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Charter-TWC deal approval by California PUC recommended by administrative law judge

A California judge has recommended that the state's Public Utilities Commission approve Charter Communications' takeover bid of Time Warner Cable.

Mediacom ropes local operator ImOn into Iowa City muni broadband beef

Mediacom has added Cedar Rapids-based ImOn Communications to its lawsuit against Iowa City, alleging the city and the local operator conspired to conduct a municipal broadband project without a franchise agreement.

Technicolor and Vubiquity combine forces to expand HDR programming availability

Media services giants Technicolor and Vubiquity have announced a partnership to expand the production workflow of HDR content.

Sling TV beta-testing expanded, multi-stream service that includes FOX Broadcasting

Sling TV is beta testing a new version of its IP-based service that allows subscribers to stream to three different devices simultaneously.

Verizon FiOS to take on Comcast in Boston

Verizon has promised to invest $300 million over the next six years to bring its FiOS fiber-to-the-home services to Boston, closing a major coverage gap in the Northeast for FiOS, while providing newfound competition for Comcast in the areas of high-speed internet and pay-TV services.

Comcast posts want ads for execs with wireless expertise

After signaling plans to move into the wireless business, Comcast appears to be staffing up for the effort.

NCTA chief Powell set to demo current device navigation alternatives

With Google having made the Beltway rounds several months ago, showing off a device that supposedly encompasses FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan for unlocking the leased pay-TV set-top, opponents of the proposal have prepped their own presentation.

Kudelski's OpenTV files another patent infringement suit, this one against struggling Yahoo

The Kudelski Group has filed a counter patent infringement lawsuit against Yahoo through its OpenTV Inc. subsidiary, alleging the foundering search and Internet media giant has improperly treaded on 10 patents through its Yahoo Smart TV, Yahoo Connected TV, Yahoo TV, Yahoo fantasy gaming businesses and the defunct Yahoo Screen.

Charter's Rutledge meets with Wheeler again as TWC deal review drags on, gets more expensive

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge met with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for the second time in a month on April 6, ironing out the company's concessions to what many investors believe is the agency's imminent approval of the MSO's mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

DirecTV to show 25 Major League Baseball games in 4K

DirecTV said it will show 25 Major League Baseball games live in 4K this season, starting with Friday's anticipated matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Wheeler: TV's Golden Age being 'blunted by incumbent pay-TV providers'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday delivered the latest bit of acrimony between himself and the cable industry for which he used to serve as a lobbyist when he told a D.C. conference conducted by INCOMPAS that the pay-TV industry is blunting TV's so-called "Golden Age" of endless quality programming choices.

Inside Layer3's 'crazy' plan to take on Comcast and reinvent cable

Armed with $100 million in private equity from sources including Hollywood talent agency CAA, Jeff Binder and his Layer3 TV are about to launch their highly anticipated virtual pay-TV service.

AT&T driving DirecTV growth with triple-play price promotions

Continuing to look for ways to cross-promote and drive growth across service platforms, AT&T said today that it's offering two-year guaranteed pricing for customers who combine DirecTV, wireline Internet and landline phone services.

CSG branches into 4K with monetization support for Sony's new UltraHD streaming service

Hit hard by consolidation in the pay-TV industry, backend monetization services vendor CSG Systems International announced some diversified new business today, touting the involvement of its Ascendon digital service platform in Sony's new 4K streaming service.

Cable will add another 3.4M broadband subs in 2016, Evercore predicts

Cable is on track to add another 3.4 million broadband subscribers in 2016, and will continue to take market share away from the receding telco sector, Evercore ISI told its investors.

Arris handling modem DNS issue with firmware update

Arris said it's addressing a vulnerability in its SurfBoard 6141 DOCSIS 3.0 modems with a firmware update.

Comcast CFO Cavanagh made $40.6M in 2015, more than Roberts or Burke

Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh took home $40.6 million in salary and other compensation last year, beating out the company's top executive, CEO Brian Roberts, who earned a paltry $36.2 million.

Verizon reportedly set to bid on Yahoo, AT&T to sit out

Verizon is reportedly set to bid on Yahoo's Internet business next week, while Google is still mulling an offer and AT&T is set to sit out.

Dish brings Netflix 4K content to the Hopper 3, expands on limited UltraHD content options

Dish Network is taking its integration of Netflix into the realm of 4K, announcing that UltraHD content on the SVOD provider will be playable on its new Hopper 3 DVRs.

NCTA, ACA take down Verizon-INCOMPAS special access proposal

The cable industry's top lobbying orgs sharply criticized a proposal announced by Verizon and INCOMPAS to regulate special access services.

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