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.
Comcast Business is so confident about its service options in Florida's Palm Beach County that it is enhancing the network there with new fiber-based Ethernet and Internet services for area businesses and school districts.
Level 3 Communications' acquisition of tw telecom continues to have a rippling effect as it has enabled the service provider to surpass Verizon for the No. 2 spot in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
One day after noted cable industry analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral on fears of cord-cutting and price-regulation tied to Title II Internet reform, analyst Jonathan Chaplin stepped forward with a dissenting viewpoint.
Comcast's XFinity TV Go platform continues to gain traction with subscribers. The company revealed that more than 30 percent of its Xfinity TV customers are now using its authenticated TV Everywhere app to watch shows, representing about 20 percent year-over-year growth.
Could Comcast own the online video experience? If the merger between the cable giant and Time Warner Cable goes through, a majority of American consumers could find themselves locked into OTT options controlled by the new mega-Comcast, a recent op-ed in technology publication Backchannel suggests, squeezing out OTT competitors.
Citing the looming issues of over-the-top competition and Title II regulation of broadband services, top cable analyst Craig Moffett has downgraded the stocks of Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications to neutral.
Ahead of what could possibly be contentious carriage negotiations with Comcast this summer, Discovery Networks on Wednesday announced a multi-year, multi-platform renewal with Cablevision.
Comcast has confirmed an upgrade to its X1 platform that will allow subscribers to pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV on Xi3 client boxes.
While the "over-under" in recent weeks seems to have tilted against regulatory approval of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, a new wave of analyst comments compiled by Bloomberg seems to suggest that tighter, Title II-oriented reform of Internet regulation might actually help the deal's prospects.