Comcast became the first major pay TV distributor to launch an online video portal targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender subscribers with the debut on Monday of its Xfinity.com/LGBT TV Everywhere site.
Cable One is breaking ranks from major MSOs such as Comcast that are beginning to penalize subscribers who exceed monthly data caps, announcing Monday that it will eliminate data plans with overage fees.
CBS Corp. said it now owns 100 percent of TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile, two assets it could use to grab a cut of revenue which cable operators generate by selling ads on interactive program guides.
While The Ultimate Fighting Championship said Friday that it will flip the switch on a 24-hour channel in Latin America later this year, executives said they don't plan to launch a channel dedicated to cage fighting for U.S. pay TV subscribers.
Comcast struck a deal with Cisco to add the company's WebEx videoconferencing product to the Upware portal that it launched earlier this year for commercial customers.
Ad insertion technology vendor BlackArrow is pitching cable operators a new product that could be used to deliver targeted ads to subscribers watching live TV programming on tablets and other IP devices.
Comcast said Wednesday that it added voice controls to its X1 Remote app for Apple's iPhone, giving subscribers the ability to change channels and search for TV shows and movies by speaking commands into their smartphones.
In a move that could help cable operators deploy remote controls containing motion control technology used in devices like Nintendo Wii controllers, Hillcrest Labs said it licensed Comcast's Reference Design Kit (RDK) software.
An auction for Hulu has yielded offers from a variety of bidders including DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, the Chernin Group, KKR & Co. and Yahoo as well as a joint bid from Silver Lake Management and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, according to reports in Bloomberg, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal .
Comcast won't have to adhere to an FCC order to expand distribution for Tennis Channel to an additional 18 million homes, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit shot down a ruling that found Comcast had discriminated against Tennis Channel.