Comcast Xfinity Stream Mobile App Enhances TV Everywhere Experience

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Comcast announced the introduction of the Xfinity Stream mobile app, the successor to the Xfinity TV mobile app, coming later this month. The app is designed to provide Xfinity subscribers a mobile version of Comcast’s in-home “big screen” Xfinity X1 service to those both inside...Learn More

Poor Pay-TV Customer Experience Leads One in Four to Cancel Subscription

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Relying on the strength of their content to attract and retain subscribers is no longer an option for pay-TV service providers. In an increasingly competitive market, they have to “raise their customer relationship management game,” according to new research about the pay-TV customer experience from...Learn More

Cable ONE Business Launches 2 Gigabit Piranha Fiber Internet Service in Fargo

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January 24, 2017 — FARGO, N.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fargo-area businesses can now enjoy up to 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical Internet speed with the launch of Cable ONE Business’s new service, Piranha Fiber – Ferociously Fast Internet. “Piranha Fiber is the first 2 gigabit shared fiber...Learn More

GfK MRI: Millennials Comprise 43% of Cordless Video Market

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Young adult Millennials (18-34) make up 43 percent of the U.S. cordless video market, defined as those who never have had cable, satellite or fiber optic TV service or “cut the cord” on these services, according to GfK MRI’s latest Cord Evolution research. Nearly one-third...Learn More

ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market by 2021

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Cable, satellite and telco pay-TV providers are shifting their marketing efforts away from traditional and IPTV services and products towards live, linear OTT platforms that compete with market leaders Netflix and Amazon. Pay-TV provider OTT will generate $7 billion in live, linear OTT services revenues...Learn More

Parks: Antenna-Only TV Households are 15% of Broadband Households

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Antenna-only TV households now comprise 15 percent of U.S. broadband households, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Antenna-only households have been on the rise since 2013, researchers note in “360 View: Entertainment Services in U.S. Broadband Households.” Parks also found a coincident decrease...Learn More

Mediacom Gigabit Footprint Now Includes All Iowa Territories

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Nearly one million households in Iowa are now a part of the Mediacom gigabit footprint, the company announced today. Mediacom’s gigabit footprint expansion, code named Gigasphere, also touches portions of western Illinois. “Since 1999, Mediacom has invested $3 billion of private capital in Iowa to...Learn More

$735 Million Cable One NewWave Acquisition Targets Non-Urban Markets

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Continuing the cable consolidation trend, Cable One said today that it plans to acquire NewWave Communications for $735 million. Cable One is one of the nation’s 10 largest cable companies and will gain considerably more scale by acquiring NewWave, which ranks number 19. The combined...Learn More

Nielsen and AT&T Partner for Set-Top-Box Data

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NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nielsen announced a multi-year agreement with AT&T to include anonymized set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DIRECTV and U-Verse services into Nielsen’s local and national TV currency ratings services. Further enhancing the Nielsen Total...Learn More

Verizon Goes on the Offensive with Cable, Launches 750 Mbps Symmetrical Service

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With cable broadband service dominating virtually all broadband growth of late, Verizon is upping the ante with a new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, set to launch January 14th across several Fios markets. While not gigabit speeds, the new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, called Fios Instant...Learn More

2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Rogers Partners With Comcast to Bring Rogers Customers X1 Next-gen IPTV Service

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TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced a long-term strategic partnership with Comcast to bring Rogers customers a best-in-class video experience by deploying Comcast’s X1 IP-based video platform. This agreement builds on Rogers’ internet leadership and furthers its strategy to deliver all-IP services...Learn More