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Paul Kagan ‘cable guru’, Euromedia founder remembered

Paul Kagan ‘cable guru’, Euromedia founder remembered

Paul Kagan, whose approach to cable research transformed the way analysts, and the media industry looked at the cable business, died in August aged 82, his family has announced. Kagan…

Intelsat, SES hit with cable lawsuit

Intelsat and SES have been hit by a lawsuit from ACA Connects which represents hundreds of cable operators in the US. The ACA writ specifically challenges the FCC’s decision to…

Analyst: IPTV leading pay-TV platform

Pay-TV subscriptions increased by 16 million to 1.028 billion in 2019 across 138 countries, according to the Pay TV Databook from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The growth is in…

ESPN’s PGA coverage sets US cable viewing record

ESPN’s PGA coverage sets US cable viewing record

ESPN’s live coverage of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco finished as the most-viewed edition of the event on cable since 2010, with younger viewers helping…

Liberty Q2 down 4% in “unprecedented times”

Liberty Q2 down 4% in “unprecedented times”

Liberty Global has published its Q2 2020 financial results. CEO Mike Fries commented: “Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to effectively navigate through these unprecedented times. Our…

Gigabit speeds for further UK cities

Gigabit speeds for further UK cities

Liberty Global has confirmed the launch of gigabit broadband services from its Virgin Media quadplay operation to almost 1 million homes in the UK cities of Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford.…

Harmonic powers Vodafone Gigabit network

Video delivery solutions specialist Harmonic has confirmed that multiplay telco Vodafone is actively rolling out its Gigabit Internet service across Germany using Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised access solution. “During the last…

Google cable to connect UK, US and Spain

Google has revealed plans to build a new undersea network cable connecting the US, UK and Spain. The online giant says it is incorporating new technology into the cable, which…

Netgem acquires Comcable

Netgem acquires Comcable

Netgem has announced the acquisition of the assets of Comcable, a local Very High Speed operator on public initiative networks. This operation will be carried out via Netgem’s French subsidiary,…

Virgin: ‘Leap in UK viewing under lockdown’

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how Covid-19 has shifted the nation’s TV viewing habits. In the early stages of lockdown, Virgin Media saw a 10 per cent increase…

Virgin Media continues gigabit roll-out

Virgin Media continues gigabit roll-out

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has switched on gigabit home broadband in a further two cities as part of its plan to bring gigabit speeds to more than 15 million…

Virgin Media revamps bundles

Virgin Media revamps bundles

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is refreshing its bundle line-up, suggesting it is offering customers greater value with faster broadband, flexible TV picks and data-packed mobile SIMs. New and existing…

Plume & J:COM partner for Smart Home services

Plume & J:COM partner for Smart Home services

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest cable TV operator serving more than 5.5 million subscribers, and Smart Home services pioneer Plume, have announced an expanded partnership where J:COM will distribute Plume’s…

Data: Lockdown’s leap in broadband traffic

Data: Lockdown’s leap in broadband traffic

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has published new network data which reveals the dramatic impact of the coronavirus lockdown on how customers using their broadband services. The network insights reveal…

FOX News maintains most-watched US cable channel

FOX News Channel (FNC) continued its dominance as the most-watched network in all of US cable across total day and primetime, advancing its winning streak to 23 straight weeks in…

TDG: 23% US vMVPD subs also use legacy pay-TV

Research from TDG, a division of Screen Engine/ASI, has found that nearly one-quarter of US virtual pay-TV households also subscribe to a traditional cable, satellite, or telco pay-TV service. Dual-service…

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