According to a New York Post report, Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges is not as interested in a merger between T-Mobile US and Dish Network and would prefer a deal with Sprint.
In the near term, expect Comcast to focus on bite-sized acquisitions, such as last week's purchase of advanced advertising startup Visible World, rather than large mega-mergers, such as the scrubbed $45 billion Time Warner Cable purchase.
Pay-TV's first quarter earnings reports showed no definitive evidence that cord cutting is about to go viral. But the signs are troubling. In fact, an examination of linear TV ratings leads to a conclusion that television's disrupted, on-demand future isn't just inevitable, it's already here.
Comcast says it now has "stacking" rights to 550 current season TV shows on its Xfinity On Demand VOD platform, a clear sign, the No. 1 pay-TV operator says, that programmers have "come around" to understanding the potential of cable VOD.
Comcast has acquired ad-targeting firm Visible World, which works with marketers to deliver targeted ads to specific audiences based upon zip codes and data from users' set-top boxes.
Comcast Business is giving Georgia's Cobb County an injection of Ethernet in a deal where Comcast will connect 34 county-run sites, including community facilities, to a mix of fiber and coax-based connections.
After bumping product-team leader Charlie Herrin to the vitally needed customer service czar position in September, Comcast announced Wednesday that it has finally found a replacement for him to lead its product teams.
Comcast said it will rollout its 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service Gigabit Pro in June. The company was supposed to debut the service in May but was delayed.
Philadelphia suburb Delaware County is suing 19 Pennsylvania telecom providers because, it claims, they came up short on $41.4 million in 911 fees over a six-year period, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Despite well-backed pledges to change behavior by the No. 1 operator, Comcast, the cable industry continues to deliver terrible scores in key customer satisfaction polls. But in the rankings of those packaging TV and Internet services, mid-sized, Midwest-dispersed cable operator Mediacom finished dead last, just behind Time Warner Cable.