Cord Cutting Hits Satellite, Telco Video Providers Hard as 1.49M Video Subs Lost Last Year

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The top pay-TV providers in the United States lost almost double the amount of video subscribers last year than they lost in 2016, which itself was a very poor year for the sector, according to research from the Leichtman Research Group. Last year, large video...Learn More

AT&T DIRECTV NOW Roadmap: More Flavors to Come, Will Follow Mobile Product Strategy

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As consumer preferences shift away from traditional pay-TV linear video offerings and toward over-the-top offerings, AT&T intends to “make sure we gain more than our fair share” of OTT video, said John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, today. Donovan outlined an AT&T DIRECTV NOW roadmap,...Learn More

Viasat 100 Mbps Satellite Broadband Offers an Improved Broadband Experience

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Viasat today announced the availability of 100 Mbps satellite-based broadband service. The Viasat 100 Mbps service is now available with unlimited data plans. The new service is powered by the ViaSat-2 satellite system, which uses an advanced, high-capacity communications satellite, coupled with new innovations in...Learn More

Execs on AT&T Video Transition Strategy: More OTT with Directv Shifted to Rural Areas

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed a bit more about a developing AT&T video transition strategy on this week’s quarterly earnings call, including providing some additional details about the “very thin hardware client” that he first mentioned back in September. At that time, Stephenson said the...Learn More

CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

DISH Names New CEO, Group Presidents, CHRO; Announces Organizational Framework

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network Corp. today announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen has relinquished his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business. The company promoted Erik Carlson to President and CEO from his...Learn More

Amid Perfect Storm of Video Competition, AT&T Video Losses Mount: OTT to the Rescue?

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AT&T video losses are accelerating, with the carrier reporting it lost 390K traditional video subscribers in the third quarter of this year. That significant loss of Directv and U-verse TV subscribers is somewhat offset by net adds of 300K DIRECTV NOW subscribers, AT&T’s streaming OTT...Learn More

FCC Wireless Report Finds Competitive Market, New Satellite Rules to be Considered

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The FCC today voted to accept a report from its wireless competition bureau stating that the U.S. mobile wireless market is competitive, making it the first FCC wireless report to make that finding in several years. In addition, the commission adopted a report and order...Learn More

South Dakota Telco Turns Off Cable and Turns On IPTV

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May 10th, 2017 — Bison SD – A combination of fiber deployment, bundling and local customer service are helping West River Coop Telephone in South Dakota to grow their video business as they switch from RF Cable to IPTV. According to WRCTC GM Colle Nash,...Learn More

OneWeb LEO Satellites Aim to Create Extensive Satellite Broadband Network

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OneWeb has raised $1.2 billion from a variety of previous investors to create a new low earth orbit (LEO) satellite manufacturing facility in Exploration Park, Florida to begin production in 2018.  The goal is to produce 720 OneWeb LEO satellites that when deployed will comprise...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Data: TelcoTV Losses Contribute to Record Declines for Pay-TV

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Market research highlighting cord cutting data from SNL Kagan reveals the number of subscribers to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and telco multichannel video services (telcoTV) dropped by 430,000 in 3Q’16. Results are a bit worse than they were for the same period one year...Learn More

AT&T Expands DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Streaming Options

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July 28, 2016 — El Segundo, California — We have a cure for homesick college students who are NFL fans. All you need is an internet or Wi-Fi connection and NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U. DIRECTV, the satellite TV service owned by AT&T, is offering its exclusive live...Learn More

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