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FilmOn, Aereo laud FCC vote to explore MVPD reclassification

The FCC's five commissioners have all approved a rulemaking proposal that could make it possible for over-the-top providers with services similar to FilmOn or Aereo to be classified as multichannel video program distributors.

Comcast's latest service upgrade: Xfinity users can schedule callbacks via app

Continuing to implement common-sense customer service protocols under new customer service czar Charlie Herrin, Comcast is now letting its Xfinity customers schedule a specific time for a rep to call them instead of waiting on hold.

Comcast launches 4K service with NBC and USA shows

Comcast has become the second pay-TV operator to begin offering customers programming in the 4K/Ultra High Definition format.

Cable industry could see big fortunes in Wi-Fi

One of the most buzzed about topics in 2014 was the cable industry's wide embrace of Wi-Fi. While it's difficult for industry analysts to pinpoint the eventual size of the cable Wi-Fi business, it's clearly growing like gangbusters.

Comcast to finally let Roku users stream HBO and Showtime

The No. 1 pay-TV operator is finally going to let users of the top OTT device stream the leading premium channels. According to an FCC document just unearthed by Re/code, Comcast and Roku quietly reached an agreement in late November that will let the MSO's subscribers stream HBO Go and Showtime Anytime on their Roku devices.

Judge approves settlement of $875M class-action suit against Comcast

Putting closure to an $875 million class action suit filed against Comcast 11 years ago, a Philadelphia federal judge approved a settlement that involves a cash payment of around $16.7 million and some free VOD movies for involved customers.

Deluxe rolls out 4K media services products for top pay-TV operators

Having assisted in the launch of DirecTV's 4K service, as well as a soon-to-launch Ultra HD product for a "major cable operator," venerable media services company Deluxe has officially unfurled a range of 4K offerings for pay-TV clients.

Comcast-backed Pennsylvania senators lobby FCC for merger approval

Comcast has received a little home-cooked, bipartisan support from two of its biggest political beneficiaries, with Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey writing letters to the FCC urging the commission to approve the conglomerate's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Dish signs retrans renewal with Nexstar, avoids blackout of 60 channels

Dish Network inked its second significant broadcast retransmission renewal in less than a week, announcing a deal Wednesday with Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

Oregon tax law could trip up Google Fiber's Portland rollout

Oregon tax laws could derail Google Fiber's deployment in Portland, potentially causing the company to pull out from a build it announced in February and taking hundreds of millions of investment dollars along with it, local officials fear.