Time Warner Cable has struck a deal to put the last six games of the Dodgers' season on broadcast television.
Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges.
An attorneys general probe involving two-dozen states that is examining the legality of Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable has been expanded to include AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV.
Now that interconnection agreements with the four top U.S. Internet service providers are in place and with no new spats grabbing the public's attention, Netflix and Verizon may have entered a period of détente. Average streaming speeds for subscribers on the FiOS network rose two places on the SVOD provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps.
A pair of MSOs are in hot water in local markets. In Colorado Springs, a federal judge ordered Time Warner Cable to submit a list of 800 current and former call center employees as part of a year-old lawsuit regarding overtime pay. In St. Cloud, Minn., the city council alleges that Charter Communications violated its franchise agreement by moving public access channels without telling the city.
Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and other pay TV programming, has come out in opposition to Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
AT&T signed an agreement with Rural Media Group to carry RFD-TV on U-verse, making it clear that the service provider doesn't want rural subscribers to stand in the way of its $48.5 billion takeover of DirecTV.
It's no secret that the nation's cable companies are making a serious investment in public Wi-Fi networks. But why are the nation's cable companies investing in Wi-Fi technology? And will this latest attempt by the cable industry to get into wireless grow into a success, unlike past attempts like Pivot? These are the questions FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker is tackling in this latest special report.
It is no secret that cable operators in the United States and elsewhere are rapidly deploying millions of private and public Wi-Fi hotspots. Though cable MSO executives often contend the primary reason for their interest in Wi-Fi is to keep their customers satisfied, many industry observers suggest there is an even bigger plan that could impact traditional cellular operators and potentially alter the overall wireless industry landscape. FierceWirelessTech has talked to a number of experts to nail down the top five motivators for cable companies to become Wi-Fi providers.
Operating under the obvious placeholder "SpinCo" since February, the joint venture set to be launched by Comcast and Charter Communications finally has an official name, GreatLand Connections.