Brooklyn union workers at Cablevision System Corp. have voted to ratify a two-year contract with the company. Communications Workers of America Local 1109 said the labor agreement was ratified by a strong margin Saturday night. More than 260 workers are covered by the agreement, which includes wages increases and better health and pension benefits.
Predicting the future is hard, and not for the faint of heart. But since CED is celebrating its 40th year, a number of friends graciously consented to help us out with our prognostications this year. Their contributions are herein.
Everyone from Boomers to Millennials loves TV. Some complain about customer service, though. And some grumble about the expense. But what they all loathe? Ads.
It wasn’t all that long ago that anybody starting a streaming video business had to presume users would generally be sitting in front of (mostly) stationery PCs, landlocked in home offices and living rooms.
It’s no surprise that MSOs and others are taking a long look before leaping onto the programmatic bandwagon, but if they haven’t already done so, MSOs and other MVPDs should start down a programmatic adoption path.
Energy costs – already over $1 billion per year for the industry – could quadruple to $4 billion by the end of this decade. Throttling back that increase was the mission-critical objective that brought the industry together.
The innovations at CES ranged from naïve and crazy to remarkably clever. Most won’t be around next year, many won’t make it through this year. But that’s the nature of risk.
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Virgin Media has thrown down the gauntlet against BT by announcing a five-year, $4.62 billion build out of its broadband network. Virgin Media has generally topped BT’s speeds in cities and towns across the UK where they compete against each other, but BT has enjoyed a larger broadband footprint.
Shaw Communications announced this week that it was closing its call centers in Calgary and Edmonton while also closing part of its operations in Kelowna. All told, 1,600 employees in those call centers will have to either re-locate, accept severance packages or take on new jobs at their current locations.
While the final numbers are still pending, ABI Research said in a report that the worldwide pay-TV market was expected to grow 5 percent in 2013 while topping 924.4 million subscribers. On a global scale, IPTV is the driving force behind the increased in subscribers.
Verizon sought to clarify its intention to explore commercial arrangements that restrict network access. Verizon submitted a filing aimed at correcting comments FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made on the matter. Verizon's letter took issue with Wheeler’s alleged misunderstanding of “commercial arrangements.”
Yahoo is on a path to generate a significant portion of its revenue from mobile. Yahoo Senior Vice President Adam Cahan on Thursday told Bloomberg Television that mobile advertising is set to fuel its new businesses and in turn generate half of the company's total revenue in the next 12 to 18 months.
Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. In California's Silicon Valley on Friday, Obama was participating in a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection.
Money, ego, politics, and entertainment. The Broadband 50 surveys the companies, technologies, trends, and people who have had the most influence in the industry over the last year and are most likely to help shape the next.