Comcast's Xfinity service is ramping up its efforts to draw sports lovers with "Sportstacular!," a week-long promotion that offers Xfinity customers access to live sports programming for no additional cost.
Cox Communications is developing a next-generation video service similar to the FlareWatch virtual cable product it tested recently in California, EVP and CTO Kevin Hart told FierceCable.
Other cable operators have expressed interest in licensing Comcast's X1 platform, Neil Smit, CEO of its cable unit, told analysts this morning.
Weeks after rivals Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse TV added out-of-home streaming capabilities to their mobile video apps, Comcast said Tuesday that it will soon let subscribers watch 35 live networks on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
Comcast is letting other cable operators kick the tires on the platform it has built for its cloud-based Xfinity X1 platform and could eventually develop relationships that would see its Xfinity brand used by other distributors, Comcast Cable EVP and COO Dave Watson told FierceCable here at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Cable operators may be able to monetize TV Everywhere programming by forming a joint venture which would syndicate a product like Comcast's Xfinity TV or Hulu nationwide, Liberty Media chairman John Malone said Thursday.
Nearly one year after Comcast teamed with Adobe to let subscribers watch authenticated programming from the London Summer Olympics without using a login, the MSO said its entire TV Everywhere lineup can be accessed automatically through a new Home Pass feature.
Comcast plans to kick off a promotion on Friday in which it will offer free Wi-Fi service in New Jersey, California, Philadelphia and the greater Boston area, spokeswoman Jamila Patton told FierceCable.
Sports media giant ESPN has talked with at least one large U.S. carrier about subsidizing wireless access to its content, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The discussions could lead to a "toll-free" data plans with carriers and open up new revenue streams for both parties.
Comcast is building a network, or cloud-based DVR service, that will be integrated with its new Xfinity X1 service, according to a job listing it posted last week.