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Cable and IPTV in the first quarter of 2014

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV and satellite providers perform in 2014's first quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players, broken down by distributors, select programmers, vendors and online video providers.

Shentel cable segment loses video customers, gains RGUs in first quarter

Mid-Atlantic telecom service provider Shenandoah Telecommunications lost 1,864 video customers year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014 and 44 between end of fourth quarter 2013 and the end of the first quarter 2014, but still reported an overall gain in revenue generating units when it announced first quarter earnings.

Cass Cable TV systems acquired by Rural Broadband Investments

Rural Broadband Investments, a company that acquires and invests in rural-focused cable systems in small-to-medium sized markets, has added another piece to its portfolio by purchasing several Illinois-based cable systems from Cass Cable TV.  

TDS Telecom's hosted and managed services revenue jumps 77 percent to $63.1M

TDS Telecom's One Neck IT Solutions subsidiary, which provides managed IT services and colocation, reported that revenues rose 77 percent to $63.1 million, up year-over-year from $28 million the same period a year ago.

Rich fiber diet drives Bell Aliant's video growth

Bell Aliant added 13,400 net new TV subscribers to its FibreOP service in the first quarter thanks in no small part to the carrier's fiber-to-the-home network strategy.

TDS ups cable strategy with $261M BendBroadband acquisition

It's hardly on a scale with Comcast acquiring Time Warner Cable or AT&T talking about acquiring DirecTV, but Telephone and Data Systems' decision to acquire BendBroadband for $261 million will move the needle on TDS' cable strategy.

Cable's Wi-Fi ambitions are about much more than customer retention

Although members of the CableWiFi Alliance have said repeatedly that the primary incentive behind their growing Wi-Fi hotspot portfolio (which now stands at 250,000 nationwide) is to complement their customers' broadband service in the home and differentiate themselves from their telco competitors, there are signs that a bigger agenda is afloat.

Report: AT&T talks merger with DirecTV in a deal potentially worth $40B

AT&T reportedly talked to DirecTV recently about a merger. The potential move, valued at more than $40 billion, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Charter CEO Rutledge endorses Comcast-TWC deal, calls it 'dynamically positive' for customers

Comcast's pending $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable was prevalent in nearly every conversation at The Cable Show, including the opening session where four of the industry's top executives weighed in on the deal.    

Wi-Fi a must-have, cable CTOs say, with DOCSIS 3.1, 4K among top priorities

Cable's top technical chiefs compared notes on Wi-Fi, DOCSIS 3.1. and 4K, during a panel discussion at the 2014 Cable Show that drew a standing room-only crowd.