Media analysts didn't expect a blowout fourth quarter from Discovery Networks, given the spongy soft ad market and overall TV audience trends. But the report was even worse than anticipated.
With its chief rival Dish Network battling CBS Corp., Turner Networks and Fox News in the fourth quarter, DirecTV saw a flurry of refugee subscribers join its ranks.
TV Everywhere access to live NBC programming has finally arrived, provided you live in a metropolitan area close to one of the conglomerate's owned and operated stations.
Almost everyone in the wireless industry knows who the top executives are in the market: Tim Cook, Tom Wheeler, Randall Stephenson and John Legere are generally household names--at least in households built by working in the wireless industry. But it's much harder to know where innovation is coming from next.
One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint.
ESPN is experiencing something new--getting left out of a major sports TV licensing deal.
Becoming the latest programmer to try to package its inventory for advertisers with greater insights as to what kind of viewers are watching it, A+E Networks has become the first to deploy Rovi's data-driven, targeted advertising platform, Ad Optimizer.
Comcast's XFinity TV Go platform continues to gain traction with subscribers. The company revealed that more than 30 percent of its Xfinity TV customers are now using its authenticated TV Everywhere app to watch shows, representing about 20 percent year-over-year growth.
Daniel Howard has stepped down from the role of chief technology officer of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and will assume a new position as an org fellow.
AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service.
Falling at around 4 percent a year since 2012, viewership of traditional TV by adults 18-34 suddenly slipped much faster in the fourth quarter, accelerating its decline to 10.6 percent, according to Nielsen.
While media analysts and pay-TV executives have their sights set on over-the-top distribution and pending Title II regulation of the Internet, there is another looming threat looking to bite into cable, satellite and telco video market share.
Citing the looming issues of over-the-top competition and Title II regulation of broadband services, top cable analyst Craig Moffett has downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral.
Approximately 260 Brooklyn-based Cablevision employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with Cablevision, ending a nasty three-year labor battle.
Citigroup Research analyst Jason Bazinet cratered Viacom's share price last month when he suggested that the media conglomerate's upcoming carriage talks with Dish Network could go south in a hurry.
Cablevision announced Friday that it has signed a collective bargaining agreement with 260 Brooklyn workers represented by the Communications Workers of America, ending a long, contentious battle with the unionized workers.
With spring training almost at hand, and Major League Baseball's Opening Day less than two months away, new league commissioner Rob Manfred has told reporters that he has no intention of stepping into the regional sports network carriage impasse that has blacked out the Los Angeles Dodgers from 70 percent of their market.
A group of 43 municipal broadband providers have come together asking the FCC to exempt them from being included with large incumbent telcos and wireless operators as being common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. FierceTelecom has a complete summary of this story here.
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Video tech companies SeaChange International and Concurrent Computer Corp. have teamed up to provide software and content delivery network technologies to what they term as a "leading North American video services provider."