Comcast continues to vigorously defend its diversity record with the FCC, calling accusations that it launched figurehead channels to satisfy mandates associated with the 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal "rank speculation."
While cable operators are getting heat from the FCC on how business practices like leased set-tops and "most favored nation" (MFN) deals impact the realm of online video, they might brace themselves for a renewed regulatory assault regarding data caps.
Comcast has confirmed that it won't allow its subscribers to perform TV Everywhere authentication with the new Starz streaming app.
Comcast announced the launch of a new initiative meant to enable consumer electronics devices to access the MSO's video services without the need of a set-top box.
Comcast's wholesale division and thePlatform have joined forces to launch a new product, theVideoPlatform, which gives traditional media and entertainment players like broadcasters and cable operators the ability to quickly launch, manage and maintain multiscreen video services.
LAS VEGAS — Following Comcast's decision in October to put management of its online publishing arm thePlatform under the control of its media services house, Comcast Wholesale, the two groups used the NAB show to announce a new joint effort called theVideoPlatform.
Comcast should see lower churn in the first quarter thanks to increased deployments of its X1 set-top, leading Jefferies analysts to increase their net subscriber growth estimates for the quarter from 25,000 to 35,000.
Sony announced a distribution deal to bring content from its ad-supported online video platform Crackle to Comcast's 22 million Xfinity TV subscribers. Starting Wednesday, Comcast will add Crackle shows such as Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffey to its VOD library, which has gained substantial traction in recent months as its content selection has expanded.
Sony's ad-supported online video platform Crackle has made a major step in its quest to migrate into a mainstream TV network, carving out a carriage deal with Comcast.
Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.