Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Retrans-Consent: Be Careful What You Ask For!

Expert Opinion March 10th, 2010

With the recent battle between Cablevision and Disney over Retransmission Consent in New York regarding WABC-TV carriage on Cablevisions 3.1 million subscribers, and thereby producing a coalition of Cable Providers to petition the FCC to intervene in negotiations, is akin to the saying: (be careful what you ask for).

Make No Mistake: Internet Content Subscription Models will come!

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion February 21st, 2010

Why do Internet users continually resist paid content on a systematic basis? Keep in mind that many current Internet business models were built on the premise, (create the content and they will come).

Will Comcast’s XFINITY produce an Affinity with Customers?

Expert Opinion February 10th, 2010

With some 1900 company name changes last year, one would think these re-branding efforts would pay dividends in market share, customer perception, and employee focus in forging a new direction, both in the short and long term. Does XFINIITY make relevant and pertinent business sense for all stakeholders involved, [...]

Cable Trends: Predicting Stock Value as a Percentage of Division

Expert Opinion January 29th, 2010

Cable industry stocks, like all tech stocks, have seen their ups and downs when it comes to performance. The industry has been through periods of high infrastructure spending, acquisitions and divestitures, increased programming costs, higher retransmission costs, and competitive pressures, each playing its own role in keeping values lower. How do industry revenue streams [...]

Comcast’s impending Regulatory Hurdle: Simple Motives behind a Dream – NBC-Universal

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Transparency January 24th, 2010

Since announcement of the Comcast/NBC-Universal merger consummated the deal creating subsequent analysis and conjecture about how the new venture will be structured, with its impact on programming distribution and fears of dominance, and anti-trust issues within the marketplace; Comcast is set to go before regulators to convince a skeptical crowd how this union [...]

The Cable Pipeline Opinion: Net Neutrality’s Conundrum

Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality January 17th, 2010

The Net Neutrality debate has taken on a conundrum like atmosphere where fear and hysteria rule the argument with proposed future abuses by Internet Service Providers.

Net Neutrality’s Increasingly Complex Debate

Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality December 21st, 2009

The crux of the debate for those seeing paid-peering-agreements as essential to increased participation by innovative content, application, or service providers, whether they be start-ups or seasoned, seem to be an open ended interpretation which would ban prioritization. [...]

Cable industry: at a Cross-Roads

Expert Opinion December 17th, 2009

Cable providers are looking at a cross-roads with the current climate brought on by a new political landscape, a Democratic Congress, with an FCC mandated to change the future of broadband, and a public viewed skepticism of the Cable Industry. This adds up to significant changes which might threaten the status-quo of annual rate [...]

NCTA’s McSlarrow Speech: Mirrors Self-Serving Control of Pipelines

Expert Opinion, Net Neutrality December 13th, 2009

Kyle McSlarrow’s recent speech to The Media Institute mirrors a self-serving approach to control the pipelines, guised as a First Amendment right for ISP’s. The point Mr. McSlarrow is trying to make shakes the Freedom of Speech right for every citizen to the core. How can such rhetoric hide behind this basic citizen [...]

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