"operator" articles

The dust has settled after a three-month carriage dispute. The Weather Channel will resume programming on DirecTV , but at a considerable cost—this time, it isn't the TV operator but the network making concessions. The Weather Channel has agreed to reduce its reality program offerings as a result of its new carriage agreement with DirecTV. This change affects not only DirecTV viewers, but all viewers of the Weather Channel, no matter their TV provider. A TV operator exercising...
 
by Glenn Hower | Apr. 10, 2014
Tags: digital content, digital media, operator, pay TV
The world’s largest carrier Vodafone has awarded a contract to Azingo to develop mobile applications based on LiMo Foundation’s R1 reference stack. LiMo Foundation is an industry consortium formed in early 2007 with the mission to design and deliver an open Linux-based software platform for mobile handsets. Both Vodafone and Azingo are core members of the LiMo Foundation so the deal is not a surprise in any sense. But this could be the tip of an iceberg for what LiMo Foundation is...
 
by Harry Wang | Feb. 9, 2009
Tags: mobile, operator
Interesting that complaints were raised both in the U.S. and the U.K. this week regarding the broadband deployment strategies (or lack thereof) of the respective federal governments. Although the current economic stimulus packages in Congress include $6-$9 billion in broadband-related funding, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a number of mid-sized operators are indicating that this won't cover the costs of deploying infrastructure to underserved areas, which is supposed...
 
by | Jan. 31, 2009
Tags: operator
If you're a fan of sweaters and haggis (and looking for work), BSkyB is hiring! We resolved this week that we would do our best to report on some positive news coming from the digital lifestyles industry. Let's face it - this past week has been a beat-down, with news of more job shedding taking place. Certainly, 2009 is starting rough, but we think that there are some positive things to note. BSkyB's latest earnings report contained some good news. The satellite service...
 
by | Jan. 31, 2009
Tags: mobile, operator, OTT
Viacom and Time Warner Cable are in a dispute over carriage fees, as Viacom wants an increase in fees for their channels. In response, Time Warner has threatened to no longer show programming on any of Viacom's cable channels, starting at 12:01 a.m. January 1'st. Unfortunately for many Time Warner Cable subscribers, Viacom carries some of their favorite programming. No more Viacom channels on Time Warner Cable means no more Nickelodeon, no more Comedy Central, no more MTV, and no...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 31, 2008
Tags: operator
Today's Wall Street Journal has a couple of articles about cable's power struggles with cable TV programmers. First, is the battle that is playing out between Viacom and Time Warner Cable. We posted this news item earlier today, noting that this is a classic example of the problem that cable providers have with their rather uneasy alliance with the programmers. The power lies with the programmers, who have enormous flexbility to charge not only carriage fees, but get the lion's share of...
 
by | Dec. 31, 2008
Tags: operator, pay TV
I had mentioned Cisco's emphasis on the consumer market at the C-Scape event. I will say that one disappointment from the event was a lack of news regarding what the Scientific-Atlanta side of the business is doing. It seemed like Cisco talked headend, edge, and consumer retail products more than anything else and left out any real discussion on service provider CPE trends. Maybe they'll rectify that at CES. According to a couple of news articles today, the first iteration of...
 
by | Dec. 29, 2008
Tags: CES, online video, operator
Cable operators such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable might be hurt during this economic downturn by fewer revenues from DVRs, high-definition channels, and premium channel subscriptions (such as HBO), but they should fare okay, according to Saturday's Wall Street Journal. There are some interesting factoids in the article worth noting: * Comcast reported average monthly revenue per subscriber of $110.71 for the third quarter, 8.8% higher than the year-earlier number. Video accounts...
 
by | Dec. 1, 2008
Tags: operator

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