Dish Network continues to negotiate with local TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcasting over a new retransmission agreement -- the two companies narrowly averted a blackout of Sinclair's local TV station on Dish's satellite-based pay-TV service on Saturday.
Comcast is reportedly preparing to launch an online video platform called "Watchable" that will feature content from the likes of AwesomenessTV, Refinery29, The Onion, Vice, NBC Sports and others sometime in the next few weeks, according to a new report from Business Insider that cited unnamed sources familiar with the company's plans.
The battle between cable operator Mediacom and local TV broadcasters has reached epic levels of rhetoric, with the National Association of Broadcasters issuing a fiery filing with the FCC calling Mediacom's requests "silly" and its customer service "dismal."
Although the pay-TV industry overall reported its largest ever quarterly subscriber loss, the cable sector actually fared well in the second quarter in terms of Internet customers. Indeed, cable companies in the second quarter finally managed to beat back the insurgent telcos that had eaten into its Internet access market share over the last decade.
As the FCC considers major changes to the way TV content is distributed on the Internet, two companies recently issued pleas with the commission that show the complex and fractured nature of pay TV today alongside the challenges of moving TV onto the Internet.
Turner Broadcasting System announced that it has acquired a majority stake in streaming video tech company iStreamPlanet for an undisclosed sum.
New York sports bar kicks off fourth class-action suit against DirecTV, NFL over 'NFL Sunday Ticket'
A fourth class-action anti-trust lawsuit has been initiated against the NFL, along with DirecTV and its new corporate parent, AT&T, over the NFL Sunday Ticket out-of-market games package.
Apple has once again pushed back plans to reinvent television, according to Bloomberg.
While cable companies have worked feverishly over the last two years to build out their Wi-Fi networks, wireless companies have been pretty busy doing the same thing.
HBO takes over 'Sesame Street,' looks to compete with Netflix for increasingly influential kids audience
Signaling the importance of kiddie audiences in direct-to-consumer subscription programing models, HBO has formed a unique partnership with PBS, taking first-run rights to the iconic series Sesame Street and fully backing the show's production.
Cablevision fires back; it can't call Verizon a liar, but it can say lots of other mean things about FiOS
Cablevision continued its communications war with Verizon, releasing a statement clarifying that a court ruling only restricts the MSO from calling Verizon a liar in advertisements. The MSO said it can move forward with boasting all sorts of other superiority claims regarding its Optimum service.
Pay-TV operators lost 625,000 subscribers in the second quarter, the biggest quarterly loss ever reported for the sector, according to SNL Kagan.
FCC's Wheeler thrills pay-TV operators, proposes removal of exclusivity rules from retrans negotiations
In what could be a major victory for pay-TV operators, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he plans to circulate an order that would remove 50-year-old "exclusivity" laws that restrict operators from importing signals from distant stations during impasses with local broadcasters over retransmission fees.
Comcast and its NBCUniversal division have pulled the trigger on plans to become more involved in digital media, investing an additional $200 million in Vox Media.
AT&T said it plans to stop investing in its U-verse CPE platform and will instead use a "derivative" of DirecTV's in-home equipment to create a new, in-home TV product that the company said will display content from AT&T and others. The company also said users would be able to access the same content while outside the home.
Coming off a week in which media and pay-TV stocks lost an estimated $60 billion in market capitalization because of an onset of investor anxiety about cord-cutting, Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente said Wall Street is over-reacting.
Canadian MSO Videotron has announced what it's billing as the country's first pay-TV 4K set-top, a Samsung-made, eight-tuner-DVR-equipped device capable of storing up to 115 hours of high-density Ultra HD content.
U.S. wireless carriers spent an estimated $183.4 million on TV advertising in July, down $450,000 from June. Partnering with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.TV, FierceWireless has a full breakdown of U.S. wireless TV ad spending.
While CBS Corp. is, like every other media company, exposed to the ongoing collapse of the pay-TV bundle, Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris said the company has an advantage over its peers, having been early out of the gate with an SVOD platform, CBS All Access.
ACA's Matthew Polka tweets to FC about runaway retrans, proliferating OTT, rampant consolidation, more
While over-the-top distribution and consolidation continue to roil the pay-TV industry, no issue concerns the American Cable Association more than fast-increasing broadcast retransmission fees. As the FCC gets set to look at 23-year-old laws that govern the negotiations between broadcasters and operators, we caught up with a man on the front line of the discussion, ACA President and CEO Matthew Polka. He's our guest in @FierceCable's first Twitter chat on Thursday, August 13, at 2 p.m. ET.