Cablevision's Lightpath fiber reaches 8K locations as NY regulators finally get ready to vote on Altice deal
As New York regulators finally get ready to sign off on the $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision by Europe's Altice SA, Cablevision's Ethernet services division, Lightpath, is signaling that business is humming along, as usual.
A day after Comcast announced an initiative to make TV Everywhere sign-in procedures a little less daunting for customers, Apple announced that it is integrating universal authentication into its Apple TV and other OTT devices.
Dish Network has continued the rapid pace of evolution for its 17-month-old IP-based video service, Sling TV, adding Viacom channels as well as Apple TV access.
Rocked by a string of potentially devastating FCC regulatory proposals, including the "Unlock the Box" set-top NPRM, the cable industry is making what the New York Times reports to be the biggest lobbying push since 2009, when the agency drew up its first net neutrality rules.
The FCC has rejected a Freedom of Information Act request made by tech blog Gizmodo to see the internal memos leading to the approval of Charter Communications' takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
After struggling in 2015, vendors of cable access equipment saw the category spike as much as 50 percent in the first quarter, with operators committing to aggressive orders of DOCSIS 3.1-compatible gear.
Hoping to address an issue that has plagued TV Everywhere usage growth since the initiative began, Comcast has partnered with Adobe and CTAM to create what it is billing as a "universal" authentication platform.
Walmart has launched a promotion called "Cut the cable," in which it is plugging digital antennas, smart TVs and over-the-top devices in an effort to help its customers ditch pay TV.
Dish Network has gone dark on 42 Tribune stations in 33 markets, amid the satellite TV operators latest — and largest — broadcast retransmission licensing dispute.
AT&T continues to roll out fiber-to-the-premises 1-gig services faster than cable competitors Comcast and Charter can respond with DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig deployments of their own.
Time Warner Cable, an aggressive blocker of utility pole access in markets like Louisville, Ken., is suing electric utility cooperatives in North Carolina, claiming it's the one getting bullied on pole access this time around.
The ACA and NTCA have filed petitions for reconsideration to the FCC, second-guessing the agency's decision to require Charter Communications to overbuild its broadband footprint in rural markets as a condition of the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network takeovers.
Nokia said it has purchased virtual CCAP start-up Gainspeed for an undisclosed sum.
Hulu is poised to go where Apple tried to go last year with the launch of a relatively skinny live-streamed pay-TV service bundle with robust coverage of the Big Four broadcast networks and significant number of national cable networks.
Cox Communications says it has no immediate plans to extend trials of a usage-based broadband pricing model beyond Cleveland.
Google's increased lobbying influence in Washington, particularly in matters relating to telecom, is attracting attention. And lobbyists are starting to grumble a little more loudly these days.
Tony Goncalves, AT&T senior VP of strategy and business development, described the pay-TV industry's dabble into skinny bundling as a trend that cannot last.
A bipartisan Senate panel, led by longtime pay-TV foe Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), is getting set to grill cable, satellite and telco TV execs on their billing practices and overall customer service.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned a letter to Tom Rutledge, asking the Charter Communications President and CEO to 'clean up' what he describes as shoddy broadband services offered by Charter's new acquisition, Time Warner Cable.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said that Starz and the newly rebranded Starz Encore channels are doing well and that Amazon is having a lot of success selling the recently launched Starz standalone OTT product.