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Virtual MVPD Sub Counts Offer A Different Point of Vue

The virtual MVPD landscape is beginning to come into clearer focus, with subscriber counts—either announced or reported—giving industry observers some idea of which services are capturing market share in the distribution model’s early days.

Posted in: Distribution, Screenster

Starz-Altice Feud Continues with FCC Reply

Starz on Thursday filed its response to Altice USA’s opposition of the premium programmer’s position to the FCC regarding their ongoing carriage dispute. The standoff is coming up on the one-month mark, so

Posted in: Distribution, Regulation

Scripps Networks’ Cindy McConkey Cox Succumbs to Cancer

Former Scripps Networks svp, corporate communications Cindy McConkey Cox died Thursday morning at the age of 57. She had been battling cancer over the past four years. McConkey Cox joined Scripps in 2001 and has served in volunteer positions for the Association of Cable Communications, NCTA and WICT, among other organizations.

Posted in: Programming

PwC: Deal Volume Up, M&A Value Down in 2017

Three major deals—Disney’s $68.4bln purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, Discovery’s $11.8bln acquisition of Scripps Networks and Crown Castle’s $7.1bln takeover of Lightower Fiber Networks—accounted for about 63% of all M&A value in the media and telecom space.

Posted in: Distribution, Programming

Real Mature: Comcast Confident in “Long Runway” for Broadband Growth

Amid concerns about decelerating growth in the maturing broadband marketplace, Comcast believes it can continue to count on the sector for big gains going forward.

Posted in: Distribution, Technology

Altice-Starz Standoff Wears On

Altice USA responded Tuesday to Starz’s Emergency Petition for Injunctive Relief from the FCC, which the premium net filed last week amid a carriage dispute.

Posted in: Distribution

Verizon Set to Stay the Course as Content Partner, Not Owner

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams proclaimed the wireless carrier is not looking to make a large content acquisition in the foreseeable future.

Posted in: Distribution, Screenster

Courage to Grow: Netflix Crushes 4Q Earnings with Record Subscriber Adds

It might seem like everyone you know already has Netflix, but customer acquisition isn’t showing any signs of plateauing.

Posted in: Distribution

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