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Comcast adds Internet, voice subscribers, loses 176K video subs in Q2 2012

Comcast said Wednesday that it lost 176,000 video subscribers during the second quarter, even as it picked up 156,000 high-speed Internet and 158,000 voice customers.

Jefferies slaps buy rating on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV; predicts cable/CLEC mergers

The global investment bank Jefferies & Company Inc. this week initiated coverage of the cable- and satellite-TV sector, and recommended that its clients buy shares of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV.

Rumor Mill: Is DirecTV interested in partnering with Clearwire?

DirecTV appears to be signaling an interest in partnering in some fashion with Clearwire, based upon a recent filing it made with the FCC.

Will DirecTV team up with Clearwire?

FierceWireless takes a look at rumors that DirecTV could team up with Clearwire in a bid to market the company's WiMAX services to its satellite TV customers.

NBC breaks Olympics ratings records

NBC posted record ratings for its weekend coverage of the Summer Olympics in London, including the opening ceremony on Friday night and the first full day of competition on Saturday.

Comcast to charge $10 for 50 GB to subscribers who bust data cap

Comcast will soon charge subscribers who bust its 300 GB monthly data cap $10 for each additional 50 GB of data that they consume in the billing cycle.

Comcast to spend $170M on 'Awesome' Xfinity branding campaign

Five weeks after trademarking the slogan "The Future of Awesome," Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to kick off an ad campaign for its Xfinity brand during the London Olympics opening ceremony Friday night.

Tracking cable's Q2 performance

Cable earnings season heats up next week, with Comcast scheduled to release second-quarter earnings on Aug. 1, and Time Warner Cable reporting Aug. 2.  FierceCable  put together a special report tracking the performance of cable- and satellite-TV providers, technology vendors and programmers.

Google Fiber TV disappoints in Kansas City, but will spur innovation in cable industry

Google teased consumers in Kansas City Thursday by unveiling a Google Fiber TV product that will come with advanced features such as the ability to change channels with voice controls. But the Internet giant won't pose a threat to incumbents Time Warner Cable and AT&T anytime soon.

Comcast offers free WiFi during Summer Olympics

Comcast said Wednesday that it will offer web surfers free access to thousands of WiFi hotspots in New Jersey, Delaware and the Philadelphia area throughout the 2012 Summer Olympics, which kick off on Friday.