Apple may or may not cut a deal with Comcast, but it seems apparent that the gadget maker is serious about making some waves in the cable space, bulking up its employee base with cable TV veterans who have deep industry expertise.
Contending that a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable "would give too much power over broadcast and cable networks," the Writers Guild of America has asked the FCC to block any such action.
In what could be a new twist on the old net neutrality conundrum--or perhaps positioning for better government treatment of its proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition--Comcast is reportedly in talks to give Apple TV set-top boxes special treatment on its broadband networks.
If Comcast were still just a cable company, it would be in trouble, according to the latest commentary from Jefferies equity analyst Mike McCormack, who lowered the company's video growth outlook but raised its NBCUniversal forecast.
Comcast's recently issued "Transparency Report" indicates that the company answered 24,698 criminal requests in the first six months of 2013, the bulk of which (19,377) were subpoenas.
While taking the time to compliment Cablevision for its "strong net neutrality" stance, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to task other "big ISPs" that he claims constrain the over-the-top signal and create a degraded viewing experience for Netflix subscribers.
Time Warner Cable will ask TWC shareholders to approve "golden parachute compensation payments that will or may be paid to TWC executives as a result of its plan to merge with the nation's largest cable MSO," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Cable operators continue to gain ground in the ever evolving Ethernet services market as they aggressively build out their own fiber networks and service sets, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest Ethernet Leaderboard.
Multiple states are joining the U.S. Department of Justice in reviewing Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported Wednesday morning.
Comcast said that it has surpassed the mark of 50 networks that Xfinity TV subscribers can watch through apps on mobile devices both inside and outside the home, following the addition of A&E, Starz, TNT and 15 other networks.