With no major carriage to speak of beyond its part owner, Comcast, nearly 21 months after it first launched, bankrupt regional sports network CSN Houston has been given an offer by Dish Network it might have to actually consider: a la carte distribution.
Despite slight erosion in markets like the U.S., pay TV penetration across 138 countries will expand to 886 million households, or 57.1 percent of all homes, by the end of 2014, a jump from 715 million and 49.1 percent in 2010.
Eighteen months after leaving his CEO post at Hulu, Jason Kilar on Tuesday announced a name for his anticipated new content startup, Vessel, as well as some powerful backing.
The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T and Comcast help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection.
Continuing its quest to blanket all of North Carolina with its 1 Gbps-capable "U-Verse with GigaPower" platform, AT&T has forged a deal with the town of Chapel Hill to begin rolling out its fiber network.
Top officials for AT&T and DirecTV are set to make the case for their proposed $49 billion merger in back-to-back hearings in the House and Senate Tuesday, but will be greeted by testimony from several dissonant voices.
Continuing an ongoing rhetorical battle to shape retransmission consent policy, Suddenlink Communications chairman and CEO Jerry Kent has suggested that both pay TV operators and broadcasters make their pricing practices transparent to regulators.
Setting its sights on the next step in its European invasion, Netflix is reportedly in talks with Germany's Deutsche Telekom for carriage on the company's IPTV service, Entertain.
Cablevision is upgrading its Optimum Voice package to include HD phone services for subscribers with HD-cable phones at no extra charge.
Forging yet another wrinkle into the highly complex debate about net neutrality, Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday suggested that the Federal Trade Commission, not the Federal Communications Commission, should decide the matter.
Considering the proposed $261 million purchase of Oregon's BendBroadband by Chicago-based Telephone and Data Systems, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have signed off on the antitrust portion of their regulatory process.
In the process of slowly rolling out a flurry of ground-shifting decisions before adjourning at the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court notably did not rule Monday on the case of Aereo vs. the major broadcast networks and sports leagues.
More than half of U.S. consumers will be watching TV through electronic devices connected to the Internet by 2017, according to new research just released by eMarketer, but most of those devices won't be smart TVs
Comcast on Monday announced that its TV Everywhere services will viewable through Google's Chrome browser … and by extension, the popular Chromecast player dongle.
A federal judge on Friday blocked Viacom's attempt to have a suit filed against it by Cablevision over its channel bundling practices dismissed.
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association took issue with a Los Angeles Times report claiming that set-top boxes are among the leaders in energy consumption.
Twitter has been busy on the video front this week. The company announced on Thursday it has agreed to buy SnappyTV, which powers a popular platform for the live-clipping, editing and distribution of video across the Web.
A new report from Deloitte has found that multichannel video subscribers in the U.K. have a voracious appetite for content from a variety of sources range of sources, and the same trend could happen in the U.S.
In a speech to The Media Institute on Thursday, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly compared the commission to an ostrich, suggesting the FCC is putting its head in the sand by not quickly reacting to market conditions and modifying antiquated rules that do not reflect new realities.
Verizon might not be interested in buying Dish Network but the company is very interested in snatching up the satcaster's wireless spectrum, according to a news report.