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Cablevision stocks rise on Altice interest

US MSO Cablevision’s shares spiked at the end of last week after cable and telecom investor Patrick Drahi told the Wall Street Journal that he was interested in acquiring companies including Cablevision and Cox Communications to expand Altice’s US presence. Cablevision’s stock rose by 9% on the report. Drahi was named as potentially interested in […]

Comcast to launch Stream online TV service

Comcast is due to begin trialling a new streaming cable service in the US, called Stream, as part of its efforts to “provide TV choices for everyone.” Stream will be available to Comcast Xfinity Internet customers, who will be able to watch live TV channels on laptops, tablets and phones in their home. The service, […]

Comcast reportedly interested in T-Mobile US deal

US cable giant Comcast is said to have held talks with Deutsche Telekom about a potential deal to acquire mobile network T-Mobile US. According to Germany’s Maganger Magazin, which cited unnamed insiders, Comcast is one of a number of interested parties in the US mobile network, with US satellite operator DISH also linked to the […]

Comcast adds TVE access to HBO, Showtime via Amazon Fire TV

Comcast subscribers in the US can now access the HBO Go and Showtime Anytime TV everywhere apps on Amazon’s Fire TV devices.  The apps are available on both the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices where subscribers can sign in to their Comcast Xfinity TV account, and immediately start watching the channel’s shows […]

Comcast unveils DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with advanced capabilities

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled its own home-built DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem and said it will go into production this year ahead of deployment in 2016. Comcast, which has been a driving force behind development of a number of the cable industry’s next-generation technologies, including the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and the RDK […]

ZenithOptimedia ranks top media companies

Media agency ZenithOptimedia ranked the world’s top media owners with Disney, Comcast, Fox and CBS all in the top five. They sit after Google, which takes the number one slot and extended its lead. “Google is now 136% bigger than the second-largest media owner (Disney), up from 115% a year earlier,” Zenith noted. “It is […]

Cisco launches CCAP platform, names Altice as key customer

Cisco has begun commercialising its new cBR-8 CCAP-based, DOCSIS 3.1-ready cable platform and has revealed that Altice and Comcast are among the first customers for the product.  According to Cisco, the cBR-8, which it describes as a hub-in-a-box, integrates previously standalone functions required in a cable hub. The company claims the product could enable savings […]

Apple reportedly planning autumn web TV launch

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an online TV service this autumn in partnership with broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple is in talks with US programmers and plans to offer a “slimmed-down” cable-style bundle of roughly 25 channels that will be available to view across Apple […]

Apple retains global brand lead

Apple was the most valuable brand of 2015 with a total brand value of US$128.3 billion (€112.8 billion), according to Brand Finance’s Global 500 ranking.  The annual report shows that last year’s top five global brands all kept their rankings in 2015, but each grew their value with number two-ranked Samsung now holding a brand […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

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