After numerous failed attempts to "re-invent" the television experience, Apple is reportedly set to take another bite.
Speaking at Charter Communications' fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday, company president and CEO Tom Rutledge said stringent Title II-oriented regulation likely to be passed by the FCC won't have a material impact on the cable industry.
Reviews of Dish Network's new OTT service generally say that it is technologically elegant, but lacking in the breadth and depth of programming necessary to render it "game-changing." Yet Sling TV has a few key differentiating factors that make it more than just a cheaper version of cable.
As the cable industry assess the broader impact of strict Title II regulation of the Internet, one significant factor already appears likely: interconnection deals, such as the one Comcast notoriously carved out with Netflix last year, could go away.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed Wednesday that his proposed new net neutrality rules will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
Viewership of live TV declined 12.7 percent in January, said Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente, who has become the latest media investment pundit to attribute such a drop to streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) services.
Despite softness in one of pay-TV's most powerful programming engines, the Walt Disney Company reported a 19 percent uptick in fourth-quarter profits Wednesday.
Cable industry consortium Canoe says its campaign for dynamic ad insertion into VOD more than tripled from Q1 to Q4 in terms of impressions, with the last quarter of 2014 producing 2.52 billion impressions.
MaxLinear Inc., a provider of set-top box circuitry to the pay-TV market, has acquired Entropic Communications, a maker of semiconductor solutions for the connected home.
Between 73 percent and 83 percent of all cable industry power consumption is accounted for by hubs and headends, as well as the active equipment on the HFC network. This data comes courtesy of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers 2020 initiative, which released results of a recent study during a Tuesday session in Herndon, Va.
As has been widely expected, multiple media reports indicate that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will introduce a draft order to codify net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
Proving once again that football defies the atomization of the video program marketplace, NBC's presentation of Super Bowl XLIX Sunday was the most watched TV show of all time.
Video software maker SeaChange International announced Monday that it will lay off 10 percent of its global workforce, resulting in the loss of about 70 jobs.
Dish Network has become the latest pay-TV operator to announce significant rate increases, upping the price of its "America's Top 120" and "America's Top 200" programming tiers by $5 a month.
Time Warner Inc. has been unable to get pay-TV operators to help it market its new a la carte HBO service, so it is looking for new partners in the online media realm.
Yet another group opposed to a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable emerged Monday.
Dish Network has signed a deal with Univision to put the Spanish-language programmer's channels onto the new Sling Television OTT service.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai sharply criticized rules that allowed Dish Network to claim more than $3 billion in discounts aimed at small businesses during the government's just completed AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction.
As Comcast deals with yet another viral crisis stemming from customer service reps mutilating subscriber names in the company's billing system, the cable conglomerate's former customer care guru, Frank Eliason, has penned an open letter urging his ex-employer to shape up.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell used his annual "State of the League" pre-Super Bowl address to announce that the league is looking to stream a regular season game for the first time. All previous live streams of National Football League games have involved playoffs or the Super Bowl.