CableONE Launches Gigabit Markets

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5/17/2016 Cottonwood, AZ  — ​​​​Cottonwood and Clarkdale residents can now lay claim to the title “Gigabit city” with the recent launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new Gigabit service. Cable ONE​ will host a GigaONE launch party at the company’s Cottonwood office on Friday, May 20,...Learn More

ACA: 200 Small Video Providers Could Shut Down Due to New FCC STB Requirements

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The American Cable Association has joined the opposition to new proposed FCC STB requirements introduced earlier this year, arguing the proposal could force more than 200 of the 700 small U.S. cable companies out of the video business. The FCC proposal would require cable companies...Learn More

FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center Launched

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A new online FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center aims to provide greater, more detailed and more timely public access to consumer complaint records along with tools to customize how records are viewed. The new platform is part and parcel of FCC efforts to enhance transparency,...Learn More

Charter, Bright House, Time Warner Cable Deal Completed

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”).  Subject...Learn More

Survey: 20% of Video Streamers Intend to Cancel Pay TV

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A new study conducted by TDG (The Diffusion Group) for CSG Systems International reveals that 20% of video streamers intend to cancel pay TV. The results highlight OTT streaming video’s expanding incursion into pay-TV providers’ traditional market domain and the impacts of video streaming on...Learn More

Bend Broadband 300 Mbps Tier Tied to Revised Broadband Cap Policy

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A new Bend Broadband 300 Mbps tier was introduced by the TDS owned cable operator, along with a revised broadband cap policy. Bend Broadband was purchased by tier 2 telco TDS for $261 million in September 2014. The Bend Broadband 300 Mbps tier is part...Learn More

FCC Approval for Charter TWC Bright House Merger Received

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FCC approval for Charter TWC Bright House merger plans, announced late Friday, means the deal could close soon. The only remaining hurdle is the California Public Utilities Commission, which is expected to vote to approve the deal this week. Charter’s plan to acquire Time Warner...Learn More

Millennial Streaming TV Habits: OTT is the New Normal, Survey Finds

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Streaming online video is now the ¨new normal¨ for young adults, according to new market research about Millennial streaming TV habits from Horowitz. Aged 18-34, Millennials surveyed by Horowitz for its ¨State of Cable & Digital Media 2016¨ report said streaming accounts for more than...Learn More

Survey: Most Popular TV Content Comes From Big 4 Networks

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The anticipated demise of traditional TV broadcasting is greatly exaggerated according to TiVo, which in March sought to determine the most popular TV content sources by carrying out panel-based market research. The ¨Big 4¨ television networks took the top four places when TiVo asked panel...Learn More

Proposed Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Conditions Would Prohibit Interconnection Fees

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday recommended approval of a long-awaited cable industry megamerger. But the Charter, TWC, Bright House deal conditions would prohibit the merged company from charging interconnection fees and from imposing usage-based pricing and data caps. Apparently the merged company also would be...Learn More

LRG: Connected TV Households Rise to 65% of TV Households

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Connected TV households now comprise 65% of TV households, according to new research from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). By LRG’s definition, a connected TV household is one with a smart TV or with at least one TV connected to the Internet via a video game...Learn More

Comcast Brings Xfinity TV App to Roku Platform

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Comcast today announced a partnership with Roku Inc. that will continue to expand the range of retail devices Comcast’s customers can use to access their Xfinity TV service. Later this year, Xfinity TV customers will be able to enjoy their cable subscription in the home...Learn More