CBS Corp. said it saw first-quarter revenue jump 6 percent to $4.04 billion, attributing much of the gains to the performance of premium network Showtime and increased retransmission-consent fees collected from cable operators and satellite TV providers.
Top cable executives and industry lobbyists rolled out the welcome mat for Tom Wheeler, a former National Cable & Telecommunications Association chief whom President Obama nominated Wednesday to be the next chairman of the FCC.
Time Warner Inc. said it generated a $115 million increase in subscription fees that it collects from cable operators and satellite TV providers for TBS, TNT, HBO and other cable networks in the first quarter.
CenturyLink said Wednesday that it'll offer download speeds of up to 1 Gbps in Omaha, Neb., providing more competition for incumbent cable operator Cox Communications.
Years ago, soon after I began writing about the TV business, I investigated how I could find one of the households that Nielsen uses to generate its ratings reports. I never found a Nielsen household, but this February, the next best thing happened: A Nielsen representative called me and asked if I'd be willing to participate in a ratings survey.
Comcast is investing in advanced services that it can tack on to its Xfinity Home automation and X1 video products, including delivering DVR programming to new devices, executives told analysts Wednesday.
Comcast said Wednesday that it lost 60,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, while it gained 433,000 high-speed Internet and 211,000 voice customers.
Just one week before Outdoor Channel shareholders are scheduled to vote on an acquisition offer from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the network received a $237 million cash offer late Tuesday from Leo Hindery's Intermedia.
Former National Cable & Telecommunications Association head Tom Wheeler is expected to be nominated to be the next chairman of the FCC, according to several reports.
Wall Street analysts said recent rate hikes will help Comcast post increased revenue for the first quarter when it reports earnings Wednesday, but that the nation's largest cable MSO will report that it dropped basic video subscribers during the period.
Challenging comScore in the online video ratings business, Nielsen said Tuesday that it will test measurements of TV shows that are viewed online through a pilot program that includes Discovery Communications, A&E Networks, ABC, AOL, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision and The CW.
Time Warner Cable said CFO Irene Esteves is leaving the company and will be replaced by AOL veteran Arthur Minson. The change, which is effective Thursday, is notable because Esteves' contract is not set to expire for at least another year.
Cablevision said late Monday that it agreed to sell its chain of 41 movie theaters in the New York City area to Bow Tie Cinemas.
Comcast, Arris and connected TV and mobile phone manufacturer LG are among the industry players that will showcase multimedia products at The Cable Show in a new exhibit called The Observatory, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Monday.
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV takes a look at a lawsuit that Toronto-based technology companies NorthVu and MediaTube filed against Bell Canada and Bell Aliant.
Time Warner Cable has developed technology that would allow subscribers to transfer TV shows and movies stored on a DVR to PCs, smartphones and tablets, according to a patent application obtained by FierceCable.
Using a talking buffalo named Frank to pitch broadband service, Frontier Communications kicked off what the company described as its first ad campaign in years.
Time Warner Cable is expanding its programming lineup for Filipino Americans, announcing Monday that it launched ABS-CBN International's Lifestyle Network on its cable systems in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.
About 27 percent of viewers say their favorite device for viewing online video content is a connected TV, the Interactive Advertising Bureau said Monday.