TiVo's already hot MSO business is about to grow even faster, according to Jefferies. In a note to investors, the advisory firm said TiVo's subscriber base through its MSO partners could double over the next four or five years, from the 4.8 million reported at the end of first quarter, with Tier-2 cable operators looking to provide advanced video services to their customers.
Comcast officially opened its first Studio Xfinity concept store in Chicago, with the goal of changing its image as a cable conglomerate to that of a maker of elegant, forward-looking technology.
CenturyLink may have a foothold in Portland, Ore., but its ambition is to expand the presence of its fiber-to-the-premises 1 Gbps (FTTP) and IPTV services into four new areas of the state.
Comcast said it created a new system that allows its tech support staff to take over the screens of befuddled users. The company said the offering, dubbed "Co-Pilot," will roll out to users later this year.
Comcast is mostly finished with the rollout of its new cloud DVR technology. A Comcast spokesperson said the company has launched the service in a majority of its markets, and expects to offer the service to 100 percent of its X1 footprint well before the end of the year.
Comcast has expanded its cloud-based DVR to X1 platform users in Central California, including systems in Santa Barbara, Fresno, Chico and Stockton.
A new job posting by Comcast appears to confirm reports that the cable giant is developing a platform to compete with Google's YouTube. Specifically, the Comcast posting describes a "video portal service that curates the best short-form video on the web."
Carriage renewal negotiations between Comcast and Discovery Networks are reportedly progressing at a peaceful, productive pace, belying earlier speculation that the two sides might dig in for a protracted stalemate.
Despite all the talk about competition from over-the-top and consumers' increasing desire to cut the cord, 2014 was a pretty good year for pay-TV executives. FierceCable created a list of the highest-paid executives in the cable and pay-TV industry. Special report
AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.