Comcast has asked the FCC to toss out a complaint filed against it by Liberman Broadcasting, which claims the MSO is discriminating against its Estrella TV network to favor the Spanish-language programmers it acquired during its NBCUniversal purchase.
Verizon's Fran Shammo said he is not concerned about cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications launching wireless services through MVNO agreements with Verizon. In fact, Shammo said that Verizon would ink an MVNO agreement with Europe's Altice, which has acquired Suddenlink in the United States and is close to closing its agreement to purchase Cablevision.
Comcast is being sued by sued in Scranton, Penn. by a pair of local installation contractors, who say the MSO enticed them to buy trucks and ramp up staff in 2010, only to reduce its reliance on outside contractors in the following years.
After beginning its DOCSIS 3.1 rollout in Atlanta in March, Comcast has begun the second leg of the deployment, with DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1 gig service trials kicking off in Nashville, Tenn.
Marking a major strategy pivot for the four-year-old Pac-12 Networks, the regional sports channel has flipped its feeds on Comcast, putting its national channel on the No. 1 pay-TV service's basic tier.
The wireless industry's ongoing movement to 5G may offer consumers and businesses higher speeds, but the technology will not replace wireline-based broadband services, says a new Strategy Analytics report.
Cable industry consolidation, specifically Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal, have had a detrimental impact on minority programming, progressive groups Public Knowledge and Common Cause said in a letter to the FCC.
Comcast has filed a breach-of-contract suit against Rovi Corp., alleging that the technology vendor's Texas-based patent suit against it violates terms of a licensing deal that requires such disputes to be handled in New York.
Comcast announced a new series of product upgrades to its X1 platform as the MSO ramps up a promotional push ahead of programming division NBCUniversal's wall-to-wall coverage of the Rio Olympics starting next month.
AT&T is aware that the cable industry's move to penetrate larger businesses is a growing threat, but the telco says it initially will compete with MSOs to sell internet access services.