New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO.
Bright House Networks and DirecTV were the top two pay TV distributors in Temkin Group's annual customer service rankings, while Comcast and Charter Communications received the lowest ratings in the sector.
Comcast rolled out its network-based cloud DVR technology in Philadelphia this week and plans to launch the technology in Chicago next week. Speaking at the Light Reading Cable Next-gen Strategies & Technologies event here, Comcast VP of IP Video Engineering Allen Broome said that the MSO's cloud DVR service is part of the company's bigger migration to IP video and its X1 platform.
Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer.
An outdated document and a misinformed customer service rep led to some online squealing that Comcast won't let subscribers buy their own cable modems to access its Extreme 105 service.
While much of the attention of the net neutrality debates between Netflix and major carriers like Comcast and AT&T have focused on having enough last mile bandwidth to the home, the real problem actually resides in the Internet peering backbone points. Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines this issue in her latest Editor's Corner. Read more
Time Warner Cable executives jettisoned by a Comcast takeover could end up running their own cable company serving former TWC subscribers that Comcast has to sell off in order to comply with regulatory requirements should the merger go through.
In a move that directly reflects Comcast's $45 billion acquisition bid for Time Warner Cable, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen has reportedly reached out to DirecTV CEO Mike White about merging the two satellite services.
Earlier this week, media outlets lit up with news that Apple might be negotiating a deal with Comcast to stream the cable giant's linear TV and on-demand video across its Apple TV device. A number of articles arose almost as quickly analyzing whether or not this would actually happen, and why. The rumors can't be completely dismissed, but the biggest traffic issues, and the deals put together to prevent them, may be taking place well before the last mile.
Verizon may still be a relative newcomer in the consumer TV race, but its efforts have paid off as its FiOS came in first in Consumer Reports' overall satisfaction survey, beating out Comcast, which came in 15 th out of 17 service providers in the category.