Amdocs launched a new Wi-Fi product that could be used by cable MSOs to support subscribers on Wi-Fi-based phone services or to allow customers watching video on a tablet in their homes to stream the video uninterrupted on their way to work.
Top sports network ESPN could cost subscribers $20 monthly if cable operators break up programming bundles and offer smaller packages of networks, Liberty Media chairman John Malone said in an interview with CNBC.
Frontier Communications said it will charge $14.99 monthly for a 24-hour customer support service focused on helping subscribers fix problems ranging from issues with WiFi routers to viruses on their computers.
Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan received $16.57 million in total compensation in 2012, an increase of $5.4 million compared to 2011, the company disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Thursday.
With DirecTV, AT&T's U-verse TV and Suddenlink Communications refusing to carry new regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston six months after its launch, the distributors are facing increased pressure from city officials in Houston.
Cablevision said Tuesday that it promoted Kristin Dolan to the new position of president of Optimum Services, and it also assigned new titles to company veterans Brian Sweeney and Wilt Hildenbrand.
Cablevision will let users stream some video channels to their iPad even when they are away from their home Wi-Fi network.
Verizon said Thursday that it will shoot two college lacrosse matches for its FiOS1 regional channel next week, less than one mile from the Bethpage, N.Y., headquarters of rival Cablevision.
Venerable research magazine Consumer Reports has concluded what service providers have said for years: bundles are the best way to save money when buying telecom services. Of course service providers have also always added the proviso that bundling also glues subscribers to their services—but Consumer Reports really doesn't care about that.
Cablevision's Lightpath subsidiary and Comcast both announced deals on Thursday to supply Ethernet-based broadband Internet access to community colleges.