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FCC starts 180-day clock on Comcast-TWC merger review

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.

Comcast ads to tout benefits of TWC merger for low-income families

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.

WSJ: Comcast's other acquisition, FreeWheel, has media companies concerned

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.

Comcast reports 9.2M World Cup live streams on Xfinity, besting 7.8M for Winter Olympics

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.

Comcast-TWC would control 29% of the U.S. pay TV market, nearly 36% of broadband: report

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.

Comcast looks to accelerate X1 deployment, tests self-install kits

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.

Report: Comcast's Roberts resisted being TWC's 'white knight' three times

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.

Comcast's neighborhood hotspots may raise customers' electric bills $23 per year, Connectify says

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.

Dish offers to distribute carriage-starved CSN Houston a la carte

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.

Report: Verizon, Comcast CDN strategies target OTT players

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.