Cable & telecom

MSLO Digital Growth Slows

After watching digital revenues surge regularly by double digits over the past year, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) saw interne…

Why Cheaper Cable Opens A Pandora’s Box

That Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is even considering a discounted offering like the TV Essentials package it will test in select markets m…

Playboy’s Digital Revs Drop As Loss Narrows

Playboy (NYSE: PLA) Enterprises’ hopes for a planned sale were dashed during Q4, as its revenue troubles continued as well. As the company’s…

Time Warner Cable Swings To Profit

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt appears to be having a pretty good week. Fresh from yesterday’s multi-year agreement with Scripps Networks…

Discovery, Sony And IMAX Partner On 3D TV

Just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where our Staci D. Kramer is headed, Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA), So…

Avaya Confirms It Is In Talks With Skype

Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy confirmed this morning that the company is in conversations with Skype. The talks are logical given that both compan…

Mutual Funds Go Cable Shopping

Large media mutual funds appeared to be taking advantage of low-priced stocks and making bets on an improved advertising environment in the…

Discovery Profit Drops Nearly A Quarter

Proving that the cable business isn’t immune to the economic downturn, Discovery Communication profits fell 22.4 percent to $101 million fro…

Cablevision’s Profits Triple, Revenues Rise

The third quarter is usually Cablevision’s weakest, but the company’s numbers actually turned out pretty strong and even beat analysts’ esti…

@ CES: Online Video Exec: ‘If We Don

Online video viewing continues to surge, but the ad dollars flowing into the space still aren’t scaling accordingly. Panelists at the Reinve…

Industry Moves Roundup: MTVN; Always On; Tivo

MTVN: Two digital promotions at MTV Networks Entertainment Group related to the forthcoming integration of iFilm and Spike TV: Jon Slusser i…

Cablevision Loses Network DVR Case In Court

Cablevision has lost a legal battle against several studios and TV networks to introduce a network-based DVR service. U.S. District Judge De…

C-Span Launches User-Gen Video Site

(via TechCrunch) This is pretty interesting for what others may consider a rather staid site/company: C-Span has quietly launched a user-gen…

Targeted Ads on Cablevision

Sure, online retailers use targeted advertising to serve up their ads, but TV commercials traditionally are impartial. All that’s about to c…

TV Networks Sue Cablevision

Well, you knew this was coming: TV networks Fox, Universal, Paramount, Disney, CBS, ABC and NBC have all joined forces in a lawsuit against…

Cable, VOD, Telco Competition, Et Al

MediaWeek has a special report on the cable industry, timing it with the ongoing NCTA. VOD, broadband and how the digital media landscape is…

En Route To NCTA

In the Las Vegas airport waiting for a flight to Atlanta and the next show on my schedule: NCTA’s National Show, still the largest annual ca…

Cable Upfronts: All About The Multiplatform

Funny how things change in a year…at this year’s cable upfronts, if there’s one word that networks are hoping to drill into the heads of a…

@ CES 2006: First Looks

After some frenetic to-and-fro-ing due to an odd registration process, I finally made it to CES Unveiled, the “official” press event. Veneti…

Cablevision, AT&T Support Cable A La Carte

Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan threw his support behind the FCC’s recommendation of an a la carte option for cable subscribers, calling…