As reactions continue to mount following the FCC's landmark vote Thursday to codify regulation of Internet service providers as utilities, the anti-merger group Don't Comcast the Internet says the ruling is a step in the right direction. Still, it won't completely protect the public if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is approved.
As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 across party lines Thursday to codify strident regulation on Internet service providers, regulating them as a public utility for the first time.
With Comcast's NBCUniversal division experiencing a 5.6 percent revenue decline in the fourth quarter, primarily driven by significant erosion of measurable audience, NBCU chief executive Steve Burke joined the chorus of TV executives urging for innovation of viewership metrics.
A group representing African-American media business owners has sued Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton, among others, for drumming up fake support for black-owned media while continuing longstanding discriminatory practices.
Comcast is hinting that it might join rival Cablevision in offering some kind of Wi-Fi-based mobile service or product, but has not committed to any specific plans and is wary of cannibalizing its existing Wi-Fi business.
Comcast added 6,000 Xfinity TV video subscribers in the fourth quarter, missing analyst forecasts of around 25,000 video customer additions.
Comcast has posted a help wanted ad, seeking executives to lead the development of new "mobile-first" products and services built around the MSO's burgeoning Wi-Fi infrastructure.
After announcing a 10-year agreement in early September to take over NASCAR's "triple A" racing circuit, the newly christened Xfinity Series, Comcast is rolling out new NASCAR-themed features for its X1 video platform.
Arris reported a 6 percent rise in fourth quarter revenue to $1.26 billion, beating analysts' consensus forecast. However, during the telecom technology giant's Q4 earnings call Wednesday, news of its fourth-quarter performance took second stage to what the company predicts will be a very down-and-up 2015.
Media analysts didn't expect a blowout fourth quarter from Discovery Networks, given the spongy soft ad market and overall TV audience trends. But the report was even worse than anticipated.