DirecTV, NFL hit with yet another 'Sunday Ticket' class-action suit

After getting hit with two class-action anti-trust suits over the summer, DirecTV and the NFL got smacked with another one Friday, with bars in Oakland, Calif., New York and Arizona filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in New York.

Young adults 23% more likely to use pay-TV if they're aware of TVE, consulting group says

Young adults 18-24 are 23 percent less likely to cut pay-TV service if they are aware that their provider delivers TV Everywhere.

TWC customer service charm campaign continues with 'digital assistant'

In its latest move to bolster a sagging customer service reputation, Time Warner Cable has introduced a new Internet tool designed to quickly answer customer questions.

U-verse facing blackout on Tribune as latest extension expires

Tribune Media has posted what it terms as a "final notice" to AT&T U-verse subscribers on its station websites, informing them that the group's 24 stations will go dark on the operator's program grid starting at 5 p.m. EST Tuesday if a new broadcast retransmission deal isn't agreed to.

Verizon exec hints that Comcast, others will execute on MVNO deal

It sounds like Comcast and perhaps Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications may be preparing to execute on their  MVNO deals with Verizon and that offering, as rumored, will probably be a Wi-Fi-first mobile service.

Comcast reportedly in talks to sell set-top data

Comcast is in talks with media conglomerates and audience-measurement firms about licensing the viewer data on its set-tops, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The sights and sounds of the SCTE show floor

NEW ORLEANS -- As always, the SCTE show here afforded attendees plenty of new technologies and services to check out. From DOCSIS 3.1 to virtual reality, there was something for everyone. But what...

Report: Fox, NBCU, Time Warner Inc. reluctantly sign onto YouTube's new subscription service

Media conglomerates including 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, A+E Networks and Turner Networks have reluctantly agreed to supply programming to a new $10-a-month subscription service being launched by YouTube.

Mediacom makes direct fiber connection to Netflix

Mediacom said it has completed its direct fiber connection to Netflix, offering its customers improved broadband performance for the top streaming video service.

SCTE attendance drops more than 5% from 2014

SCTE reported attendance of 8,600 for its 2015 Cable-Tec Expo, down more than 5 percent from the 9,100 attendees that showed up for the event in Denver last year.

Arris' Pace acquisition delayed due to DOJ concerns

Arris says the U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information about "certain optical transmission products," and Arris' proposed $2.1 billion purchase of Pace won't close until at least late December.

Slideshow: Check out the sights from the SCTE show floor

NEW ORLEANS -- As always, the SCTE show here afforded attendees plenty of new technologies and services to check out. From DOCSIS 3.1 to virtual reality, there was something for everyone. But what where the highlights from this year's show? And what was it like on the show floor?

Cablevision, Viacom settle antitrust lawsuit, hint at 'mutually beneficial business arrangements'

Cablevision announced that it settled its antitrust lawsuit against Viacom. The companies did not announce the terms of their agreement. The companies also said that they are "simultaneously entering into mutually beneficial business arrangements," but they did not provide details.

Comcast customers in Atlanta to pay $35 a month to get rid of usage caps, report says

Adding to the web of complexity that surrounds Comcast's pay-by-usage Internet service trials, the MSO's Atlanta customers are being charged $35 a month to avoid usage caps, according to DSLReports.

Arris debuts new gateway and wireless player for Moxi, amps up arms race with TiVo for smaller MSOs

Arris introduced new gear to bolster its Moxi video interface in its battle for market share with TiVo among small- and mid-sized cable operators.

Atlantic Broadband to roll out DOCSIS 3.1-enabled 1-gig services to newly acquired Connecticut footprint

Atlantic Broadband says it will utilize the DOCSIS 3.1 standard to deploy gigabit-speed Internet service across its newly acquired Eastern Connecticut footprint by 2016.

Cable VOD ad impressions spiked another 40% in Q3, Canoe says

Dynamic ad insertion (DAI) in cable VOD continued its explosive growth in the third quarter, according to figures released by Canoe, the cable industry consortium charged with developing, curating and monitoring the cable DAI market. Specifically, cable companies registered 2.3 billion pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll impressions, up 40 percent over the same period in 2014.

Altice argues Cablevision purchase will level playing field in NY market, reduce vertical integration

Altice filed an application with the FCC for its proposed $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision, telling the regulatory agency that deal will help the MSO's position in a crowded New York market while increasing competition overall.

Hitachi Consulting brings network analytics platform to U.S. cable market

NEW ORLEANS -- After striking deals for its Hitachi Live Insight product with overseas operators like British Telecom, Hitachi says it is now targeting Tier 1 wireless and cable companies in the U.S. for its network analytics program.

Analysts: Charter 80%-85% likely to complete TWC, Bright House purchases

New Street Research analysts believe Charter Communications likely will be successful in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, unlike Comcast in its failed attempt to purchase TWC. The analysts at the investment research firm give Charter's deal for TWC and Bright House an 80 percent to 85 percent chance of being completed "with conditions greater than Charter has currently offered but not so great as to affect the material prospects for the post-transaction company," they wrote in a recent note to investors.