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Time Warner Cable lands HBO Go

Nearly three years after Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) was spun off as a separate public company from Time Warner Inc., (NYSE: TWX) the cable MSO has reached an agreement that will give its

Time Warner Cable feuds with Cablevision executives over MSG fees

A dispute involving license fees for MSG Network has sparked a public skirmish between Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and executives at fellow cable MSO Cablevision (NYSE: CVC). MSG--which is run by

Republican lawmakers introduce bill to reform retransmission consent

Two Republican lawmakers introduced bills in the House and Senate on Friday that could spark major reforms of retransmission-consent rules that have allowed broadcasters to collect increased fees

Comcast spends $1.3 billion on advertising in first nine months of 2011

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) spent $1.3 billion advertising its Xfinity TV brand and other products during the first nine months of 2011, making it the fourth biggest media buyer during the period, Kantar

Comcast's CEO Roberts hit with $500,000 fine for stock deal

Here's one way to lower your tax burden at the end of the year. Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) chief executive Brian Roberts will pay a $500,000 fine for allegedly violated pre-merger reporting and waiting

Time Warner Cable finally offers subscribers HBO Go

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), which as Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) chief executive Jeff Bewkes said earlier this month has been a little behind the curve on this one, finally is getting ready to offer

Comcast to shop triple play at 'Xfinity Live' entertainment complex

In one of its biggest efforts yet to market its Xfinity line of products to consumers through retail outlets, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to open a 60,000 square foot "Xfinity Live" entertainment

With Dolans at helm, Cablevision will be fine without Rutledge

While Cablevision now operates one of the most advanced cable systems in the country, the MSO was once criticized for lagging behind its colleagues at Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable MSOs

FEMA, FCC analyze national Emergency Alert System test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC have set a Dec. 27 deadline for collecting information about the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, a FEMA official told the

Nielsen: Video usage increases on Xbox, PlayStation3, Wii

Consumers are increasingly using gaming consoles to watch online video rather than play games. According to Nielsen, Xbox owners use the device to watch video from Netflix, Hulu and other online

Cox to sell wireless spectrum to Verizon

Cox Communications said Friday that it agreed to sell Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum to Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) for $315 million. The deal mirrors agreements Verizon struck recently to

Time Warner Cable expands retail presence

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) opened a new retail store earlier this week on New York's Staten Island, where it is using demonstrations of advanced services to pitch consumers digital video,

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