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Topic: Comcast

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…

December 3, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

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…

November 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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…

October 24, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

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…

October 9, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

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…

October 8, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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,…

October 6, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

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…

September 5, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

LinkedIn Ads Can Be Tested and Targeted Like Never Before Direct Sponsored Content give brands new flexibility

LinkedIn advertising is growing up. The company officially launched Direct Sponsored Content today, a sign of maturity that has brands and agencies ready to invest more in the platform. Direct Sponsored…

July 24, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers? Comcast consolidates, Netflix goes abroad

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased…

July 23, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

Not Ryan Block, but he feels his pain.
Comcast Apologizes for Customer Service Call From Hell Disconnecting your service is as easy as one, two ... 20 minutes later

Cable giant Comcast says it's sorry for the unusual inconvenience it caused AOL vp of product Ryan Block during a 20-minute phone call where he somewhat painfully tried to disconnect…

July 16, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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