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Netflix signs interconnection with Comcast but will others follow?

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. 

Disney teams with Apple on cloud-based Disney Movies Anywhere

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, AT&T are exploring interconnection deals with Netflix

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.

Could Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger go the way of TCI-Bell Atlantic?

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?

Supreme Court rejects Tennis Channel appeal in Comcast dispute

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.

Comcast, Arris veteran Rich Soucie to run ThinkAnalytics Silicon Valley operation

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.

Get ready for the OTT service, community and access provider

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?

Netflix lands Comcast interconnection deal

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.

Ergen: Comcast-TWC merger will 'send a seismic shift across our industry'

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.

Charter CEO downplays impact of Comcast-TWC merger on programming expenses

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.