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MultiChoice partners with Metrological for premium OTT services delivery

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group (MCG) has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned vendor Metrological. The deal will see Metrological be charged with bringing MCG’s premium OTT services, international apps and localised content to subscribers  across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MCG will leverage the […]

Ceasefire declared between Xperi and Comcast as pair announce 15-year patent deal

TiVo owner Xperi and Comcast have come to a truce over their outstanding patent litigation by entering into a new 15-year licence agreement.  The deal is backdated to the end of the prior deal between TiVo and Comcast in 2016, therefore running through to 2031. Since completing their merger in June, Xperi took over the […]

Comcast reportedly in talks with Walmart over TV set development

US telco Comcast is reportedly in talks with leading supermarket chain Walmart to launch a series of TV sets running its software. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the move is a part of Comcast’s broader strategy to pivot towards aggregation of apps and services – one which is already proving to be […]

Sky launches new UK FTTP service

Sky has announced the launch of a new FTTP service in the UK which promises to offer average speeds of up to 145Mbps. Available with its Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast packages, the Comcast-owned operator said that the new fibre tech is currently available to more than 3 million homes in the UK, with 31,000 […]

Sky adds users in UK as aggregation strategy begins to bear fruit

  Sky has doubled down on content aggregation being key to its strategy as it saw a solid quarter in the UK. The company confirmed that Sky saw a “significant sequential improvement in direct-to-consumer revenue” but saw net losses of 21,000 customer relationships across TV, broadband and mobile across the entire group. This loss however […]

NBCUniversal vice chair departs following affair admission

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s vice chairman Ron Meyer has left the US studio after more than 25 years with the company after admitting to an extramarital affair. Meyer, who had started out as an agent after forming LA-based CAA, joined Universal as president and CEO in 1995. He remained with the company following the merger with NBC […]

Comcast drops plan for NBC Sky World News service

Comcast has reportedly shelved plans for the international news channel it hoped to rollout this year to rival CNN, blaming the COVID-19 crisis for forcing it to scupper the project. Concrete details of the plan for a channel to be branded As NBC Sky World News – the first co-branded operation between Comcast’s US network […]

Comcast: Sky retains customers but suffers revenue dip as Peacock hits 10 million subs

Sky managed to retain almost all of its customers through the coronavirus pandemic, but still suffered a 15% loss as a result of advertising and sports, Comcast has said. The operator charted 23.7 million ‘customer relationships’ across Europe, down only 1% from the 23.9 million it had in Q1. While Sky will be happy that […]

Universal movies to go to PVOD after three weekends of theatrical release in landmark deal

Comcast-owned Universal has struck a deal to enable its films to go to premium video-on-demand only 17 days after exhibiting in AMC Entertainment4 theatres across the US in a move that is likely to have significant ramifications for the cinema and VOD businesses in the country and beyond. The agreement includes at least three weekends, […]

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