Walmart holds talks with media giants to add streaming to ‘plus’ subscription

Walmart has reportedly held talks with a handful of major media organisations over the prospect of bundling streaming services into its Walmart+ membership. Much like the internationally-known Amazon Prime subscription, the US$12.95 per month membership is largely based around free shipping on orders, while offering a number of perks including discounts on fuel and a […]

Peacock stable as Comcast sweats on stalled broadband growth and churn at Sky

NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock saw its paid subscriber numbers stall at around 13 million in the second quarter of this year, while parent company Comcast also failed to add domestic broadband customers for the first time in its history. Losses at the streamer also rose to $467m during the period – compared to $363m in […]

Trio of exec appointments for FreeWheel

Comcast-owned adtech company FreeWheel has announced a trio of senior appointments, including Katy Loria as US chief revenue officer, Michael Lawlor as chief operations and service officer, and Chris Rouser as head of human resources. The trio will be based in New York and serve as key members of FreeWheel’s executive leadership team. Loria joins […]

Xfinity Stream app launches on Apple TV

Comcast has announced the launch of its Xfinity Stream app on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. The app provides Xfinity TV customers access to their subscription, including all live, on demand, and DVR programming.  This is the debut of a redesigned version of the app, which had previously been available on other devices […]

Comcast and Charter name new head of streaming tech JV

US cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications have named Marcien Jenckes to head their recently formed streaming platform joint venture. The streaming JV will be charged with developing and offering a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs Comcast will license Flex, its aggregated streaming platform and hardware […]

NBCU partners with tvScientific for Peacock Ad Manager launch

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal has announced the launch of Peacock Ad Manager in partnership with CTV performance advertising business tvScientific. Peacock Ad Manager is a self-service ad buying platform with full-funnel attribution measurement that promises to “unlock access to all of NBCUniversal’s streaming portfolio of long-form and short-form video content,” including a reach of more than 180 […]

Serie A loss hurts Sky in Italy despite solid performance at the overall group 

Sky parent company Comcast is pleased with the telco’s performance in the UK, Germany and Italy despite revenue drops, CEO Brian Roberts has said. Overall revenue for the Sky group decreased 4.5% to US$4.8 billion in the first quarter of 2022, Comcast revealed in its Q1 2022 results. The telco justified the drop due to […]

Peacock adds 4 million as NBCU announces plans to take back next-day content from Hulu

NBCUniversal’s hybrid A/SVOD service Peacock added four million subscribers in the first quarter of the year, parent company Comcast has confirmed. Peacock, which launched in July 2020, now has a total paid subscriber base of 13 million, however millions more are using the service either for free or as a part of their Xfinity cable […]

Charter and Comcast to develop Roku-rivalling streaming devices in 50/50 JV

US cable giants Charter and Comcast (parent company of NBCUniversal and Sky) have announced a partnership to co-develop a new generation of streaming devices. The move is a direct attempt from the pair to upend the streaming device market which, in the US, is dominated by the likes of Google, Amazon and Roku. The partnership […]

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