The amount of time cable subscribers spent watching free video-on-demand programming from cable and broadcast networks jumped by more than 40 percent last year, Rentrak said Wednesday.
As a reporter who has earned a living for the last 17 years writing about cable, it's not easy to admit that I no longer subscribe to ESPN and HBO, two of the earliest cable programmers responsible for driving the most subscriber growth and profits for the industry.
Comcast said Tuesday that it promoted 20-year company veteran Greg Butz to EVP of sales and marketing operations for its Comcast Cable unit.
Top sports network ESPN could cost subscribers $20 monthly if cable operators break up programming bundles and offer smaller packages of networks, Liberty Media chairman John Malone said in an interview with CNBC.
Dish Network submitted a $25.5 billion offer to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp.-- a deal that could help it compete with the quadruple-play bundles marketed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and other pay TV rivals.
Aereo continues to draw more attention with its online video platform, but a bigger player worth keeping an eye on is Dyle, a mobile video company that is backed by NBC, Fox and other broadcasters that are attempting to shut down Aereo.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts received $29.1 million in total compensation last year, an increase of about $2.2 million compared to his compensation package in 2011, the MSO disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
With DirecTV, AT&T's U-verse TV and Suddenlink Communications refusing to carry new regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston six months after its launch, the distributors are facing increased pressure from city officials in Houston.
Peter Chernin, who, as president of News Corp. was on hand at the birth of Hulu in 2007, now wants to become more involved in the juvenile service and is willing to put up $500 million to do so.
After struggling for more than a decade to sell software that could power cable set-tops, Microsoft said Monday that it agreed to sell its Mediaroom software platform to Swedish technology vendor Ericsson.