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Comcast set to walk from TWC merger

Comcast Communications is set to pull out of its US$45.2 billion (€42 billion) plan to merge with rival US telco Time Warner Cable. News first broken by Bloomberg suggests the company will today make a statement confirming it will no longer pursue the deal in the face of significant regulatory hurdles. This comes after American […]

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 […]

US pay TV losses rise in third quarter

The 13 top US pay TV operators lost 150,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with a loss of only 25,000 for the same period in 2013, according to research by Leichtman Research Group. Satellite was worst hit, with satellite TV operator losing 40,000 customers in the quarter, compared with a net gain of […]

Comcast shareholders approve Time Warner merger

Comcast’s shareholders voted almost unanimously in favour of its multi-billion dollar merger with Time Warner Cable at a special meeting yesterday.  According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Comcast shareholders who voted at the special meeting represented approximately 84% of the eligible shares entitled to vote in person or by proxy. Of […]

Comcast, Charter name cable spin-off GreatLand

Comcast Communications has unveiled the name of the spin-off cable company it is creating in order to sooth regulatory concerns over its deal to buy Time Warner Cable. Seeking regulatory approval, Comcast agreed to make concessions before it bought TWC. The cable firm subsequently announced it would launch a joint venture with Charter Communications, which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Netflix confirms Time Warner Cable payment

Subscription on-demand service Netflix has begun paying another US cable provider fees to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. A terse Netflix statement issued overnight read: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” This comes after similar agreements with Comcast Communications, Verizon and […]

RDK looks to Europe with DVB additions

RDK Management, the company set up by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Liberty Global to administer the RDK software specifications for advanced TV services for cable, has announced the availability of new components to meet the needs of DVB-based cable operators, initially focusing on support for European subtitling and teletext requirements.  Shiva Patibanda, chief technology […]

AT&T-DirecTV deal could spur more consolidation

Analysts have said the AT&T deal for DirecTV will help the merged entity mitigate the rising cost of content and could also spur further industry consolidation. US telco AT&T announced Sunday that it has agreed to buy satellite pay TV operator DirecTV for US$48.5 billion and the news followed the announcement, in February, that Comcast […]