All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cable’

AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition

First Comcast and Time Warner proposed a merger, which is still going through the regulatory rounds. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal it says would be worth at least $40 billion. The report cites people familiar with the situation. WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran and Thomas Gryta report: The approach has come since …

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Netflix Coming To U.S. Cable As Soon As Next Week

Netflix said earlier this week that it would launch on its first U.S. MVPD TiVo boxes this quarter, following a path it has already been on in Europe (like with Virgin Media in the UK, for example). It looks like Netflix will actually be available on TiVo boxes from three providers as early as next week. Those providers, according to …

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Netflix To Launch On First U.S. MVPD TiVo Boxes This Quarter

Netflix just released its earnings report for the first quarter. Accompanying that as usual, was a letter to shareholders addressing various parts of the business. Within that was a section talking about Netflix’s integrations on MVPD set-top boxes. The company said in the letter that it will launch its first such integrations in the U.S. this quarter, though it did …

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Netflix Expands ISP Speed Index

A year ago, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index site. Since then, updates have included regional reports and prime time performance metrics. Now, the index has been expanded to include the top 60 in the U.S. Here’s a look at the February rankings for the top 16. “Since we started publishing the ISP Speed Index in December 2012 we have …

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Complain All You Want, Comcast Doesn’t Give a Single F-ck About You

Hello! Are you upset with your service provider? Does it happen to be Comcast? Are you a Time Warner Cable subscriber who’s about to be a Comcast customer? Do you feel the ground eroding beneath you, as your options for broadband internet and cable television shrink before your very eyes? Do you want to punch Andy from customer service directly …

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Netflix Makes Deal With Comcast To Ensure High-Quality Streaming

Comcast and Netflix announced on Sunday that they’ve entered into a multi-year agreement to provide U.S. Comcast customers with a “high-quality Netflix video experience for years to come.” What it reportedly comes down to is that Netflix is paying some amount of money for access to Comcast’s network, and it represents a strategy that Netflix could pursue with other providers. …

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Comcast Deal Impedes Progress Of Netflix Time Warner Cable Talks

Netflix has made no secret of the fact that it’s trying to get its service available on set-top boxes from cable providers in the U.S. as it has already begun doing in Europe. It’s all about getting on as many devices as possible, giving consumers more ways of utilizing the massively popular streaming service (all cable deals so far still …

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U.S. Cable Providers To Offer Netflix Soon?

Netflix just released its Q4 earnings report and a letter to shareholders discussing the quarter and its outlook for the current quarter. Among other things, the company discussed its recent foray into set-top boxes from cable providers. So far, this has been happening in Europe, but Netflix expects to start bringing its app to providers in the U.S. too. While …

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Netflix And The Like Gain Ground Against Premium TV Channels, Says Disputed Report

Update: HBO says the NPD report is incorrect, and that it’s not losing subscribers. Both HBO and Cinemax have shown “significant” growth over the past two years, according to the company. Meanwhile, NPD appears to have pulled the report. It appears that premium cable channels like HBO, Showtime and Starz are losing subscribers as online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon …

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Netflix Hits Com Hem TiVo Boxes In Sweden

Last year, Netflix started emerging on a few TiVo boxes from cable providers, beginning with Virgin Media in the UK. Among the deals announced was one with Swedish provider Com Hem. Now, according to reports, Netflix is available on Com Hem cable boxes. According to Engadget, users need only navigate down to the apps menu, log in, and find the …

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Time Warner’s Yule Log Is Back, But Has Some Chromecast Competition This Year

On Friday, we told you about Google’s YouTube Fireplace for Chromecast. It’s essentially an hour-long video of a fireplace burning with a dog sitting in a chair. Simple, but people seem to like it. Well, if you’re a Time Warner subscriber, you’ll have a cable alternative to Google’s fireplace with the Time Warner Yule Log. It’s been offered in the …

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‘The Simpsons’ Sold to FXX in Biggest Cable Deal Ever

The longest running sitcom in television history sold its cable syndication rights today to FXX for close to $1 billion. FXX, a subsidiary of FX and parent company FOX, reportedly outbid five other major cable outlets, including TBS and Cartoon Network, making it the biggest cable syndication deal in history. “The Simpsons” first became syndicated in 1993, showing only on …

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