ABC is targeting its social media audience with a newscast designed for Facebook. Starting December 1st, the channel will post a clip every weekday featuring additional, behind-the-scenes footage of ABC World News Tonight.
Netflix is becoming more and more like HBO: Customers of U.K. telco BT can now pay for the service with their monthly TV bill.
Fan TV wanted to replace the cable box with its own device, but it needed the help from cable operators for that. Now it sold to Rovi, which may white-label Fan TV’s technology.
You thought that building out all that physical infrastructure is what has been slowing down Google Fiber’s expansion? Think again: Google Fiber…
Dish wants you to use an antenna for local broadcast channels to keep the price of its internet TV service down. Sony on the other hand is reportedly eyeing a $60 to $80 price tag.
Netflix has teamed up with European pay TV operators to add its app to their set-top boxes, and could make further inroads with this approach in the U.S. as well.
Charter wants to use the cloud to give all of its TV customers a new user interface by next year. Are online video apps next?
Gmail has had a labs section to test new features for years. Now your cable box is getting one as well.
Sling is back with a new box, and one that got a new name, along with a few internal updates.
Aereo bowed to the inevitable on Saturday morning, telling subscribers that’s pulling the plug at 11:30ET on its revolutionary service that rented consumers mini-antennas and DVR’s to watch over-the-air TV.
Glenn Britt spent four decades in the cable industry and saw the transition of the pay TV business from selling analog TV to selling digital services, including broadband.
Viacom is blocking access to its online videos for Cable One customers to get higher retransmission rates. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is starting to worry.
Last week it was reported that AT&T would make a run for DirecTV’s satellite television business. On Sunday, it did, offering $95 a share for the company.
Watching your favorite television channel may not be possible using the Apple TV, but using an app from Apple’s iOS App Store may prove to be a more likely scenario, if you set it up yourself.
Netflix doesn’t tell viewers which networks the shows it licenses originally ran on, which is upsetting TV executives.
Video curation startup Frequency wants to make it easier for TV makers and pay TV operators to add online video to their devices.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told cable industry representatives Wednesday that his commission wouldn’t tolerate broadband service discrimination, even under its proposed new rules.
Financial and media blogger Felix Salmon says he is leaving Reuters to join Fusion, a cable channel co-owned by ABC and Univision, because the future of storytelling and communication is not in text but in video, animation and other digital experiments
Move over, cable box, there is a new kid in town: Time Warner Cable customers can now buy Fan TV to access live television and online video services.
TWC has launched the first large-scale implementation of Hotspot 2.0, which will make public Wi-Fi networks behave like cellular networks. You log into the network once and you’ll be instantly connected wherever you go.
Vodafone(s vod) may buy Ono, a major Spanish cable company, for around $10 billion. According to sources quoted by Reuters and Bloomberg,…
Comcast has offered to merge with Time Warner in a $45-billion deal that would combine two of the country’s largest cable providers. Here’s what you need to know about the potential impact of such a merger and whether it is likely to be approved or not
Here’s a roundup of all of our coverage on Comcast buying Time Warner Cable.
Apple is yet again said to be negotiating with Time Warner Cable to deliver content to the new Apple TV, which might be introduced in April and released in time for the holidays.
Telegeography has published the 2014 edition of its submarine cable map, providing an excellent representation of the infrastructure that makes global connectivity global.
The world’s largest broadband provider outside China is about to get a bit bigger, as it is buying out what it doesn’t already own of Dutch cableco Ziggo. Newly-installed Ziggo CEO Rene Obermann will leave if the transaction goes through.
The U.S. is taking a beating in the price of broadband in a recent series of charts issued by research firm Point Topic. It ranks 58 out of 90 countries for cost of broadband.
The guy who once wrote a vociferous defense of cable finally cut his. But is it the paradise he’d heard so much about? Yes, and no.
We’re not fans of ISPs capping broadband here at Gigaom, so we’re keeping a close eye on how those caps evolve and who they affect. Check out our updated list on who’s capping your broadband.
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Enough Kabel shareholders have agreed to sell in order to allow the sale to go through. However, there may be further resistance from hedge funds, and regulatory approval is also still needed.
With Time Warner Cable and CBS engaging in endless bickering, Verizon has the opportunity to swoop in and make gains — if they’d just roll out to needed places already.
Cablevision’s CEO rarely watches any TV at all, and his kids prefer to stream Netflix. Now he’s thinking about becoming the country’s biggest cord cutter.
Starting this fall, cable network BET will run new episodes of Scandal just eight days after they air on ABC.
The latest tests by Alcatel-Lucent’s venerable Bell Labs division could presage submarine internet cables that are three times more capacious than those deployed today.
Executives at this year’s annual Cable Show are trying to figure out their industry’s future. The technology for delivering faster broadband is ready, but the business model of the future isn’t.
In a single year, five cable companies have banded together to deploy 165,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the U.S. That’s triple from the 50,000 the CableWiFi group offered last May.
Comcast is getting ready to encrypt its basic cable channels. Consumers affected by the change need to get another box to keep watching.
Three men were arrested for planning to cut an undersea cable, according to published reports. The arrests by the Egyptian Government raise more questions than answers, for this is an atypical event when it comes to undersea cable cuts.
It looks like Wednesday’s internet slowdown in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia may have been the result of sabotage, rather than the sort of accident that usually knocks out submarine cables.
Internet and telecommunication networks live on undersea cable networks. And like clockwork, every so often we have cable cuts which disrupt the flow of information. A recent cut near Egypt has impacted millions of Internet users in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
The cable industry has tweaked its justification for capping broadband, but a report from the Open Technology Institute is having none of it.
Comcast’s purchase of the 49 percent of NBCUniversal that it didn’t already own was expected to take several years, but the cable provider said Tuesday it has bought the rest of the company for $16.7 billion.
For the first time ever, the number of U.S. households paying for TV service will go down. The news comes as a tipping point in consumers’ struggles to break away from a TV industry that forces them to buy bundles of channels.
Google is offloading Motorola’s set-top-box business to Arris, a fellow TV box maker that will pay a total of $2.35 billion for the Motorola Mobility division. Which brings up the question: Did it really make sense for Google to spend $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility?
Time Warner already offers a network of 50,000 hotspots through its work with the CableWiFi consortium, but its Wi-Fi network, which it offers free to broadband customers, is about to get a lot bigger with the help of WeFi.
There are more than 80 million broadband subscribers in the US, a sign that the market is getting saturated. It is not a surprise that the growth of new broadband subscribers has started to slow. So far this year, we have seen 200,000 fewer new additions.
AT&T is going all-in on IP – the Internet Protocol, and cutting the cord with its past. Instead, it will push newer, faster broadband via a hybrid of fiber-and-copper technologies. And what that means is end of the line for classic DSL. Nothing wrong with it.
More than 64 percent of broadband subscribers in the U.S. have a cap on their usage. Are you one of them? This story shows which ISPs are capping your broadband, the structure of those plans and explains why caps are a big business.
Jon Stewart’s Daily Show could soon be available live on the internet, if Dish Network has its way. The pay TV operator is reportedly in talks with Viacom about making its live feeds available online. The question is: how much would you pay for it?
The growing sales of Internet connected televisions and DVD players has helped bolster the demand for online video content. One would think that it would be new content, but that’s not the case. People want to watch movies and other broadcast fare, a study shows.
Apple is talking to some of the biggest U.S. cable providers, but no deals are in place, according to the WSJ. Apple has an uphill battle ahead in order to catch up with Microsoft, who’s been able to woo cable companies to its own set-top box.
After more than a week of public squabbling and dark channels, DirecTV and Viacom have a new licensing deal that restores all 26 of the channels — and leaves open the possibility that premium channel Epix will show up on the satellite operator.
In a surprise move, the National Cable and Telecommunication Association used the results of today’s FCC report on broadband quality to congratulate cable … and to acuse Google and Netflix of slowing down the user experience. Here’s what’s behind its crazy claims.
Sixteen years after an unlikely duo launched news joint venture MSNBC on cable and online, Microsoft and NBC News are taking charge of their own digital news destinies. The rebranded NBCNews.com debuted Sunday night while MSN plans its own news unit.
For the first time in the digital age one U.S. network has complete rights across platforms. ESPN will live stream 800 hours+ on broadband network ESPN3, plus ESPN and ESPN2 via Watch ESPN, And it’s only for subscribers. Tennis Everywhere, as long as someone pays.
Cable continues to crush telcos when it comes to stealing broadband customers, according to data out from the Leichtman Research Group. The analyst firm noted that the U.S. market added 1.3 million new subscribers for a total of nearly 80 million subscriptions.
Arris and Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable service provider, have managed to field test cable equipment that delivers fiber-like speeds of 4.7 gigabits per second. While those speeds aren’t for the real world, it shows that cable can hold its ground with fiber.
Just what do you call a company that hurts and helps your business at the same time? With Netflix draining ratings for some programs, spiking the performance of others, and all the while increasing broadband sales, Cox Communications’ Patrick Esser came up with the perfect term.
T-Mobile, Sprint, rural operatorsPublic Knowledge have teamed up to create a mobile version of the Super Friends, their sole mission to battle the Verizon-cable Legion of Doom, but they can’t seem to agree on exactly how they would plan to oppose their new sworn enemies.
A survey of the top 10 publicly traded cable, satellite and telco TV services providers reveals video subscriber growth of only around 494,000 in the first quarter. First-quarter subscriber growth among these companies was over 900,000 just four years ago.
Belying several earlier research studies, which said growth of U.S. multi-channel subscriptions has slowed significantly but not stopped, Nielsen’s latest “Cross-Platform Report” says the number of U.S. homes paying a multi-channel provider for TV services last year actually declined by 1.5 million, or about 1.5 percent.
With digital companies like YouTube and Yahoo making aggressive pitches for cable ad dollars, one of cable TV’s stalwart programmers, Discovery Communications, rendered a bold response Thursday, purchasing top digital program provider Revision3 for $30 million.
With initiatives like TV Everywhere and broadband usage caps, is the cable industry biting the hands of the streaming video companies that are driving its most vibrant prospect for growth? Why the cable industry might consider enabling Netflix and YouTube, not hindering them.
The U.S. is falling in the quality of broadband its ISPs are offering, although in the fourth quarter of 2011 that drop in speeds was seen by several other counties, with overall broadband speeds falling to a global average 2.3 Mbps from the previous quarter.
Food Network’s digital strategy has always been fairly straightforward: to supplement its cable TV content and promote its on-air talent. Consequently its Website, its social media efforts and its mobile apps are all linked to its programming. But this week Food Network deviated from that strategy.
Verizon Wireless has often touted its 700 MHz airwaves as “beachfront property,” but now Big Red wants to dump some of its 700 MHz real estate, trading it for low-rent frequencies in the AWS band. At earnings call on Thursday, Verizon explained its puzzling reversal.
Verizon’s joint marketing pact with the cable providers may be facing some serious scrutiny, but Verizon and its partners don’t seem to have noticed. On Thursday, Time Warner Cable blithely announced they would launch bundled mobile and cable services together in five markets.
The Ford Motor Company, which will typically spend up to $100 million on a TV-rich ad campaign when it launches a new car, is creating its own original reality competition series on Yahoo to spark interest in its new Focus Electric model.
A new study predicts $200 bills for the pay-TV portion of your cable bill by 2020. Here’s how the cable companies are using both a carrot and a stick to keep pay TV necessary in an IP age. Can government or consumers stop them?
Low-cost reality lifestyle programming aimed at female audiences – from Hoboken cake bakers to pro house flippers — has acted as a kind of revenue growth hormone for cable TV programmers over the last decade. Now, some of the biggest internet companies want in on the action.
Boxee isn’t just marketing its live TV tuner as an alternative to cable; it is also fighting with cable companies about having access to their programming. The reason? Cable companies want to encrypt their basic cable tier, which Boxee and other CE makers oppose.
YouTube’s announced new viewership milestone today, with more than 4 billion video views daily. That’s impressive, and more importantly, shows how YouTube could serve as a blueprint for other technology companies that wish to create an alternative to the existing media industry.
The 2012 CES show hasn’t even officially kicked off and already the smart energy home has emerged as a key target for a variety of sectors, including telcos, big box retailers, startups, chip companies and now cable operators like Time Warner Cable.
Verizon has offered three cable companies a total of $3.6 billion for spectrum that Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks were planning to use for their own mobile play, and it’s unlikely that the Federal Communications Commission will do anything to stop it.
I live in a constant nightmare of wrangling cables. Any time someone suggests a solution that might cut down on the number of cables I have to deal with on any given day, I’m all ears. That’s the case with Innergie’s new Magic Cable Duo and Trio.
The FCC’s plan to take the funding program that provides telephone service to rural areas and upgrade it for the 21st century will soon become law, as universal service fund reform hits the Federal Register. Here’s what the plan means for consumers, telcos and innovation.
Comcast customers will soon find a new UI on their cable box that will look much less like Grandma’s EPG, and more like an iPad app with social recommendations and universal search. But how open will the cable box of the future be for third-party developers?
Almost a third of U.S. households don’t subscribe to broadband, and it’s driving the government nuts. According to an report out today 71 percent of Americans are online, and the rest don’t want it or find it too expensive. And yes, 3 percent can’t get it.
When it comes to broadband, gigabit per second speeds are all the rage. Large broadband providers in the US have started showing off their gigabit efforts But what is this speed good for? Kevin Lo, Google’s fiber access program chief says “new things.”
Apple snuck in another new product Tuesday, and it isn’t nearly as flashy as anything else it unveiled. The new Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter allows for charging and syncing via micro USB, but it’s EU only. Why not let North America in on the deal?
In the fight for new subscribers, cable companies are winning on broadband and telcos are winning over TV viewers. But while telcos are taking IPTV subs, they are losing the overall war on digital voice and broadband — so their TV victory may be a Pyrrhic one.
Bernstein Research analyst Craig Moffett issued a research note that paints a damning picture of cable affordability in light of larger macroeconomic trends. Many U.S. households have less money for discretionary spending at the same time that the price of TV entertainment has risen dramatically.
Is broadband one step in the economic value chain or the only step? ISPs have decided it’s the only value and want to charge based on usage. A better model might recognize it is just one element and rethink how it’s offered.
Google’s planned buy of Motorola Mobility is about the patents and the war of mutual destruction in the mobile space. We get that, but it’s also about TV and carriers and the convergence of broadband, data and action in ways that change our lives.
Every so often we hear about a network outage thanks to some completely non-technology reason: A truck rammed into a pole or backhoe cut the cable. Here are some of the top bizarre reasons why optical fibers are cut (and result in network disruption.)
Does your Cablevision Internet connection feel a little slow in the evening hours? Turns out you are not alone: The FCC’s new broadband report shows that Cablevision delivers less than 60 percent of its advertised speed during peak hours. Most other ISPs fared significantly better.
People who have cut the cord aren’t doing so because they think Netflix provides a good alternative to their local cable TV company. In fact, those that go broadband-only are only slightly more likely to watch online video than those with pay-TV subscriptions, according to LRG.
Keith Olbermann’s return to cable television is aided by a full-blown Twitter campaign, aiming in part to get potential viewers riled up that not every cable provider carries Current. Viewers will also get to see clips of the show on iTunes, Hulu and YouTube.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the company’s new user interface today. But more important than the improved search, personalization and social features are how they’re delivered: using a cloud-based model, Comcast will be able to accelerate innovation and add features more quickly and easily.
Comcast will show off a 1 gigabit per second connection on Thursday at The Cable Show in Chicago according to reports. An industry blog reports the nation’s top broadband provider would show off the gigabit connection and launch a symmetrical 100 Mbps speed tier.
Despite worries over competition from over-the-top video services and the possibility of cord cutting, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said the cable industry was doing better than ever. That said, the industry still needs to work together to meet consumer demand for new services.
Netflix execs may insist publicly that they’re no threat to cable, but there’s plenty of evidence that the company’s subscription service and pay TV offerings are squarely competing for the eye balls and subscription dollars of the very same audience. In other words: It’s on!
The cable business isn’t going to cede its share of the broadband market by waiting around for coaxial cable to become obsolete, and now cable providers won’t have to make an expensive transition to a fiber-to-the-home infrastructure to achieve gigabit networks.
TV ownership is on the downswing, but cable companies don’t need a pity party just yet. When it came to choosing a broadband provider in the first quarter of 2011, two out of three people chose a cable company, and one out of three chose Comcast.
For years, the electronic programming guide has been an impediment to navigating the ever-increasing content choices available on cable TV. But its limited search and discovery capabilities have been driven primarily by the hardware on which it’s built, and because of that, many operators are now looking for new ways to reach consumers without the set-top box. What will replace it? A wide range of devices — connected TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles — are potential successors.
Pay TV is alive and well, and now has more subscribers than ever. There was some consternation following the industry reporting its first-ever declines in the number of pay TV subscribers last year. But now, subscriber numbers are once again looking up.
Comcast is committed to improving its NBC Universal programming, especially its broadcast network, and will spend big to do so. Comcast COO Steve Burke said it would invest $300 million in NBCU over the next year, including $200 million to turn around its broadcast network.
The real challenge facing pay TV providers might not be retaining existing cable subscribers with jobs and families, but convincing college students and young adults living with their parents to become cable subscribers when they get their first jobs and move in to their first homes.
IPTV has become a growing force in the pay TV business, capturing more than 45 million subscribers worldwide. The accelerating growth in the IPTV market, while bad news for cable and satellite providers, shows the power of competition as new services enter the market.
The number of TV blackouts due to retransmission disputes has risen to its highest level in a decade, and more could be on the way, as broadcasters seek higher fees to carry their content. But those blackouts could have unintended consequences as consumers find entertainment elsewhere.
Comcast today announced the availability of more than 2,000 free wireless internet hotspots for Xfinity customers in New Jersey, Delaware and the greater Philadelphia area, where the company is based. Thanks to a collaborative agreement, customers can “roam” on hotspots from Cablevision and Time Warner Cable.
Make no mistake, Apple is in the process of staging a coup. That’s what a very close look at the new Apple TV reveals. Despite its somewhat innocuous appearance and diminutive stature, it’s a weapon of war. The opponent? The entrenched cable and satellite service providers.
Netflix is expanding its catalog of exclusive streaming content with a deal that will give its subscribers access to films from Nu Image/Millennium Films during the pay TV window. This is the second time Netflix has scored exclusive access to first-run movies ahead of cable networks.
Apple could be facing another round of tough negotiations with content producers like it faced when it introduced the world to digital music and movie downloads. If it is successful though, Apple could revolutionize the marketplace of how we consume television content.
Cable and telephone companies added a scant 336,000 net broadband subscriptions during the second quarter, according to the Leichtman Research Group: the lowest amount in the nine years that the analyst firm has tracked such additions. Telcos were the big losers as cable tromped DSL.
According to recent Nielsen research, cord-cutting may be a “myth” — but are NewTeeVee readers myth-busters? And if they’re not cable-free, to what degree do they watch online content anyways? Those are the questions we’re hoping to answer with this weekend’s poll.
Some 80 percent of respondents don’t know the actual broadband speed to their homes, an FCC broadband survey finds. To educate and gather more data, the agency is looking for 10,000 volunteers to use a hardware box for speed testing. Will you join the broadband army?
For years, companies that wanted to launch pay TV services had to invest heavily to do so. But now the acceptance of IP video services could provide a way to reach a large and growing audience without a huge upfront investment.
Around the ‘Net today: Sony looks to TV sales and network services for growth, Kyte talks up iPad ads, and Diva takes its VOD service. Plus, lots of talking points from the Cable Show.
Cable companies are said to be planning upgrades to their networks that would see upstream speeds increase to around 20 Mbps by 2015. At present, most networks have shared upstream speeds of 6-28 Mbps, depending on the service tier. The boost comes via DOCSIS 3.0 technologies.
CableLabs, the standard-setting organization for the cable industry, is pondering next-generation cable broadband technology that would be able to deliver up to 5 gigabits per second down. The proposed standard would be more efficient but require a rethinking of the current network architecture.
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When you’re drowning, you grasp at straws to try to stay afloat. Sometimes you actually convince yourself that you’re standing on dry land. That seems to be the collective response of the traditional TV industry to a recent survey from Parks Associates.
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The National Broadband Plan update today that focuses on how policy needs to adapt to deliver nationwide access picked a big fight with cable and didn’t really attack the lack of competition in most U.S. markets at all.
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Music Videos Back Online on YouTube in the UK; video site reaches agreement with the PRS for Music rights collection society; premium…
NBC Universal Goes to the Gas Pump; signs deal with Gas Station TV to put its local and national programming on TV…
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Last month, groundbreaking production company EQAL (the creators of “lonelygirl15”) announced that it would no longer be producing scripted series, instead creating content to go along with previously established brands. It was a decision that disappointed many loyal fans, but it just might be the direction the online video industry is going.
Southern Comfort (s bfa) is taking its $8 million marketing spend online to reach its target market of 21- to 29-year-olds. Last…
U.S. carriers will make more money from selling wireless services than they do from wireline services starting sometime in 2014, according to…
Study: DTV Switch to Boost Pay TV Subscriptions; analysis from Wells Fargo Securities says cable will get 475,000 new subs, satellite will…
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2009 is not shaping up to be a golden year for media. But with business models in flux, the timing may just be right for unconventional thinking about the future of entertainment distribution. As providers’ business interests and consumers’ consumption interests come into alignment over the next year, I think we’re headed toward a resurgence for paid video on the Internet.
Breakthroughs in digital media technologies have converted media consumers from spectators into participants. This transformation has impacted all aspects of the media value chain, from content creation through delivery to the consumer experience itself. The interactive nature of the broadband Internet has set high consumer expectations for other media outlets, particularly video services, and for all manner of personal communications.
These trends have resulted in significant changes to the pay-TV landscape. Older technologies such as cable TV are facing off against newer entrants such as telcos providing IPTV services, and cable, IPTV and satellite providers are all trying to figure out how to deal with Internet video operators who can go direct to consumer without investing and maintaining their own delivery network. This report examines the impacts of the growth of IPTV on satellite and cable providers, and how all of providers will react to the growing threat (and opportunity) of broadband video.
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Report: Video Cord-Cutting a Myth; Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett says television subscriber additions grew by 441,000 in the fourth quarter of…
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While you might think it’s time to cut the cable cord, there are some things you should consider before telling Comcast where it can shove its overpriced coaxial cable. Whether it’s time to dump cable depends on how much TV you watch, how important picture quality is, and whether or not you’re a sports fan.
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