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications, enabling cable operators to deploy EPON equipment and be assured of interoperability.
A glitch in Comcast's equipment that receives HD signals from broadcasters and transmits them to customers caused high-definition viewers in Chicago to miss out on watching part of the Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup finals game Saturday night.
Charter Communications continues to lure execs away from other MSOs. The newest addition to the Charter team is Catherine Bohigian, who was named executive vice president of government affairs and will oversee all aspects of Charter's government relations.
Charter Communications, which is partially owned by Liberty Media, has been in talks with Time Warner Cable, about a possible merger; however, the likelihood of that deal coming to fruition is weak.
At last week's The Cable Show in Washington, D.C., Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off a 3 Gbps cable broadband connection, which is three times faster than Google Fiber service and nearly 150 times faster than the current average broadband connection speed in the United States.
Jeff Weber, president of content and advertising sales at AT&T--the driving force and public face of the U-verse IPTV business--is moving to a new position within the company, AT&T confirmed.
The NCTA's annual trade show, The Cable Show, was held in Washington, D.C., from June 10 - 12. Take a look at some of the highlights in our slideshow.
As DirecTV plays damage control, Dish Network waives fees for subscribers impacted by Colorado wildfires
Dish Network said Friday that it will waive fees for lost or damaged equipment to satellite TV subscribers impacted by wildfires in Colorado.
In 2006, NCTA changed the name of the cable industry's annual convention to The Cable Show. With Comcast and its CEO Brian Roberts dominating this years convention--from the general sessions to the show floor--this year's confab could've been called The Comcast Show.
About 12,000 people attended The Cable Show convention this week in Washington, D.C., according to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
Responding to complaints that it intentionally degrades online video services such as YouTube and Hulu being accessed by cable modem subscribers, Time Warner Cable insisted Thursday that it doesn't "throttle" Internet video traffic.
Internet video set-top vendor Boxee plans to announce next week that it has a new owner, VentureBeat reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources.
Cox Communications expanded its contract with ratings firm Rentrak to include measurement of video-on-demand viewing on Apple's iPad, Rentrak CEO Bill Livek said Thursday on an earnings call.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Josh Wein examines the ways cable is changing to compete with the online video industry.