How did pay TV distributors, programmers, and technology vendors perform during the third quarter of 2012? FierceCable will track the earnings reports and investor calls from public cable distributors, programmers and technology vendors, and update this special report regularly.
The Los Angeles Lakers are helping Time Warner Cable push DirecTV and Cox Communications into signing a carriage deal for the MSO's new Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes regional sports networks.
Time Warner Cable said late Friday that Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse TV agreed to launch regional sports networks Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Spanish-language version Time Warner Cable Deportes.
Add fellow cable operator Cox Communications to the list of pay TV distributors criticizing Time Warner Cable for demanding monthly fees of nearly $4 per subscriber to carry its new Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel.
DirecTV and Dish Network should be forced to pay the same regulatory fees that cable operators pay the commission to support the FCC Media Bureau, the American Cable Association told the commission earlier this week.
Dish Network's latest spectrum acquisition speaks to the company's desire to build a wireless broadband network, say analysts.
Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is reviving speculation of a possible merger with DirecTV, telling a reporter at Bloomberg that he thinks the satellite TV providers would have a better chance at winning approval of a deal than when the companies attempted to combine assets a decade ago.
FierceBroadbandWireless has produced a comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. LTE market, including coverage maps, data on speeds and performance, technical specifications, pricing and devices.
Dish Network is better positioned to one day launch a fixed wireless broadband Internet service that could compete with cable operators and other high-speed providers, following an agreement it announced Sunday with Cablevision.
A settlement in the $2.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit that Cablevision and AMC Networks have been waging against Dish Network involving the defunct Voom HD channels could be announced as early as Monday, according to a court filing.