In preparation for what it hopes will be an FCC-approved takeover of Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable EVP and COO David Watson circulated an internal memo, announcing a new executive structure based on three core regions.
Facing opposition from many progressive groups based on its merger plans with Time Warner Cable, Comcast is now getting headwind from a conservative PAC, which claims the publicly traded corporation has a secret liberal agenda.
After pausing on Dec. 22 to vet a pile of delinquent documents, the FCC has resumed the shot clock on its review of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Comcast has partnered with Boulder, Colo.-based fitness company Gaiam to form an SVOD service filled with streaming yoga, fitness and inspirational video content.
The Port Authority Transit Corporation has endorsed a Comcast proposal to provide Xfinity Wi-Fi to all 13 of its train stations in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
With Comcast lampooned in national media recently after a series of customer service mishaps, Comcast Cable president and CEO Neil Smit told a Consumer Electronics Show panel audience Wednesday that his company is on the way to a significant turnaround.
According to top executives in the space, the wave of 4K technology in the pay-TV market is rising--and it likely will become a standard feature in the next few years--but there remain a number of obstacles for the technology to overcome in the near term.
Comcast-owned CNBC, which is part of NBCUniversal has dropped audience measurement icon Nielsen in favor of Cogent Reports, grousing that Nielsen misses target audiences in, among other places, "five star hotel rooms (and) country clubs."
Comcast executives appeared undaunted by new OTT offerings such as Dish Network's newly revealed Sling TV, which offers about a dozen channels, including ESPN, ESPN 2, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and CNN for about $20 per month. However, they admitted that OTT offerings from Dish, CBS, HBO and others are driving more experimentation with content packages, which is good for the pay-TV industry and the consumer.
Chipmaker Broadcom unveiled a new reference design centered around CableLabs' new DOCSIS 3.1 standard that it says will enable cable operators to deliver to their customers downstream Internet speeds of around 2 Gbps later this year.