In one of the most all-out offensives launched at the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top regulatory proposal, Comcast and the NCTA each filed searing reply commentary to the agency.
The cable industry's NCTA trade group held its annual INTX show in Boston last week, and wireless-- from Wi-Fi to 5G-- stood as a top theme.
With the Justice Department already investigating possible monopolistic practices by Comcast in the $5 billion spot advertising market, the MSO's top rival in that sector, Viamedia, has filed an anti-trust suit against it.
Outlining the corporate strategy for his company's $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation, Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh said a key reason for the deal was to acquire DreamWork's kids TV animation business, which will be used to create SVOD content.
Comcast's Xfinity TV Everywhere app is now streaming live ABC and NBC programming outside of customers' homes in markets where Comcast has owned & operated (O&O) network affiliates.
Comcast formally announced plans to open a new customer service center in Fort Collins, Colorado, a move that will bring 600 new jobs to the area.
Three days after Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts surprised the pay-TV industry at INTX by revealing that the MSO has no plans to deploy streaming video services outside its footprint, cable division chief Neil Smit provided more color on the company's strategic thought process.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said his company can now potentially offer a nationwide wireless service because its Time Warner Cable acquisition gives it access to the same Verizon MVNO agreement as Comcast.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) have issued a joint letter urging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting while blasting the "aggressive campaign that has spread misinformation" since the original proposal.
BOSTON-- A top Comcast executive said that marketers have begun to take a keen interest in getting their advertisements displayed in the company's X1 user guide.