Steve Donohue

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Angelakis: Comcast has deployed 8 million wireless gateways

It's only been about 10 months since Comcast began deploying Xfinity Home Gateways from Cisco capable powering neighborhood hotspots, and the MSO has already installed 8 million of the devices in subscriber homes, CFO Michael Angelakis said Tuesday.

Dish Network launches Anywhere app on Amazon Kindle Fire

Following similar moves from Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, Dish Network launched its Dish Anywhere app Wednesday on Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets.

Time Warner Cable deploys gear from Comcast-backed Tely Labs for telehealth trial

Time Warner Cable is using high-definition video conferencing gear and software from Tely Labs for a "virtual visits" telehealth trial. The technology vendor's investors include Comcast.

Time Warner Cable shops new HD video package to hospitals

Time Warner Cable is beginning to market a new package of 100 high-definition channels to hospitals within its footprint.

McAdam: Verizon talking to networks about 'wireless over-the-top play'

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said he has had discussions with the CEOs of major content providers about launching an over-the-top pay-TV service which would rely on either a "bring your own broadband" model or Verizon's LTE network.

Comcast expands Internet Essentials to 300,000 homes

Comcast said Tuesday that its Internet Essentials program for low-income homes has reached the mark of 300,000 homes and 1.2 million people that use the $9.95 monthly, 5 Mbps Internet tier.

Google launching Vudu on Chromecast

Nearly seven months after Google Fiber announced that it launched the Vudu movies on demand service in Kansas City, Vudu said Tuesday that its streaming movie service will soon be available through Google's Chromecast HDMI stick.

Dish Network scores rights to launch ESPN, Disney on OTT service

Walt Disney Co. said late Monday that it signed a carriage deal with Dish Network  making it the first pay-TV provider to land rights to deliver ESPN, Disney Channel and other networks through an over-the-top pay TV service.

AT&T adds out-of-home Disney Channel, Fox News, Turner Networks content to U-verse App

AT&T U-Verse added 10 networks to the list of programmers that are allowing the provider to offer subscribers the ability to view live programming outside the home, including Disney Channel, Fox News Channel, Pivot, Disney Junior, BeIN Sports and BBC America.

$1.9M fine possible for alleged EAS violations by Viacom, NBCU, ESPN

The FCC is proposing $1.9 million in fines against Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN for allegedly running commercials that used sounds similar to those used in its Emergency Alert System tones.