Dish Network has developed a $30 "Digital Off Air Module" for its Hopper multiroom DVR that allows subscribers to receive broadcast signals via over-the-air antennas.
Frontier Communications is kicking up an aggressive subscriber acquisition campaign in which it is offering new subscribers Apple gift cards of up to $500 in value for switching to one of its double- or triple-play packages of subscription video, broadband Internet and voice service.
While a U.S. District Court judge Monday rejected Fox Broadcasting's request for an injunction that would force Dish Network to disable its AutoHop ad-skipping feature, the company vowed it would appeal the decision.
AMC Networks reported $37 million (51 cents per share) in net income for the third quarter, down from the $40 million (56 cents per share) that it reported for the same period last year.
The death knell is again sounding for the pay TV business, as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) across the board reported subscriber growth slowdowns in the third quarter of 2012 at the same time there was a housing resurgence which should have signaled a pick-up in subscriber growth.
Dish Network blamed the $158 million net loss it reported for the third quarter Tuesday on the deal it signed with Cablevision and AMC Networks last month, noting that the settlement of the Voom breach-of-contract suit reduced its net income by $453 million.
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.