Among programmers, Discovery Communications has been perhaps the most vocal critic of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. However, absent from Discovery's quest to stop the proposed union has been its top in-house lobbyist, Alexa Verveer.
Baltimore has joined the growing chorus of municipalities that are fed up with local cable operator Comcast by looking into how they could build their own fiber-based broadband network.
The City of Baltimore expanded broadband service choices for local residents and businesses and has hired a consulting firm to, among other things, explore ways through and around a franchise agreement signed with Comcast that runs through 2016.
By having its subscribers pay an average of about $8 a month to rent their cable modems rather than buy them, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) makes more in one quarter off modem rentals than it generated from the entire Sochi Winter Olympics.
Facing rampant competition from satellite and telco carriers, as well as what seemed like a never-ending rabbit hole of subscriber losses just a few years ago, Comcast has reinvented itself as a Philadelphia technology company with a "Silicon Valley vibe," one with a bright future of growth based on its X1 platform.
IBC, arguably the Continent's biggest broadcasting and media conference, can be a bit dizzying. Going over notes in the wake of a five-day whirlwind of conference sessions, meetings and networking events is a somewhat herculean task. But paging through two notebooks' worth of material revealed a few underlying trends at this year's event.
Subscription video on demand provider Netflix may have intentionally caused slowdowns of its own video stream during its well-publicized disputes with Verizon and Comcast, the director of a conservative technology organization said.
Cable operators Comcast and Liberty Global will allow one another's customers to roam on their respective Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States and Europe starting in 2015. The MSOs said they will first trial the Wi-Fi roaming service later this year.
Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced that it has closed on a $3.5 billion credit facility that will be used to help it finance its acquisition of 1.5 million subscribers from Time Warner...
Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges.