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Mediacom reports modest loss of 17K video customers in Q3; broadband revenue grows 11%

Mediacom reported the loss of 17,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, leaving the New York-based, mid-sized MSO with 862,000 residential pay-TV customers across its two operating units. Mediacom ended the third quarter of 2014 with 900,000 video subscribers.

Mediacom makes direct fiber connection to Netflix

Mediacom said it has completed its direct fiber connection to Netflix, offering its customers improved broadband performance for the top streaming video service.

Synacor inks Grande to multi-year agreement on TV Everywhere, search and discovery

Multiscreen services company Synacor has announced a deal to provide portal, TV Everywhere authentication and search and discovery platform services to Texas operator Grande Communications.

With fiber and DOCSIS 3.0, Mediacom intros 1 Gbps services in Missouri starting at $149.99/month

Mediacom Communications, the nation's ninth largest MVPD provider, announced it will launch 1 Gbps speeds to residential users in a handful of its markets in Missouri starting at $149.99 per month. The company is using a combination of fiber and DOCSIS 3.0 to offer the services.

Nagra debuts solution for integrating Netflix on pay-TV set-tops

Nagra announced that it has begun allowing pay-TV operators to use its anyCast Connect client and OpenTV 5 connecter to offer Netflix over their set-tops.

NAB accuses 'bad actor' pay-TV operators of ginning up retrans disputes, targets Dish, Mediacom, DirecTV

The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.

NAB lambasts Mediacom's 'silly' FCC petition, points to its 'dismal' customer service

The battle between cable operator Mediacom and local TV broadcasters has reached epic levels of rhetoric, with the National Association of Broadcasters issuing a fiery filing with the FCC calling Mediacom's requests "silly" and its customer service "dismal."

Mediacom down 12,000 video subs in blackout-laden Q2

Mediacom Communications reported that it lost just 12,000 video customers across its two operating units in the second quarter, despite experiencing two recent retransmission-related station blackouts. The Blooming Grove, N.Y.-based MSO finished the quarter with a total of 879,000 pay-TV subscribers, down from 919,000 at the end of June 2014.

Mediacom ends 14-market blackout with Media General

Mediacom has renewed its broadcast retransmission license with Media General, ending a blackout that affected 16 stations in 14 markets.

Why the once-great pay-TV set-top box market is now in retreat

The once fast-growing pay-TV set-top market is changing fast. And for set-top manufacturers, it's not for the better, as the forces of operator consolidation and pay-TV market maturity, as well as the emergence of cloud-based video distribution systems, begin to take their toll.