Major media conglomerates Disney, Fox, CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc., among others, have asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the FCC from publicly disclosing detailed information about programming deals with pay-TV operators.
While the NCTA and a number of its cable-industry constituents have registered shock and dismay regarding President Obama's forceful backing of Title II Internet regulation Monday, the nation's No. 1 cable operator has struck a more conciliatory response.
Comcast representatives have confirmed that a picture making the Internet rounds is indeed the Cisco Systems-made next-generation gateway for Comcast's X1 platform.
Marking one of the first high-profile moves under Comcast's new "customer experience" czar, Charlie Herrin, the MSO has apologized for technical problems experienced this week by X1 pay-TV customers.
Comcast's X1 platform experienced its second major outage in less than a week Wednesday, with reports of pay-TV outages spread across the nation and concentrated in major cities including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.
UniTek, a Blue Bell, Penn.-based systems integrator servicing Comcast, DirecTV, AT&T and other top pay-TV operators, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will restructure with its creditors taking ownership.
Comcast will appeal a bankruptcy court decision to transfer ownership of regional sports network CSN Houston to DirecTV and AT&T. But according to the Houston Chronicle, which has been exclusively tracking the case, Judge Marvin Isgur refused Comcast's request to stay his decision in the Chapter 11 restructuring.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is considering the expansion of his commission's authority over U.S. broadband, but is also contemplating a position of standing out of the way when it comes to paid prioritization deals signed between ISPs and content companies.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a restructuring that calls for the sale of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.