Hawaiian Telcom adds 1,900 TV subscribers; Comcast plots foray into Web advertising

More cable news from around the Web:

> Hawaiian Telcom added 1,900 Telecom TV subscribers during the first quarter and now has approximately 20,300 subscribers. Press release

> Comcast is "quietly planning a major foray into the Web advertising business" as a way to help video producers manage and sell ad space on Web-based video services. Story. Story (sub. req.)

> Cambridge, Mass., is forming a task force to examine broadband for the city that would increase competition, reduce pricing, and improve speed, reliability and customer service. Story

> CBS' cable networks revenues were up 12% year-over-year to $537 million, from $478 million, driven by higher revenues from, among other things, higher affiliate revenues reflecting increases in rates and subscriptions at Showtime, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks. Story

> Dutch ISP Online.nl is launching an IPTV service with 60 channels (25 in HD), time-shifting, recording, VoD, catch-up and TV everywhere options. Story

Online Video News

> Major advertisers are inadvertently supporting websites that offer pirated movie and television content, because they are increasingly buying ad space using automated ad-buying services, a Wall Street Journal article asserts. Full article

Telecom News

> Frontier has increased the prices of its standalone DSL service by $5 a month from $29.99 to $34.99. Customers that subscribe to Frontier's basic 6 Mbps Simply Broadband service will still be able to pay the $29.99 a month price, while new customers will have to pay the higher $34.99 rate. Full article

And finally … Cable One's new franchise deal with Columbus, Ga. could bring in another $150,000 to city coffers over the next 10 years.  Story


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