Time Warner Inc. said it generated a $115 million increase in subscription fees that it collects from cable operators and satellite TV providers for TBS, TNT, HBO and other cable networks in the first quarter.
Comcast, Arris and connected TV and mobile phone manufacturer LG are among the industry players that will showcase multimedia products at The Cable Show in a new exhibit called The Observatory, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Monday.
Viacom's Epix launched an app on Sony's PlayStation 3 Tuesday which allows subscribers from affiliates such as Charter Communications, Verizon, Cox Communications and Dish Network to access 3,000 titles through the gaming consoles.
Sunday's Game of Thrones third season premiere on HBO generated about 1 million downloads from BitTorrent users within 24 hours of its premiere. And with a record 160,000 users sharing pirated copies, the series is poised to become the most downloaded program of 2013, according to TorrentFreak .
DirecTV is the first pay TV provider to agree to launch Pivot, a new premium network that says it will also let distributors sell it to broadband-only subscribers.
Comcast detailed the programming lineup for its Xfinity Watchathon Week, which will include multiplatform content from HBO, Showtime, the Big Four broadcast networks and dozens of cable channels.
Turner Broadcasting and HBO saw revenue increase 4 percent to $14.2 billion during the fourth quarter, thanks mostly to increased subscription fees from cable and satellite TV affiliates, parent Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday.
Two weeks after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings predicted that Time Warner would develop a standalone broadband version of HBO, CEO Jeff Bewkes said the media giant has no plans to distribute HBO directly to consumers through the Web or mobile applications.
Time Warner Inc. said TBS, TNT, HBO and other networks in its networks division generated $3.3 billion in third quarter revenue, up 4 percent compared to this year.
Time Warner said Thursday that 20-year HBO veteran Richard Plepler will take over as CEO of the top premium cable network at the end of the year, following the retirement of current chief Bill Nelson.