Bright House Networks

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Bright House Networks LLC
TypePrivate
IndustryCommunications
Founded2003
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York, United States
Key peopleSteve 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 and automation
ParentAdvance Publications
Websitehttp://www.brighthouse.com
 
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For the UK retailer BrightHouse, see BrightHouse (retailer).
Bright House Networks LLC
TypePrivate
IndustryCommunications
Founded2003
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York, United States
Key peopleSteve 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 and automation
ParentAdvance Publications
Websitehttp://www.brighthouse.com

Bright House Networks LLC is the tenth-largest multichannel video service provider and the 6th largest cable internet provider (based on coverage) in the United States.[2][3] The company serves more than 2.2 million customers [4] of the approximately 9.3 million potential customers in its coverage area.[3]

Bright House Networks' primary service offerings including digital television, high-speed internet, home security and automation and voice services.[4]

Bright House Networks also owns and operates two 24-hour local news operations; Central Florida News 13 serving the Orlando area, and Bay News 9 serving the Tampa Bay area.[5]

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 New York City 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 Television & Communications 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 a 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 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 areas 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.[3]

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 Cable.[6] Thus, Bright House customers are affected whenever there are carriage disputes between TWC and a content provider, which has happened several times.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CableFAX: 31. Family Affair: Bob Miron, Steve Miron, Nomi Bergman
  2. ^ NCTA Top 25 MSO's
  3. ^ a b c "Bright House Networks Overview and Coverage". Broadband Now. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b "About Bright House Networks". Bright House Networks. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  5. ^ "About Bright House Networks". Bay News 9. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Bright House viewers lose WTOG, Showtime". TampaBay.com. 
  7. ^ LIN TV Corp.: Time Warner Contract Expires October 2
  8. ^ Viacom May Pull Channels Off Time Warner Cable in Contract Spat
  9. ^ "Time Warner may cut ‘Colbert,’ ‘Spongebob’". msnbc.com. 
  10. ^ Los Angeles Times: "Viacom, Time Warner Cable settle contract dispute", 1/1/2009.
  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. ^ New York Post: "Time Warner Cable, Disney set TV deal", August 30, 2010.
  16. ^ "ABC, ESPN stay on air as Disney-Time Warner talks continue". September 2, 2010. 
  17. ^ Riddell, Kelly (September 2, 2010). "Disney Keeps Channels on Time Warner Cable as Talks Extend Past Deadline". Bloomberg. 
  18. ^ "Business News, Personal Finance and Money News". ABC News. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  19. ^ a b Adweek: "Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans", July 10, 2012.
  20. ^ Adweek: "Imported Signals in Retrans Fight Raise Regulatory Questions", July 10, 2012.
  21. ^ Tampa Bay Times: "Hearst dispute with Bright House pulls WMOR-Ch. 32 and digital THIS TV off Tampa Bay cable system", July 10, 2012.
  22. ^ Broadcasting & Cable: "Hearst TV, Time Warner Cable End Viewer Blackout", July 19, 2012.
  23. ^ "Local 6 issues programming alert". ClickOrlando.com. 
  24. ^ "Showtime off Bright House in fee dispute". The Orlando Sentinel. 

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