Apple will kick off its anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today by unveiling its new music streaming service, according to multiple reports.
Showtime said its new standalone streaming service will be viewable on Roku devices, signaling its intention to go broader than the Apple device universe that confined its closest competition, HBO Now, at launch two months ago.
Atlantic Broadband has announced an agreement to purchase Connecticut cable operator MetroCast from Harron Communications for $200 million, continuing a wave of cable industry consolidation.
In the near term, expect Comcast to focus on bite-sized acquisitions, such as last week's purchase of advanced advertising startup Visible World, rather than large mega-mergers, such as the scrubbed $45 billion Time Warner Cable purchase.
Disclosing details of its early regulatory meetings with the FCC in the run up to review of the $57 billion Time Warner Cable merger, Charter Communications said new FCC net neutrality laws will not restrict investments made in its network.
In sports, some fans will adamantly deny the facts that are right in front of them. The same dynamic, I suspect, is at play when many of us ponder pay-TV subscriber losses, and still wonder if wholesale cord-cutting by U.S. consumers will soon get underway. There shouldn't be any debate that radical change in the way U.S. consumers watch television is already occurring.
Pay-TV's first quarter earnings reports showed no definitive evidence that cord cutting is about to go viral. But the signs are troubling. In fact, an examination of linear TV ratings leads to a conclusion that television's disrupted, on-demand future isn't just inevitable, it's already here.
Comcast says it now has "stacking" rights to 550 current season TV shows on its Xfinity On Demand VOD platform, a clear sign, the No. 1 pay-TV operator says, that programmers have "come around" to understanding the potential of cable VOD.
CenturyLink's Prism TV service is now available in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas including South Jordan.
Dish Network's Sling TV OTT service currently counts around 250,000 paying subscribers, according to a new Re/code article citing unnamed industry executives familiar with the company's operations. That would be an increase from the 100,000 sign-ups that Sling TV counted in March, according to Re/code.
Dish Network has introduced a Spanish-language extension of its Sling TV over-the-top service with the launch of its new Sling Latino brand.
Comcast has acquired ad-targeting firm Visible World, which works with marketers to deliver targeted ads to specific audiences based upon zip codes and data from users' set-top boxes.
MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett said he does not believe that a merger between No. 2 U.S. satellite TV company Dish Network and No. 4 wireless operator T-Mobile is a good match.
Charter Communications has made good on its promise to pick up Time Warner Cable's carriage-starved regional sports network, SportsNet LA. Charter announced that it will make the channel available in HD on channel 773 of its program guide to 300,000 Southern California-areas subscribers, starting with Tuesday's Los Angeles Dodgers game.
TDS Telecommunications is offering an upgraded radio-frequency remote control to its nearly 125,000 cable TV and IPTV subscribers, allowing them to hide their set-tops in a way that's not possible with standard infra-red, line-of-site remote controls.
Cincinnati Bell CFO Leigh Fox says the company isn't concerned about one of its main competitors, Time Warner Cable, merging with Charter Communications.
Parks Associates published new research suggesting that 51 percent of U.S. pay-TV consumers are "very interested" in unlimited, cloud-based DVR storage.
Self-billed "next-generation cable company" Layer3 TV has raised another $51 million and now plans to launch its virtual pay-TV service by the end of the year.
FCC commissioners voted unanimously to strip local governments of the ability to regulate the rates of cable operators.
After a year of speculation about a possible merger, Dish Network and T-Mobile are reportedly engaged in serious talks about a transaction, according to the Wall Street Journal.