Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt and Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries are among the top industry executives who will speak at The Cable Show convention in June, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Thursday.
When cable networks and distributors fail to agree on terms for a new contract, it often comes down to who can endure the most pain from a blackout that could leave subscribers without their favorite shows. Using the threat of a blackout has become a key negotiating tactic for both programmers and distributors, and PR strategy is now as essential as a skilled affiliate sales team.
Tribune Company said Wednesday that it named Comcast veteran Dana Zimmer president of distribution and that she'll lead its contract negotiations with cable operators, satellite TV providers and telcos.
Comcast's Golf Channel launched a Golf Live Extra app for Apple's iPhone and iPad and Google Android mobile devices that lets authenticated subscribers watch live programming anywhere with an Internet connection.
Hulu has hired Guggenheim Partners to offer advice on a potential sale at the same time that the financial services company is reportedly considering its own bid, three sources told Reuters.
Aereo said it will launch its online video platform in Boston on May 30, where it'll challenge Comcast and RCN Corp. with a package of 28 local TV channels that customers will be able to view on Apple's iPad and iPhone, Roku set-tops and Web browsers.
Netflix said Monday that it added 2.03 million U.S. streaming video subscribers in the first quarter, growing its subscriber base to 29.17 million.
During the cable industry's flagship event--The Cable Show--Comcast and Time Warner Cable will launch apps for connected TVs from Samsung.
Hunters and anglers who subscribe to Comcast may be able to watch TV shows about their hobbies on mobile phones and tablets while they are waiting for their catch, under a deal Outdoor Channel struck with the nation's largest cable MSO.
Executives from Comcast, CableLabs and AT&T were among the people the Digital Living Network Alliance said it has awarded for contributing to the Alliance, which is focused on allowing consumers to access content on multiple devices and platforms.