Cox Communications has launched a social TV rewards program called Cox MVP Community which it may use to offer rewards to subscribers who can earn points for recommending content to friends on Facebook and Twitter.
DirecTV said Monday morning that it had resolved a technical glitch which saw subscribers in several major markets lose access to local broadcast TV channels, including customers in New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois and Maine.
Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition on Friday aimed at letting it take full ownership of Comcast SportsNet Houston, the regional sports network controlled by the Houston Astros.
DirecTV plans to hike the fees on its subscription packages in 2014, but not higher than the 4.5 percent increase that it took in February, CEO Mike White said earlier this week.
J.D. Power ranked Verizon as the top broadband provider in every region where it offers FiOS Internet, and said FiOS TV was the top pay TV service in the East in terms of customer satisfaction.
As FierceCable details in a special report today, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association has some of the highest-paid lobbyists in Washington, D.C., with its salaries totaling more than $26 million in 2011.
Rewarding viewers who use its social TV apps to "check in" to programs they watch on live TV and DVRs is turning into a substantial business for Viggle, which reported $4.6 million in revenue for the quarter ending June 30, up nearly 300 percent compared to this time last year.
Comcast said Wednesday that it hired former DirecTV executive Ed Brassel for a business intelligence job, and that it promoted three senior executives at its corporate headquarters.
Broadcasters may not be able to use the threat of blackouts to squeeze increased retransmission-consent fees from pay TV providers, if Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wins support for a bill released Monday.
DirecTV has designed a kid-friendly remote control which contains fewer buttons and could be used to navigate content that is filtered by their parents, according to a patent application filed by the top satellite TV provider.