Sjoberg's is a TV, phone and internet provider that is providing service to rural customers throughout northwestern Minnesota. The family-owned company aims to provide reliable service at affordable prices to connect businesses and consumers in previously underserved rural areas, says President Dick Sjoberg. Learn more.
Comcast is using data collected from its Xfinity on Campus service to find new ways to draw in a younger generation. The service is included in tuition at some campuses, giving students free cable while providing Comcast with insights on the changing consumer viewing habits of the audience.
Wireless providers are partnering with streaming video providers to lure and retain customers. Subscribers to T-Mobile's unlimited family plan can tune in to Netflix for free, while AT&T is providing its Unlimited Choice Plus customers with free HBO.
Comedy Central is furthering its move into digital with its launch of a global podcasting network. The network began podcasting Wednesday with the launch of "The Jim Jefferies Show," with plans to add more original content and brand extensions of shows such as "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" in the near future.
Evolution Digital has signed 23 TV operators for its eVUE-TV service as they transition to IP video. The platform supports live TV, VOD, PPV and on-demand services and is available through Evolution's hybrid set-top and some third-party systems.
Charter's Spectrum is continuing its ad campaign from Something Different to target DIRECTV. The ad features werewolf parents meeting with a teacher, ending with the father ranting about DIRECTV's pricing and lack of NFL.
Altice's low-cost Economy Internet program has now been extended to hundreds of thousands of Suddenlink and Optimum customers across the US. The company is also working with libraries and community centers to provide free high-speed broadband service to the public.
Hulu's Emmys for "The Handmaid's Tale" have put the spotlight on the streaming service and how it's growing to become a true competitor of streaming platforms such as Netflix. On Tuesday, the company rolled out a redesigned Roku channel and opened subscriptions to its live TV streaming service on the streaming device.
President Donald Trump and his administration are less likely to be hostile toward vertical and horizontal growth across telecoms, despite what the president says, per Comcast's David Cohen. There's "pretty clearly going to be less hostility and a greater willingness to allow the market to work" from regulators, Cohen said.
Fox has partnered with Twitter to bring streaming content to the social media platform. "Ghosted" and "Mick" will be available for viewing on Twitter, while the platform will also be the home of a streaming "Empire" pre-show.