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VOD and cable drives reverse in US TV viewing decline

TV viewership in the US is at a two-year high. According to a new report from Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Sky-owner Comcast Cable, in Q1 2019, people spent an average of six hours and 25 minutes watching TV each day. This represents a year-over-year increase of 6% (21 minutes). The report, the […]

TiVo hails positive Q2, continues war with Comcast

Newly-instated TiVo CEO Dave Shull has continued the company’s three-year patent war with Comcast during the company’s quarterly earnings call.  When asked about the back and forth between the sparring companies, Shull said that TiVo is “committed to the litigation and Comcast continues to incur liability for their violations of our IP.” Shull continued: “From […]

All-time high US cord cutting ‘freaking ugly’, claims MoffettNathanson

Cord cutting in the US is expected to reach an all-time high of 5.5% in Q2. According to equity research company MoffettNathanson, the figure is predicted to be reached once all Q2 reports are rendered.  AT&T, Comcast and Charter Communications, three major US telcos that have already released their quarterly results, have lost a combined […]

Sky looks to partner with new D2C players as it doubles originals spend

The launch of Sky Studios, the pay TV operator’s new production arm, gives the Comcast-owned pay TV operator an opportunity to “develop European stories at a scale that we’ve never really seen before”, according to Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch. Speaking on Comcast’s quarterly earnings call, Darroch said that Sky would double the amount it spent […]

NBCU streamer to launch in April, will focus on acquired programming

NBCUniversal’s ad-supported streaming offering is to launch in April 2020, Comcast has announced. Speaking on the company’s Q2 earnings call NBCU CEO Steve Burke said that 500 people are currently working on the service that is scheduled to launch next April.  Burke confirmed that the service will be built on the Now TV platform, which […]

Comcast brings Amazon Music to Xinfinity

Comcast has announced the launch of Amazon Music on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, marking the first time the ad-free and on demand streaming service will be available directly on the TV through a pay-TV provider. The service will roll out “over the next few weeks” and will be accessible alongside the other content available […]

Comcast launches addressable advertising initiative

Comcast Advertising, the advertising arm of Comcast Cable has announced the launch of a new initiative called On Addressability. The broad goal of this initiative is to help the industry deliver a sound, scalable and sustainable addressable solution to marketers that maximises the impact and value of television as a marketing platform. Charter Communications and […]

Comcast launches eye-control for the television

Comcast has launched a feature for people with physical disabilities to control and navigate their television using their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show with a […]

Viacom adds Pluto TV to Comcast Xfinity X1 set-tops

Viacom has continued the rapid expansion of its Pluto TV OTT platform with the launch of availability on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set top boxes. Pluto TV was already available to Comcast’s internet-only customers subscribed to the Xfinity Flex service. This launch will see Pluto TV accessible to millions more customers. “The launch of Pluto TV […]

TiVo and Comcast both claim victory at ITC over Rovi patents

Both TiVo and Comcast have stated that they are happy with the outcome of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) ruling that states the latter was in violation of one of the former’s patents. As confirmed on June 04, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara ruled that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes Rovi’s patents. In specific, it was […]

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