As it fights for a new franchise agreement in its home city, Philadelphia, Comcast is also watching Minneapolis city officials consider a bid to let CenturyLink compete with Comcast in their market.
Regardless of whether it was ever going to be approved by the FCC and U.S. Justice Department, the long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business and broadband business. Special report
Now that the first-quarter earnings season is well underway, FierceCable is looking at how pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies, performed in 2015's first quarter.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge will meet next week with his Time Warner Cable counterpart, Rob Marcus, to discuss the possible merger between the two companies, according to CNBC, citing anonymous inside sources.
Could Netflix be acquired by a pay-TV giant like Comcast? Now that the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is dead, anything can happen.
Now that Comcast has abandoned its $45.2 billion quest for Time Warner Cable, speculation will begin to mount on a number of new possible deal scenarios.
The merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable was going to set off a chain reaction of consolidation, when it finally got approved. Now, with the federal government's rejection of the deal, a whole new kind of reaction has been set off.
The long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business. But no one is sure exactly what that impact will be. Here are a few possibilities to watch for.
Two weeks after Philadelphia lawmakers issued a blistering 571-page report on the cable provider, Comcast faced more unpleasant commentary during the first day of hearings to discuss the MSO's 15-year franchise renewal with the city.
The Streaming Video Alliance, formed last year by a number of leading online video companies and pay-TV operators--but not Netflix, Amazon or Hulu--is making a start on some of its stated goals, publishing the guiding principles and system attributes of its Open Caching Working Group.