Category: Comcast

Pay TV Bloodbath: Why Isn’t Comcast Bleeding?

News and Analysis Three of the top four pay TV operators combined for a total net loss of 476,000 video subscribers in the first quarter. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only Deals! AT&T, the nation’s largest pay TV company with DIRECTV and U-verse, lost a total of 233,000 video customers. (DIRECTV had a net zero quarter while

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Comcast Now Offering All ‘Extra Innings’ Games In HD For 1st Time

Comcast last week began offering all MLB Extra Innings games in High-Definition for the first time ever. Click Amazon: Today’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! DIRECTV has aired every MLB Extra Innings game in high-def for several years. But for Comcast, which until now has broadcast several Extra Innings games each day in standard-definition, this is something to crow about.

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Comcast Adds 42,000 Video Subs In 1Q

Comcast is continuing its video turnaround, adding a net of 42,000 video subscribers in the first quarter. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: Now $98 “Video revenue increased 4.3%, reflecting rate adjustments, an increase in the number of customers subscribing to additional services and an increase in the number of residential video customers,” Comcast said

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Where, Oh Where, Are My HD Games On Comcast’s MLB Extra Innings?

If you are still watching MLB Extra Innings games in standard-definition on Comcast, you are probably a little mad right now. After all, the nation’s largest cable operator recently said on its Xfinity subscriber forum that it would offer all Extra Innings games in High-Definition in 2017 for the first time ever. Click Amazon: Luxury TVs

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Comcast Returns Yes Network to Lineup

Comcast this morning returned the Yes Network to its lineup in three states, some 16 months after it was pulled due to a fee fight between the companies. Click Amazon: Official New York Yankee Hat: From $11.99. YES, which airs games from the New York Yankees and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, made peace with Comcast earlier

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Report: Comcast to Launch Live Streaming Service

Comcast is planning to launch a live streaming service in the cable operator’s markets sometime in the third quarter, reports Reuters. The wire service says the service would likely offer packages ranging in price from $15 a month to $40 a month. Click: See Amazon’s ‘1-Day-Only’ Deals! Comcast now offers a a live streaming plan

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Comcast Sets Lower Price For MLB Extra Innings

Comcast has revealed at its web site that it will charge $155 for this season’s MLB Extra Innings plan. That’s $9 lower than what the cable operator charged for last year’s package of out-of-market games. And it’s nearly $18 less than what DIRECTV is charging for the 2017 plan ($172.74.) Click: Luxury TVs at Amazon For

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Comcast Adds Netflix to ‘Watchathon’ Week

Comcast has announced that it will hold its fifth annual “Watchathon” during the week of April 3-April 9, but this year’s binge-viewing opportunity will include a new partner: Netflix. Click: Amazon: 4K TVs For Under $1,000. Since 2013, for one week each year, Comcast has permitted video subscribers to watch On Demand episodes for free

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Comcast to Finally Go All HD For MLB Extra Innings

Comcast has revealed on its Xfinity subscriber forum that it will offer all MLB Extra Innings games in 2017 in High-Definition for the first time ever. That is, if you have an X1 set-top. See update on this story. In response to a comment from a unhappy Comcast subscriber who was complaining about the cable

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Study: Top Pay TV Ops Lost 795K Subs In 2016

Leichtman Research Group has found that the major pay TV operators lost 795,000 net video subscribers in 2016, compared to a net loss of 445,000 subs in 2015. The research group adds that the top pay TV providers accounted for 93.6 million subscribers in 2016, roughly 95 percent of the entire category. The top six cable TV

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Comcast to Add YouTube to X1 Set-Tops

Comcast says it will add the YouTube app to Xfinity X1 set-tops later this year. The app, which will enable Comcast subscribers to access YouTube’s user-generated videos and other content, will be part of the cable op’s Apps and Networks section of the X1 interface. (Pictured above: YouTube’s iJustine.) Amazon’s 1-Day-Only Deals! The Comcast feature

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