John Malone's Liberty Global has bought an equity stake in RDK Management, the joint venture Comcast and Time Warner Cable launched last summer to license software that can power subscription video delivered through IP video devices and hybrid set-tops.
Cox Communications said Thursday that it is not only targeting businesses within its cable footprint with a new cloud-based service, but that its Essential Cloud suite of applications is available nationwide.
The fourth quarter saw hardware vendors such as Cisco, Arris and Casa Systems ship a record amount of CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) gear, with CCAP channel shipments jumping by 192 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013, according to a report from Infonetics.
Cox Communications said Thursday that it will shutter 12 call centers nationwide and consolidate its customer service operations at facilities in seven locations.
Google is exploring plans to expand its Google Fiber wideband Internet and pay TV service to 34 additional cities, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, San Antonio, San Jose, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn.
Cox Communications hasn't raised subscription fees on its Hampton Roads, Va., system, where it competes with Verizon's FiOS TV, in two years. But following rate hikes last year on FiOS programming packages and equipment, Cox said it'll hit subscribers in Hampton Roads with several price increases on March 1.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
Comcast, which is pitching MSOs like Cox Communications the idea of licensing the X1 platform for their cable systems, sees an opportunity to use the Sochi games to demonstrate how X1 could benefit other distributors. Will its strategy draw in other operators or spur competition instead?
DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns.
In a big victory for broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the FCC Tuesday to rewrite network neutrality rules that have prevented ISPs from discriminating against traffic from Netflix and other online video providers.