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SCOTT GALLOWAY: The TV business model is eroding. With the acquisition of an iconic network like CNN, companies like Netflix or Twitter could reshape the future of news.

Cable subscriptions for TV news have steadily decreased in recent years. Scott Olson/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." As TV news and cable viewerships decline, Galloway says platforms like CNN have a chance to bridge the digital divide and avoid depending solely on advertising revenue. He says CNN could work w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, News, Media, Time Warner, Cable, Youtube, Opinion, John Oliver, Disney, NFL, America

Tuesday Bytes: Ciena, Spectrum, GNX, LINX, IBM

Here's some quick catch-up from around the industry: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Telecom Equipment, Datacenter, Interconnection, Ciena Spectrum GNX LINX IBM

Welp, Hulu With Live TV Is Jacking Up Its Prices Too

Brace yourself for another hit to your monthly subscription budget.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Streaming, Hulu, Consumer Tech, Streaming Wars

Stonepeak Buys Astound from TPG

This one slipped past me somehow when it came out over the weekend, but better late than never. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Astound Broadband from TPG Capital and Patriot Media Management for $8.1B. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tpg Capital, TPG, Metro fiber, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Thursday Bytes: Avelacom, EllaLink, Equinix, Comcast, Ciena, Verizon

Some low latency news and some remote connectivity solutions for workers and for students: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Security, Cable, Advertising, Wireless, Datacenter, Low Latency, Avelacom EllaLink Equinix Comcast Ciena Verizon

Tuesday Bytes: Vast, Comcast, ExteNet, GTT

Here are a few items to catch up on, mostly from over the weekend: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Wireless, FTTH, Fiber Networks

A North Carolina university went into lockdown after it received a threat about its Black Lives Matter mural

Newly painted "Black Lives Matter" mural along 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York City Reuters The University of North Carolina Asheville campus went into lockdown the morning of October 9 after the campus received an email threat demanding that the university's Black Lives Matter mural be painted over, according to UNC Asheville's BulldogAlert. The specifics of the threat were not released. The lockdown was lifted about 10 hours later, though an investigation is still underway, ac...
Tags: News, Cable, Abc, New York City, Trends, University, North Carolina, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Trump Tower, 5th Avenue, Venable, UNC Asheville, Nancy J, UNCA, DeLores Venable

Frontier’s Bankruptcy Shows Why ISPs Shouldn’t Be in Charge of the Internet

Let’s state the obvious: Internet in the U.S. sucks. Unless you already have fiber, you’re probably stuck with cable, DSL, or no internet at all because no ISP wants to expand into your area. If you live in a rural area and are lucky to get some form of broadband, you’re probably paying an exorbitant amount for slower…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Internet, Isps, Fiber, Wi Fi, Municipal Broadband, Broadband Is A Utility

Rogers, Altice Seek to Acquire Cogeco, Atlantic Broadband

An interesting M&A dance is taking place on the cable side of things over the last day or two. Rogers Communications and Altice USA have made a play for Cogeco and Cogeco Communications, however it started out complicated and it's swiftly getting more so. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rogers Communications, Cogeco, Fiber Networks, Cogeco Communications, Altice USA

The Liberal Democrats are about to pick a new leader to revive the party after their 'really bad' general election result

Business Insider Layla Moran and Ed Davey. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Voting closes on Wednesday in the contest to be next leader of the Liberal Democrats.Caretaker leader Ed Davey is the bookmakers' favourite in the race alongside fellow Member of Parliament Layla Moran.However, party sources say the contest is unpredictable and could be very close.The new leader will face a huge challenge in rebuilding the party's confidence and purpose after the demoralising result of the Decembe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Cable, International, Trends, Conservative, Analysis, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, House Of Commons, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Vince Cable, Parliament

Check Out ComingSoon’s Fall 2020 TV Preview!

CS Fall TV Preview! is taking a look at new and returning shows confirmed to premiere this Fall! Check them out below! RELATED: New to Netflix September 2020: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMappin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fall, Hbo, TV, Isis, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, Cable, Abc, Virginia, New York City, Amc, America

Spectrum's Hidden 'Broadcast TV' Fee Will Increase to Almost $200 a Year

Paying for cable TV already includes a bunch of annoyances, like inflexible channel packages, having to sit through commercials, and sometimes being forced to buy or rent your own cable box. But for anyone pays for cable from Spectrum, things are about to get even worse, thanks to an increase in the company’s hidden “B…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Spectrum, Cable Tv, Consumer Tech, Charter Spectrum, Cable Sucks, Cable Fees

Wednesday Bytes: Aligned, DartPoints, Hylan, Blue Stream

A few news items from midweek worth keeping up with: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Cloud Computing, Advertising, Datacenter, Engineering & Construction, DartPoints Hylan Blue Stream

Tuesday Bytes: Comcast Business, Clearfield, Velocix, TDS

Two new products and a rollout from some tech from a familiar name: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Video, Cable, Advertising, FTTH, Telecom Equipment, Comcast Business Clearfield

Today is your last chance to watch free cable through Sling TV

Watch Sling TV entirely for free between 5 p.m. ET and midnight one last time with this great deal
Tags: Deals, Cable, Trends, Home Theater, Services, Streaming, Sling TV

Telefonica and Liberty Global Plot Merger of O2 and Virgin Media

The UK may see some consolidation in the UK networking market, and it's beyond the rumor stage. Telefonica has with Liberty Global to combine their respective UK operating companies into a larger, more competitive player. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: UK, Cable, Advertising, Wireless, Mergers and Acquisitions, Virgin Media, Telefonica, Liberty Global, Fiber Networks

Now's the Perfect Time to Kill Bullshit Cable Fees

Cable bills are already stacked with unnecessary fees for things as silly as activation, deactivation, or rentals. Consumers are regularly gouged for things like regional sports, too. But right now, there aren’t any sports to watch, and cable customers are still being charged for it—something New York Attorney General…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Cable, Fees, Big Cable, New York Attorney General

CS Spring & Summer TV Preview!

CS Spring & Summer TV Preview! is taking a look at 62 new and returning shows set to premiere this in Spring & Summer 2020! Check them out in the gallery below! RELATED: WB Shuffles The Batman Release Date, Plus The Flash & More! The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the production of many of Hollywood’s most anticipated films and shows. The back half of the summer’s slate is looking a lot lighter than previous years. Shows like season 2 of Amazon’s  The Boys  or season 3 of...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Cable, Summer, Shows, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Debut, Streaming, Spring, Network

Deadpool and the X-Force Mutants Have Invaded Fortnite

After making their bawdy, bloody introduction in Fox’s Deadpool 2, a handful of classic members of Marvel’s X-Force are dropping into Fortnite of all places and they’re all packing some serious heat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Cable, Marvel, Fox, Deadpool, Domino, Marvel Entertainment, Psylocke, X Force, Fortnite, Mutants

No Working From Home at Charter?

With the coronavirus pandemic still accelerating, just about every business that can is having employees work from home.  But not all are happy with the idea of social distancing.  According to a rather amazing article over at TechCrunch today, Charter Communications really doesn't like it. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Information, Charter Communications

Why Your USB-C Cable Can't Power Your Raspberry Pi 4

Now’s as good a time as any to buy a Raspberry Pi 4. I confess, I was never big into the Raspberry Pi world until I got one and slapped Pi-hole on it. Now, this tiny little wonderbox does an incredible job of blocking third-party advertising and other terrible trackers—more so than even the best browser extensions,…Read more...
Tags: Raspberry Pi, Cable, Troubleshooting, Lifehacks, Usb C, Raspberry Pi 4

AT&T TV reinvents cable for a new age, but keeps the tired old pricing model

The new streaming service sets up easily, but contracts and fees hold it back
Tags: News, Cable, Trends, AT&T, Home Theater, Streaming Services, DirecTV, AT&T TV, AT amp ; T TV

Comcast Acquires Blueface to Boost UCaaS

The cable giant Comcast has made an inorganic move aimed at enhancing its product portfolio. They announced this morning the acquisition of Blueface. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Comcast, Mergers and Acquisitions, Unified Communications

Wednesday Bytes: Equinix, Atlantic Broadband, GTT, Vonage

Two acquisitions, one technology partnership, and a UC win: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, SDN, Unified Communications, Datacenter, Equinix Atlantic Broadband GTT Vonage

Fiber M&A Polls: This Year’s Strategic Buyers

It's time to wrap up last week's polls with a look at who Telecom Ramblings' readers think is going to be buying US network assets this year. Or at least which network operators are likely to be buying. We know the biggest buyers currently have infrastructure funds involved somehow, whether directly or indirectly. But this is more about which existing platforms out there will get bigger, as it's much harder to keep track of potential new financial entrants. That being said, what network operator...
Tags: Cable, Advertising, US, Mergers and Acquisitions, ILECs, PTTs, Metro fiber, Fiber Networks

Verizon Nixes Yearly TV and Internet Contracts in Attempt to Stop the Bleeding

Verizon is—and please, hold your laughter—evidently “disrupting the cable industry” by offering a build-your-own cable and internet plan with no annual contracts, and it claims there will be no extra fees. It’s almost like all those alternatives to bad cable plans are catching up to service providers.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Cable, Internet Service Providers, Streaming, Cordcutters

Retractable Apple certified Lightning-to-USB cable also comes with good advice

Always pull both ends at the same time. I absolutely hate it when my Amazon Basics retractable Lightning-to-USB cable disappears from my travel bag. These gadgets are small enough and neat enough they can just get jammed into a dark corner of your bag and will be there when you need a charging cable. I would have enjoyed using mine today, but I was recently traveling with my daughter and find I must order another. Watch what and how you pull. AmazonBasics Apple Certified Retractable Lightni...
Tags: Iphone, Tools, News, Review, Cable, Feet, Travel Essentials, Things My Child Absconds With, Whats In My Bag, Retractable Apple, Amazon Basics retractable Lightning

Fox Networks Could Soon Go Dark for Millions Still Stuck With Cable

As we prepare to embark on a new decade, any fans of Fox programming still holding onto their cable subscription could soon be SOL. Hundreds of mid-range and local cable providers with millions of customers between them are locked in 2020 contract negotiations with Fox, and the broadcasting company’s allegedly holding…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Cable, Fox, Fox News

Where to Find Your Favorite Channels Now That PlayStation Vue Is Ending

It’s a sad day for gaming-branded TV fans. Sony announced last month that it’s plugging the plug on PlayStation Vue, its alt-cable “skinny bundle” for people who were tired of cable bills, but not quite tired of cable. Vue isn’t shutting off for good until January 30, 2020, but time flies when you’re flipping channels…Read more...
Tags: Cable, Disney, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Netflix, Sony, Streaming, Playstation Vue, Espn, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Hulu, Hbo Now, Sling, YouTube TV, HBO Max