Advanced Television


Bank: Tough times ahead for US cable

Investment bank Exane/BNPP, in a major examination of US cable (The Twilight of Cable) says that while the first half of 2023 might see some gentle recovery from the 52-week ‘lows’ in December, there will be more pain to come. “We think near term sub growth (from promotional activity) and broadband price increases can flatter […]

January 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Xumo, Element 4K smart TV portfolio expansion

Xumo, the streaming platform joint venture between US multiplay operators Comcast and Charter, and Element Electronics are to launch a new line of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs, across the US in 2023. Xumo was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. […]

January 6, 2023

Comcast, Charter streaming JV branded ‘Xumo’

US multiplay operators Charter Communications and Comcast Corporation have revealed that their streaming platform joint venture will now operate and conduct business as Xumo, evolving the brand from a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service to an entire entertainment ecosystem inclusive of streaming devices, content, and a platform for partners to reach audiences at scale. […]

November 3, 2022By Colin Mann

EarthxTV signs deals with Sky, Freeview, M7, Charter

EarthxTV, the Dallas-based TV entertainment network dedicated to environmental sustainability, is now available in millions of households in the UK, the US and Europe through distribution deals with Charter Communications and the NCTC in the US, Sky and Freeview in the UK, and M7 in Europe. The deals mark the launch of the ad-supported network […]

October 12, 2022

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