The consensus from top cable execs from NBC Sports Net, ESPN, NHL and other sports properties at Cynopsis Sports Business Summit in NYC Wed was there’s plenty of room for more sports content and networks. Sports fans are engaging online, socially and via mobile, and it’s not detracting eyeballs from live TV. However, challenges such as catering simultaneously to younger and older generations keep execs experimenting.
More top stories from the 4/25/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
*AT&T hit 4mln U-Verse TV subs in 4Q, with 1Q net video adds of 200K, in line with Street expectations, and Broadband net additions totaled 103K
when you factor in the 615K DSL connections that were lost.
*Comcast fired back at Bloomberg’s latest claims in the ongoing neighborhooding saga, telling the FCC that they are flat-out wrong. Here’s what Comcast told the FCC about Bloomberg’s channel relocation protests.
*At Tues’ Sen Commerce hearing IAC chmn Barry Diller called for online video distributors to have to follow the same rules & regs as broadcasters. But he does want light-touch regulation. Also on Diller’s wishlist: a rewrite of the ’96 Communications Act and net neutrality mandates. More from lawmakers at the hearing here.