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Topic: Comcast

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet

FCC's Wheeler is caught in the middle

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all…

AT&T in Talks to Acquire DirecTV

$50 billion deal could close within weeks

DirecTV and AT&T are in talks to merge, with AT&T taking a stake in the smaller company in a deal composed of both cash and shares, according to multiple reports. Stock…

Nielsen-BlackArrow Pact Could Speed Adoption of On-Demand Ratings

Dynamic ad insertion makes all VOD content relevant

Nielsen’s mandate to begin offering on-demand commercial ratings (ODCR) has come closer to fruition, as the TV measurement giant is on the brink of being able to insert current commercial…

Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Bad for Hispanics

Urges regulators to impose tough restrictions

Put Univision in the "no" column on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. During the Spanish-language media giant's first quarter earnings call, CEO Randy Falco told investors that the merger would hurt…

Charter Poised to Become Second Largest Cable Company

Comcast to divest 3.9 million subs in series of deals

If Comcast wins regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications is poised to become the second largest cable operator, thanks to a complicated series of deals announced Monday…

Meredith Baker Exits Comcast for Wireless Lobby

Wants CTIA to be the 'go to' organization on communication issues

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former Federal Communications commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is…

Mind the Gap: NBCU’s Burke Looks to Make Waves in the Upfront

Peacock poised to strike

After spending the better part of the last 10 years at the very bottom of the broadcast ratings hierarchy, NBC is on pace to claim victory for the 2013-14 TV…

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment

Only Sen. Franken opposes merger

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. In answering questions from lawmakers, Cohen rarely…

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington

Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

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