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US multichannel video providers have best quarter in two years

The US multichannel video industry had its “best quarter in two years” with cable providers experiencing the fewest video losses in any quarter in the past five years, according to new research. The Leichtman Research Group found that the 13 largest multichannel video providers in the US – including Comcast, DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner […]

Liberty Media to spin-off cable assets

Liberty Media is to spin-off its cable assets into a separate publicly-traded business. The company has announced the creation of Liberty Broadband, which will house Liberty’s 26.4% stake in US cable company Charter Communications, a minority shareholding in Time Warner Cable and mobile unit True Position Technologies. This follows a complex Charter agreement to acquire […]

Netflix attacks ‘toll taking’ from ISPs, warns against Comcast merger

Netflix has reiterated its opposition to the merger of US cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable by arguing that a merged entity could place “toll taking” on content providers above the interests of consumers. In a blog posting, Netlfix’s vice-president of content delivery, Ken Florance, said that Netflix’s deal to pay for access to […]

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 […]

Time Warner Cable shareholders sue over Comcast deal

A Time Warner Cable shareholder issuing to block Comcast Communications’ US$45.2 billion (€33 billion) cable TV takeover deal. Breffni Barrett alleged the deal would face regulatory hurdles and was the result of unfair dealings, according to a complaint filed to the New York State Supreme Court on behalf of other TWC shareholders. Last week, Comcast […]

Comcast to pay US$45 billion for Time Warner Cable

Comcast has confirmed it has struck a deal to buy rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) in a deal worth US$45.2 billion (€39.8 billion) that will bring together the two largest players in the US cable market by subscribers. The all-stock deal, which was agreed last night and was announced formally today, will see Comcast pay […]

Kabel Deutschland licenses RDK

German cable giant Kabel Deutschland has licensed the Comcast-supported Reference Design Kit (RDK) for in-home devices from RDK Management.  The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for IP and hybrid set-top boxes and gateways. A number of device manufacturers and chipset vendors have already licensed the RDK […]

Opera launches Chromium/Blink for RDK

Opera Software has launched a version of the Google-supported Chromium/Blink web browser engine that is designed for set-tops based on the Comcast and Time Warner Cable-backed RDK architecture. According to Opera, its Devices SDK integrates into the RDK environment, replacing Qt/WebKit as the rendering engine and providing direct integration to the RDK ServiceManager and the […]

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 […]

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 […]