Comcast executives said Wednesday that the company expects that it will be able to reduce spending on programming and technology with its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, predicting that the combined company will be able to reduce capital spending by $400 million annually within three years of the deal closing.
Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely result in the demise of the American Television Alliance, a coalition of pay TV distributors that TWC formed in 2010 to lobby for reform of retransmission-consent rules, an executive at one of ATVA's member companies told FierceCable Thursday.
Apple is still planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box in April and it wants content from Time Warner Cable and other potential partners to be part of that launch, according to a Bloomberg report citing unidentified sources.
Virgin Media said Wednesday that it reached the milestone of 2 million subscribers using TiVo DVRs and multiscreen video software.
Comcast has struck an electronic sell-through deal with Warner Bros. which will see it add "Gravity," "Argo," "The Great Gatsby" and other movies from the studio to its Xfinity On Demand digital store.
A Verizon technician was arrested by police in Suffolk County, N.Y., on Tuesday, for allegedly intentionally severing an underground fiber optic line last month that rival Cablevision uses to deliver its Optimum service to subscribers on Long Island.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at the technology vendors who are scoring business from Comcast and NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Nielsen reversed its decision to include viewers who rely solely on broadband Internet connections to consume video in its ratings sample, in a victory for the National Association of Broadcasters and the local TV stations that it represents.
Cass Cable TV deployed a switched IP video product from Adara Technologies, the Toronto-based technology vendor said Wednesday.
Comcast may be preparing to deploy a new device called XR8 which would allow its Xfinity subscribers to control set-tops with "Aim Anywhere" technology that uses the ZigBee RF4CE specification, according to recent FCC filings from remote control vendor Universal Electronics.
Top German cable operator Kabel Deutschland said it licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack that Comcast and Time Warner Cable have been pitching to other cable operators through their RDK LLC joint venture.
Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary may be considering supplying subscribers of kids network Sprout with tablet computers that would come preloaded with entertainment and educational content, several recent trademark applications indicate.
Former Time Warner Cable CTO Jim Chiddix and former Charter Communications and Adelphia Communications CTO Marwan Fawaz are among the 13 executives that Charter has nominated for seats on TWC's board of directors.
Cable overbuilder Grande Communications said it'll soon launch a 1-Gig wideband Internet service in Austin, Texas. The company will charge just $65 monthly for the product.
Verizon has stopped accepting orders for its Home Monitoring and Control product, and will only allow FiOS customers who already subscribe to the $9.99 monthly service to continue using it, a spokesman said Monday.
Time Warner Cable's new super DVR is the Arris IP805-M set-top, according to an FCC document obtained by FierceCable. A spokesman confirmed that the unit is the new six-tuner DVR that TWC plans to deploy later this year in New York and Los Angeles.
Rather than raise its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications reportedly will nominate 13 new directors for TWC's board of directors this week as it attempts to execute a hostile takeover of the nation's second largest cable MSO.
Verizon is no longer offering customers who subscribe to both its FiOS and Verizon Wireless services $10 monthly discounts for agreeing to have charges for both services placed on one monthly bill, spokesman Bob Elek said Monday.
Nearly one month after dropping The Weather Channel, DirecTV said Monday that it is working with WeatherNation, the programmer that replaced TWC, to add local weather reports and a mosaic program guide channel that it will use during severe storms.