Windstream Applies to Bring Its Kinetic TV Service to North Carolina

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Little Rock, Arkansas — Aug. 25, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, submitted a formal bid on a cable TV franchise agreement with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to bring its Kinetic television service to more...Learn More

LRG Data: Telco Broadband Losses Accelerate, More Than Double

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According to research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), major telco broadband losses are accelerating, more than doubling from a year ago. Collectively, major tier 1 and 2 telcos lost 360K broadband subscribers in 2Q16, compared with 150K in 2Q15. Compare that with major cable broadband...Learn More

LRG: Pay-TV Subscriber Losses Added Up to a Net 665,000 in 2Q16

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U.S. pay-TV subscriber losses continued to add up in 2Q 2016, some 120,000 more than they did in 2015’s second quarter, according to the latest market data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Accounting for some 95 percent of the market, the 11 largest U.S. pay-TV...Learn More

RCN, Grande Acquisition Highlights Hot Regional Cable MSO Consolidation Trend

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A regional cable MSO consolidation move by TPG Capital will create a new top ten cable MSO in the U.S. after a deal to acquire RCN and Grande Communications closes. TPG, a private equity firm with $70 billion in assets under management, is buying the...Learn More

U.S. Cable Industry Revenue Forecast to Hit $141 Billion in 2026

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A U.S. cable industry revenue forecast from SNL Kagan sees bright prospects ahead for the industry over the next 10 years despite threats from OTT video service providers. Revising its previous 10-year outlook slightly higher, the S&P Global Market Intelligence unit sees revenues growing for...Learn More

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Launch on Sling TV

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August 10, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Sling TV launched NFL Network and NFL RedZone on its live and on-demand Internet TV service. All Sling Blue customers will automatically receive NFL Network, while NFL RedZone is available to Sling Blue customers as part of the...Learn More

WOW Gigabit Plans: Four HFC Markets, One FTTH

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WOW gigabit service will be coming to five markets before the end of the year – including Huntsville and Auburn, Alabama; Evansville, Indiana; Knoxville, Tennessee and Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. WOW, the Denver-based cable MSO operating in 20 markets across 11 states,  already offers broadband...Learn More

RCN, Verizon Top List of Best ISPs for Business

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PC Magazine readers rated RCN at the top of the list of the best ISPs for business, followed closely by Verizon Fios. This was the second year PC Magazine ranked the best ISPs for business. Last year Verizon Fios earned top honors. Verizon Fios’s 2016...Learn More

New DISH Skinny Bundle, Flex Pack, Priced at $40

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A new DISH skinny bundle, announced today, is the latest offer in an ongoing trend to tinker with the traditional pay-TV channel line-up. Skinny bundles typically provide a core channel line-up, with options for additional channel packs. The goal is to offer a lower cost...Learn More

WOW NuLink Acquisition is Latest Example of Cable Consolidation

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The WOW NuLink acquisition announced today is the latest example of consolidation in the Tier 2 and 3 cable market. WOW will obtain Georgia-based cable operator NuLink from Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. The price was not disclosed. NuLink offers broadband, digital...Learn More

Comcast Consumer Protection Lawsuit Could Cost Company More Than $100 Million

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Comcast is facing a consumer protection lawsuit in the state of Washington that could cost the company up to $100 million or more. The Comcast consumer protection lawsuit accuses the company of more than 1.8 million violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act, including misrepresenting...Learn More

FCC Acts on Retransmission Battle in $9.5M Sinclair Retransmission Consent Settlement

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, a television broadcaster operating 173 stations in 81 U.S. markets, will pay $9.495 million to resolve an FCC Media Bureau investigation involving retransmission consent. The FCC alleged that Sinclair retransmission consent negotiations were not conducted in good faith. The action is significant...Learn More