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FreeWheel acquires Beeswax

Comcast-owned FreeWheel has announced that it will acquire SaaS advertising company Beeswax. The company said that the acquisition will expand its current programmatic marketplace capabilities across all forms of TV and video advertising including CTV and VOD on set-top boxes. Beeswax offers programmatic advertising capabilities through its bidding stack which it calls Bidder-as-a-Service (Baas). It […]

NBCU’s hybrid streamer Peacock hits 26 million subscribers

NBCUniversal’s fledgling streamer Peacock has racked up 26 million subscribers since launch, according to CEO Jeff Shell. The hybrid OTT service, which offers AVOD and SVOD options to customers, was launched to customers of NBCU parent Comcast in April before being rolled out across the US in mid-July. It had attracted 22 million sign-ups by […]

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 […]