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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Sizing up pay TV earnings for the second quarter of 2014

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2014's second quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.

Cable is delivering on ISP speeds, FCC study says

In its fourth yearly speed report on ISPs, the FCC found that, on average, cable operators are meeting or beating their advertised speeds by over 100 percent. The FCC also found that consumers continue to crave more speed and are moving to higher and faster tiers of service.

Rural operators drop Viacom

Some 60 rural cable operators serving about 900,000 customers throughout the U.S. have ditched Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and other Viacom cable networks in the wake of failed contract negotiations between the operators and programmer.

Broadband providers add nearly 1.2M subscribers in Q1, says LRG

Telcos and cable operators rode a large broadband wave in the first quarter of 2014.

Broadband providers add 1.2M subscribers in 2014's first quarter, study says

Whether it's becoming more available thanks to copper to fiber migrations, or whether consumers are just finding more reasons to buy, broadband was a big plus for cable and telephone service providers in the first quarter of 2014, Leichtman Research Group found.

Cable and IPTV have an interesting start to the year

How are cable operators, satellite providers and IPTV-focused telcos performing in the first quarter? Cable is beginning to see more influence from providers like Ruckus Wireless, and disruption from online video providers like Netflix. We summarize the top market players in this special report.

Rural Broadband Investments consolidates rural cable markets with Cass Cable systems purchase

Rural Broadband Investments, a company focused on acquiring and investing in cable operators in rural markets, has snapped up a number of regional cable systems from Illinois-based Cass Cable TV. 

U.S. fiber penetration reaches 39.3 percent of buildings, says VSG

Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.

Vertical Systems Group: TWC, Cox, Comcast grow Ethernet service presence

Cable operators continue to gain ground in the ever evolving Ethernet services market as they aggressively build out their own fiber networks and service sets, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard.

Cisco, CableLabs give cable operators testing ground for IPTV

Cable operators may still be testing the IPTV waters, but now they will have a place to try on services for size with a new IPTV Innovations Lab in Colorado. A key participant in this lab is Cisco, which is supplying its series of video and software products. Cable operator members such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications will be able to access the lab to develop pay-TV products that could be delivered on an all-IP platform, reports FierceCable.  Read more