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Comcast-Time Warner Cable may be dead, but many people’s cable companies will still change

Even if Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 per cent of TV and about 55 per cent of broadband subscribers under …

Gov’t may block Comcast-Time Warner merger, new boost for Net Neutrality

According to a report by Bloomberg finance news agency, the Department of Justice is “nearing a recommendation” to stop Comcast from purchasing Time Warner Cable. The two firms involved in the potential deal are already the largest and second-largest cable companies in the United States, respectively; the merged firm would be vastly larger than its …

FCC halts mega-merger reviews, releases Open Internet order

Just as it releases details of its Net Neutrality order to reclassify broadband as a public utility, the FCC has once again paused its informal 180-day countdown clock for deciding whether or not a pair of pending mega-mergers—Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV—will be approved. Read the entire story here.

Comcast may acquire Netflix if Time Warner merger falls out

As the DOJ and FCC continue to review whether they will approve, lay conditions or simply block the Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, one expert believes that Comcast could have a backup plan in the event the proposed merger with TWC falls through. According to Rich Greenfield, analyst with BTIG Research, if the …

Comcast’s NBC to start SVoD service to compete with CBS & HBO

NBCUniversal confirms it is planning to launch a comedy based subscription based on-demand video streaming service later this year. The service is designed to appeal to viewers under 35 who are increasingly opting out of traditional pay-TV. Comedy is seen as a genre that appeals to those younger viewers. Last year #cbs launched CBS All Access, …

FCC yet to take a call on Comcast-Time Warner merger, rivals fearful

This gigantic and politically contentious deal would combine America’s two largest cable companies. The #fcc has an informal 180 day window (“shot clock”) to decide on transactions that in this case will expire at the end of March. Some people think that the approval of net neutrality will actually make it easier for the FCC to wave this …

Time Warner, BlackArrow target IP-VOD

BlackArrow, a worldwide provider of TV advertising and data solutions, today announced that it has deployed dynamic ad insertion (DAI) capabilities for on-demand content that is delivered to internet connected devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. Time Warner Cable which has already deployed BlackArrow’s solutions for their linear over IP and traditional VOD platforms, is …

HBO Outsources Streaming Service to MLBAM

HBO had announced that it would sell them a new streaming service that wouldn’t be part of a traditional cable bundle but would compete with Netflix’s video service. At the time, many assumed that the service would be based on HBO Go, the network’s existing TV Everywhere service for cable subscribers. However HBO’s leadership decided to outsource the development of …

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