HickoryTech's fiber & data segment continues to be a major driver for the regional telco, rising 8 percent year-over-year to $17 million. Similar to previous quarters, the telco attributes the growth in this segment to an uptick in sales within its business and wholesale services as well as nine months of Fargo operations from its acquisition of Enventis.
Kevin Hart, EVP and CTO for Cox Communications, sees the potential for next-generation services such as 1-Gig Internet and cloud-based DVRs as weapons to more effectively battle AT&T U-verse and CenturyLink Prism.
TDS Telecom, the wireline subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., reported that wireline revenues climbed to $234.5 million due to additions of more residential IPTV subscribers and managed business service customers.
Cable operators, according to various reports, are thinking of either building their own version of Aereo or striking a partnership with the controversial over the top video player.
Internap, an IT and managed service provider, is enhancing its SMB Infrastructure as a Service capabilities by acquiring cloud provider iWeb for about $145 million.
Intel has struggled to get its planned over-the-top pay-TV service off the ground. Now, courtesy of AllThingsD, it appears Verizon and Intel are in talks that could lead to the telecom giant taking over the Intel unit responsible for the plans entirely.
Recent reports suggest cable operators are considering building their own version of Aereo--or potentially partnering with Aereo itself. The thinking, expressed by cable industry veteran and investor Leo Hindery, goes something like this: If Aereo can carry local TV stations without paying for the privilege, can't cable operators do it too?
With the online video industry growing at an impressive rate, it's becoming more and more important for video streaming services to differentiate themselves from one another. They are doing so by finding new ways to get their content in front of consumers, seeking out the newest, hottest offerings and creating innovative new business models that cater to viewers' individual profiles.
CBS has been developing a 24-hour news network that would be distributed online to tablets, video game consoles, smartphones and streaming TV devices, according to a report in BuzzFeed citing unnamed sources.
Netflix said it has licensed the entire series of "Dexter" from CBS. The first four seasons will be available beginning Oct. 31 and the remaining four will hit Netflix on Jan. 1, 2014.