Comcast continues to offer confirmation that it's looking to compete in the mobile video market alongside Verizon and AT&T with a pending wireless launch, and Comcast CEO says the company has Steve Jobs to thank for that.
Cable companies including Comcast and Charter Communications continue to promise that they will eventually enter the mobile industry-- but what exactly they plan to do remains unclear.
The CEO of Sling TV said he is warning federal regulators in Washington, D.C., about the usage caps that Comcast is in the process of implementing across the country. Roger Lynch, the CEO of Dish Network's Sling TV streaming service, said the caps and Comcast's Stream service run afoul of the FCC's net neutrality guidelines.
Comcast expects to have its X1 platform delivering services in 30 percent of its footprint by year-end and plans to accelerate that deployment in 2016, according to a top Comcast executive.
The migration to DOCSIS 3.1 coupled with the growing use of smart TVs and over-the-top streaming devices such as Roku and Apple TV will result in a decline in pay-TV capital expenditure costs, according to a research report from MoffettNathanson.
The Seattle City Council was poised to renew a 10-year franchise deal with Comcast today but after getting wind of what the cable giant was offering Philadelphia, city officials are delaying their vote and pressing the company for a better deal.
Comcast has finally secured a 15-year renewal agreement for its cable franchise in its home city of Philadelphia.
Signifying Comcast's next move to make its X1 video platform the center of domestic life, the company has announced that it is beta testing the ability for customers to receive alerts from Gmail, Jawbone, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Evernote and other platforms on their TVs.
In television's most disrupted hour, pay-TV operators are in a prime position to not only control the broadband infrastructure that will transport the video of the future, but also to facilitate the advanced advertising schemes that will support it.
Traditional pay-TV service revenues may be declining, but Cablevision and Comcast are among operators that see potential dollars in using dynamic ad insertion and programmatic marketplace tools in their on-demand video offerings.