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Topic: Comcast

The Winners and Losers in the FCC Ruling for Net Neutrality

Mozilla and Netflix celebrate as Comcast and Verizon seethe

In a historic decision today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality by preventing broadband providers from throttling high-traffic services like Netflix. Specifically, the regulatory body voted…

Ad of the Day: Comcast Beautifully Shows How a 7-Year-Old Girl Who Is Blind Imagines The Wizard of Oz

GS&P N.Y.'s seamless mix of craft and emotion

Here's an ad that should be a show-stopper during the Oscars on Sunday night. The beautiful 60-second spot from Comcast tells the story of Emily, a 7-year-old girl who was born…

Nascar Legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Loom Large in New Campaign

Goodby's spots hype the importance of the Xfinity race series

Stock car legends Richard "The King" Petty and the late Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt won the most Nascar season titles with seven apiece—putting them in rarified air among the many…

Comcast Tells FCC It's the Victim and Netflix Is the Villain

Cable giant says streaming service slowed itself and pays only 'trivial' access fees

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure. The cable giant had to answer a number of difficult questions from the Federal Communications Commission last week after Netflix objected in the…

Canadian Regulators Back Off Plan to Impose a 'Netflix Tax'

Streaming service won't have to subsidize TV productions

Canada’s equivalent of the FCC has backed off trying to regulate Netflix by dropping a proposal that has become known as the "Netflix tax." The move could have significant implications for…

Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China

Goes shopping for rights after big IPO

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba…

Telecoms Put 77% of Their Mobile Spend in Video and Rich Media

Study tracks the decline in banner ad spending

When it comes to U.S. mobile ad budgets for telecommunications companies, 77 percent of the spending is in video and rich media, according to Vdopia's latest cross-client study.  The Silicon Valley-based…

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers

A settlement, not a fine

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees…

How Will the FCC’s Tom Wheeler Get Past His Image Problem?

His detractors think he’s conflict of interest incarnate

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has an image problem. The New Yorker’s article about him on the occasion of his confirmation last year was called “Obama’s Bad Pick.” In the piece,…

Why Disney and Others Are Wary of Canada's Plan to Unbundle Cable TV Subscriptions

Content creators, cable companies face the prospect of less revenue

U.S. content providers are warily eyeing efforts by Canadian regulators to unbundle Canada’s cable TV industry, a move that could eat into the profits of companies like Disney and Comcast…

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