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Hulu ‘in pay TV discussions’

US internet TV service is reportedly in early talks with a number of pay TV providers about the possibility of offering Hulu’s subscription service as part of their TV bundles. According to a Wall Street Journal report, which cites people familiar with the situation, Hulu is discussing potential partnerships with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox […]

Netflix in talks with US cable operators

Netflix is in talks with several US cable companies with a view to making its service available via their platforms. Netflix has already started working with cable companies in Europe, inking a deal with Sweden’s Com Hem to offer its service via the cabler’s Tivo settop box, which launched last week. It has also agreed […]

Twitter to launch ‘See It’ feature with Comcast TV deal

Twitter has signed a new partnership deal with Comcast and NBCUniversal that will let Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers click to access TV shows, movies and sports directly from a tweet.  The ‘See It’ functionality was created by Comcast engineers, is due to roll out in the US next month with shows from NBCUniversal’s networks, and […]

Comcast and Time Warner joint venture RDK appoints manager

RDK Management, the new joint venture formed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, has appointed Comcast’s vice-president of licensing and strategic development, Steve Heeb, as its general manager.  RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid set-top boxes and gateway devices. It is aimed […]

Liberty Global eyes Indian DTH business

Liberty Global is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Indian telco Bharti Airtel’s DTH business.  According to Indian business newspaper The Economic Times, Bharti Airtel is looking to sell a 25% stake of the business at a US$1.5 billion valuation for the unit. Other companies reported to have expressed an interest in taking […]

Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to Reuters at the fringes of Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference and said that all US MSOs would benefit from owning an online streaming and catch-up service. Hulu is currently […]

Intel moving forward to secure content for pay TV service

Intel is reportedly offering a premium of up to 75% over standard cable rates to secure content for its planned pay TV service, but has yet to close a deal with any major content provider. According to a Reuters report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the talks, Intel is offering considerably more than standard US […]

Adobe launches Primetime with Comcast, NBC Sports

Adobe has signed up Comcast Cable and NBC Sports Group as the first partners for Primetime – its advanced TV publishing and monetisation platform, which it launched at NAB yesterday.  Adobe Primetime is aimed at programmers and pay TV service providers looking to deliver digital video across devices and platforms. It integrates Adobe’s video publishing, […]

NBCUniversal in talks to deliver full line-up to OTT players

US content provider NBCUniversal is in talks with a number of internet video services to provide a full line-up of programming akin to the packages currently provided for pay TV service providers. Cable giant Comcast revealed in a compliance report, required as a condition of its acquisition of NBCUniversal, that it had received and was […]

Comcast to take full control of NBC Universal

US cable and media giant Comcast is to acquire the 49% of NBC Universal that it does not already own from General Electric for US$16.7 billion (€12.4 billion). Comcast said it would take full control of NBC Universal at the time of its original acquisition deal, which was completed in 2011, but had seven years […]