Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts doesn't view his company as a 50-year-old cable stalwart, but instead likes to think of the firm as a burgeoning software startup that markets its innovations, such as its X-class channel guides that connect subscribers directly to Comcast's cloud, to other cable TV operators.
Comcast is beginning to target college students with the launch of an IPTV service called Xfinity On Campus, which it plans to distribute through Web browsers, tablets and smartphones.
Comcast is testing metered billing for broadband customers and will expand those tests to the Atlanta market Dec. 1.
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
Comcast's Xfinity service is ramping up its efforts to draw sports lovers with "Sportstacular!," a week-long promotion that offers Xfinity customers access to live sports programming for no additional cost.
Comcast plans to kick off a trial by the end of the year which will deliver unique ads to subscribers watching linear programming based on demographic profiles, Andrew Ward, group VP of the Comcast Media 360 multiplatform ad-sales unit, told FierceCable Thursday.
Telco companies are adding IPTV subscribers, most likely at the expense of cable companies, which are experiencing a drop in their video customer base. This conclusion, from market research firm Infonetics, is based upon first quarter 2013 data but is not necessarily a big surprise for industry watchers.
The trend toward providing public Wi-Fi access from residential gateways for offloading and hotspot services is catching on. While I understand the sense in taking the gobs of unused broadband bandwidth being delivered to private residences and making it available for widespread use, I nonetheless see some issues that could impact this trend's broad adoption in the United States.
Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes said he isn't worried about Comcast's tests of a subscription that includes HBO and broadband Internet service hurting TNT and TBS, even though the "Internet Plus" package doesn't include any expanded basic networks.