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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.