AT&T continues to make inroads with U-verse. The company added 200,000 U-verse video subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 and noted that churn for the product is very low. In addition, AT&T touted the fact that U-verse is now a $14 billion annualized revenue stream for the company, growing at almost 30 percent year-over year.
Cable operators who might be laser-focused on keeping customers from fleeing to Netflix have just gotten a bigger headache. AT&T and The Chernin Group say they're putting $500 million into a joint venture to "acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services."
Comcast executives teased analysts with comments that made it seem as if the company's expanded Wi-Fi network--and the potential Time Warner Cable add-on--would be the gateway to a Wi-Fi-enabled mobile service.
Comcast's do-everything X1 platform must be doing something right. The country's top MSO says it added 24,000 video customers in the first quarter of 2014, marking the second straight quarter with video customer gains and bucking an industry trend going in the opposite direction.
An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company's smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers.
A report by consumer data company Experian shows a direct link between the availability of over-the-top content such as Netflix and an increase in consumers cutting the cable cord.
Time Warner Cable is developing its first Humax-built IP set-top that integrates the Reference Design Kit platform and features TWC's cloud navigator. The operator expects to deploy the new box by the end of 2014.
Large businesses are the primary target of an alliance of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Google, Microsoft and the CEA, which have banded together as WifiForward with the goal of freeing up spectrum to more efficiently manage wireless services across adjoining networks.
We've seen a lot of momentum in the IP video space over the past few months as major players in the space race to stake their claim in this rapidly shifting area. Programmers and distributors are forming alliances with each other and with device makers in the hope of finding the best avenue to the consumer.
Professional broadcast equipment sales jumped to $63 billion globally last year, which was a 52 percent increase compared to 2007, IHS Technology Professional Video Research said