Cable companies and programmers will embark on a summer promotional campaign to push pay-TV customers to use TV Everywhere services, encouraging subscribers to "watch on the go."
Charter Communications has gained a powerful ally in its bid to acquire both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks: In a new filing with the FCC, Netflix agreed to support Charter's purchase of TWC and Bright House in exchange for free usage of Charter's network through 2018.
With Altice SA and Patrick Drahi circling Cablevision, FBN Securities' Robert Routh says the Bethpage, N.Y.-based MSO is actually undervalued as an acquisition target.
Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and three of his fellow progressive Senators have written the FCC, asking the agency to investigate what they term the "ridiculous" price of cable TV and broadband fees.
Although most analysts expect federal regulators to approve Charter Communications' bid to simultaneously buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield remains highly skeptical.
As it readies for its July 23 second-quarter earnings call, a new CFO at the helm, and its failed merger with Time Warner Cable behind it, Comcast is preparing to be peppered with questions regarding its growth strategy going forward.
Charter Communications has issued a much-anticipated high-grade M&A bond as part of its $31 funding plan for the acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Charter Communications has begun ramping up its lobbying efforts to get regulators to approve its proposed mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Specifically, the company has filed applications in favor of the transactions with the New York Public Services Commission and California's Public Utilities Commission. The company has also hired four new lobbying firms, according to a report in The Hill, a move that raises its total number of outside consulting firms to nine.
Could the CEOs of online video providers soon be seeing paychecks along the lines of their counterparts in the pay-TV industry? Regardless of how long it may take, it may be a good idea for them to check out the 2014 compensation packages of cable executives.