After nearly five months of sturm und drang in the run-up to the regulatory approval process, the FCC has finally started the 180-day clock on vetting the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Purporting to have helped 1.2 million low-income American families and 30,000 U.S. schools connect to the Internet, Comcast wants to advertise that its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable will further aid those causes.
While most eyes remain transfixed by Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, a number of media industry executives are grumbling over the pay TV giant's far more quiet $320 million acquisition of online advertising platform FreeWheel in April.
Confirming reports issued last week painting the ongoing FIFA World Cup soccer tournament as the biggest TV Everywhere event ever, Comcast reported an all-time-best 9.2 million live streams of World Cup action on its Xfinity platform through the first 18 days of competition.
Culling through all the various due diligence and Securities and Exchange Commission filings, SNL Kagan on Tuesday released what is perhaps the clearest numerical snapshot yet of what a combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable would look like, post-merger.
Seeking to accelerate the deployment of its next-generation, IP-capable X1 video platform, Comcast is testing self-install kits with subscribers in select markets.
Fending off hostile takeover attempts in 2013 from the likes of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable management approached Comcast chief Brian Roberts "at least three times" about a potential merger.
A few folks find Comcast's policy of using Xfinity Wi-Fi residential and business routers to create neighborhood hotspots alarming and worry about potential privacy issues from putting a second SSID for the public on a router. But Connectify alleges it has found something else that should concern Xfinity customers: the extra power consumption, and potentially higher utility bills, that these devices engender.
With no major carriage to speak of beyond its part owner, Comcast, nearly 21 months after it first launched, bankrupt regional sports network CSN Houston has been given an offer by Dish Network it might have to actually consider: a la carte distribution.
The success of Verizon's online video streaming partnership with Redbox still remains to be seen, but it is likely not the biggest OTT play in the carrier's book. Verizon, along with other major ISPs like Comcast, may be looking to challenge content delivery network providers like Akamai.