While AT&T U-verse TV and Verizon FiOS TV added 373,000 net new subscribers combined in the second quarter, the top nine cable operators lost 555,000 subscribers during the period, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
iControl launched an Android app developer program which could help Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other operators add family locator as well as weather and traffic information to their home automation and security apps.
L2 Networks, a Georgia company whose CEO was arrested last year for allegedly tapping into Mediacom Communications' network to sell broadband service, accused Mediacom this week of using deception to poach its customers.
iControl, the home security and automation firm backed by Comcast, Rogers Communications and Intel, said it filed a patent infringement suit Wednesday against Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security.
The cable modem, first introduced by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators in 1996, is the device powering new home security and automation services. Comcast and other cable MSOs are also beginning to test ways to offer subscribers home healthcare solutions.
I was surprised to run into Comcast co-founder and former vice chairman Julian Brodsky on Tuesday, who was among the team of executives that joined CEO Brian Roberts at a press conference at the MSO's booth here at The Cable Show.
Mediacom Communications said it struck a deal with Comporium Communications which will allow it to offer a home security and automation service to its cable subscribers.
Mediacom Communications faces increased broadband competition in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where a city-owned utility company launched an Internet service that it said can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
LIN TV began warning Time Warner Cable subscribers in 14 markets Wednesday that they will lose the feeds for stations carrying ABC, NBC, Fox and NBC on May 31 unless the MSO agrees to cough up increased retransmission-consent fees.
TiVo said it added 277,000 cable subscribers in the quarter ending April 30, including deployments of its Premiere DVR by Suddenlink Communications, RCN and international cable providers such as Virgin Media in the United Kingdom and Ono in Spain.