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Acquiring Netflix: Analysts discuss Apple, Comcast and Google as potential suitors

Netflix may be holding fast to retaining its independent company status, but that's not preventing analysts from speculating that it could be an acquisition target for a host of content and cable providers.

Netflix an acquisition target? The case for and against

About a month ago, Paolo Pescatore, an analyst with CCS Insight outlined the idea that Netflix may be a shiny acquisition target. While the thought seems a little far-fetched-- Netflix almost certainly has no interest in being bought-- it isn't the first time this possibility has been floated, and now other outlets have picked up the ball and are outlaying cases for acquiring Netflix.

CenturyLink asks FCC to reject Birch, BT, Level 3 special access reform proposal

CenturyLink is the latest telco to join the chorus of protest against a proposal made by Birch, BT and Level 3 asking the FCC to reform special access pricing.

Comcast takes wireless-style 'data usage trials' live in Florida

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys have today officially joined what Comcast refers to as its "data usage trials."

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Comcast launches beta version of ad-supported Watchable video service

Comcast has introduced a beta version of its new ad-supported short-form video service, Watchable. The service is available for free, without a Comcast subscription, for users of Apple iOS mobile devices, and is also viewable on the watchable.com site as well as Comcast's X1 video platform.

Comcast's Contingent purchase enhances its multi-site enterprise business installation process

Comcast Business finally made its official entry into the large business space with new division called Comcast Enterprise, but its acquisition of Contingent is the secret weapon that will assist that division in fulfilling on-net and off-net site service requests.

Dish exec: Installation partners fine with new tech tracking apps for pay-TV customers

New service features from Dish Network and Comcast offer Uber-like transparency to customers, letting them know not only know the ETA and location status of the technician who's about to visit their home, but their name, as well.

Comcast puts down $1.5B for controlling stake in Universal Studios Japan

With attendance and cash flow bubbling over for its theme parks business, Comcast has announced that it is paying $1.5 billion for a controlling interest in Universal Studios Japan. 

FCC's Sallet: Comcast-TWC merger would have thrown 'sand in gears' of online video distributors

Shedding light on the FCC's rationale for rejecting Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable earlier this year, agency general counsel John Sallet said concerns over how the merged cable giant would handle online video competition weighed most heavily in the FCC's decision-making.