Making good on its promise to grow its addressable advertising business, Cablevision has rolled out a new platform that offers census-level data on campaigns delivered over its set-tops.
Cablevision has signed on to be the first pay-TV operator to distribute Hulu. The news comes just days after the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator announced the debut of its new "cord-cutter" broadband packages that include over-the-air antennas.
Cablevision has introduced a new broadband offering specifically targeted to "cord cutters and cord nevers," packaging its Optimum broadband service with a Mohu Leaf digital TV antenna.
Will Comcast, Cablevision, Google and other companies take a "Wi-Fi first" approach to compete with traditional wireless carriers on a large scale across the U.S.? Probably not, according to BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk.
Starting this Sunday HBO may reshape the way people think of premium TV. It may also spell trouble for traditional pay-TV operators, despite HBO's efforts to the contrary.
Cablevision has become the first MVPD to embrace HBO's new a la carte streaming product, offering HBO Now to its Optimum broadband customers as an integrated service.
Cablevision CEO James Dolan will have the added responsibility of day-to-day operations for the family-controlled MSG, with the departure of CEO Tad Smith announced Monday.
Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.
Verizon Wireless is not that worried that cable MSOs will start eating into the wireless business with Wi-Fi-first business models, according to a senior Verizon executive. At an investor conference today, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo touched on several hot-button issues for Verizon and the wider industry, including new FCC regulations on net neutrality and data roaming.
Cablevision lost 34,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter, with its heavy competitive exposure to Verizon FiOS beginning to take a toll on the MSO's pay-TV customer base. But don't look for Cablevision to continue offering discounts and promotions to compete with FiOS, which now operates in more than 50 percent of its New York/New Jersey footprint.