Other cable operators have expressed interest in licensing Comcast's X1 platform, Neil Smit, CEO of its cable unit, told analysts this morning.
Recent reports suggest cable operators are considering building their own version of Aereo--or potentially partnering with Aereo itself. The thinking, expressed by cable industry veteran and investor Leo Hindery, goes something like this: If Aereo can carry local TV stations without paying for the privilege, can't cable operators do it too?
Weeks after rivals Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse TV added out-of-home streaming capabilities to their mobile video apps, Comcast said Tuesday that it will soon let subscribers watch 35 live networks on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
Comcast said Tuesday that it plans to install Wi-Fi hotspots at 70 train stations in Philadelphia over the next five years.
Comcast said Monday that it will host a multiscreen advertising event at its Philadelphia headquarters on Nov. 7, which will include panels featuring executives from ESPN, comScore, MediaVest and Comcast.
It is no secret that U.S. cable TV operators are jumping into Wi-Fi big time, and one industry executive is predicting they could collectively deploy and run half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future.
Comcast confirmed that it is testing a low-cost bundle of services that includes HBO, TV Everywhere service HBO Go, local broadcast channels and high-speed Internet access.
Comcast is letting other cable operators kick the tires on the platform it has built for its cloud-based Xfinity X1 platform and could eventually develop relationships that would see its Xfinity brand used by other distributors, Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson told FierceCable here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Madrid-based Fon, which encourages users to share their Wi-Fi router signal with others in exchange for free access to other Fon hotspots around the world, jumped into the U.S. market with a new router that accepts Facebook credentials in lieu of a password.
Cox Communications is looking at using cloud-based servers to offer cable subscribers with DVR set-tops in their homes extra storage capacity, CTO Kevin Hart told FierceCable Wednesday here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.