With DSL subscriber losses hurting growth at AT&T and Verizon, Comcast was the number-one broadband provider last year in terms of net subscriber additions, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.
British telecom giant Vodafone agreed to pay €7.2 billion ($10 billion) to acquire Spanish cable operator Ono, which counts 1.2 million subscribers and 7.2 million homes passed.
IP-based video, while still a nascent development, could potentially shape the way pay TV providers like Comcast deliver services to consumers. Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, will address this issue at his " Profiting from IP video " session during a breakfast panel he'll host on April 8 during the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas. Read more
Jeff Binder, a cable industry veteran who sold Broadbus Technologies to Motorola in 2006, has formed a startup company in Boston that is developing a technology platform for IP-based video.
John Malone's Liberty Global has bought an equity stake in RDK Management, the joint venture Comcast and Time Warner Cable launched last summer to license software that can power subscription video delivered through IP video devices and hybrid set-tops.
Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit and Suddenlink Communications SVP and Chief Programming Officer Patty McCaskill will each pick up a Vanguard Award for Distinguished leadership next month at The Cable Show.
Comcast's $45.2 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable could make the idea of a potential DirecTV merger with Dish Network more attractive to regulators, DirecTV CEO Mike White suggested at an investor conference Tuesday.
Wave Broadband, an independent cable operator serving Washington, Oregon and California, is shaking up the cable business service market by purchasing Capacity Provisioning Inc., reports FierceCable. Read more
Comcast could face more competition for its commercial broadband services from Wave Broadband, which bought a Metro Ethernet provider that operates in Washington, Oregon and California.
Comcast continues to expand the number of TV shows and movies that can be purchased from its Xfinity On Demand store, announcing on Monday that it struck an electronic sell-through deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.