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Comcast has recently updated its repeat infringer policy to make it clear that persistent pirates risk losing their Internet access. While the company doesn't specifically state when a subscriber is at risk, receiving more than 50 DMCA notices on a single day doesn't appear to cause any issues. ...
In "Comcast Is a Bargain Even With Its Risks," Andrew Bary makes the case that shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) look undervalued, even though shareholders fear the cable company could get into a bidding war with Fox and overpay for U.K. satellite operator Sky, or worse, ...

Last year, the telecoms industry scored a huge win by pushing net neutrality repeal through the Federal Communications Commission. The rule change means that internet service providers are no longer effectively regulated by the FCC, and the enforcement of net neutrality is left up to a toothless ...
For years, internet service providers have maintained that they support net neutrality while the industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars to destroy it. The big guys still make that claim while they fight efforts to enshrine the open web into law. Now, a Comcast exec has given us a little more clarity ...
Investors fear Comcast will get into a bidding war with Fox (a sister company to Barron's parent) and overpay for Sky, which now trades at a 4% premium to the Comcast offer. There is also the possibility that Comcast will get even more ambitious and challenge a deal by Walt Disney (DIS) for the bulk of ...
Comcast Corp. executive Greg Rigdon failed to give a big boost to the Justice Department's antitrust case against AT&T when he testified that the telecom giant wouldn't be likely to force the nation's largest cable-TV company to pay more for "must-have" sports, entertainment, and news if it buys ... Time Warner

Chattanooga will soon have a new Comcast retail store where customers can hands-on experience with an array of high-tech products. “This investment is just one way we are re-imagining the experiences we deliver to our customers,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vic Pascarelli said in a prepared ... Time Warner
The conventional wisdom is that Comcast is vastly preferable for U.K.-based Sky when compared to rival bidder 21st Century Fox, and not just because it's offering more money. The question lingered, would the British government let Fox chief Rupert Murdoch and his sons do to Sky News what they've ... Time Warner
Speaking by video link to an audience at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event here (after being snowed in on the east coast), Comcast's vice president of network architecture Rob Howald said that he began talking to CableLabs and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) ... Time Warner
Faced with a three-outcome scenario of coming away with just Sky, or buying Sky and Fox, or getting nothing at all, the latter is most likely, says New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin. “We value Comcast standalone at $56 [a share],” Chaplin said in a note to investors. “Investors may take some ... Time Warner
To help residents and emergency personnel stay connected after this week's nor'easter, Comcast has opened up access to hundreds of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the Philadelphia region to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity customers, for free. People in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and ... Time Warner
That's a binge-viewing bonus patterned on Netflix's standard release strategy, designed to drive up subscribers to the $4.99-per-month add-on. For now, AMC Premiere is available only to Comcast's Xfinity customers, who also must have a TV package that includes AMC. The cabler launched the premium ... Time Warner
To help residents and emergency personnel stay connected during and in the aftermath of Wednesday's winter storm, Comcast has opened thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots at outdoor and business locations in the greater Baltimore area, including Carroll County, available at no cost to anyone ... Time Warner
Law360 (March 19, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Comcast asked an Illinois federal judge for summary judgment Friday to end a $75 million antitrust lawsuit, arguing cable ad company Viamedia failed to show it had done anything except lawfully decline to do business with an advertising “middleman.” While Viamedia Inc. Time Warner
Jackbox Games is bringing their extensive line of multiplayer party games to Comcast customers. Comcast customers can nab the packs directly through their TVs thanks to the Xfinity X1 service. So now even Comcast customers can experience the joy of Jackbox Games. To access Jackbox's collection of ... Time Warner
NEWS ANALYSIS – Comcast's surprise $30.9 billion bid last month for British satellite TV operator Sky may be more than an effort to thwart Disney's global ambitions. It could signal that the country's largest cable operator is finally coming to terms with over-the-top video. In December, Disney announced it ... Time Warner
The deal could make Comcast the world's second-largest pay-TV operator, behind state-owned China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Sky would give Comcast a global platform for distributing NBCUniversal entertainment and for negotiating global sports rights deals for the NFL or soccer's Premier League, analysts ... Time Warner

Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 28 on the proposed licensing agreement that will govern Comcast services in Holbrook for the next 10 years. Not for another decade will Comcast representatives lend an official ear to Holbrook residents' opinions on how the LLC is providing ... Time Warner
Sports network beIN Sports has filed a program carriage complaint against Comcast, saying the cable operator has violated both the program carriage rules and a nondiscrimination condition in its NBCU purchase, which it said occurred before the Jan. 20 expiration of that condition. It is complaining that ... Time Warner
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (rear) holds a press conference with Rep. Drew Hansen, Rep. Norma Smith, Sen. Manka Dhingra, and Sarah Bird, Chief Executive Officer of Moz.com. Earlier this month, Washington became the first state to pass a law protecting net neutrality. Time Warner
“Our new Xfinity Store in Lady Lake is designed entirely around the needs of our customers,” said Javier Garcia, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Comcast Florida Region. “We want them to feel welcome and comfortable and have the opportunity to test drive the latest Xfinity products and ... Time Warner
46 of 52 NASDAQ Index dividends were presumed "safer" because they showed positive one-year returns and free cash flow yields greater than dividend yields as of 3/15/17. Broker target-estimated top ten 'safer' dividend net-gains ranged 11%-34%, by MSFT, WDC, GILD, ROST, MCHP, PCAR, QCOM, ... Time Warner
Last week, Comcast was found 'accidentally' blocking Paypal and Steam Store through its 'Protected Browsing' feature. Now, there's another problem involving a completely legitimate, encrypted email service. Update: we've now heard from another business being blocked by Comcast, for no discernible ... Time Warner
For example, Comcast's MachineQ is now promising customers it will build out a LoRa-based IoT network in other markets beyond its current 15, and is urging IoT shoppers to “bring us your connectivity needs and we'll customize a coverage plan for your region and solution.” The company also offers ... Time Warner
The major media industry saw another tremendous headline last week, with cable giant Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) bidding $30.9 billion ($41 billion including debt), or 12.50 British pounds ($17.50) per share, for British cable company Sky TV (NASDAQOTH:SKYAY). The bid is higher than the current ... Time Warner
LONDON — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox. The move appears not only opportunistic but aimed at disrupting the European expansion of ... Time Warner
Comcast is introducing a new feature for its Xfinity xFi customers. Starting this week, users will receive a push notification anytime there is a change in their network. That means that if your child hops on the Wi-Fi when they're supposed to be asleep, now a push notification will rat them out. The notification ... Time Warner
Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts may have gotten some inspiration for his company's $31 billion unsolicited bid for British satellite TV company Sky from a London cab ride, but his chief content lieutenant told an industry audience Wednesday that the idea began to germinate long before that. Time Warner
Comcast's Xfinity xFi customers will get more insight into their home network starting today with a new push notification feature. These real-time alerts will pop up on a smartphone or TV screen to let you know when someone has made changes to your network. Comcast launched xFi last year, which gave ... Time Warner
NBCUniversal owner Comcast announces a 22.1 billion pound ($31 billion) bid for Sky, significantly higher than Fox's offer for the European pay-TV group. Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox had already agreed on a deal to buy 61 percent of the U.K.-based broadcasting group it does not currently ... Time Warner
It is complaining that Comcast puts its networks in a sports tier with lower penetration than its owned sports programming, and that there is no other reasonable explanation of that placement other than Comcast wanting to favor its own programming in violation of FCC rules and its merger condition. It wants ... Time Warner
Comcast's $31 billion bid for U.K.-based Sky continues to dominate the conversation among the Philadelphia-based media giant's analysts — and it seems it won't end anytime soon. Comcast watchers have been contemplative of the bid's repercussions since the company dropped the news about two ... Time Warner
The near-term upside of Comcast's overture for Sky has been nil, notes Moffett, a partner in MoffettNathanson. Comcast's stock has been under water since CEO Brian Roberts formally expressed interest in snatching Sky away from 21st Century Fox for $31 billion. Even looking back over a five-year time ... Time Warner
Comcast's Xfinity service is the largest provider in the Charleston area, and it had been the last big holdout in offering the speediest service. A gigabit connection is anywhere between 10 and 100 times faster than standard broadband service, and it promises the ability to download big files -- like, ...
"While Chris has made it clear to me that he miss will Comcast -- and particularly our vibrant product team -- he has found an opportunity that's closer to family, focused on disruptive innovation in the health and nutrition space, another of his passions," said Tony Werner, Comcast's president of ...
Macquarie Research lowers its rating to neutral from outperform for Comcast shares, citing concerns over the media company's bid for Sky. "The addition of Sky diversifies its portfolio/doubles its scale, but exposes it to satellite TV, which faces secular pressures," Macquarie says. Comcast shares declined 7 ...
An audit by the Georgia Municipal Association discovered that Milton's prior agreement with Comcast expired Dec. 1, 2016. GMA on the city's behalf negotiated a new agreement “that will ultimately have a positive impact on our revenue stream,” Assistant City Manager Stacey Inglis said in a memo to the ...
Comcast is expected to announced Wednesday a 1 gigabit-per-second service for residential and business customers in southeast Michigan. “We're delivering gigabit speeds over a network that already passes tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Michigan,” said Tim Collins, senior vice ...
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - Georgia Coyle emailed the "Leave it to Layron" team because the work she thought would be completed in her backyard remains unfinished. She said cable contractors with Comcast showed up at her Oakland Park home in November. "They dug holes. They ran some kind of pipe," ...
When Comcast boss Brian Roberts was weighing an offer for British broadcaster Sky, the knowledge of the London cab driver helped to make up his mind. The biggest cable operator in the U.S. offered on Tuesday to pay $31 billion to buy Sky. The bid challenges Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Bob Iger's Walt ...
The Comcast Cable franchise for the Centre Region is up for renewal this year and your questions and concerns could help in the renegotiation process. A cable franchise is a contract between the provider and the municipalities that gives the company use of the public rights of way in order to provide ...
Comcast has built a dedicated voice team within its digital home engineering organization as the company seeks out ways to accelerate its use of voice commands across multiple service domains, including its X1 TV service, Xfinity Home offering and beyond. Update: The lead and headline have been ...
Comcast said today that it had bid $31 billion for the British satellite broadcaster Sky, potentially derailing 21st Century Fox's efforts to acquire full control. • The lieutenant governor of Georgia threatened to kill a proposed tax cut for Delta Air Lines after the company eliminated a discount offer for members of ...
Delta Airlines' decision to end discounts for NRA members has gotten it into hot water with its home state legislature. Georgia's lieutenant governor said he would block any legislation benefiting the company unless it resumed the NRA discounts. Delta, which is one of the largest employers in Georgia, had ...
For Comcast, buying Sky would allow it to continue to bulk up at a time of frenzied media consolidation. Telecommunications behemoth AT&T is trying to buy media company Time Warner Inc., which owns CNN and HBO, and Disney in December swooped in with its $52.4-billion bid to buy much of 21st ...
NEW YORK >> Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a ...
"I just dropped Comcast cable television because of the ridiculous pricing structure and rates that climb almost monthly. I increased my data rate from 60 mb/s to 100 mb/s. I told the agent I was switching to streaming only at home. She mentioned Comcast had its own streaming service of basic channels.
Billionaire Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners submitted its Q4 2017 13F filings to the SEC, and now analysts are poring over the documents to find out how the billionaire investment giant moved his assets and holdings in the final months of last year. Jana Partners ended 2017 with a total of 43 holdings as ...
Google and Federated Wireless, which has already acknowledged that it's working with Comcast and Charter (Charter's also an investor in Federated Wireless) on CBRS-facing work, have developed cloud-based spectrum allocation controller platforms that ensure that new entrants don't interfere with ...


 

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