Charter is continuing the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit broadband service with an expansion to 14 million additional homes in markets including Dallas, Los Angeles and Milwaukee. The company's Spectrum Internet Gig service is now available to 23 million homes.
Viacom's sales increased to $3.15 billion in the second quarter, surpassing analyst expectations. The results could give the company bargaining power during merger negotiations with CBS.
Consumers viewed 114% more hours of streamed content in the first quarter year-over-year, a Conviva report states. The plurality of video plays took place on mobile devices, with device plays on Android devices up 168% for the quarter.
Pop network has announced that it will air 400 hours of original programming this year as its viewership and ad revenues continue to rise. The network also announced three pilots.
Nickelodeon has ordered a reboot of its 1990s game show "Double Dare"; the reboot should premiere this summer. Forty new episodes will air this year.
Travel Channel has given the greenlight to "Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox," with production set to begin in June and a series premiere expected by year's end. The series will follow actress Megan Fox as she travels the globe and looks at unanswered questions about world history.
Comcast this week posted its Q1 results, which surpassed analysts' expectations with a total revenue of $22.8 billion and net income of $3.1 billion. These results were fueled by a 21.3% increase in revenue for NBCUniversal, which hosted the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.
Verizon plans to roll out an over-the-top video service after it begins to deploy 5G across select markets. It is expected to launch later this year and will be different from video services offered through DIRECTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and others.
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