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  • Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

    Twitter Reportedly In Talks With Viacom And NBCUniversal For Content-Sharing Deal

    Twitter is nearing an agreement with Viacom to host TV clips and sell advertising on the site, reports Bloomberg. It is also reportedly discussing a content partnership with Comcast’s NBCUniversal, and one or more of the deals could be reached by mid-May. Read More

  • Adobe Launches Primetime To Facilitate TV Everywhere Services, Signs Up Comcast & NBC Sports As Customers

    Adobe Launches Primetime To Facilitate TV Everywhere Services, Signs Up Comcast & NBC Sports As Customers

    Adobe has changed the way it sells technology used to enabled high-quality streaming services from TV networks and other video providers. With the launch of Adobe Primetime — previously know as Project Primetime — the technology company is providing a suite of tools for video delivery. And it’s signed up a couple of big new clients for the suite of products. Read More

  • Comcast Posts Solid Q4 2012 Earnings, Will Acquire GE’s Stake In NBCUniversal For $16.7B

    Comcast Posts Solid Q4 2012 Earnings, Will Acquire GE’s Stake In NBCUniversal For $16.7B

    Comcast is already the country’s largest cable television provider, but its entertainment ambitions don’t end there — the company has just announced that it will spend $16.7 billion to purchase General Electric’s stake in NBCUniversal. To top it off, Comcast will also shell out an additional $1.4 billion to purchase CNBC’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Read More

  • Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the company announced that it is now wiring homes in the area with its high-speed internet. As we noted previously, 180 out of 202 areas that were eligible for the service hit their pre-registration goals. Now the service is being put in, and… Read More

  • Come On, Comcast… You’ve Gotta Be Better Than This

    Come On, Comcast… You’ve Gotta Be Better Than This

    For the first time in years, I’ve made the decision to pay for cable. I’m not the first to try this experiment recently, but the experience has already reminded me, why I didn’t want to pay for cable TV to begin with. After offering me the opportunity to upgrade, I’m met with all the same poor service and confusing contract terms that I’ve come to expect. Read More

  • Speed’s Other Needs

    Speed’s Other Needs

    Editor’s note: Michael Weinberg is a staff attorney at Public Knowledge, an organization that preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. Michael focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and… Read More

  • Zeebox Preps For The US Launch Of Its Social TV App, With A Little Help From Comcast

    Zeebox Preps For The US Launch Of Its Social TV App, With A Little Help From Comcast

    Uk-based social TV startup Zeebox is preparing for a U.S. launch, and when it does, it will be doing so with a big local partner. According to sources, the company is on the verge of announcing a partnership with cable stalwart Comcast, through which it will get a bit of help with a launch here. As with previous Zeebox partnerships, that will include a strategic investment in the company. Read More

  • Sprint, Cable Companies In Talks To Acquire Clearwire

    Sprint, Cable Companies In Talks To Acquire Clearwire

    Not long after Clearwire announced their intent to begin lighting up a 4G LTE network, Sprint and a cabal of cable companies have begun to discuss the idea of a possible Clearwire acquisition. Last we heard, Clearwire was waiting on $600 million in additional funding before any work on their LTE rollout could begin. Comcast, Time Warner, and Bright House are currently in talks with the… Read More

  • Comcast Xfinity On-Demand Now Streaming To The iPhone, iPod touch


    Comcast just rolled out a major update to its seven month old Xfinity iOS app that brings streaming access to the Xfinity on-demand library just like iPad users have had for several weeks. This opens up a massive database of streaming content for iPhone and iPod touch. But there’s a catch here. Only users that pay for Comcast’s digital TV service for their home will have access to… Read More

  • Comcast Pulls Funding To Filmmakers After Tweet

    Comcast donated $18,000 to a non-profit filmmaker’s group, the ReelGrrls, dedicated to giving young girls a voice and more confidence through film-making. One of the members expressed concern over the upcoming NBC/Comcast merger on Twitter, stating her disbelief that the FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker just quit to move to Comcast after approving the merger. Almost immediately one of… Read More

  • Are Comcast And Other ISPs Now Actively Blocking ThePirateBay? UPDATE

    Talk about sinking to a new low. It seems that Comcast and perhaps other ISPs are blocking access to the notorious torrent site, ThePirateBay.org. The word comes from TorrentFreak who also reached out to the TPB team who indicated that they can’t confirm if an ISP is blocking the site but “there’s a significant drop in visitors from the U.S.” All I know is I, a… Read More