John Malone's Liberty Global dropped 50,000 basic video subscribers in the fourth quarter, and lost a total of 294,000 video subscribers in 2013.
The U.S. is hardly the only place where cable consolidation efforts--spurred at least in part by industry icon John Malone--are happening. In Europe, Malone's Liberty Global is in a battle with Vodafone Group to build continent-dominating pay TV empires.
John Malone's Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Ziggo in a deal that values the Dutch cable operator at $13.7 billion. Ziggo and LIberty-owned UPC combined will reach more than 7 million homes, or more than 90 percent of the market.
SeaChange International said Wednesday that it struck a deal with ThinkAnalytics which will allow it to add a program guide recommendation engine to the multiplatform video software package that it sells to pay TV distributors.
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has slapped a $500 million price tag on the OnCue platform that it has developed for use in a virtual cable platform, Bloomberg reported Monday.
John Malone's Liberty Global cable company added 314,000 subscribers in the third quarter thanks to a surge in customers signing up for triple-play packages that combine phone, Web and TV service.
Liberty Global's $1.04 billion deal to sell Chellomedia to AMC Networks gives the world's biggest cable operator cash that could help Chairman John Malone spark a wave of U.S. cable consolidation.
Dutch cable operator Ziggo said Wednesday that it rejected an acquisition offer from John Malone's Liberty Global.
Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global joined a $20 million investment round in SundaySky, a targeted advertising firm that Cox Communications uses to target ads to potential customers after they "abandon" its website.
While there are still multiple details to work out, Netflix could go from over-the-top to into-the-box if a reported deal with cable operators, including Comcast and Suddenlink, comes to fruition.