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Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless crafting Wi-Fi-centric service for cable operators

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers.

Lowenstein's View: Memo to FCC, DOJ- If Comcast, then Sprint?

Regulators blocked the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition and have signaled their distaste for a possible Sprint takeover of T-Mobile. Yet, it appears that Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable has a reasonable chance of being approved. Why is that?

Bewkes: UltraViolet accounts jumped 65 percent in 2013

Ultraviolet, the digital rights locker backed by studios such as Warner Bros., NBCUniversal and Sony, ended 2015 with more than 15 million active accounts registered, Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes said Wednesday.

Turner, HBO drive $153M increase in subscription revenue for Time Warner

HBO and Turner Broadcasting System posted a $153 million increase in combined subscription revenue in the fourth quarter, with parent Time Warner Inc. attributing the gains to higher license fees collected from domestic pay TV distributors.

Ad growth, carriage fee increases net gains for major content providers

Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, NBC Universal and CBS have all seen gains from ad growth and carriage fee negotiations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kantar: Comcast cuts ad spending 8.6% in first 9 months of 2013

Comcast spent $1.26 billion on advertising in the first nine months of 2013, which was a decrease of 8.6 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to a report Kantar Media released Monday.

Virtual MVPD? Maybe next year, media chiefs say

When will the U.S. see a virtual pay-TV provider operating online? Maybe in 2014, according to some media-industry executives.

Time Warner Cable's TV channel shift draws interference from Verizon LTE smartphones

Reports of spectrum interference causing problems for LTE networks are growing more commonplace, with everything from fluorescent lights to electric cash registers being implicated.  In the latest twist, Verizon Wireless LTE data service is getting the blame for interfering with some channels delivered over the Time Warner Cable system in Raleigh, N.C.

TV Everywhere's game of catch-up

TV Everywhere may finally be starting to get somewhere. The pay-TV industry has tried for years to get its streaming video act together. The goal, expressed by executives from Time Warner and Comcast in 2009, is to let paying subscribers access the shows they get through their cable, satellite or telco TV subscription on Web-connected devices like iPads and smartphones.

Comcast cuts ad spending 17.4% in Q2 2013

Comcast spent $393.2 million on advertising in the second quarter, down 17.4 percent compared to the same period last year, Kantar Media said Monday.