Nothing in the short life of troubled regional sports network CSN Houston has come easy, and that trend is continuing in the transfer of ownership in federal bankruptcy court. With a critical hearing scheduled for Thursday, Comcast has accused AT&T and DirecTV of holding back information in their quest to acquire the struggling RSN.
As Netflix prepares to increase the content it's delivering in 4K/UHD, a bandwidth-hungry video format, the SVOD provider promoted, in comments to the FCC, municipal broadband providers' ability to quickly bring U.S. residents up to the Internet capacity necessary to view Ultra HD.
In a move that's certain to challenge the data-usage caps of many subscribers, Comcast has upgraded its TV Everywhere app to play on cellular networks.
Verizon is signaling that it's ready to take another stab at the home automation market with a new service.
CenturyLink has accused Comcast of using its influence with local government officials to prevent the company from entering markets where the No. 1 cable operator is entrenched.
TiVo has begun preparing pay-TV subscribers who use its boxes for the cable industry's ongoing transition to MPEG 4 video. In a new service note, TiVo notes that Comcast is the latest to pay-TV operator to reclaim bandwidth by transitioning from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4.
The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.
Signaling the long-awaited ramp-up of its merger review process, the Federal Communications Commission has asked Comcast to provide detailed information on its cable and ISP systems, as well as its interconnection arrangements with various online providers.
With Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) seeking to buy Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), and Level 3 involved in a pending purchase of TW Telecom, Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard could soon look very different from the mid-2014 ranking that was just released.
Comcast has decided to move its IP-based "Xfinity On Campus" service beyond the experimental phase and give it a full-fledged commercial launch at a select number of universities this fall.