AT&T U-Verse Drops ESPN 3D

AT&T U-Verse Drops ESPN 3D

Citing low demand and a high cost, AT&T U-Verse has ditched ESPN 3D from its lineup. The move is yet another sign that 3D TV may not be the wave of the near future, as the expensive technology struggles to make headway in the marketplace. [More]

Comcast, Bloomberg TV Bicker Over Channel Numbering

Comcast, Bloomberg TV Bicker Over Channel Numbering

Bloomberg and Comcast are trading public barbs over the channel’s accusation that the cable provider has treated it unfairly. Bloomberg complained to the FCC that Comcast is trying to hurt it and aid a competitor it owns, CNBC, by sticking Bloomberg with a high-numbered channel. [More]

Verizon Accuses Cablevision Of Patent Infringement On Cable Boxes

Verizon Accuses Cablevision Of Patent Infringement On Cable Boxes

Just as it’s finished its battle with ABC, Cablevision looks like they’re about to lock horns again. This time it’s with Verizon, who have accused the NYC-area cable company of infringing on several of its patents for set-top receivers. [More]

New Year's Surprise For TWC Customers: No More Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon…

New Year's Surprise For TWC Customers: No More Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon…

Update: A deal has been reached. Crisis averted. Viacom is demanding that Time Warner Cable pay more for the right to broadcast its networks, but TWC has refused. Tonight at midnight, 13.3 million subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Cleveland will feel the effects of the stalemate first hand when Viacom makes good on its threat to pull all of its networks from TWC. Translation: no more “The Daily Show,” “Dora the Explorer,” “The Colbert Report,” “The Hills,” etc. But hey, there’s always Hulu and BitTorrent, right?

NBC Stations Will Ditch Time Warner Cable Unless They See Some Cash

NBC Stations Will Ditch Time Warner Cable Unless They See Some Cash

Cable companies compensate most of the channels they offer, sharing a portion of the money they get from subscribers with the individual stations– but apparently Time Warner Cable doesn’t share the wealth with broadcast networks — and Austin, TX NBC affiliate KXAN is having none of it. They want some money!