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Charter, Comcast streaming JV

US multiplay telcos Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have formed a 50/50 joint venture to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs, aimed at providing consumers with a world-class user experience and navigation, all the top apps, and more choice in the streaming marketplace. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann

AMC, Discovery, TelevisaUnivision, WarnerMedia partner with Canoe

Four of the leading national programmers in the US – AMC Networks, Discovery, TelevisaUnivision and WarnerMedia – have teamed up with Canoe Ventures to further enable national addressable television advertising. As a result of these separate, multi-year agreements, Canoe will be providing enablement and ongoing campaign service assurance across its national addressable TV advertising footprint, […]

February 24, 2022

CUJO AI protects 40m households

CUJO AI, a global player in intelligent broadband solutions that empower Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to optimize and monetize their networks,  has surpassed a major milestone: CUJO AI is now available in 40 million households, and covers more than 1 billion devices, the largest inventory of devices in the world, with the broadest ability to detect, categorize […]

September 15, 2021

Report: STB initiative saves $2bn+ in energy costs

US consumers saved $2.2 billion (€1.9bn) in energy costs in 2020 thanks to a voluntary agreement between the pay-TV industry and energy efficiency advocates. The agreement, led by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and CableLabs has cut energy usage of set-top boxes by more than half in the […]

August 24, 2021

Spectrum Reach transitioning to Comscore

Comscore, a partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications, have announced Spectrum Reach is transitioning to the use of Comscore as its preferred source for US local audience measurement currency, beginning in its Southeast region. “The industry is ripe to move past traditional […]

July 21, 2021

Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

The US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolising markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. The Commission has also issued a proposed consent order that would settle the Commission’s charges. Under the consent order, Broadcom must stop […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann

Energy-saving STB agreement renewed

US industry trade bodies Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA) have extended through 2025 the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes. The agreement, which has already saved consumers $7 billion in energy costs and avoided 39 million metric tons of CO2 emissions […]

April 7, 2021

Report: US lost 6m pay-TV subs in 2020

The top 10 service providers in the US that provide figures collectively lost 1,265,100 television subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the informitv Multiscreen Index. They lost 5.98 million television

March 8, 2021

Research: US MSOs control 70% of fixed broadband

The eight top US MSOs collectively added 4.8 million fixed broadband customers in 2020 and now control approximately 69 per cent of the US fixed internet market. Leichtman Research Group says the 4.86 million total fixed broadband customers added last year by the 16 largest providers, accounting for 96 per cent of the US market, […]

March 4, 2021

Reps pressure cable over Fox News

California Democrat Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – and they name Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network as culprits. Both signatories are both on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee. The letter doesn’t call for the […]

February 22, 2021