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Fox and Altice Strike Carriage Deal, Averting Blackout

Pay-TV subscribers of Altice will be able to watch their NFL games this weekend. The New York-based cable company and Fox Corp. were able to come to terms on a new carriage agreement, averting a blackout of its channels. On Thursday, the companies warned that Fox, Fox News and Fox Sports 1 were at risk […]

Fox, Fox News and Fox Sports 1 at Risk of Going Dark for Altice Cable Subscribers Amid Fresh Carriage Dispute

The Fox channels, including the Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel and Fox Sports 1, are at risk of being pulled from the lineups of subscribers to Altice cable subscribers. The cable company and Fox Corp. are in the midst of carriage negotiations and remain deadlocked over fees. As such, both the cable company and […]

Altice USA Hires Comcast Exec Dennis Mathew As CEO

Altice USA has named Comcast exec Dennis Mathew as its new CEO after current head Dexter Goei signaled he will step aside to become executive chairman, the company said Wednesday. Effective Oct. 3, Mathew will come over from Comcast and take the reins of the cable giant as Goei returns to Europe with his family. […]

Altice USA Confirms It’s Shopping Telcom Suddenlink

Cable giant Altice USA has confirmed it has put its telcom Suddenlink assets up for a sale after fielding interest from several buyers. Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei, during an analyst call Wednesday, responded to market chatter about a possible sale. “I think we can confirm there is a process going on. I don’t think […]

Top Cable TV Execs Talk Recession Fears Amid Pay Subscriber Declines

As media industry watchers debate the impact of a possible recession, top cable TV execs discussed whether they see boom or gloom ahead during appearances at an investors conference on Wednesday. Dave Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable, argued small and medium sized businesses have bounced back from the COVID-19 crisis, only to face […]

WarnerMedia, Comcast Strike New Cable Carriage Deal

WarnerMedia and Comcast have come to terms on a new carriage deal, keeping WarnerMedia’s channels on Comcast cable systems for years to come. The deal covers TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, TruTV, TCM and the other WarnerMedia channels, but it also includes CNN+, the upcoming streaming service. Comcast “plans to make CNN+ available to its […]