WOW! Hitches Cable's Future to OTT Video

August 15, 2018

Relatively young by utility company standards, WOW! ー Wide Open West ー is a video, internet, and phone company starting to hit its stride, the CEO Teresa Elder told Cheddar's Jon Steinberg on Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange.

WOW!, which operates in about 20 markets in the South and Midwest, delivered an earnings beat last week that was 160 percent above estimates. As a "challenger brand for every market," the television provider has embraced alternative video and over-the-top, or OTT, content, said Elder. It also provides a new mesh WiFi product intended to produce reliable, fast internet to its 800,000 residential subscribers.

Cheddar announced a video on-demand content deal last month with WOW!

For full interview, click here.