While Jim Dolan spends much of his time running Cablevision as CEO, he is also chairman of Madison Square Garden, a separate public company which owns the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, Radio City Music Hall and MSG Network, one of the industry's most expensive regional sports networks. The conflicts Dolan faces in running both companies were spotlighted on Cablevision's fourth-quarter earnings call.
Mediacom Broadband increased its average monthly revenue per video subscriber by $14.27 in 2012, according to parent Mediacom Communications Corp.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at the success that Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other major MSOs have had selling commercial services, including Ethernet products.
Cablevision lost 50,000 video, 10,000 voice and 5,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the fourth quarter, with the MSO blaming the subscriber losses and a 44 percent drop in cash flow on the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Shares in AMC Networks dropped more than 12 percent Tuesday morning after it posted $15 million in net income for the fourth quarter, down $14 million compared to this time last year.
As Charter Communications prepares to convert its cable systems to an all-digital platform, the nation's fourth largest MSO may be thinking about switching to a new brand for its digital cable product, along the lines of Cablevision's Optimum or Comcast's Xfinity TV brands.
Charter Communications said it picked up 54,000 cable modem customers in the fourth quarter, down from the 68,000 it gained this time last year.
Cable One lost 11,442 video, 3,573 high-speed Internet and 1,119 telephone subscribers in the fourth quarter, according to results released Friday by The Washington Post Co., its parent company.
Frontier Communications said it dropped 2,800 FiOS TV subscribers in the fourth quarter, but the rural telco gained an additional 20,900 satellite TV customers thanks to its pact to resell Dish Network service.
EchoStar said it picked up about 43,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter from its new HughesNet Gen4 satellite broadband service.