The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.
Netflix's splashy emergence into premium original content has signaled a huge competitive threat to the programming realm that's come to dominate that business in recent years, cable. But if Monday night's Primetime Emmy presentation revealed anything, it's that cable still has the upper hand.
Fresh off the broadcast industry's vanquishing of Aereo in the federal court system, one station group is trying to seize upon the streaming service's core consumer appeal--making broadcast TV video available on tablets.
Looking to reclaim lost video subscriber share from all-you-can-watch online operators like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Canadian pay-TV giants Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have teamed up to launch their own subscription video-on-demand service, shomi.
A long-anticipated round of major staff cuts at Turner Networks appears to be at hand, with Broadcasting & Cable reporting that the programming giant is about to tender buyout offers to around 500 senior staff members across its various channels.
AT&T has reportedly reached an agreement with the Department of Justice, clearing a major regulatory hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV, according to an exclusive in the New York Post.
After heavily promoting its availability of college football-related programming all summer, Dish Network revealed that it's blacking out four opening-weekend games on Fox Sports 1.
Internet service for Charter Communications' 4.56 million broadband subscribers nationwide experienced significant weekend disruptions, with thousands of users across the country breaking out their mobile phones to express their discontent.
DirecTV is near a long-awaited deal to renew licensing rights to its venerable "NFL Sunday Ticket" package.
Signaling the long-awaited ramp-up of its merger review process, the Federal Communications Commission has asked Comcast to provide detailed information on its cable and ISP systems, as well as its interconnection arrangements with various online providers.
What if HBO made non-current seasons of its hit shows available for streaming, no pay-TV subscription needed, for $11 a month? Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwa crunched the numbers on an imagined OTT offering by the premium channel.
Raycom Media has begun prominently posting messages on the websites of its 53 broadcast stations, warning DirecTV subscribers that they could be blacked out from Raycom channels if a broadcast retransmission renewal deal isn't made with the satellite provider by Aug. 31.
Aereo's legal losing streak continues, with a federal appeals court refusing to hear the streaming service's "emergency" argument that it should now be considered a pay-TV service that pays retransmission fees for broadcast network programming.
The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with Verizon to carry the SEC Network, according to the Sports Business Daily, citing sources close to the negotiations.
Dish Network announced that Chief Financial Officer Robert Olson will retire, effective Oct. 15, and Senior VP of Programming Steve Swain will replace him.
With the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA taking center stage in Los Angeles political arena, Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked the FCC to extend the Sept. 8 public comment deadline for the merger of Comcast and TWC.
With Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) seeking to buy Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), and Level 3 involved in a pending purchase of TW Telecom, Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard could soon look very different from the mid-2014 ranking that was just released.
Comcast has decided to move its IP-based "Xfinity On Campus" service beyond the experimental phase and give it a full-fledged commercial launch at a select number of universities this fall.
Stumping for regulatory approval of his company's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, Comcast executive VP David L. Cohen reached for a rather interesting simile: federal regulators' decision in 2005 to stop Blockbuster from acquiring Hollywood Video.