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TIME WARNER CABLE MAY TAKE STAKE IN HULU

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The parent companies of Fox TV, ABC, and NBC may have a new partner in operating Hulu, the video website that streams TV episodes online to U.S. audiences. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that Time Warner Cable is considering taking a stake in the online video company, becoming Hulu’s fourth partner. Bloomberg said that the […]

TWC DUMPS CURRENT TV AFTER SALE TO AL-JAZEERA

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading “This channel is no longer available.” The cable company declined to offer an explanation for its action, stating only that “our agreement with Current will be terminated and we […]

TIME WARNER CABLE TO ADD BBC WORLD NEWS

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As previously reported, Time Warner Cable seems determined to drop cable networks that don’t draw significant ratings when their annual contracts expire next week. But on Thursday it added a network that it presumably believes will draw ratings, the BBC World News channel. The channel, which became available to 15 million Comcast subscribers last year, […]

ONE HAND CLAPPING (TIME WARNER CABLE’S) FOR CANCELLATION OF OVATION

December 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt warned that the company intends to drop little-watched channels, the cultural/arts network Ovation has become the first casualty of that strategy. The channel said on Tuesday that it had been notified that Time Warner Cable, the nation’s second-largest cable company, will not renew its carriage contract […]

TIME WARNER & TIME WARNER CABLE CHIEFS CLASH OVER BUNDLING

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The heads of Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are at odds over the practice of “bundling” cable TV networks — forcing carriers to accept low-rated (or no-rated) channels in order to receive popular ones. On Monday, Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt said that TWC plans to drop channels “that hardly anyone watches.” However, […]

TIME WARNER CABLE SAYS IT WON’T CARRY CHANNELS NOBODY WATCHES

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner Cable is warning media companies that force cable companies to buy a package of low-rated channels if they wish to carry one desirable one that it plans to drop the channels “that hardly anyone watches.” Speaking at an investors conference in New York, TWC chief Glenn Britt said, “We can’t keep carrying these […]

CABLE COMPANIES DIVE INTO VIDEO GAMING

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable-TV settop boxes may soon become video-game devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T are all reportedly in talks with data streaming specialists to bring streaming game technology to subscribers. Tests could begin as early as next year. Online game streaming has been around for a while […]

NFL NETWORK TO KICK OFF ON TIME WARNER CABLE, AFTER ALL

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner Cable, which had steadfastly refused to agree to the terms of a new contract with the NFL network, has reportedly reached a deal to carry the league-owned network and the Red Zone network, Bloomberg News reported today (Friday), citing two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The deal will reportedly be announced […]

WILL CURRENT BE SHUT OFF?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The departure of Keith Olbermann from Current TV could pose a devastating complication for the channel itself. Olbermann’s ratings, such as they were, provided Current with an average daily audience that could appeal to some advertisers. But Reuters indicated today (Thursday) that they also may have allowed the channel to meet a minimum threshold for […]

TWC: FEWER SUBSCRIBERS, GREATER PROFITS

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner Cable saw a 44-percent increase in its net income during the last quarter despite the fact that it lost 129,000 customers and its gross revenue rose only 4 percent. The rise in profits was attributed to cheaper-to-operate Internet and telephone services as well as existing subscribers to its video service opting for more […]

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