Netflix and Comcast have reached what could be seen as a landmark interconnection deal that will give the streaming video provider what it says is a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network. Interestingly, not long after Comcast made its announcement, AT&T and Verizon said they are negotiating similar deals with the streaming video company.
Pay-TV distributors will face new competition for sales of paid video-on-demand movies with the launch of a cloud-based movie service that Walt Disney Co. launched Tuesday with Apple.
Verizon Communications and AT&T may be the next major telecommunications and broadband providers to strike interconnection agreements with Netflix similar to the one the streaming video service recently inked with Comcast. The deal with Comcast has sparked worries that net neutrality may be undermined as a result because Netflix will pay Comcast for faster and more reliable access to Comcast's customers.
As the industry weighs the impact of Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, I thought it would be good to take a look at what happened to the TCI-Bell Atlantic deal that happened 33 years ago. Are there lessons from that failed merger that would be useful to consider when we gauge the prospects of the Comcast-TWC deal?
Tennis Channel lost its attempt to get a court order aimed at forcing Comcast to add the independent network to programming tiers in an additional 18 million homes, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal of a ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals last May.
ThinkAnalytics has recruited former Comcast and Arris executive Rich Soucie to lead a new office that the Scotland-based recommendation engine vendor is opening in Silicon Valley.
BARCELONA, Spain--Wireless operators for years have been worrying about over-the-top service providers. Indeed, OTT services are the main reason that wireless carriers in the United States and elsewhere launched unlimited calling and texting pricing plans--they were a way to remove the leverage that services like iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger had over users. Why shift your communications to WhatsApp when your wireless carrier already offers unlimited calling and text messaging?
Comcast and Netflix have agreed to a deal which will give the top online video provider a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network.
Top executives at Dish Network and DirecTV used their fourth-quarter earnings calls to react to Comcast's merger proposal with Time Warner Cable, expressing concerns about the number of pay-TV subscribers and programming assets that Comcast and TWC would control.
While Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO will continue to look at opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, he told analysts Friday that the MSO is focused on growing its business organically by driving increased penetration of advanced products through its all-digital rollout.