Cablevision released a white paper Thursday in which it criticizes both Aereo and the broadcasters that have filed a petition at the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at shutting down its Internet video platform, which transmits signals captured from stations owned by Fox, CBS, NBC and other broadcasters.
I've been thinking about how to tell the story of John Rigas, the cable pioneer who founded Coudersport, Pa.-based MSO Adelphia Communications, ever since I visited Pennsylvania in early November to attend an event hosted by the nation's largest cable company – Comcast.
Cablevision could soon face new competition in the Long Island town of Glen Cove, N.Y., where Verizon is seeking a cable franchise for its FiOS TV service.
Executives at Comcast and Charter Communications have had preliminary talks aimed at acquiring Time Warner Cable, which could help each operator expand cable system clusters in Los Angeles, New York and other markets, Bloomberg reported Saturday.
For nearly a decade, most pay TV distributors have deployed DVRs containing two tuners and a maximum of 250 GB of storage space. But with the rollout of their respective Hopper and Genie DVRs in 2012, Dish Network and DirecTV forced rival cable operators and telcos to invest in new gear.
Charter Communications said it will begin marketing its pay TV and broadband services under a new brand, Charter Spectrum, early next year.
Cable operators may be able to provide faster speeds over their existing HFC networks, but according to a recent MoffettNathanson report their flow share (share of net adds) declined year-over-year during Q3 2013.
Cablevision lost 37,000 video and 13,000 broadband customers in the third-quarter, which it attributed to price hikes and subscribers who canceled service after their 12-month promotional discounts expired.
Multiple customers of Arris will soon deploy network-based DVRs that will be used to "augment in-home DVR functionality," Arris CEO Bob Stanzione told analysts last week.
Netflix said it plans to add 4K Ultra HD content to its streaming video library next year. The move could have an impact on broadband providers that are members of its Open Connect content delivery network, including Cox Communications, Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications.