Category Archives: Industry News

With 2.7 Million Jobs, Cable Industry Boosts U.S. Economy

This summer’s volatility in the U.S. stock market is causing lots of anxiety about the impact of a global slowdown on the U.S. economy. A natural result of this fear is even more scrutiny of U.S. job growth and other domestic economic metrics. That is why we are proud to report that the U.S. cable […]

U.S. Open Tennis Kicks Off Under ESPN

In the opening week of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, audiences will start to get a glimpse of what ESPN has to offer as the tournament’s exclusive live TV network carrying the event. This year marks the first of the next 11 years in which ESPN has exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Open, according […]

Discovery’s Resources Bringing Change, Hope to Schools Abroad

Have you ever seen a cheetah before? Maybe not in person, but certainly on television or on the Internet. It might surprise you to know that children in Africa who live just a few hours from a national park full of cheetahs and wildlife have no idea what a cheetah looks like. For developing communities […]

Univision and Common Sense Media Team Up to Connect Hispanic Families

This past summer at the International Society for Technology in Education conference, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel spoke about how 70 percent of teachers today assign homework that requires kids to go online. A statistic like this poses a challenge for many families who don’t have access at home, and widens the homework gap for those kids […]

Cable Continues to Make Diversity a Priority

As an industry that reaches all ethnicities, cultures, and economic classes across the country through a wide array of cable programming, Internet and technology services, one of the hallmarks of the cable industry has been its longstanding commitment to diversity. This may sound like an oft-used corporate talking point but when you take a closer […]

Adobe Offers a Peek into the Future of TV Everywhere

I recently talked with Horia Galatanu, senior product manager for Adobe, to learn more about Adobe’s role in TV Everywhere, how the TV Everywhere model is evolving, and where the future of the business is going. Read on for a few highlights from the interview.   FD: What do you do for Adobe in regards to […]

Cable in Europe: Where It Is Now, Where It’s Going

I recently chatted with Caroline van Weede, Managing Director of Cable Europe, a trade association that connects leading cable operators and national cable associations within the European Union. Van Weede explained some of the fundamental differences between the cable industries in Europe and the U.S. FD: Can you tell me a little bit about the […]

Pew Reveals Who Isn’t Online and Why

In a blog post last week, Pew Research Center reported on the results of a recent poll on Internet usage. The poll revealed that 15 percent of Americans do not use the Internet, down from 48 percent in 2000. A 2013 poll cited in the blog post offered insight into the most common reason people choose […]