Here at the INTX trade show, there is a lot of noise about the "user experience." Cable operators, technology vendors and others are desperate to make it easier for users to find and watch content. But the continued push for a better, faster UI seems misplaced at a time when YouTube is now the most watched television "channel" among 15- to 24-year-olds in Sweden and Netflix is streaming the best superhero TV show I've ever seen (Daredevil).
Speculation about the next round of consolidation in the cable industry is well underway, and the question becomes how other new tie-ups between the major cable MSOs could potentially alter the cable industry's broader Wi-Fi service strategy.
Now that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are no longer merging, speculation has turned to other cable deals, including the possibility of Charter Communications acquiring Time Warner Cable. Will industry consolidation impact cable companies' burgeoning Wi-Fi efforts? Special report.
What was billed as one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades turned out to be a major collective technical failing for the pay-TV industry.
Time Warner Cable, which has now become an acquisition target of Charter Communications, appears to be looking for a way to block such a deal and that could involve making its own play for Bright House Networks.
Midsized cable company Bright House Communications has emerged as a key pawn in the ongoing M&A dance between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.
Charter Communications reported a loss of 7,000 video subscribers in the first quarter but expects to increase its TV customer base for the full year with wide deployment of its next-generation Spectrum Guide video service throughout the rest of 2015.
Following an active start to 2015, during which Arris entered a $135 million co-venture with Charter Communications to purchase cloud-based video software company ActiveVideo, then put down a whopping $2.1 billion to buy competitor Pace LLC, company president and CEO Bob Stanzione put the acquisitions in context for investors.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge will meet next week with his Time Warner Cable counterpart, Rob Marcus, to discuss the possible merger between the two companies, according to CNBC, citing anonymous inside sources.
Time Warner Cable is open to discussing a possible merger with Charter Communications, according to a Reuters report citing unnamed sources.