Just a few years ago, the large, diversified bucket known as "business services" was a throw-away line at the end of cable company earnings calls. Sure, the revenue was growing, but we weren't talking about real money. Well, as Cox Business Senior Vice President Steve Rowley will tell you, $2 billion — a figure his division stands to bring in this year alone — is real money.
Comcast announced a new series of product upgrades to its X1 platform as the MSO ramps up a promotional push ahead of programming division NBCUniversal's wall-to-wall coverage of the Rio Olympics starting next month.
There's been much speculation as to why Apple won't support Amazon Prime Video on its Apple TV OTT devices, and why Amazon won't, in turn, sell Apple TV through its retail engine.
Netflix still has an exclusive streaming deal with Relativity Media but a judge says the SVOD giant won't be able to stream two of the studio's films ahead of their theatrical releases.
While still leaving plenty of room for improvement, Comcast and Time Warner Cable reported major improvements in the 2016 ASCI Telecommunications Report, which ranks customer satisfaction with telecom services.
TiVo saw its MSO subscriber base grow by 312,000, or 24 percent, in the first quarter, but its revenue slid 6.5 percent to $107.3 million as the decline in its hardware business overshadowed growth in software and user interfaces.
ESPN has lost about 10 million subscribers since 2013.
To say multi-screen vendor Synacor was struggling on August 27, 2014 is like saying it's still pretty cold and dark at the company's Buffalo, N.Y. headquarters in late February. Assuming the reigns as CEO from longtime company chief executive Ron Frankel, veteran pay-TV executive Himesh Bhise immediately faced two dissonant shareholder groups, who were trying to oust the board and sell the company.
In a New York Times op-ed, antitrust lawyer Jonathan Kanter lauds the basic premise of the FCC's controversial "Unlock the Box" NPRM on pay-TV set-tops. But he warns that in developing the proposal, the agency has hooked its wagon to Google, a giant company that could potentially wreak far more havoc than just charging customers too much for cable boxes.
Cable lobbying groups the NCTA and ACA have both petitioned the FCC, asking the agency not to burden cable systems with the new ATSC 3.0 technology standard being adopted by the broadcast industry.
Apple moved into the third spot in global set-top revenue in 2015, up from ninth place the year prior, thanks to hot sales of the Apple TV OTT device and industry consolidation.
Comcast has announced the dual promotions of top technology executives Tony Werner and Sree Kotay.
A bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators has written FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, warning him that his "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal could harm smaller cable operators.
Astronomers report that when galaxies collide, they can see the dramatic explosion of energy. But in reality, when the two galaxies make first contact, there's not much visible impact. The initial "collision" is really two dispersed objects that overlap with each other, occupying a shared space without significant direct conflict.
While Viacom's top executives wage a bitter battle for control of the company; its linear ratings, ad sales and stock price are all struggling; and it continues to be shut out from several mid-sized cable systems, Viacom carriage with top pay-TV operators remains assured.
With about 39,000 Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW still on strike across 10 states, the upcoming U.S. jobs report for May could take a downturn.
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A federal judge in Iowa City has ruled that local operator ImOn Communications can proceed with a municipal broadband project, despite a pending lawsuit filed against it by Mediacom Communications.
Nexstar Broadcasting said it has sold five of its stations in four markets as a key step toward fulfilling regulatory requirements for its $4.6 billion purchase of Media General.
Continuing to bombard the FCC with NPRM-related commentary that the agency may or may not be listening to, AT&T called a proposal to enact privacy regulations on ISPs a "misdirection."