Cablevision CEO James Dolan pocketed $24.6 million in executive compensation in 2015, up from $23.7 million in 2014, according to documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.
LAS VEGAS-- New York-based Cablevision is upping its investment in advanced advertising and dynamic ad insertion, teaming with Google's DoubleClick ad platform to enable better decisioning around purchasing and placement of ads during TV time slots, the company announced here at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow.
While Charter's proposed blockbuster merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks continues to generate headlines, Altice NV is quietly building its own little empire in the U.S. cable market.
While cable companies in the U.S. have been increasing their Wi-Fi footprints, there's reason to believe a new player could be entering the mix in a big way. Amsterdam-based Altice, which is in the process of buying up Cablevision and has already acquired Suddenlink, could decide to set up its own quad-play offering in the U.S., and if that's the case, analysts say T-Mobile or Sprint could be its target.
Altice is closing in on its acquisition of Cablevision, which will newly mint the European communications giant as certified player in the U.S. cable broadband market with a significant footprint. But it's what Altice does after that which will determine how the competitive landscape will be disrupted.
Altice's acquisition of Suddenlink and soon-to-be-completed purchase of Cablevision will enable the service provider to potentially shake up the U.S. cable market as a major competitor to Charter Communications and Comcast. However, the France-based conglomerate faces another uphill battle.
Cablevision is now officially the first MSO to integrate Hulu into its set-tops as a native channel.
Cablevision's media sales division has expanded its capability to offer clients inventory beyond the New York TV market by carving out an agreement with viewer data company Fourthwall.
Altice, a France-based telecom and media group with a substantial global footprint, will integrate Sigfox's proprietary IoT network within its operations across its global network, including in the U.S. and Western Europe. The companies, along with Altice's subsidiary SFR, aim "to offer complementary connectivity solutions starting today that democratize the IoT in all sectors of the economy" including businesses and consumers.
Altice NV said it expects to close on its $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision at the end of the second quarter and that it doesn't expect to do any more U.S. cable deals in the near term.