The Skinny

The cable industry lost a giant this week with the passing of Gerry Lenfest. Other happenings include Perley McBride taking over the CFO post at Cox and updates on DISH-Univision and beIN’s battles with Comcast and Verizon.

Cable TV giant and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, 88, passed away on Sunday from complications from chronic illness. Read More »

Perley McBride has been selected as Cox Communications’ new CFO. He resigned from the CFO post at Frontier in June to return to Atlanta. Read More »

The FCC Inspector General’s office released to commissioner’s its findings in a probe into whether there was a dedicated denial of service attack on the FCC’s network neutrality docket May 7-8 of last year. Read More »

Chairman Charlie Ergen said on DISH's earnings call Friday that he believes the dispute and resulting blackout with Univision will be a permanent one. Read More »

A bad week for beIN Sports just kept getting worse. A day after its channels went dark on Comcast, news came that Verizon has removed the net and the FCC Media Bureau has thrown out its carriage complaint Read More »

Altice USA has no plan today to de-emphasize the video bundle, CEO Dexter Goei said in a call with reporters regarding 2Q earnings. Read More »

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