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Comcast reorganises Sky and NBCU channel and content assets In Europe

Following its high-profile takeover of PayTV giant Sky, US media conglomerate Comcast has triggered its first wave of rationalisation activity. In an email sent to staff on Friday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch revealed a merger of key Sky and NBCUniversal International operations which will, in basic terms, place channel operations under the Sky brand and […]

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex streaming platform for web customers

Comcast has unveiled a new US$5 per-month streaming TV platform in the US targeted at its internet-only Xfinity customers. Due to launch next week, Xfinity Flex offers a 4K HDR streaming TV device that customers can use to access popular streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and Showtime. Comcast claims that more than […]

Gravitas launches movie SVOD offering

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has launched streaming service Gravitas Movies. Gravitas Movies is now available in the US and will be rolled out globally in summer 2019. It will host over 1,000 movies across comedy, horror, thriller, documentary, action and drama for US$4.99 a month. Notable titles will include Brothers in Arms starring Johnny […]

5G ‘not a threat’ to cable, broadband takes centre stage, says Comcast chief

5G mobile is not a threat to broadband cable, which will continue to be at the centre of the cable proposition with video playing a supporting role, according to Comcast Cable CEO David Watson. Speaking at a Deutsche Bank investor conference, Watson said that his company had “a long roadmap ahead of growth for broadband” […]

Sky teams up with Comcast stablemate in IndyCar deal

Pay TV operator Sky has agreed a new deal with motorsports organisation IndyCar, giving Sky Sports in the UK the rights to show all rounds of the 2019  IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, on the Sky Sports F1 channel. The deal was concluded in partnership with NBC, now one of Sky’s sister companies under […]

Walter Presents launches on Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Walter Presents, the Channel 4 subscription video on-demand service dedicated to foreign-language drama series, is now available via Comcast’s Xfinity X1 service in the US.   The launch marks the first time the SVOD offering has been made available by a pay TV provider in the states. Xfinity X1 customers can add the Walter Presents to […]

NBCU connects linear and digital ads with FreeWheel

NBCUniversal has begun connected its linear and digital video ad delivery systems using FreeWheel’s dynamic ad decisioning technology. The move marks the first stage of a “technology unification initiative” between the two Comcast-owned companies. NBCU said it lays a foundation that will enable it to more effectively sell and execute inventory across all screens in […]

NBCUniversal to tap Now TV tech for OTT launch

Comcast’s NBCUniversal will tap the technology underlying Sky’s Now TV platform to bring together content that “consumers are currently viewing on other online platforms for free” and put it “altogether in one place” as it rolls out its free OTT TV service in the first half of next year, according to Steve Burke, CEO of […]

NBCUniversal to launch streaming service on Comcast and Sky next year

NBCUniversal has unveiled plans to launch a new advertising-supported streaming service next year to be distributed via Comcast and Sky that will also be available to non-pay TV customers as an SVOD service. The new venture will be led by Bonnie Hammer, who has been promoted to chairman, direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises at the Comcast-owned […]

Comcast moves forward with blockchain-based advertising platform

US cable and entertainment giant Comcast’s cable advertising division has launched what it describes as the next phase of an industry initiative to create a secure way to use data and share information based on blockchain technology. Comcast is working together with Viacom, Charter Communications’ advertising sales division Spectrum Reach and others to create Blockgraph, […]