Dish ended Q1 of 2015 with 13.844 million pay TV subscribers having lost 253,000 compared to the previous year’s Q1. The company said the losses were from expired programming carriage contracts that resulted in a higher pay TV churn rate and a decrease in gross new pay TV subscribers.
The FCC flatly rejected petitions for a stay that would have prevented the Commission’s reclassification of broadband under Title II to take effect on June 12. Those who petitioned the FCC for a stay are expected to now turn to U.S. Courts directly for a stay.
A Federal Appeals Court found concrete definition in the enigmatic and unexplained, only to be confronted with synonyms that had no strict legal definition. So it parsed those words with all the discrimination of a teenager choosing from among similar shades of red nail polish, all to determine the FCC had violated its own policies, thus committing a substantive procedural flaw.
Charter is working with Deluxe OnDemand to expand premium titles and device support for CharterTV, the MSO’s TV Everywhere application. Shaw , meanwhile, will rely on Deluxe’s VOD management solution.
AT&T argued against Netflix’s claim that AT&T’s merger with DirecTV is harmful to online video distributors, and claimed “economic realities” would prevent AT&T from degrading service to customers.
Regardless of who buys whom, Bright House is now inarguably in play. Who ends up with the company – or even if the company does not merge with anyone – is entirely up in the air.
Fiorina slammed the FCC's Open Internet rules and Title II classification of broadband, but advocated against the cable industry's preferred fix, for Congress to take the reins.
The FCC Chairman's promise to fix the broken retransmission consent rules wasn't nearly enough to mollify a crowd of cable operators still furious about Title II reclassification of broadband and the FCC's role in the dissolution of the Comcast-Time Warner deal.
Not five minutes after taking the stage at the INTX general session today, Cablevision CEO James Dolan knocked the entire industry completely off balance by doing everything but explicitly asking Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus to buy Cablevision.
Suddenlink has begun installing Arris’ E6000 Converged Edge Router (CER), in preparation for a migration to DOCSIS 3.1 and the rollout of gigabit broadband services.
Cisco said it has begun commercial shipments of its new cBR-8 converged cable access platform. The CCAP system allows broadband operators full DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities, and delivers both full spectrum video convergence and SDN.
At a posh, newly remodeled flagship storefront that has yet to open to the public, Comcast announced a number of new initiatives to improve customer service, and had on display several others that have been in the works for some time.
Updated from INTX: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts revealed a line of gateways with a swanky new soft-edged polyhedral design; the official launch of its voice-based remote control; and a set of relationships with companies making automated home products.
DirecTV said it added 60,000 net subscribers in the U.S. market during the quarter, or 48,000 more than it added in last year's first quarter. Total enrollment in its largest market climbed about 1 percent to 20.4 million.
Mediacom has cut deals to make both Netflix and Hulu directly available to its customers. Hulu entered similar deals with Armstrong, Atlantic Broadband, Mediacom Communications, Midcontinent Communications and WOW!
The match popped up, unauthorized, on new services like Twitter's Periscope and Meerkat, where people used the video function on their smartphones to relay the broadcast directly to the Internet.
"I said all along, the big dogs are going to sue," Wheeler said during an interview at TechCrunch's Disrupt New York event that was broadcast online. "There's nothing surprising about that."
Cablevision’s net revenue in the first quarter grew 2.5 percent to $1.61 billion compared to last year’s first quarter net revenue, which was reported at $ 1.58 billion.
Shrugging off the aborted takeover of Time Warner Cable, Comcast turns in a solid Q1, paced by broadband additions and the enthusiastic reception to the X1 platform.
Several organizations from the telco sector have petitioned the FCC for a stay on its Open Internet Order, which reclassifies broadband as a communications service subject to Title II regulation.
Time Warner Cable turned in one of its most impressive quarters in terms of subscriber metrics in a very long time, as the rumor mill spun crazily about the company’s options now that Comcast has given up its takeover attempt.
Over the next three years Suddenlink will introduce a new non-symmetrical high-speed internet service to its customers in St. Joseph, Missouri. The two low tiers of service of 15 and 30 Mbps will be upgraded to 50 Mbps. Customers that have internet at 50 Mbps will be upgraded to 75 Mbps.
Charter recorded an $81 million net loss, which the company attributed to expenses tied to Comcast’s Time Warner Cable buyout transaction. The company said it incurred $86 million in interest expense related to financing the Comcast transaction and $13 million in related costs.
Comverse has agreed to sell the assets of its business support systems (BSS) unit to Amdocs for approximately $272 million in cash. Comverse retains its digital services business, which caters mostly to wireless carriers.
Arris’ CPE segment retained its momentum in cable-related products in the quarter. Larry Robinson, president of CPE, noted Arris will continue to be affected by the pending AT&T and DirecTV transaction. Arris CPE sales were down due to a decrease in demand by its telecom customers for standalone HD digital set-tops boxes.