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Charter taps ActiveVideo to offer next-gen spectrum guide to STBs

The CloudTV HTML5 cloud browser platform virtualises set-top box functions and enables the guide to be delivered from the cloud to any set-top without dependency on its memory capacity or CPU speed. ActiveVideo said that even the latest generation of the company’s WorldBox hybrid IP set-tops benefits from this combination of set-top resource independence and cloud delivery, allowing Charter to rapidly scale deployment of the guide across its nationwide footprint. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2O58mHh

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Charter to distribute Disney streaming services

The deal is based on Charter’s future distribution of Disney’s streaming services — including Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ — to its Spectrum customers, and expands upon the previous deal which Spectrum TV will provide access to leading Disney channels. These include ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and the newly acquired networks of FX, Fox Life, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and BabyTV. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2yZHZtD

U.S. pay TV providers lost over 1.5M subscribers in Q2, Leichtman says

The top seven cable companies lost about 455,000 video subscribers in the second quarter – up from 275,000 subscribers one year ago – which were more net losses than any quarter since the second quarter of 2014. The top telephone providers lost about 100,000 video subscribers and the two publicly reported virtual MVPD services, Sling TV and AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) lost 120,000 subscribers. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2YJHHq3

Cord cutting is getting ‘freaking ugly,’ analyst says

The three providers reported an aggregate of more than 1.2 million video subscriber losses, which lead MoffettNathanson to estimate the cord-cutting rate would reach 5.5% during the second quarter. That would be the worst it’s ever been, and the firm expects the trend will continue to accelerate during the second half of 2019. Although, when accounting for virtual MVPD subscriber growth, the rate slows to 2.7%.- Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2YyC5du

Charter gets to stay in New York, reaches new deal with state to roll out internet service

Per the agreement, “Charter will expand its network to provide high-speed broadband service to 145,000 residences and businesses entirely in Upstate New York” by September 30th, 2021, with Charter to foot the estimated $600 million bill for that expansion. By the Public Service Commission’s estimate, Charter has reached approximately 65,000 of the required 145,000 addresses it’s obligated to, meaning that it’ll have plenty of work over the next two years in order to hit that deadline. – Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2GcuquT

Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds

In yesterday’s ruling, King County Superior Court Judge Timothy Bradshaw found that “Comcast violated the Consumer Protection Act more than 445,000 times when it charged tens of thousands of Washingtonians for its Service Protection Plan without their consent,” Ferguson’s announcement said. Each wrongful monthly charge was a separate violation, so there were multiple violations per customer. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/2IwO30W

Comcast to Pay Millions After Judge Finds It Illegally Screwed Over Customers 445,000 Times

Comcast’s Service Protection Plan cost $6 a month (it was $5 a month until just before Ferguson filed his lawsuit) and effectively covered the expense of a technician showing up to your home to inform you that something is wrong. That’s… pretty much all it covered, due to a bunch of caveats detailed in the program’s fine print. It was a monthly cost that basically got you nothing, and yet Comcast added it on to 30,946 Washingtonians’ accounts without informing them, according to state authorities, who said it didn’t provide 18,660 Washingtonians with accurate information on how much the program costs. – Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gizmodo » http://bit.ly/2WUFc2q

Cable sector set to weather a US recession

[MoffettNathanson] said that despite recent market volatility, cable stocks have mostly narrowly outperformed expectations, with the exception of DISH Network (the satellite company has underperformed in both the first and second half of the year). In a recession state, that trend could continue, thanks to the fact that demand and need for broadband market tends to stay steady even in poor economic circumstances – a fact that help most providers make up for video losses. – Michelle Clancy , Rapid TV News http://bit.ly/2CufB5h
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