Top executives from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications offered a sneak peek this week at how cable operators will attempt to use TV Everywhere rights deals they've stuck with programmers to poach subscribers from DirecTV and Dish Network.
Charter Communications said Tuesday that it recruited Time Warner Cable spokesman Alex Dudley, naming him SVP of communications. The MSO also announced that it promoted Richard Dykhouse to EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Cablevision has signed only 1,600 subscribers to its OMGFAST wireless broadband service in Florida, the company disclosed in its annual report on Thursday.
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TiVo is building a TV Everywhere portal for an unnamed cable MSO that will allow subscribers to view content on multiple devices, including laptops and tablet computers, CEO Tom Rogers said Tuesday.
Charter Communications said it picked up 54,000 cable modem customers in the fourth quarter, down from the 68,000 it gained this time last year.
Verizon's FiOS Internet and Cablevision's Optimum Online topped the FCC's latest Measuring Broadband America report, with the telco extending its lead over Cablevision compared to the report the FCC released last July.
While major cable operators in the Northeast said most of the service outages they saw over the weekend were the result of power outages, some MSOs said the storm also caused minor damage to their network and equipment.
When Charter Communications reports fourth-quarter results on Feb. 22, Wall Street analysts will likely hear the voices of two of their former colleagues on its earnings call.
Charter Communications said it signed a multiplatform carriage deal with CBS Corp. which will allow it to add CBS primetime series such as Big Bang Theory and CSI to its video-on-demand programming lineup.