Overbuilder – Companies (independent telco and municipalities) that build additional systems over existing cable systems in order to provide a competitive service in a market. Across Platforms tracks over 150 overbuilders in over 150 full counties, over 1,000 partial counties, in over 165 TV markets. Ownership transfers recorded at time of announcement before FCC approval.
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COX Media Group Website – The intensely competitive media market in Charlotte is led by Cox Media Group’s broadcast television station and ABC affiliate, WSOC-TV which has been serving the community for nearly 60 years. WSOC-TV’s slogan is “Covering the Carolinas” with a news brand of “Channel 9 Eyewitness News.”
The #1 rated local news brand can also be found on WSOC-TV’s independent sister-station WAXN-TV. The station’s live, local 10:00 p.m. newscast is the area’s most watched primetime local news in several key advertising demographics. WAXN-TV also offers continued live, local coverage of Channel 9 Eyewitness in the morning from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. For more information….
Network Genre- Across Platforms makes editorial decisions on which networks to include in the genre category. Genre categories are created by Across Platforms.
Charlotte Observer – June 15, 2015 – AT&T on Monday launched its super-fast Internet service in parts of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, ratcheting up competition with rivals Time Warner Cable and Google Fiber.
The new service, called U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, offers speeds up to 100 times faster than typical Internet services, the company said. It allows a user to download 25 songs in one second. But not all neighborhoods are eligible yet for the service.
“This is about entertainment, education, health … a variety of services here,” AT&T’s North Carolina President Venessa Harrison announced at the Charlotte Chamber Monday. She was joined by Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter.
MVPD Funnel – MVPD companies that are available to households in a county, or partial county, for the MVPD provider (overbuilder, satellite, or cable) based upon distribution systems built in those areas. The MVPD funnel report displays the funnel of available homes to the MVPD provider and how many become subscribers.
Endevour News – 10-11-2014 – Next April will mark the 10th anniversary of a legal settlement that spawned the birth of Coudersport’s Zito Media.
While heavyweights such as Comcast and Time Warner have dominated the headlines in the telecommunications industry, Zito has quietly been building a company with its own identity in the wake of the Adelphia bankruptcy. For rest of the article…..
MVPD Overlap- When MVPD providers are compared to determine the TV market overlap of one group or the other. MVPD providers are considered to overlap for both partial counties and full counties. For example a MVPD provider could have one partial county near the boundaries of the TV market yet all the MVPD providers in the total market will be considered overlapping MVPD providers.
1 Channel- “. 1″ is used to refer to the digital version of the station’s main signal.
Unduplicated Subscribers- Subscribers counted one time per market per MVPD regardless if group has multiple stations and channels on MVPD. Subscribers calculated using FCC COALS, National Broadband Map, Census Data, 490+ MVP websites, and FCC Form 325. Subscribers estimated using reported subscriber figures then factored with a weighted average into county household numbers. Subscribers counted upon announced sale of MVPD Provider to another provider.