Disney on the Warpath Over Verizon’s Unbundling of...

Disney pulls FiOS ads from its channels as ESPN sues Verizon for breach of contract. Many consumers see unbundling of pay-TV as inevitable, but one company has made it clear that they’re not going to be unbundled quietly. Disney-owned channels, which include ABC stations, A&E Networks, and the company’s flagship ESPN, have all pulled advertising […]

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Viacom Becomes the Latest Media Company to Drop...

Instead of relying upon Nielsen ratings, Viacom has signed an agreement with Rentrak for TV and VOD audience measurements. As TV networks continue to watch their Nielsen ratings drop, some of those networks are starting to drop Nielsen ratings instead. Following CNBC’s defection to Cogent, Viacom has announced an agreement with research firm Rentrak to […]

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FreeCast Offers Up What Nielsen Can’t: OTT Audience...

Rabbit TV, with an audience of almost 4 million, offers an unprecedented look into the viewing habits of TV Everywhere subscribers.   The television industry has struggled to adapt to changing consumer habits, as more and more viewing taking place online and on mobile devices has made audiences difficult to quantify. But with nearly 4 […]

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Jeff Bewkes is CEO of Time Warner Jeff Bewkes: HBO Now is the Future

The Time Warner CEO seems to be positioning the company for a post-cable future. Speaking on Time Warner’s most recent earnings call, CEO Jeffrey Bewkes talked at length, not just about the last quarter, but about the future. The future, outlined by Bewkes, is one that many have been anticipating, but that traditional media companies […]

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Cablevision Continues to Court Cord-Cutters with OTT and...

The company will sell bandwidth paired with TV antennas and subscriptions to Hulu and HBO Now. Cable companies have long been the object of consumer ire. Thanks to regional monopolies, they’re often one of the only, if not the only, option for many to get pay-TV service as well as internet access. And for years […]

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With Comcast Deal Called Off, Time Warner Cable...

Rival cable providers Charter and Cox are rumored to be talking acquisition with Time Warner Cable. It would appear that consolidation in the cable industry is inevitable. Ever since Comcast walked away from its mega-merger bid for Time Warner Cable, there’s been no shortage of rumors proposing tie-ups between other cable providers. Most seem to […]

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The FCC kills the Merger FCC Recommends Hearing in Possible Death Knell for...

A hearing suggests that the FCC believes that the proposed merger is in conflict with the public interest, and is unlikely to result in approval. According to the Wall Street Journal, the FCC plans to recommend a hearing on the proposed marriage of cable giants Comcast and Time Warner. This move is widely seen as […]

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Verizon FiOS Verizon Faces Backlash from More Channels to New...

The telecom giant’s small step towards unbundling has really stirred up the cable networks. Following in the steps of ESPN, both Fox and NBC Universal have come out against Verizon’s new FiOS pricing plan, allowing customers to choose from packages of channels to add on to a basic bundle, similar to Dish Network’s Sling TV. […]

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