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CBS, Viacom, 21st Century Fox, others support pay-TV's 'Ditch the Box' proposal, albeit with caveats

A handful of the world's top programmers said they support the pay-TV industry's "Ditch the Box" proposal for opening up set-top boxes – however they urged the FCC to ensure that their own apps on a set-top box be given "parity" with pay-TV providers' apps.

Bewkes on Time Warner name confusion: 'Everybody thinks I did their cable installation'

With Time Warner Cable winding getting ready to ditch its brand under the new ownership of Charter Communications, executives from Time Warner Inc. are offering up bemused tales featuring confused — and often angry — cable customers.

Apple, Netflix are breaking down 'media status quo,' but opinions differ on their impact

An industry analyst warned that the television industry is in for "a big, big shock" this year as Apple and Netflix transition into game-changing "superpowers" and break down international entertainment barriers and other traditional ways of providing media and entertainment.

Apple reportedly eyes Time Warner assets for SVOD service

As pressure from investors builds around putting up HBO's parent company Time Warner for sale, rumors are emerging that Apple is eyeing the company's sizable programming assets, as a way to make its entry into the SVOD market easier.

Hulu-Time Warner deal unlikely, and shifting content licensing strategy could be a disaster, analysts say

As reports swirl that Hulu is in talks to sell a stake in its business to Time Warner, a few industry watchers see the deal as not likely to happen, particularly under Hulu's current licensing model of next-day availability of broadcast content. Making a few changes to that licensing model, however, might make the SVOD provider more attractive to potential buyers.

Comcast, Time Warner Inc. venture arms invest in virtual reality start-up NextVR

The venture capital arms of cable companies Comcast and Time Warner Inc. are participating in a $30.5 million funding round for NextVR, a Laguna Beach, Calif., startup that broadcasts events in virtual reality.

iPass introduces SmartConnect, adds Time Warner as partner

Thanks to its own patents, iPass is touting a new service designed to give consumers more protection when they're hopping on public hotspots – and it's adding more hotspots to its Wi-Fi network with the addition of Time Warner Cable as a partner.

Fox, Discovery, Time Warner and others could be pulling away from Netflix

In recent statements, executives from 21st Century Fox, Time Warner and Discovery Communications appear to be working to put some distance between their companies and Netflix. As Re/code pointed out, investors now will likely be watching carefully during this third-quarter reporting period to determine whether major pay-TV programmers will further that trend.

Verizon's OTT play, go90, at risk as competition moves in, capex becomes an issue, report says

Fixed-line content distributors such as Comcast and new mobile-first distributors like Verizon's go90 service all have the potential to be hugely popular OTT services, but only if they can figure out how to turn a profit on the data traffic around that service, a new report from Macquarie Research reveals.

Programmer and pay-TV stocks get crushed as ESPN woes spur concerns of cord cutting, skinny bundles

Stocks for virtually all of the major media conglomerates have dropped sharply amid newly heightened concerns about the future of the pay-TV bundle.
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