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Cablevision recruits Comstock as field operations, customer service head

More than two years after Cablevision's two top operations executives resigned to take jobs at Charter Communications, the company said Thursday that it recruited a veteran of the gas and electric utilities industry to run its field operations and customer service teams.

Aereo scores $34M in funding to help with national expansion

Aereo, the cloud-based Internet video service, closed on $34 million in Series C financing that it said will help it expand its service nationwide. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia announced the news while speaking at the Citi Global Internet, Media and Telecom conference in Las Vegas today.

Charter suffers brief blackout of CBS Hartford affiliate

Charter Communications said the feed for a CBS affiliate in Hartford, Conn., was restored Wednesday afternoon, hours after it blacked out the feed as a result of a contract dispute.

ABC to block DirecTV, TWC, Dish subs from watching TV series online

ABC said that on Monday it will begin restricting access to complete episodes of new TV shows to customers of pay TV providers that it has signed to TV Everywhere authentication deals.

TWC sets stage for launch of network DVR with rollout of cloud-based program guide

Clearing a path for the launch of a network-based DVR service, Time Warner Cable  said Thursday that it launched a new cloud-based interactive program guide.

Netflix shooting new season of 'House of Cards' in 4K Ultra HD

Netflix is producing the second season of "House of Cards," the original drama series starring Kevin Spacey, in 4K Ultra HD format, Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said in a story published by  Stuff  magazine on Wednesday.

Cablevision's Lightpath launches Firebar service for 'business continuity and disaster recovery'

Cablevision's Lightpath division said Wednesday that it is beginning to offer its commercial customers a service called Firebar, which can be used during a crisis to quickly set up an emergency audio conference by dialing a single phone number.

TWC TV launches on Amazon Kindle Fire

Time Warner Cable launched its TWC TV app on Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets and said Wednesday that it is now offering both live and video-on-demand content on Roku, Xbox 360 and Samsung connected TV devices.

Cablevision rips both broadcasters and Aereo in white paper

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.

Should Adelphia's John and Tim Rigas be released from prison?

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.