Harmonic Q3 revenue slides 19% on soft cable edge business

Harmonic continues to suffer from continuing softness in the cable edge market, with third-quarter revenue declining 19 percent sequentially to $83.3 million. The performance was in line with analysts' expectations of $82.23 million.

Weather Channel's Shull: Cable channel won't be part of any digital sale to IBM

Weather Channel CEO Dave Shull

While IBM closes in on a reported $2 billion purchase of his company's associated digital properties, Weather Channel CEO Dave Shull released a statement today clarifying that the linear cable channel will remain under its existing ownership group.

X1 momentum could result in Comcast adding 25K+ video subs in Q4, analyst says

Could Comcast, which saw just reported its lowest third-quarter video subscriber losses in nine years, actually grow its pay-TV base in the fourth quarter?

Comcast prepping HDR-capable Xi6 set-top for 2016

Comcast will follow up the launch of the 4K-capable Xi4 set top later this year with the 2016 deployment of an even more advanced device, the Xi6, that features high dynamic range (HDR) technology.

Liberty's UPC Hungary says adoption of cloud-based video system is now over 50%

Liberty Global's UPC Hungary said customer adoption of its cloud-based advanced video system is exceeding expectations, with more than 50 percent of subscribers now using the service.

TWC SportsNet architect David Rone to step down

Time Warner Cable Sports President David Rone, the architect behind the operator's struggling regional sports network strategy, is stepping down, according to the Sports Business Daily.

Altice nets another $1B, now has the money to purchase Cablevision

Altice has put in place the final piece of the puzzle in regard to funding its purchase of Cablevision, with two investment funds contributing $1 billion for a 30 percent stake in the MSO.

Comcast's Strauss: MSO is testing Stream OTT service in Boston; launch is 'imminent'

Comcast video chief Matthew Strauss told FierceCable that the company is conducting beta trials of its new streaming skinny bundle, dubbed Stream, in Boston. He also said that a broader launch of Stream is "imminent."

Comcast's X1 deployment accelerates to 40K boxes a day, reaches 25% of footprint

Comcast said it is now deploying 40,000 X1 video boxes a day, and that its X1 service now covers 25 percent of its footprint. The company also posted subscriber gains in its video and Internet services above what most Wall Street analysts had expected.

AT&T and Tribune finally make retrans deal for U-verse

After numerous extensions and blackout threats, AT&T has agreed to a TV broadcast retransmission renewal deal with Tribune Media. The agreement between the two companies will keep Tribune's 26 network affiliates on AT&T's U-verse service.

With Verizon MVNO and 10M hotspots, Comcast poised to fight for wireless share

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Comcast will combine its 10 million Wi-Fi spots with its Verizon MVNO agreement, plus some new spectrum it picks up at the FCC's upcoming incentive auction, to launch the first successful cable mobile virtual network operator.

NFL's OTT debut on Yahoo a success: 33.6M streams, 15.2M unique viewers

For those concerned about pay-TV's most powerful programming asset leaking out of the ecosystem and into over-the-top channels, this won't come as good news: An NFL regular-season matchup featuring two mid-market divisional cellar-dwellers, streamed by Yahoo from London in the early-morning U.S. hours Sunday, drew an audience of 15.2 million unique users.

Comcast's Stream is MIA as cable rivals ramp up tests

After announcing in July that it would launch its new $15-a-month streaming bundle in Boston at the end of the summer, Comcast has yet to debut its Stream service in a single market.

As Comcast, TWC earnings loom, analysts still predicting around 300,000 pay-TV customer losses in Q3

With Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications all reporting their third-quarter earnings this week, analysts continue to believe that the pay-TV sector will lose hundreds of thousands of customers -- but not as many as in the second quarter.

Report: TWC's new streaming-only skinny bundle for NYC starts at $10/month, offers 20 channels

Time Warner Cable is reportedly joining the ranks of cable companies that are testing streaming-only video services.

Dish launches programmatic ad exchange for linear TV

Dish Network announced pay-TV's first programmatic ad exchange for linear television.

ESPN's YouTube channels go dark amid YouTube Red launch

ESPN's YouTube channels are going dark amid the launch of Google's new YouTube Red subscription platform.

AT&T's U-verse and Tribune grow quiet on retrans talks, possible blackout

AT&T and Tribune Media have entered into a quiet phase, nearly 48 hours after the last announced extension to a legacy broadcast retransmission agreement between Tribune and AT&T's U-verse platform expired.

Charter takes over TWC's Louisville charter, agrees to free Wi-Fi, 1 Gbps conditions

The Louisville Metro Council in Kentucky is expected to approve the transfer of the city's cable TV franchise from Time Warner Cable to Charter Communications. And the non-binding commitments made by Charter give insights to the kinds of concessions the MSO is making as it seeks approval from myriad federal, state and local governments for its proposed purchases of TWC and Bright House Networks.

Comcast calls $20B racial discrimination suit 'offensive,' wants it thrown out again

Comcast has asked a federal judge to once again throw out a $20 million racial discrimination lawsuit filed against it by the National Association of African-American Owned Media and entertainer Byron Allen.