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Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

February 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

Independent Cable Networks Don't Agree on Comcast-TWC Merger Is it good for the little guy or not?

As Comcast prepares to add millions more subscribers to its already vast base, there's one group particularly vulnerable to this newest and biggest player: independent cable networks. These folks don't have…

February 21, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Time for Comcast to Cash In Once Again on Its Political Clout It knows how to play the Washington game

Will Comcast's political ties help it earn regulatory approval for its purchase of Time Warner Cable? It can't hurt. Those that opposed Comcast's big merger with NBCU were pretty stunned when…

February 14, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

8 Things the Time Warner-Comcast Merger Will Do If you're in media, this affects you

The Comcast-Time Warner merger is underway, and it's one of the biggest media deals in recent memory: $45.2 billion for the distressed cable conglomerate at a dramatic moment when it…

February 13, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous 'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

February 13, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

Comcast to Buy Out Time Warner Cable [Updated] $45.2 billion deal will unite two top MSOs

In a tweet heard ‘round the cable universe, CNBC’s David Faber on Wednesday night said that multiple sources have told him that Comcast is preparing to make a formal overture…

February 12, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

Comcast to Tap Set-Top Data for Advanced Advertising Service NBCU+ Powered by Comcast ‘open for business’

NBCUniversal on Thursday unveiled “NBCU+ Powered By Comcast,” a platform designed to sell targeted ads to video-on-demand users while offering clients insights culled from anonymized subscriber set-top box data. The media…

January 30, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

Stellar Quarter for Resurgent NBC Room for improvement as ad dollars continue to lag ratings growth

After years of ratings deflation took the wind out of its sails—er, sales—things are looking up at NBC. Revenue at the broadcast network soared 12 percent in the fourth quarter of…

January 28, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

Digging Deeper Into Time Warner's Rejection of Charter's $37.8B Offer Charter CEO appeals to TWC shareholders. Might Comcast try next?

Charter's most recent offer for Time Warner Cable has earned jeers from TWC brass. The potential cable conglomerate merger would have cost Charter some $37.8 billion, but Time Warner rejected…

January 14, 2014, 1:09 PM EST

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