DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV)'s U.S. subscriber additions in the fourth quarter, at 125,000, were expectedly light, but the satellite TV giant made some serious hay in Latin America, where it
added a better than expected 590,000 subs. DirecTV posted net income of US$718 million, up 16 percent year-over-year, on revenues of $7.46 billion, up almost 13 percent.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is getting closer to offering TV streaming on Android devices, extending a capability already offered on iOS devices, PCs and Macs. Company official Jeff Simmermom Tweeted Wednesday that the MSO is "working on bringing streaming TV to Android devices with ICS [Ice Cream Sandwich]. Should be ready by end of March/Q1. That date is VERY loose, though." (See TW Cable Streams Live TV to PCs.)
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will talk regulatory turkey with American Cable Association (ACA) President and CEO Matthew Polka and independent cable operators on Wednesday, March 14 at the ACA Summit in Washington, D.C.
Competitive cable overbuilder Knology Inc. (Nasdaq: KNOL) ended the fourth quarter with 256,653 subs, a small 0.5 percent gain versus the year-ago quarter. Knology posted net income of $11.6 million, versus a net loss of $13.0 million, on revenues of $129.3 million, up 4.6 percent.
It's been reported that Dish is interested in sharing spectrum with AT&T. Seems like the sort of thing regulators would like because it keeps another player in the market. But it also seems like it would be difficult to actually implement unless the two companies create some sort of joint venture.
And T-mob , too. Looks like Dish is very willing to talk turkey with lots of potential partners; there's just no way that they'll give this a go alone, despite all the posturing (by them) that they can/will. JB
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.