Bright House Networks

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Bright House Networks, LLC.
TypePrivate
IndustryCommunications
Founded2003
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York, United States
Key peopleRobert Miron, Chairman and CEO - Retired [1]
Steve Miron, CEO[1]
Nomi Bergman, President[1]
Bill Futera, EVP and CFO
ProductsDigital Cable
Home Phone Service
Business Phone Service
High Speed Internet
Business Data Solutions
Home Security & Automation
ParentAdvance/Newhouse Communications
Websitehttp://www.brighthouse.com
 
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Bright House Networks, LLC.
TypePrivate
IndustryCommunications
Founded2003
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York, United States
Key peopleRobert Miron, Chairman and CEO - Retired [1]
Steve Miron, CEO[1]
Nomi Bergman, President[1]
Bill Futera, EVP and CFO
ProductsDigital Cable
Home Phone Service
Business Phone Service
High Speed Internet
Business Data Solutions
Home Security & Automation
ParentAdvance/Newhouse Communications
Websitehttp://www.brighthouse.com

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California. Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers services spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses "advanced targeted advertising solutions"[clarification needed]. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.

History[edit]

Prior to 1994, some of the systems were fully owned by Advance/Newhouse under the names Vision Cable and Cable Vision (no relation to Cablevision in the NYC metro area), while in other areas, Bright House Networks is the successor to TelePrompTer Cable TV, Group W Cable, Strategic Cable, Paragon Cable, Shaw Communications and the Tampa Bay / Orlando Time Warner Communications (previously Time Inc.'s American Cable & Comm. Co. before the Time Warner merger) systems in Florida.

All of the systems now owned by Bright House Networks were owned by the Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Under a deal struck in 2003, Advance/Newhouse took direct management and operational responsibility for the portion of the partnership cable systems roughly equal to their equity. Bright House Networks offers video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. In addition, Bright House Networks operates two regional local news channels -- Bay News 9 in the Tampa Bay market, and Central Florida News 13 in the Orlando market. Bright House Networks has an extensive fiber optic network in the Florida area and uses it to provide commercial services including dedicated Internet access, VPN services, and private network transport as well as telecom facilities such as SIP trunking and PRI service.

Service area[edit]

The company provides service to cities including Indianapolis, Central Florida (Orlando / Daytona Beach areas), Tampa Bay area, Lakeland, Birmingham-Hoover area, west suburban Detroit, and Bakersfield. Most of its business is concentrated in Central Florida, where Bright House is the dominant cable system in the Tampa and Orlando TV markets.

Naming rights[edit]

Bright House Networks owns the naming rights to UCF's Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Florida; Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, the spring training home of the Phillies; and the Bright House Networks Amphitheatre in Bakersfield, California. They formerly served as title sponsor of the Futures Tour Bright House Networks Open golf tournament, held in Lakeland, Florida.

Carriage controversies[edit]

Although Bright House Networks is now separate from Time Warner Cable, most of its carriage deals are still negotiated on its behalf by Time Warner.[2] Thus, Bright House customers are affected whenever there are carriage disputes between TWC and a content provider, which has happened several times since in the company's history.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c CableFAX: 31. Family Affair: Bob Miron, Steve Miron, Nomi Bergman
  2. ^ "Bright House viewers lose WTOG, Showtime". TampaBay.com. 
  3. ^ a b Adweek: "Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans", July 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Adweek: "Imported Signals in Retrans Fight Raise Regulatory Questions", July 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Tampa Bay Times: "Hearst dispute with Bright House pulls WMOR-Ch. 32 and digital THIS TV off Tampa Bay cable system", July 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Broadcasting & Cable: "Hearst TV, Time Warner Cable End Viewer Blackout", July 19, 2012.
  7. ^ New York Post: "Time Warner Cable, Disney set TV deal", August 30, 2010.
  8. ^ "ABC, ESPN stay on air as Disney-Time Warner talks continue". September 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ Riddell, Kelly (September 2, 2010). "Disney Keeps Channels on Time Warner Cable as Talks Extend Past Deadline". Bloomberg. 
  10. ^ "Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  11. ^ keepfoxon.com, Fox's official carriage protest site
  12. ^ Reuters: "Fox says Time Warner Cable may drop Fox TV shows", December 18, 2009.
  13. ^ AP (via Chicago Tribune): "Fox grants 'brief extension,' keeps signal going as dispute with Time Warner Cable continues", January 1, 2010.
  14. ^ ABC News: "NFL, 'Idol' After All: Time Warner Cable, Fox Announce Deal on Broadcasts; Football Fans Breathe Easier as Cable Giants Reach an Unspecified Agreement", January 1, 2010.
  15. ^ LIN TV Corp.: Time Warner Contract Expires October 2
  16. ^ Viacom May Pull Channels Off Time Warner Cable in Contract Spat
  17. ^ "Time Warner may cut ‘Colbert,’ ‘Spongebob’". msnbc.com. 
  18. ^ Los Angeles Times: "Viacom, Time Warner Cable settle contract dispute", 1/1/2009.
  19. ^ "Local 6 issues programming alert". ClickOrlando.com. 
  20. ^ "Showtime off Bright House in fee dispute". The Orlando Sentinel. 

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