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Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of the two companies. Jeff Bewkes' biggest strategic step since becoming Time Warner chief executive in January would help each company's management focus on realising the […]

May 22, 2008

US Cable adds more broadband subs than telcos

Leichtman Research Group has reported that the nineteen largest cable and telephone providers in the US – representing about 94 per cent of the market – acquired 2.2 million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of 2008. The top broadband providers now account for 64.1 million subscribers with cable companies having about […]

May 20, 2008

ONO E8m profit in the first quarter

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO reported a profit of E8 million for the quarter against a E13 million loss for the same period last year. EBITDA amounted to E164 million, up 10.6 per cent, with total revenues reaching E400 million, 75 per cent of them from the residential business. […]

May 19, 2008

J:COM subscription figures

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), the multiple system operator in Japan controlled by Liberty, has announced that the total subscribing households as of April 30, 2008 served by J:COM's 20 managed franchises reached approximately 2.85 million, up 180,000, or 6.7 per cent since April 30th, 2007. Combined revenue generating units for cable television, high-speed Internet access and […]

May 19, 2008

Virgin arrests churn, Sky back?

UK's Virgin Media added 4,900 net new customers for its services in the first quarter and said better customer retention and stabilising revenue per customer left it positioned for growth. “Our first-quarter results represent another solid operational performance. In particular, churn continued to decline, reflecting the emphasis that we have placed on this area,” commented […]

May 6, 2008

Comcast profit, but getting tougher

Comcast has reported quarterly profits of $588 million excluding one-time gains, compared with $537 million last year. Last year, Comcast posted a $300 million gain from the dissolution of a cable partnership with Time Warner Cable. Revenue was up 14 per cent to $8.39 billion in the latest quarter. Revenue rose as people spent more […]

May 5, 2008

Cabovisäo to launch digital platform

Portuguese cable operator Cabovisäo will launch its digital platform at the beginning of May. The new service will permit clients to select the moment when to watch their favourite programs, higher audio and video quality as well as internet access functions and game consoles that can be accessed via the remote control. The Cabovisäo Digital […]

May 5, 2008From Branislav Pekic in Rome

TW spins out cable, income slides

Announcing Q1 results Time Warner's CEO Jeff Bewkes finally confirmed the company's intention to spin off TE's 84 per cent stake in Time Warner Cable, the country's second-largest operator. But no details were immediately given on how the Time Warner Cable stock would be separated. “We've decided that a complete structural separation of Time Warner […]

May 1, 2008