Friday’s CBS-Showtime blackout on Time Warner Cable was the real thing, unlike last Mon’s short blackout of CBS in some TWC markets that lasted less than 20 minutes. This time both sides appeared serious and ready to dig in, with CBS warning that TWC customers in some markets would miss its PGA Championship coverage, which doesn’t start until Thurs. More on the dispute, including the companies’ statements, here.

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Another day, more speculation on consolidation. And almost everyone is in play, except Comcast. Read on for more about the rumors and analysts’ opinions.
Cablevision posted basic video sub losses of 20K vs analysts’ estimate of 5K. More on the company’s financials here.
 

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The pandemic continued to drive strong broadband gains for Mediacom in 4Q20, with the company reporting an 8.3% YOY jump in broadband customers. Adjusted OIBDA rose 16.3% to $246.8 million, while free cash

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