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Frontier loses 5,900 FiOS TV subscribers in Q4 2011

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) reported that it lost 5,900 FiOS TV subscribers during the fourth quarter, but said that it will continue to support the delivery of video programming to FiOS

Comcast promotes Avgiris to EVP and GM of data and communications services

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said Thursday that it promoted Cathy Avgiris to EVP and general manager of its data and communications group. Avgiris Avgiris, who has worked at Comcast for nearly

FiOS to pull the plug on Funimation and Bridges TV

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) plans to drop anime channel Funimation and Bridges TV from its FiOS TV lineup on March 15, according to a notification it sent to subscribers on Wednesday. Verizon said in the

CenturyLink, Knology post slight gains in video subscribers

Broadband ISP CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) said it added 16,000 subscribers to its new PrismTV service during the fourth quarter, while cable overbuilder Knology (Nasdaq: KNOL) picked up just 1,262 video

ACA books FCC chairman Genachowski for D.C. Summit

Small and independent cable operators may get a chance to grill FCC chairman Julius Genachowski on March 14, when he appears at the ACA Summit in Washington, D.C. Genachowski The American

DirecTV subscriber growth slows in Q4

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) picked up just 125,000 net new subscribers during the fourth quarter, down significantly from the third quarter, when it added 328,000 new subscribers. Subscriber growth at the

FCC details VoIP outage reporting rules to ensure 911 reliability

The FCC has implemented new rules for VoIP phone outages that will impact cable operators and other broadband providers. Under the new rules, the FCC said it will use outage reports to track and

Aereo could help cable operators bring broadcasters to their knees

If every Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) home in the New York area had access to Aereo's array of dime-sized over-the-air antennas that night in October 2010 when Fox pulled game one of the World Series in

Comcast surges on reduced subscriber losses; posts best quarter in 5 years

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) stock jumped nearly 7 percent Wednesday morning after it reported that it lost just 17,000 basic video subscribers during the fourth quarter. Wall Street analysts had expected

Time Warner Cable expands TWC TV app to PCs, Macs

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is beginning to allow subscribers to watch live TV channels from their computers, announcing that it had expanded its TWC TV app to several browsers running on PCs and

Comcast to market 'X1' next generation digital TV service to homes

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) will launch a cloud-based digital video product called X1 in several markets reaching several hundred thousand subscribers this year, CEO Brian Roberts said Wednesday. The

Warren Buffett quadruples investment in DirecTV; Berkshire buys Liberty Media stock

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has more than quadrupled its investment in DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Buffet now owns 20.3

Dish shops $5 monthly Heartland Package

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) is pitching subscribers a new $5 monthly Heartland Package that includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC TV, Pixl, RFD-TV and Rural TV. Rural TV is the only

Broadband stimulus report card

In today's spotlight, managing editor Samantha Bookman checks out the progress of the national broadband stimulus program. Since 2009, more than $3.5 billion in stimulus grants have been disbursed

Comcast expected to report loss of 125,000 basic cable subscribers in Q4

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) will likely report Wednesday that it lost 125,000 basic video subscribers during the fourth quarter, said Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. That would be an improvement from

SCTE lands Time Warner Cable CTO LaJoie for Canadian Summit

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) CTO Mike LaJoie is flying to Toronto next month to give a keynote speech at the SCTE Canadian Summit. Landing LaJoie as a speaker is a big score for the Exton, Pa.-based

Study: Connected TVs will drive OTT video services market to $4.49B by 2015

How big an impact are connected TV and over-the-top content having on the video ecosystem? According to a new study from French research firm Idate: They're huge, and from all indications they're

Comcast's multiplatform measurement tests with Google, ComScore could open up VoD distribution

While Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and its NBCUniversal subsidiary still haven't detailed how much multiplatform programming they'll distribute this summer from the Summer Olympics in London, the

Study: Connected TVs will drive OTT video market to $4.5B by 2015

Booming sales of connected TVs and other connected devices will see the market for over-the-top video services jump to $4.49 billion by 2015, according to French research firm Idate. While the OTT

Consolidated sets Q4 release date; Emcali plans rollout of IPTV service in Colombia

More news from Fierce: > Consolidated Communications will release its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results before the market opens on March 1, 2012. Release > Agama