Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is going replace the wireline network infrastructure destroyed by last fall's Hurricane Sandy on New York's Fire Island with its Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based FiOS service...
The difference between a pessimist and a realist is that a pessimist looks at every situation and sees the worst; a realist looks at every situation and knows that the worst will happen, and then predicts a timeline for when it will occur. Thus, to my realistic eyes, when Verizon acquired Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless, it marked the beginning of the end for FiOS as a competitive wireline tool.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications have convinced Dish Network to let their National Cable Communications joint venture sell local ads targeting its satellite TV subscribers.
Pay TV distributors appear to be pushing CBS Corp. to agree to shorter terms for retransmission-consent contracts, as Verizon demonstrated Thursday when it announced a three-year deal to carry CBS owned-and-operated stations on FiOS TV.
Verizon is enlisting CBS employees in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to join the ranks of its FiOS service with "exclusive discounts and special promotions."
While AT&T U-verse TV and Verizon FiOS TV added 373,000 net new subscribers combined in the second quarter, the top nine cable operators lost 555,000 subscribers during the period, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
Baltimore is a city stuck in the middle many times. When it comes to broadband, its proximity to Philadelphia--Comcast's hometown--and the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.,Baltimore can have a bit of a chip on its shoulder.
Rather than cutting the cord, Time Warner Cable customers are apparently running to another wireline provider--Verizon FiOS--to get their TV fix as their service provider and CBS thrash out a nasty retransmission dispute.
Verizon could one day rely on laser transmitters to deliver video to multiple rooms in FiOS TV subscriber homes, according to technology it disclosed in a patent application published Thursday.
It's difficult to gauge the effect Google Chromecast will have on the IPTV space. The product sold out in less than 24 hours, so it's something people want. But will those dongle doers put the 'Cast on the TV and take the IPTV HDMI out? Probably not.