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Comcast adds new Wi-Fi cameras, voice control to Xfinity Home automation platform

Comcast has added a new Wi-Fi-enabled, high-definition indoor/outdoor camera to its Xfinity-branded home-automation platform.

Comcast-Netflix deal a referendum on 'Unlock the Box,' trade groups say

INCOMPAS, a trade group representing cable industry rivals including Netflix and Google, praised the former SVOD giant for carving out a technology integration deal with Comcast.

Charter hires former Cablevision exec David Ellen

Charter Communications has named former Cablevision executive David G. Ellen to the wide-ranging role of senior executive VP.

Dish hires former Chase exec Jay Roth as CMO, potentially signals push into wireless

Dish Network has hired former JPMorgan Chase banking executive Jay Roth as its new chief marketing officer.

Comcast putting Netflix on its set-top boxes

Comcast and Netflix have reached a deal to put the popular SVOD service on Comcast customers' set-top boxes, according to Recode.

Arris offers equity to Comcast to boost cloud business

Arris International and Comcast Cable today announced a warrant agreement that will allow Comcast to buy up to 8 million of Arris' ordinary shares over the next two years.

Mediacom begins work on public Wi-Fi network, looks toward interoperability with Charter, Comcast

Mediacom is gearing up to roll out public Wi-Fi networks in select cities in Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia and elsewhere, and is hoping to potentially support roaming onto the Wi-Fi networks of other providers like Comcast and Charter Communications, the company said.

Charter, Frontier sue each other over false advertising claims

Charter Communications and Frontier Communications are suing each other in Connecticut, where both companies are headquartered, over false advertising claims.

AT&T's 382K subscriber drop barely dents 1.7 percent rise in overall pay-TV market

AT&T and other pay-TV providers in saturated markets like North America and Europe are continuing to see subscribers drop services, but worldwide, the number of subscribers rose 1.68 percent in the first quarter of 2016 due to huge gains in the Asia-Pacific region, a new report finds.

CBS, Viacom, 21st Century Fox, others support pay-TV's 'Ditch the Box' proposal, albeit with caveats

A handful of the world's top programmers said they support the pay-TV industry's "Ditch the Box" proposal for opening up set-top boxes – however they urged the FCC to ensure that their own apps on a set-top box be given "parity" with pay-TV providers' apps.

Mediocre Yankees are proving Comcast's point in YES dispute

At 39-39, and eight games back of the division leading Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees are doing little to change the mind of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), which dumped the team's Northeast-reaching regional sports network, YES, over the winter.

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Disney reportedly buys stake in $3.5B MLB Advanced Media streaming unit

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased a one-third stake in premiere live-streaming enabler Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM).

Comcast: 50 percent of our traffic will be IPv6-enabled by end of 2016

BOSTON -- Comcast has set an ambitious goal to enable more of its network with IPv6 addressing, reflecting a need to support more devices and functions on its network.

AMC, CBS, Viacom could all be next targets for Liberty's Malone, analysts predict

After acquiring a measure of control of Lionsgate through the major studio's purchase of premium cable network Starz Thursday, John Malone will keep looking for deals for media companies in need of scale amid a consolidating pay-TV business, analysts say.

Analysts: Current 'anti-cable' regulatory climate won't change with Clinton in White House

What NCTA chief Michael Powell has called a 'relentless government assault' on the cable industry won't stop with a Hillary Clinton White House, telecom industry analysts say.

Comcast slows plan to upgrade program guide for older, non-X1 Motorola set-tops

Comcast is not placing high priority on plans to upgrade the program guide on its older Motorola set-tops not operating on the X1 platform.

Survey: 58% of student loan borrowers would talk to Comcast support every day for 5 years to pay off debt

While Comcast's investment in customer service has moved the needle in recent customer satisfaction surveys, the conglomerate is still struggling to overcome a poor reputation in the popular consciousness.

Comcast/NBCU to broadcast 85 hours of Olympics coverage in VR

NBCUniversal said it will stream 85 hours of Summer Olympics coverage in virtual reality to authenticated pay-TV users equipped with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Samsung Gear VR headsets.

Sling TV takes multi-stream service 'Sling Blue' out of beta, adds NBCU networks

Sling TV said it's taking its multi-stream service out of beta, and will add NBCUniversal channels, including NBC owned and operated stations, to the base $25-a-month package

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