CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves hadn't even finished first-day press duties for his company's big OTT announcement, when cable industry pundits began speculating on what might occur during the next big retrans impasse between the programmer and a major MSO.
With one of its members referring to Comcast as "the worst company in America for customer service," the city council for Worcester, Mass., has voted 8-3 against a measure that would transfer control of the city's cable subscribers from Charter to Comcast.
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As it seeks to have the federal government reclassify it as a pay-TV company, Aereo has registered its top corporate communications executive as a lobbyist.
Comcast has decided not to appeal a ruling by a bankruptcy judge on the valuation of regional sports network CSN Houston, clearing the sale of the network to DirecTV and AT&T.
CBS has announced a new SVOD service which will deliver thousands of current and archival series episodes to the IP devices of consumers for $5.99 a month.
With Time Warner Inc. announcing that HBO would launch as a standalone product in 2015, available for streaming without a pay-TV subscription, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was predictably asked about the move during his company's third-quarter earnings call Wednesday.
With VOD emerging as one of the most coveted pay-TV features, Time Warner Cable has expanded access to its VOD library through its Roku app. Now, Roku-using TWC subscribers scrolling through the live program guide will be given a VOD alternative to watch an episode that may already be in progress from the beginning.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the SVOD service is now shooting all of its original shows in 4K resolution.
Barry Diller's IAC may have taken a write-down on Aereo, but he apparently hasn't turned the lights out at the struggling startup.
Signaling a sea change in pay-TV distribution, a major programming supplier, HBO, has announced plans to break off from the cable bundle and distribute its shows to consumers in an a la carte streaming product.
After revising its first quarter count down, Infonetics reported a 4 percent rise in global pay-TV set-top box revenue to $4.8 billion during the second quarter of 2014.
Citing what company CEO Ken Lowe calls a tough ad market, declining ratings and increased competition among cable programmers, Scripps Networks has begun offering buyouts to an unspecified number of employees.
Millennial-aged TV viewers time-shift about 46 percent of the programming they watch, according to a new report released by comScore Tuesday. That's markedly higher than the 35 percent rate for adults 35-54 and the 30 percent recorded for adults older than 55.
Amid the ongoing wave of pay-TV consolidation, AMC Networks has been widely viewed, at least in zombie apocalypse terms, as a lone survivor that badly needs to merge with a larger, more fortified group of programmers. But the audience drawing power of its assets can't be denied.
Comcast is leading a team of Chinese investors who will collectively spend about $3.3 billion to build a new Universal theme park in Beijing. According to a statement, the Chinese government has approved development of the 300-acre park, which will eventually be expanded to 400 acres.
Due largely to interconnection deals like the one Netflix just confirmed with Bright House Networks, streaming performance of the top SVOD service has improved across most major Internet service providers in the United States.
Arrow and The Flash are back on Cable One program guides in Fargo, N.D., as CW affiliate WDAY announced a carriage agreement with the Phoenix, Ariz.-based MSO, which serves just under 700,000 customers across 19 states.
Aereo is asking the FCC to grant it status as a multichannel video programming distributor, a distinction that would breathe life into the stifled streaming service by letting it sign broadcast retransmission deals.