DirecTV said in a Dec. 15 FCC filing that it should be exempt from the creation of a retail market for set-top boxes.
Verizon Wireless said Friday that it doubled the fees for customers to break service contracts for smartphones because those devices cost much more.
Limelight Networks announced today that it has an agreement in place to buy EyeWonder for $110 million, with the deal expected to close in the first half of next year.
Netflix is being sued for violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) – for making public what it warranted was completely anonymized subscriber data.
The MPEGIF is presenting a Master Class at CES 2010 that will explore where TV is heading.
A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer.
AT&T ups dividend, but lowest increase since 2001 . . . Qwest secures new $1.04B revolving credit facility.
3-D cable TV is gaining momentum: Sony is working with RealD to commercialize 3-D products for the home, and a cable op in Finland has begun testing 3-D in its system.
The U.S. government has allocated the first $182 million worth of broadband stimulus funds from the $7.2 billion program.
Comcast said it will serve up its 100th day-and-date DVD movie of the year, with “(500) Days of Summer” available in its VOD tier starting on Tuesday.
TVMax will be offering its customers in the Houston area a new HD DVR service combined with over-the-top video content, thanks to a deal with Evolution Digital.
France's Thomson SA has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection, a companion filing to its French insolvency case, to protect its assets in the U.S.
Hulu has teamed up with 19 Entertainment, which created “American Idol,” to create a reality TV show that will extend Hulu’s users beyond the United States.
Airvana has agreed to be acquired by private equity firms in a transaction the maker of mobile broadband networking products valued at $530 million.
Telecommunications companies will face intensifying competition and pressure on prices next year, according to separate reports from Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank.