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Netflix: Comcast-Time Warner merger puts basic principle of net at risk

Netflix has called on the US FCC to veto Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable. In a petition to the FCC’s media bureau chief William Lake, the streaming video provider argued that the “proposed merger puts at risk the end-to-end principle that has characterised the internet and been a key driver in the creation of […]

Microsoft may be planning Chromecast rival

Microsoft could be about to launch a Chromecast rival, with evidence provided by one of the company’s latest FCC filings and a certification granted by the WiFi Alliance.  Microsoft has unveiled details of a device called the HD-10, including WiFi, HDMI and USB connectivity. A separate document on the WiFi Alliance website identifies a certificate […]

Dish wants FCC to scrap Comcast-TWC deal

US satcaster Dish Network is petitioning media regulator the Federal Communications Commission to stop the Comcast’s planned takeover of pay TV rival Time Warner Cable. Dish itself it the subject of a rumoured multi-billion dollar merger with US telco AT&T, but claims its rivals would create “irreparable harm to competition and consumers” should the FCC […]

Speculation grows over new Apple set-top box

Speculation is growing that Apple is planning to launch a new TV set-top box, after US cable operator Comcast made reference to the firm’s plans in a filing with the FCC. Contained within a filing about its planned US$45 billion buyout of rival Time Warner Cable (TWC), Comcast discussed competition in the US market, including […]

Netflix to pay Comcast for access to network in ground-breaking deal

In a significant break with its existing practices, Netflix has agreed to pay US cable giant Comcast to gain direct access to its network to deliver a better quality service to Comcast subscribers. In a deal many industry observers see as likely to be the first of a series, Netflix will gain direct access to […]

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