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IHS: Pay-TV providers added 202,670 customers in Q1

U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) saw one of their strongest periods in the first quarter of 2014, adding a total of 202,670 customers.

AT&T-DirecTV combo promises new challenges for Comcast-TWC merger

AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion poses multiple challenges for the cable industry and, specifically, for Comcast's ongoing effort to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.

Tech companies object to FCC's net neutrality proposal

It didn't take long for tech companies big and small--including Amazon, Google and Yahoo--to rally against the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules that would allow broadband providers to charge a fee for a fast lane on the Internet. The companies said the new rules would hurt consumers and industry competition.

Willner tapped as CEO of new Comcast-Charter SpinCo venture

Former Insight Communications CEO Michael Willner will serve as chief executive of the new cable company to be owned by Comcast and Charter Communications following Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable.

Time Warner Cable exec promises to expand cable firm's Wi-Fi business

Rob Cerbone runs all of Time Warner Cable's wireless activities, including the company's relationship with Verizon Wireless  and certain mobile apps, such as TWC's WiFi Finder.  For Cerbone's comments on TWC's 2014 wireless roadmap, including his thoughts on Hotspot 2.0 technology,  check out this Hot Seat interview.

TiVo remains on the fence about Comcast-TWC deal

The sides are lining up on whether to support or oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, with Netflix coming out against the merger. The American Cable Association isn't necessarily against the merger but it is mulling provisions to make sure its members aren't disadvantaged. And TiVo is still mulling its position on the merger--but it does want the FCC to pursue rules that would establish a successor to the disparaged CableCARD.

Comcast's Cohen: Company will roll out usage-based pricing when trials are complete

A Comcast executive said that he is confident the company will roll out usage-based data pricing nationwide once it completes a series of "robust" trials it is currently conducting in several markets. Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit today in New York City, David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, said that the company is moving slowly with its usage-based data trials to avoid alienating consumers. "We don't want to blow up our high-speed data business," he said.

8x8 takes top spot in UC market, says Infonetics

8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast and Verizon.

Comcast jumps to No. 3 in Netflix's speed rankings, but Canadian telcos surpass U.S. broadband speeds

Comcast continues to make a more dominant presence on Netflix's monthly Speed Index, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

Comcast cuts full-access on demand deal with Turner

Comcast Corp. and Turner Broadcasting System have cut a deal that will give Comcast customers on demand access to full seasons of several Turner TV shows including TNT's The Last Ship, a Michael Bay drama.