TiVo is beginning to offer new content recommendations called "What to Watch Now" to users with its iPad app, and it plans to add the system to its Premiere DVR by the end of the year.
Verizon Communications revealed that the company's FiOS TV and Internet service has achieved 50 percent penetration in Dallas, the company's first market. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today, Verizon EVP and CFO Fran Shammo said the company hit 50 percent penetration in Dallas and he expects the penetration rate to grow in other markets as well.
Verizon said it launched new international soccer network beIN Sport on channel 598 in its Ultimate HD package.
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.
Comcast is preparing to launch an Xfinity TV application for flash-enabled connected TVs manufactured by Samsung that will allow subscribers to navigate cable programming without using a set-top, a spokesman told FierceCable .
Avail-TVN said it struck deals to supply subscription video-on-demand programming to Verizon's FiOS TV and Redbox Instant, the streaming video service that Verizon and Coinstar plan to launch next year.
Verizon has removed the "What's Hot" application from the menu of its FiOS TV service, which allowed subscribers to view a mosaic program guide that displayed the most popular programs that other viewers are currently watching in each market it serves.
Verizon said Thursday that it struck a TV Everywhere authentication deal with the National Football League which will allow it to stream live programming from NFL Network and the RedZone channel to FiOS TV subscribers.
Verizon and Coinstar won't launch their Redbox Instant by Verizon joint venture until as late as the second quarter of 2013, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said Tuesday.
Verizon began informing its FiOS TV subscribers Thursday that it will drop Youtoo TV from its channel lineup on Dec. 31.