SCTE and Comcast are partnering with Georgia Institute of Technology to recruit and train military veterans for careers as cable techs.
Google Fiber is facing yet another battle over utility pole access in California's desirable Silicon Valley with AT&T and Comcast, who say that the service provider has no right to access those facilities.
Yes Network's ad blitz, messaging Comcast customers to switch to another pay-TV provider, has been met with resistance by the MSO, which has fired back saying that it won't return to the bargaining table with the Fox-owned regional sports network (RSN) until it comes up with "realistic" carriage-price demands.
Cable MSOs gained an upper hand in the broadband subscriber race in 2015, adding 3.3 million customers, giving them control of 61 percent of market share for the U.S. broadband market, according to Leichtman Research Group.
Google Fiber has struck deals with Oregon utility companies Portland General Electric and Pacific Power to get access to their poles to install fiber, overcoming a major barrier to deploy FTTH services in the state.
Comcast has been sued by Boston's WHDH-TV (channel 7) following its January decision to terminate its affiliation agreement for NBC with the station and start its own Bean Town O&O.
Comcast has entered into a warrants agreement with the vendor that makes its X1 voice remote, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI).
With the Yankees in spring training and its carriage impasse with Comcast into its fourth month, regional sports channel Yes Network has initiated a multi-million advertising campaign urging the MSO's subscribers to change pay-TV services.
Within the past 12 months, no less than five virtual MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) services from major operators like Comcast have debuted. While some, like Stream, are in the trial phase, others are full-fledged consumer products-- and they could revolutionize the pay-TV industry, whose video subscriber rates have stagnated.
Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other cable operators continue to make a dent in the Ethernet market, challenging incumbent telcos AT&T and Verizon as well as Level 3 in the U.S. Ethernet market.