A Delaware court has ruled that Dolan family members had no say in Cablevision boardroom decisions that collectively netted them more than $100 million in executive pay.
The nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceCable has collected all the data in one place. Below are the salary and compensation rates of the top eight highest paid CEOs among publicly traded cable, satellite and IPTV service providers.
Cablevision's union troubles did not end when it finally forged a collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in February.
Whether it's Charter Communications' proposed acquisitions of Bright House and Time Warner Cable or Comcast's failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable, consolidation in the cable industry is rampant. One cable MSO that has yet to make a big move in either being acquired or buying another company is Cablevision.
Cablevision's significant overlap with Verizon FiOS and its "overvalued" share price make it an "un-acquirable asset," despite rampant speculation that it'll be the next cable company purchased in the ongoing M&A wave, MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett wrote.
Denying a report that it was dropping a false-advertising complaint against its fiercest rival, Verizon, Cablevision said it is merely combining the action with a previously filed lawsuit in another court.
Cablevision is not giving up on challenging Verizon's claims that its FiOS network is 100 percent fiber-based, so it is combining its claims into one larger suit.
To hear executives at America's No. 4 and No. 10 cable companies explain it, television is a dead business. "The video subscription model is broken and cannot be fixed," read one presentation slide from Cable One. I agree with the first part. But I'm not sure about that second part.
Cablevision CEO James Dolan used his latest public speaking opportunity to hammer home his strategy of de-emphasizing video services in favor of high-speed data and connectivity.
Cablevision Vice Chairman Gregg Siebert conceded that the MSO's bundling of broadband services and over-the-air antennas in a so-called "cord-cutter" package is giving its "programming friends heartburn."