In an effort to extend its global influence, Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi roaming partnerships to Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile as part of a trial that will allow customers of KDDI and Taiwan Mobile to use Comcast's Wi-Fi hotspots at discounted rates when visiting the U.S. Both Asian carriers operate cellular and Wi-Fi networks in their home countries, according to FierceWirelessTech.
Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi influence globally under trial roaming partnerships signed earlier this year with Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile.
Members from both sides of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concerns about Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a Judiciary Committee hearing.
Comcast's white-label online video management service thePlatform is going through a transition as co-founder and CEO Ian Blaine announced he will step down on June 20. Marty Roberts, head of sales and marketing, and Jamie Miller, COO and CFO, will move into the role of co-leads.
Barbecue season continues for Comcast as the House Judiciary Committee is next in line to put the MSO on the spit and apply a little heat about its plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.
In a move reflective of the sports-mad nature of media and entertainment, if not the fan base, Comcast's NBCUniversal media unit has plunked down $7.65 billion for the right to televise the Olympics through 2032.
Given the opportunity to come down favoring or opposing Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo stood firmly in the middle during an investor conference presentation Tuesday.
The House Judiciary Committee has stacked its May 8 hearing list with potential opponents to Comcast's $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition. Meanwhile, one name not on the list, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), is continuing his one-man campaign against an acquisition he says "would concentrate unprecedented power in Comcast's hands."
Comcast has apparently found yet another use for its advanced cloud-based X1 system: streaming Electronic Arts video games to subscriber televisions.
A growing firestorm of consumer dissatisfaction with regional sports channels--highlighted, but by no means restricted to the ongoing brouhaha about Time Warner Cable's deal to pay $8 billion for the video rights of the Los Angeles Dodgers--should create concern about whether Comcast can acquire TWC for $45.2 billion, an op-ed in The Consumerist maintains.