The Skinny

As the industry continues to see video subscribers decline, Charter CEO Chris Winfrey didn’t hesitate to give his input on who’s to blame. He pinned it on programmers and their tactics to bundle additional and potentially unwanted content that came at a high price while making that same content available on digital platforms that allow for an “a la carte” experience. But Charter has a plan—as does Comcast. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the two’s upcoming streaming jv Xumo should alleviate some cordcutting pains, and it might bring more value to broadband as well.

Charter Chief Tough on Programmers for State of Video
Charter CEO Chris Winfrey was on a roll at the SVB MoffettNathanson conference Thursday, not holding back when it came to his thoughts on why the industry is losing video subscribers. He laid the blame squarely at programmers’ feet. Read More »
Roberts’ Plans for Linear-to-Streaming Shift
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts teased that Xumo will ultimately make the operator indifferent to accelerations in cordcutting. Read More »
Gomez Gets FCC Nomination
The congratulations came pouring in Monday after President Joe Biden nominated Anna Gomez to the FCC and renominated current Commissioners Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr. Now the question is whether Gomez can get confirmed by the Senate. Read More »
Effros: Not So New Normal
The current industry headlines are all about significant drops in “cable subscriber” numbers and a slowdown in paid streaming service subscriptions. That may be “normal” when a market is becoming saturated (like broadband subscriptions) but it’s going to get a lot worse as the not-so-new or normal unfettered choices FAST become a paradox for viewers. Read More »
Executive Round Up: Where Do Cablefax 100 Honorees Work Most Frequently?
We asked the Cablefax 100 where they work most frequently—home, office, road. Office was the most popular answer, but several honorees had more to share on the topic. Read More »
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