Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) - NASDAQ
  • Mar. 22, 2012, 4:59 PM

    Internet service providers are urged by the FCC to adopt practices to thwart the hijacking of internet traffic to unintended destinations, and to prevent the posting of fake web pages that lure consumers to counterfeit sites. ISPs have opposed new regulations protecting computer networks from hacker attacks, preferring voluntary sharing of info about cyber threats.

    | Mar. 22, 2012, 4:59 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 21, 2012, 7:05 PM

    Verizon (VZ) and Comcast (CMCSA) execs are grilled at Congressional hearings over Verizon's spectrum purchase/reseller deals with Comcast and other cable companies. Verizon says it needs the spectrum provided by the deals, but rivals, consumer groups, and at least a few Congressmen see an attempt to hoard spectrum and/or squash broadband competition. (also)

    | Mar. 21, 2012, 7:05 PM
  • Mar. 19, 2012, 6:22 PM

    Comcast (CMCSA) says it will redeem another $562.5M worth of 7% senior notes due 2055, thereby eliminating all outstanding principal for the note issuance. A similar redemption was announced in January.

    | Mar. 19, 2012, 6:22 PM
  • Mar. 15, 2012, 4:49 PM
    TV broadcasters are upset about an FCC proposal that would make them post online their pricing information about political ads. The networks say it isn't fair to make them post ad rates when other recipients of political ad dollars, including cable TV and websites, get a pass. Political advertising on television is expected to reach ~$3.2B this election season.
    | Mar. 15, 2012, 4:49 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 12, 2012, 8:35 AM

    Netflix (NFLX) may want to hook up with a major pay-TV provider, but the feeling may not be mutual. Despite a report last week that the streaming service was talking to cable operators about adding NFLX to their offerings, Comcast (CMCSA), DirecTV (DTV) and Dish Network (DISH) all reportedly said they're not interested. NFLX -1.1% premarket.

    | Mar. 12, 2012, 8:35 AM
  • Mar. 9, 2012, 2:06 PM

    The FCC has sent a letter (.pdf) to Verizon (VZ) requesting documentation to back up its claim it will run out of spectrum next year unless its deals with several cable providers go through. The letter could be a sign that the FCC isn't thrilled with the deals, considering it once sent a similar letter to AT&T over the T-Mobile deal's supposed job benefits. Sprint (S), T-Mobile, and DirecTV (DTV) staunchly oppose Verizon's deals.

    | Mar. 9, 2012, 2:06 PM
  • Mar. 6, 2012, 2:21 PM

    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) is introducing a home broadband service that leverages its 4G LTE network. However, the 10GB data cap placed on the service's $60/month plan suggests few video-loving users will be interested. Meanwhile, T-Mobile, Sprint (S), and DirecTV (DTV) are requesting the FCC halt its 180-day review of Verizon's spectrum/reseller deals with cable providers CMCSA, TWC, and Cox.

    | Mar. 6, 2012, 2:21 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
    Almost 3 years after Time Warner (TWX) and Comcast (CMCSA) launched a concept called "TV Everywhere" to allow cable subs to watch shows online, the initiative is mired in a morass of attempted deal-making and tech holdups. With Netflix (NFLX), YouTube (GOOG) and co. offering alternatives, the cable industry knows it's getting left behind.
    | Mar. 5, 2012, 10:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 9:58 AM
    Ratings for broadcast TV networks have fallen at a 1.8% annual rate since 1990, according to Bernstein, thanks to the impact of the Internet and cable networks. However, the networks still saw their ad revenue grow at a 3% annual clip, thanks to higher ad rates. Likewise, though newspaper ad revenue fell sharply from 2005-2010, overall TV ad revenue actually ticked higher, thanks to steady viewing levels.
    | Mar. 5, 2012, 9:58 AM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 6:10 PM

    Sharp is already ramping production of Apple (AAPL) TV sets, claims money manager Susan Kalla, citing checks. Kalla adds an iTV could arrive in 2H, and (backing up a prior rumor) could be subsidized by cable TV providers such as Comcast (CMCSA), BCE, and  Rogers (RCI). It's speculated pay-TV providers could benefit from an iTV launch by offering more targeted advertising and costlier broadband plans. (more)

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 6:10 PM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 12:24 PM

    After losing 28K subscribers in Q3, U.S. pay-TV providers added 241K subs in Q4, estimates Bernstein. While cable providers lost 318K TV subs (an improvement from Q3's 547K loss), this was more than offset by respective gains of 147K and 412K for satellite and telco providers. The data suggests "cord-cutting" remains a limited phenomenon for the time being, in spite of growing content costs. (also)

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 12:24 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 11:12 AM

    U.S. cable providers have largely given up (I, II) on their attempts to become mobile carriers, but that isn't stopping the likes of CMCSA, TWC, and CVC from building out large-scale Wi-Fi networks in major metro areas, with the goal of differentiating their broadband services from those of telcos. Yesterday, Dell'Oro noted sales of Wi-Fi equipment to service providers are soaring.

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 11:12 AM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 9:26 AM

    Coinstar (CSTR) +2.6% premarket after its Redbox unit signs a new deal with Universal Studios (CMCSA) that will provide continued access to Universal Blu-Rays and DVDs 28 days after their release to retail sale. The deal is in contrast to a new 56-day window from Warner Bros., good news for Redbox customers and Coinstar shareholders.

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 9:26 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 24, 2012, 10:22 AM
    Given its plans to sell its stake in Clearwire (CLWR -6.2%) for a mere $1.60/share, Google (GOOG) stands to lose $453M on its original $500M investment. Continuing to hold stakes are Intel (INTC), Comcast (CMCSA), and Time Warner Cable (TWC); the latter two could be motivated to sell on account of their recent deals with Verizon; each said in December it would stop selling Clearwire's 4G broadband service.
    | Feb. 24, 2012, 10:22 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:01 PM

    Comcast (CMCSA) is suing Sprint (S) over the alleged infringement of patents covering wireless networking technologies. The suit comes comes 2 months after Sprint sued Comcast and other cable providers for allegedly infringing on its voice-over-IP patents. Meanwhile, Sprint, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS (PCS) are continuing their efforts to halt Verizon's (VZ) spectrum/reseller deals with cable providers.

    | Feb. 22, 2012, 7:01 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:25 PM
    Canoe, a $200M interactive TV advertising JV formed in 2008 by the 6 largest U.S cable companies, appears to be falling apart: the company, which sought to serve ads that would give users the option to request additional info, is laying off 120 employees and re-focusing its efforts on creating a video-on-demand advertising platform.
    | Feb. 22, 2012, 6:25 PM
Company Description
Comcast Corp. is a media, entertainment and communications company. The company provides video, high-speed Internet and phone services to residential and business customers in the United States. The company operates its business through five reportable segments: Cable Communications, Cable... More
Sector: Services
Industry: CATV Systems
Country: United States