After some initial hiccups, the top U.S. cable operators and broadcasters, including Comcast and Fox, are fine tuning their TV Everywhere authentication processes.
Comcast saw a backlash from both TV critics and subscribers in 2009, when its first TV Everywhere service, Fancast Xfinity Online, debuted. The service forced customers to install an application on their computers called Comcast Access before they could watch full-length episodes of programs. How far have authentication services come since then?
Cable One lost 5,435 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, a significant difference in performance compared to the same period last year, when it gained 916 video subscribers, according to an earnings report from The Washington Post Co., its parent company.
Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) said on Friday that they are now taking applications for mentee positions in their Women's TechConnect Initiative.
AT&T agreed to carry a new college sports network that ESPN and the Southeastern Conference will launch in August 2014 on its U-verse TV systems, setting the stage for a distribution battle with Comcast, Cox, Charter Communications and other distributors with systems in states with SEC schools.
Comcast said it will double the recording capabilities later this month on its X1 home video gateways to allow subscribers to record four TV shows or movies simultaneously while watching a fifth program.
Comcast said Thursday that it promoted Cathy Avgiris to CFO of its cable division, effective July 1, and that she'll succeed Dave Scott, who is retiring after 20 years at the company.
CenturyLink said Wednesday that it'll offer download speeds of up to 1 Gbps in Omaha, Neb., providing more competition for incumbent cable operator Cox Communications.
Comcast is investing in advanced services that it can tack on to its Xfinity Home automation and X1 video products, including delivering DVR programming to new devices, executives told analysts Wednesday.
Comcast said Wednesday that it lost 60,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, while it gained 433,000 high-speed Internet and 211,000 voice customers.