Ahead of what could possibly be contentious carriage negotiations with Comcast this summer, Discovery Networks on Wednesday announced a multi-year, multi-platform renewal with Cablevision.
Comcast has confirmed an upgrade to its X1 platform that will allow subscribers to pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV on Xi3 client boxes.
While the "over-under" in recent weeks seems to have tilted against regulatory approval of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, a new wave of analyst comments compiled by Bloomberg seems to suggest that tighter, Title II-oriented reform of Internet regulation might actually help the deal's prospects.
A word to pay-TV services looking to join Comcast and Verizon FiOS in launching movie electronic sell-through services--it's a highly competitive business right now. Target has announced that it will shutter its Target Ticket transactional movie and TV store March 7. The closure follows the shuttering of Redbox Instant in October.
Comcast has announced its latest upgrades to its ever-morphing X1 platform. Touting the new features in a Monday blog post, the MSO is now bundling digital movie sales, a practice that is already common on other electronic sell-through platforms like Vudu.
Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV took its retrans battle with Comcast to Congress last week, petitioning select House representatives to help it avoid pulling channels in Houston, Denver and Salt Lake City from the No. 1 cable service on Feb. 19.
A Delaware federal jury has ruled that Comcast owes Sprint $27.6 million for infringing on patents relating to fiber optic delivery.
A federal jury in Maryland has awarded Sprint $27.6 million in damages stemming from claims that Comcast infringed on a number of the service provider's optical networking patents.
While a number of his peers in the media analyst community have begun to express mild doubt about the regulatory fate of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield came out Wednesday with the most damning note yet on the deal.
As the cable industry assess the broader impact of strict Title II regulation of the Internet, one significant factor already appears likely: interconnection deals, such as the one Comcast notoriously carved out with Netflix last year, could go away.