Reports of the demise of Comcast SVOD service Streampix have been exaggerated … slightly. According to Multichannel News, the No. 1 MSO's response to Netflix will live on as an a la carte video programming option and trinket to subscribers of higher-end video-services packages.
Comcast's Media Center in Centennial, Colo., just outside Denver, has emerged as one of the largest facilities for shooting, producing, originating, uplinking and storing high-definition video for cable television.
With regulators and the public focused on the proposed merger of the Nos. 1 and 2 cable companies, a preliminary deal combining the biggest phone company in the U.S. with the top satellite TV provider is flying under the regulatory radar.
Looking to shake a reputation for being too focused on technology innovation and not enough on general subscriber experience, Comcast has created a new executive role, senior VP of customer service.
Comcast has quietly revealed that it plans to pull the plug on Streampix, the subscription video on demand service it launched in May 2012 to compete with Netflix.
Netflix reiterated its support of "clear and strong Internet protections" from the FCC in order to support the "virtuous circle" of broadband investment and business applications stemming from such rules.
I came into Wednesday's SCTE "Energy 2020" panel primed for engagement. Laid out in detail in an amply-attended afternoon panel featuring all the various program committee heads, it seemed like an excellent idea. But will it be a game-changer for the cable industry?
Originally developed by a consortium of top cable operators just for set-top boxes, the Reference Design Kit is now moving into the broadband realm. Arris has announced that it is working with Comcast to integrate the open-source software stack into cable modems.
Comcast filed a rebuttal totaling 337 pages to the FCC, accusing opponents of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable of using their voice in the regulatory process to "extort" business advantages.
U.S. cable operators are expected to deploy some 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots by early 2015, according to analysts at Heavy Reading. The forecast was released in Denver during the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) convention.