An Infonetics Reseach report just confirmed what many have suspected for some time--telco IPTV services like AT&T's U-verse are stealing market share away from cable operators because they are offering differentiated services.
It's clear that content providers are guarding their brands and that online video is becoming a huge threat to over-the-air and pay-TV services.
TiVo just dropped $135 million to purchase cloud-based content discovery and recommendation engine Digitalsmiths. The company currently has deals with seven pay-TV providers in the U.S., including Time Warner Cable and Zeebox, and reaches about 64 percent of pay-TV households.
Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, and EVP Jeff Klugman talk with FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue about how cable consolidation could impact TiVo, and how Comcast has become both a competitor and a partner for the DVR hardware and software vendor.
AT&T's U-verse subscribers, for both TV and broadband, topped 10.7 million in the fourth quarter, the carrier said, making the U-verse platform a $13 billion annualized business for the company, growing at a rate of 28 percent per year.
i.TV has told its recently acquired GetGlue brand to get lost--or at least step aside--as part of a transition to a new second screen TV app it's calling tvtag.
Reversing a trend that had been going on for more than six years, Comcast said it added 43,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 as part of an overall 29 percent year-over-year increase of 649,000 voice, video and high-speed data customers.
The U.S. is hardly the only place where cable consolidation efforts--spurred at least in part by industry icon John Malone--are happening. In Europe, Malone's Liberty Global is in a battle with Vodafone Group to build continent-dominating pay TV empires.
Comcast is approaching the milestone of 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots that its Xfinity customers can access, including hotspots in public areas and new neighborhood hotspots powered by wireless gateways Comcast is installing in subscriber homes.
Philadelphians are being given the opportunity to voice their opinions on the biggest cable TV company serving the city as a 15-year franchise agreement between the City of Philadelphia and Comcast comes up for renewal.
Charter Communications reportedly has reached out to fellow MSO Comcast in an effort to complete its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in a move that could essentially put the nation's second largest MSO between a rock and a hard place.
AT&T was hit with a major outage impacting its U-verse service, sources reported Monday.
Rumor mill: Charter pushes Comcast-Cablevision scenario, proxy battle to nail Time Warner Cable deal
Hoping to compel Time Warner Cable to accept his acquisition offer, Tom Rutledge, Charter Communications CEO is reportedly preparing for a proxy battle aimed at replacing TWC's board.
20th Century Fox will own an 80 percent stake in YES Network by the end of the first quarter, under an agreement with the New York Yankees that it announced late Friday.
John Malone's Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Ziggo in a deal that values the Dutch cable operator at $13.7 billion. Ziggo and LIberty-owned UPC combined will reach more than 7 million homes, or more than 90 percent of the market.
DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns.
In today's spotlight, FierceWirelessTech takes a look at reports that Google has asked the FCC for permission to conduct tests involving technology that would use the 76-77 GHz millimeter wave band, which is authorized for vehicle radars and other short-range radar applications.
Comcast is looking at striking a deal with a utility company in Pennsylvania that could see it bundle electricity services with its pay TV, broadband and voice services, a Pennsylvania regulator told reporters this week.
T. Rowe Price, the investment firm that fought an attempt to take Cablevision private in 2007, is reportedly urging Time Warner Cable to negotiate a merger agreement with suitor Charter Communications.