Recruiting executive talent as it prepares to push out a new pay-TV user interface to most of its footprint in 2015, Charter Communications announced the hiring of former Starz exec Jodi Robinson as senior VP, user experience design and development.
Already set to roll out an online SVOD service in select international markets, premium cable network Starz is strongly considering doing the same in the United States.
Representatives for Starz met in Los Angeles Tuesday with 21st Century Fox, discussing the possibility of having the conglomerate buy the premium cable programming service.
Speaking just two days after Netflix's much-buzzed-about season-two premiere of Orange Is the New Black, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht declared that the premium cable realm remains unchallenged in terms of producing quality original programming.
Time Warner Cable launched its TWC TV app on Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets and said Wednesday that it is now offering both live and video-on-demand content on Roku, Xbox 360 and Samsung connected TV devices.
Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive surged on Tuesday and Wednesday after news spread that Discovery Communications has its eye on Scripps. Together, a combined Discovery/Scripps would have a market capitalization of about $43 billion, according to media reports.
Time Warner Cable said it signed a new carriage deal with Starz which will allow it to offer subscribers TV Everywhere content and 12 multiplex networks.
Cox Communications said Monday that it added content from Starz's Movieplex channel to its video-on-demand platform and TV Everywhere service.
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 will offer all subscribers free access to HBO Go, Showtime Anywhere and TV Everywhere content from other cable networks during a week-long "Watchathon" event it will run at the end of March, Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit said Monday.