OTT Wars Just Got More Interesting, Xfinity Instant TV Now on Deck

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Comcast will soon launch a new streaming TV service, Xfinity Instant TV, according to a Reuters report. While not a nationwide OTT streaming service, Xfinity Instant TV will add an interesting dynamic to the growing competitive OTT streaming marketplace. Xfinity Instant TV will be a...Learn More

Comcast Business Enhances Voice Solutions Portfolio for Enterprises and SMBs

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March 27, 2017 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that it will demonstrate a range of enhancements to its comprehensive voice solutions portfolio at the Enterprise Connect show from March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida (booth # 1213). These offerings are...Learn More

Comcast Hedges Bet on Nationwide OTT Service, Secures OTT Rights

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The field for nationwide OTT offers is getting quite crowded, and it may one day include Comcast. A report from Bloomberg Business cites recent negotiations by Comcast to secure nationwide OTT rights from several programmers. The move appears to be a hedge for now for...Learn More

Comcast Free Netflix Promotion Underlies Remarkable Co-opetition Evolution

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A new Comcast free Netflix promotion highlights a partnership between these two heavyweights that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable. In many ways, it demonstrates the intersection of broadband and entertainment and the importance that intersection now plays for service providers. Netflix...Learn More

LRG: Gutting of AT&T U-verse Sinks Telco Video Momentum, Cable and OTT Rejoice

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The nation’s leading cable TV providers experienced the lowest number of annual video subscriber losses since 2006 last year, the year telcos first introduced video services, according to the latest from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). The nation’s six largest cable companies lost some 280,000 video...Learn More

TDG: Pay-TV Decline Pegged to Broadband Household Growth

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New research from TDG highlights the relationship between broadband growth and pay-TV decline. Just over 1 in 5 broadband households (22%) have no legacy pay-TV subscription, representing roughly 22 million homes, according to TDG. TDG points to this pay-TV decline in the context of broadband...Learn More

Sprint VoIP Patent Lawsuit Yields At Least $139.8 Million From Charter

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A federal court Friday ruled in favor of Sprint in a VoIP patent lawsuit against Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications), several news outlets have reported.  Charter will be required to pay Sprint at least $139.8 million and possibly triple that amount. The...Learn More

RSNs on OTT Growth Continues as Sling TV Nabs Comcast/NBC Regional Sports Networks

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Sling TV announced carriage of select Comcast/NBC regional sports networks (RSNs), contributing to a trend of RSNs on OTT growth. RSNs are popular and important to sports loving subscribers who want coverage of local and regional teams. But they come at a cost. Usually a...Learn More

Comcast YouTube App to Feature X1 Voice Control

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Collaboration between leading incumbent cable pay-TV and OTT video services providers continues as Comcast and Google announced they will launch a Comcast YouTube app on Xfinity X1 across the country later this year. X1 is now available to 50% of Comcast video customer homes, according...Learn More

Comcast Xfinity Stream Mobile App Enhances TV Everywhere Experience

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Comcast announced the introduction of the Xfinity Stream mobile app, the successor to the Xfinity TV mobile app, coming later this month. The app is designed to provide Xfinity subscribers a mobile version of Comcast’s in-home “big screen” Xfinity X1 service to those both inside...Learn More

Roku Xfinity App in Comcast Customer Trials

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Roku announced the U.S. release of its beta Xfinity TV app Jan. 31. The trial Roku Xfinity app includes an enhanced viewer guide that incorporates graphics, personalized recommendations and detailed information that makes for easier content searching and discovery, Roku’s Andrew Ferrone highlights. The Roku-Comcast...Learn More

Comcast Rolls Out DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Business Internet

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Comcast has begun offering DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit business internet.  The offering will be available to business customers in Comcast’s Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Nashville service territories, the company said. Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit business internet services include “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500”...Learn More