The array of options for over-the-air 3.0 is dizzying. But with roughly 75% of TV households still subscribing to cable, satellite or telco services — and retransmission fees from providing their signals to such pay-TV operators making up a growing portion of broadcasters’ revenue — it’s clear that 3.0 needs to work with cable in order to be a long-term success.
Following integrations of OTT video services such as Netflix and support for voice-based search and navigation, Cox Communications is gearing up to launch another feature of the multiscreen video platform it has deployed through its X1 syndication deal with Comcast — a cloud DVR.
Service is restored in five markets Wednesday after the stations went dark on the cable systems late Tuesday night.
The two fail to reach a new retransmission consent agreement following a five-day extension of negotiations to Sept. 5.
Charter Communications — the nationwide cable giant whose properties include Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable — is weighing a fresh plan to acquire Atlanta-based Cox Communications, three sources say.
Tegna and Cox Communications reached a new new multi-year carriage agreement on Friday night, preventing the blackout of seven Tegna stations in Cox’s lineup.