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Charter ad depicts satellite TV as aging space ship captained by Kevin Nealon

The latest Charter Communications TV spot, which showcases "Satellite TV" as an aging spaceship captained by a goofy former Saturday Night Live comedian Kevin Nealon, humorously illustrates the cable industry's response to satellite TV.

President Obama signs STELAR into law, officially kills the CableCARD

President Obama signed off on a bill Thursday that will assure that 1 million satellite TV subscribers in rural areas will continue to have access to the major broadcast networks after Dec. 31.

Quarterly video subscriber losses fewest in 5 years at just 50K, report says

Statistics compiled by Leichtman Research Group indicate that pay TV service providers may have turned the corner when it comes to losing video subscribers.

Pay TV subscribers in North America to grow by 5M, report says

Doomsayers and apparent trends aside, a report by Digital TV Research said that nearly 5 million more pay-TV subscribers will sign up for service in North America by 2020. However, the research firm predicts pay-TV penetration will drop from 87 percent to 83.8 percent.

IPTV at center of GVT-EchoStar venture in Brazil

EchoStar and Vivendi subsidiary GVT are combining resources in a proposed pay TV joint venture in Brazil that would leverage GVT's IP network and EchoStar's satellite and video technology expertise.

Pay TV households with DVRs increasing rapidly, finds survey

A new survey found 52 percent of U.S. households with pay TV now have a DVR, roughly twice the number of those who had it just five years ago.

Infonetics: IPTV, satellite taking away cable customers

The cable TV market is losing and the IPTV and satellite industries are gaining as "ongoing challenging economic conditions" take their toll on the pay TV space, Infonetics Research's Jeff Heynen has concluded.

U.S. operators expected to rake in $39B more in triple-play revenues by 2016

More than 25 percent of TV households globally will have triple-play services that include broadband, telephony and TV in 2016 thanks to more attractive deals on these types of packages, says a new

TiVo, AT&T, Dish seen 'running out of American customers'

Not every company wants to be on every top ten list. It's pretty likely that TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) (number 4), AT&T (NYSE: T) (number 6) and Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) (number 10) would have been

Analyst: Streaming video services will complement, not usurp traditional TV distribution

Some Wall Street analysts are convinced that services such as Google TV and Apple TV will usurp cable and satellite services. Indeed, stock prices of media and cable firms slipped last week after