Does the pay-TV industry have a problem with criminal behavior by third-party installation techs? Do a Google search with the basic term "pay-TV installer," and you'll get a veritable rap sheet of recent crime reports by pay-TV customers involving installation contractors.
The regional sports carriage battle between Comcast and the YES Network has grown to include one of the channel's key programming constituents, with New York Yankees President Randy Levine taking a shot at the MSO.
According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators are outpacing AT&T, Verizon and other telco providers in the accumulation of new broadband Internet subscribers. The firm said that during the past twelve months, Comcast and Time Warner Cable accounted for 71 percent of the 3 million Americans who have signed up for broadband Internet service during the period.
Comcast said its new Xfinity Stream TV product is an "IP-cable" service running over a managed network that should not, per FCC guidelines, factor into data usage limits the MSO is testing in certain parts of the country.
Former Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis has poached two top executives for his new strategic investment company.
After finally deploying its skinny streaming video bundle in Boston last week, Comcast has launched its $15-a-month "Stream TV" service in the Chicago area.
Talks between Comcast and regional sports channel YES Network have degenerated into a blackout, affecting around 900,000 Comcast video customers in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
A Minnesota state agency said Comcast quietly sought out $1.4 million in forgivable loans and grants before announcing Monday that it hired 400 call center employees in the Twin Cities area as part of its customer-service improvement push.
Comcast's Xfinity Communities is making strides with its Advanced Communities Network, announcing that it has installed services to over 1 million residents of multifamily housing properties (condos, apartments, etc.) across 37 states.
After conducting trials in San Diego of a white-label version of Comcast's X1 video platform, Cox Communications said it is now offering the product to all customers in that Southern California market.