After declaring a stand-alone, OTT version of his premium cable service as a "tide that has to turn" last October, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht told investors today he hasn't decided when the company will actually launch a direct-to-consumer product.
In its sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom once again showcases the most relevant female executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
With Comcast cutting its investment into the network, subscribers down an industry-leading 11.2 percent since 2011, and no agreement in sight to get back onto the program guide of Verizon FiOS, one of the pay-TV ecosystem's last big indie networks is considering over-the-top options.
A group of large technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft are asking the FCC not to move forward with plans to regulate online video operators as MVPDs.
The NCTA has filed another ex parte letter with the FCC, claiming that Qualcomm has done nothing to prove the LTE-U and LAA technologies it is backing will not interfere with cable Wi-Fi.
Analyst: Technicolor-Cisco deal marks divergence of video market into CPE hardware and cloud software segments
Despite its move to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) division to French media technology conglomerate Technicolor in a deal announced last week, don't think of Cisco as leaving the video business.
Verizon has joined Cablevision as the second pay-TV operator to offer HBO Now without requiring a pay-TV service.
Arris Group has sold off its Arris Supplies unit to the UK-based Technetix Group for an undisclosed sum.
AT&T has called a proposed $100 million fine levied against it by the FCC for alleged throttling "unprecedented and indefensible."
Pay-TV tech vendor Harmonic reported flat revenue totaling $103.1 million for the second quarter of 2015, down 1 percent from the comparable year-ago period.
A majority of cable companies surveyed by research firm IHS say that a third of their residential subscribers will be passed by DOCSIS 3.1-enabled headends by April 2017. Surveying operators around the globe that collectively control 87 percent of cable's global capex, meanwhile, IHS found that 42 percent of MSOs plan to deploy a distributed access architecture by 2017.
A San Francisco federal court has set a Dec. 5 trial date for a case in which the FTC accuses DirecTV of misleading customers.
Newly spun off MSO Cable One is being carefully scrutinized as it preps for its first stand-alone earnings call on Aug. 6 for its notable strategy of downsizing video operations in favor of building up broadband.
Verizon is preparing for a possible work stoppage in its wireline division after members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current talks remain stalled.
The just-consummated merger between AT&T and DirecTV has created the largest pay-TV operator in the U.S. with around 28 million subscribers. But Evercore ISI doesn't believe that scale will enable the combined company to overcome endemic pay-TV problems.
Walt Disney Company CEO Bog Iger said his company's highly profitable ESPN unit will eventually go a la carte as pay-TV's bundling infrastructure gives way. But that decision is still more than five years away, he added.
Comcast and Discovery Communications announced a multi-year renewal of their just-expired carriage agreement, ending Wall Street fears that talks between the two companies could degenerate into a blackout.
AT&T said it has officially closed on its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV following FCC approval of the transaction. The news brings to a close a review process that lasted over a year.
In a sure sign that the second quarter will mark a major recession in the number of pay-TV subscribers, IPTV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse combined to have their worst quarter of video customer growth ever, adding only 4,000 subscribers between them.