Cable Operators are companies that provide a cable service. According to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the ten most popular U.S. cable operators by number of subscribers include: Comcast Corporation, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Inc., Cox Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Cablevision Systems Corporation, AT&T, Inc., and Bright House Networks LLC. The NCTA reported that Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, had over 22.9 million basic video subscribers in 2010. Of those listed, DirecTV and Dish Network are satellite operators, rather than traditional cable operators. In 2011, Hulu was in talks to become the world’s first Web cable operator.

 
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Netflix to push integration onto the set-tops of top pay-TV services in 2015, report says

While it has negotiated deals to get its app integrated into the program guides of smaller cable operators like Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Suddenlink, Netflix has been largely shut out from the set-tops of the larger pay-TV operators.

Infonetics: Cable MSO high bandwidth service deployments drive up DOCSIS 3.0 shipments 95%

Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.

Mobile operators made 'gigantic blunder' by ceding Wi-Fi to cable, analyst says

Deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks by cable companies will far surpass the rollout of small cells by telecommunications companies, according to U.K. analyst Joe Madden of Mobile Experts, who also says telcos missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on Wi-Fi

Madden: How Wi-Fi is driving new competition in the mobile market

Over the past four years we have seen little investment in Wi-Fi networks by American mobile operators. It's different internationally, with millions of APs at China Mobile, KDDI, SKT, Telefonica, and others, but a close examination of Verizon Wireless and AT&T reveals that they have deployed very few Wi-Fi access points.

Studies: YouTube is the biggest online platform for linear TV, and cable beats broadcast

Separate studies reveal that Google-owned YouTube is the primary platform for viewing traditional television content online. And when they turn to YouTube to find TV content, viewers prefer cable network programming over broadcast shows by a wide margin.

Comcast to test Arris modems with RDK software stacks in Q4

Originally developed by a consortium of top cable operators just for set-top boxes, the Reference Design Kit is now moving into the broadband realm. Arris has announced that it is working with Comcast to integrate the open-source software stack into cable modems.

Liberty Global's Fries: 'Netflix taught all of us a great lesson'

Fresh off the launch of Liberty Global's own SVOD service in Switzerland, MyPrime, company president and CEO Mike Fries paid tribute to the competitor he says has taught cable operators everywhere "a great lesson."

Unraveling the five reasons cable operators love Wi-Fi

Cable operators may not own traditional wireless networks, but they are being aggressive in expanding their Wi-Fi network footprints throughout the regions they serve.

Deutsche Telekom says DSL expansion could cost $33.4B, considers acquiring small cable operators

Deutsche Telekom said that in order to reach 90 percent of the country with higher-speed DSL, including its vectored VDSL service, it will have to spend up to $13.4 billion in government funding....

Will AT&T, Verizon follow Windstream down the REIT asset path?

Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.