Streaming TV might go back to the future by embracing ad revenue

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 27, 2019
The forthcoming NBCUniversal service, Peacock, could be free and ad-supported ... like old-fashioned TV.
NBCUniversal plans to wade into the streaming pool with an ad-supported service called Peacock.
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Comcast’s new call center is stuffed with Silicon Valley-style perks. Will that help its customer service problem?

by Miles Bryan Oct 28, 2019
The Delaware office is part of the cable company’s $1 billion push to improve its customer relations.
Call center employees can decompress around a turtle and fish-stocked pond.
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Comcast looks to Sky for international expansion

by Andy Uhler Jul 19, 2018
Why the company is focused on Europe for growth.
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Why Hulu is a real prize in the battle for Fox

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Jul 13, 2018
The service has 20 million subscribers and produces award winning original programs.
Cecily Strong speaks onstage at Hulu's Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. 
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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

by Reema Khrais Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare…

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely…

FCC set to rule on cable 'set-top boxes'

by Adam Allington Sep 29, 2016
The FCC vote could pave the way for app-based streaming of all cable programming.
The FCC will vote Thursday on the future of TV set-top boxes.

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Comcast to become a wireless carrier in 2017

by Adam Allington Sep 21, 2016
As cord-cutting increases, Comcast is seeking revenue elsewhere.
Comcast's move into wireless will help it compete with other companies like AT&T and Verizon.
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Comcast to buy DreamWorks for more than $3 billion

by Marketplace Staff Apr 28, 2016
The cable company expands its children's entertainment programming with the company behind films like 'Shrek' and 'Kung Fu Panda.'
Comcast announced Thursday it will pay $3.55 billion for DreamWorks Animation, bringing movies like Shrek and Minions under one roof.
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Comcast — it's so much more than cable

by Kimberly Adams Apr 27, 2016
Talk of Comcast buying Dreamworks shows the cable company has big plans.
 A view of the Comcast offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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