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Amdocs adds over-the-top and self-service capabilities to billing solution

Billing system vendor Amdocs today launched a product suite that cable operators and satellite TV providers may be able to use to sell online video services to subscribers.

Dish, DirecTV deals boost Gannett retransmission revenue to $29.6 million

Gannett Co. said Monday that it posted a 38.7 percent increase in retransmission-consent revenue during the fourth quarter.

DirecTV to use, invest in FreeWheel for TV Everywhere technology

TV Everywhere doesn't pay for itself, which is why DirecTV is pushing a new digital video ad insertion component into its TV Everywhere offering. The satellite provider has partnered with and taken an equity position in video advertising technology provider FreeWheel.

DirecTV buys equity stake in FreeWheel to drive TV Everywhere advertising

DirecTV said it acquired an equity stake in digital ad insertion technology provider FreeWheel and that it will work with the company to deliver advertising to subscribers watching programming on Apple's iPad and other mobile devices.

LodgeNet banks on DirecTV partnership to emerge from bankruptcy

LodgeNet said Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy protection, but that new capital and a partnership with rival DirecTV will see it emerge from the prepackaged chapter 11 filing with the ability to launch new products for its hotel and healthcare customers.

Time Warner Cable to launch SportsNet LA with Dodgers

Time Warner Cable will face the challenge of distributing new regional sports network SportsNet LA to DirecTV, Verizon, Dish Network and other pay TV providers under a deal it announced Monday with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

FiOS sounds like good stuff, if you can get it

According to Verizon, 134,000 people signed up for FiOS video service in the fourth quarter of 2012. I was not one of them. Also according to Verizon, 144,000 people signed up to get high-speed broadband service. Again, I was not one of them.

Discovery and News Corp. veteran Liguori named CEO at Tribune

Tribune Company said Thursday that it named former Discovery Communications and News Corp. veteran Peter Liguori as CEO.

Comcast, Cablevision, Charter expected to reduce Q4 subscriber losses

While Time Warner Cable is expected to post increased basic video subscriber losses from the fourth quarter, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision will likely reduce video subscriber losses compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, Jefferies & Co. said Thursday.

Nielsen report finds cable operators lost 2.7 million households between Q3 2011, Q3 2012

The number of wired cable homes dropped by more than 2.7 million between the third quarter of 2011 and the third quarter of 2012, Nielsen said Monday.