Philippe Dauman, Viacom's CEO, said Monday that he expects that a virtual pay TV distributor could launch next year. "I think there's a very strong chance of that," Dauman said at the end of the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, when asked if 2014 would be the year that a virtual MVPD would finally debut.
Comcast has put the final touches on a fiber network expansion into Renton, Wash., as a way to appeal to more business customers that are looking for new sources for Ethernet services.
Verizon Communications is talking to professional sports leagues and programmers about possibly streaming video wirelessly to subscribers, CEO Lowell McAdam said at an investor conference Monday. "I predict within the next two years you'll see some dramatic changes in viewership," McAdam said at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
Denver-based ad-insertion technology vendor This Technology said it has signed a multi-year deal with Comcast that could help the MSO deliver targeted advertising on IP-connected devices, including set-tops, gaming consoles, mobile devices and connected TVs.
Time Warner Cable said Friday that it is promoting Time Warner Inc. and Citigroup investment banking veteran Christian Lee to SVP of mergers and acquisitions.
Comcast is still using a customized version of the Axiom video-on-demand platform from SeaChange International to deliver on-demand content to Xfinity TV subscribers. But SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau told analysts Thursday that the company is hopeful that the MSO will upgrade to its next-generation Adrenalin platform.
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.
Aereo said Thursday that it plans to flip the switch on its local broadcast TV platform in the Baltimore, Md., metropolitan area on Dec. 16.
The Tennis Channel said Wednesday that it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a court ruling in May which allowed Comcast to carry the network on a premium sports tier.
Less than three weeks after naming Comcast veteran Steve Reynolds CTO, Harris Broadcast said it struck a deal to acquire IP video tech firm Imagine Communications.