Northwestern University students will have access to more than 130 channels of free TV streaming beginning in the fall quarter thanks to a partnership the school has entered with Comcast.
Comcast has signed a long-term agreement with Hispanic-centric Univision Communications to carry the Univision Deportes Network to Xfinity TV customers who subscribe to Digital Preferred or Latino levels of service beginning next month.
Comcast's decision to insert self-promotional advertising into its Wi-Fi hotspots "raises security concerns and arguably cuts to the core of the ongoing net neutrality debate," an Ars Technica story maintains.
Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and other pay TV programming, has come out in opposition to Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
AT&T signed an agreement with Rural Media Group to carry RFD-TV on U-verse, making it clear that the service provider doesn't want rural subscribers to stand in the way of its $48.5 billion takeover of DirecTV.
It's no secret that the nation's cable companies are making a serious investment in public Wi-Fi networks. But why are the nation's cable companies investing in Wi-Fi technology? And will this latest attempt by the cable industry to get into wireless grow into a success, unlike past attempts like Pivot? These are the questions FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker is tackling in this latest special report.
It is no secret that cable operators in the United States and elsewhere are rapidly deploying millions of private and public Wi-Fi hotspots. Though cable MSO executives often contend the primary reason for their interest in Wi-Fi is to keep their customers satisfied, many industry observers suggest there is an even bigger plan that could impact traditional cellular operators and potentially alter the overall wireless industry landscape. FierceWirelessTech has talked to a number of experts to nail down the top five motivators for cable companies to become Wi-Fi providers.
With FCC chairman Tom Wheeler speaking at length about the general dearth of broadband competition in the U.S. Thursday, a kind of Rorschach Test has emerged in regard to the possible implications to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.
It's a sponsorship move that, at least superficially, seems to defy Comcast's efforts to remake itself into what company EVP David L. Cohen recently described as an "urban clustered cable company," but the top MSO has signed a slashy new deal with the sport of rural kings, NASCAR, just the same.
Operating under the obvious placeholder "SpinCo" since February, the joint venture set to be launched by Comcast and Charter Communications finally has an official name, GreatLand Connections.