The cable company CEO previewed a next-gen user interface, but can Comcast really compete with Apple, not to mention Netflix?
FORTUNE -- Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts wants you to know the company is adapting to the times, and that the perception of the cable company as a stodgy provider of bulky cable set top boxes is a thing of the past.
"We recognize that the business is changing and has changed, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 21, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Bloomberg Television is still stuck in Siberia in the Comcast channel lineup, and it's right to ask the FCC to step in.
FORTUNE -- One of the main worries surrounding Comcast's (CMCSA) merger with NBC Universal was that Comcast would use its cable platform to favor its own programming at the expense of competitors. From the beginning, the financial news organization Bloomberg has issued perhaps the loudest complaints about the situation. MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 15, 2011 11:11 AM ET
Both were media-consumption game changers. But why did the iPod spark Apple's media empire while TiVo had to turn to suing companies that capitalized on its innovations?
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- A decade ago, two products were introduced that would change the way we consume media. One of them allowed us to carry hundreds, even thousands of songs around in our pocket so we could listen to whatever we wanted whenever we MOREScott Olster, editor - Apr 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Despite criticism, a venture capitalist and former California State Controller explains why the Genachowski net neutrality proposal is a must-have for industry, the FCC, and the public.
By Steve Westly, contributor
Nobody likes being stuck in traffic or choosing the slow checkout line at the grocery store.
Now imagine if you were faced with the choice of being forever stuck in the digital slow lane or paying even higher fees for faster access MOREDec 20, 2010 8:52 PM ET
The battle between the video giants -- one cable, one streaming -- moves from the screen to the fiber.
In a press release today, Level 3 laid out the issue at hand. Comcast (CMCSK) made Level 3 "an offer it couldn't refuse." Either pay up or Comcast would block its services.
"On November 19, 2010, Comcast informed Level 3 that, for the first time, it will demand a recurring fee from Level 3 to MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 30, 2010 1:48 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Comcast lost 275,000 basic cable subscribers during the company's third quarter, attributing the loss to the economy, the housing crunch and competition. Despite that, the company reported third quarter revenues of $5.91 billion, up 7% from a year MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 28, 2010 6:00 AM ET
As cable companies take on Netflix and Hulu with TV Everywhere, they'd do well to remember that where video content is concerned, a polished interface is part of the package, and the main area where they've been beat.
At a time when more than 21 million people now regularly stream film or television content from services like Netflix Instant and Hulu, cable companies still think they have the consumer by the eyeballs, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 14, 2010 3:29 PM ET
The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA, is one of the hottest tickets in sports. Unless you know someone on the inside, plan on paying thousands for entry onto the hallowed grounds.
Or, you could spend that money on a 3D-ready television and let Augusta National's famous azaleas and manicured fairways come to you. Starting today, 3D coverage of the tournament will be broadcast live on Comcast (CMCSA), which is also MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Apr 8, 2010 10:15 AM ET
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
A federal appeals court sided with Comcast, saying the FCC overstepped its bounds in enforcing net neutrality. But the real slap is on Congress.
In an important decision already being attacked by supporters of "net neutrality," the court ruled that the FCC lacked the power to force Comcast (CMCSA) to treat all traffic equally on its broadband network. Thus, Comcast—and other telecom and cable companies—are MOREApr 6, 2010 8:31 PM ET
In the battle over home video distribution, the Hollywood studios may finally be realizing they have to give up some control, or risk losing millions.
Earlier this month, Disney (DIS) announced that it is renewing its licensing agreement with Starz Entertainment, giving the premium movie provider behind the Starz and Encore movie channels exclusive pay-TV rights to show content from Walt Disney Studios.
But this deal was a little different than MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Mar 21, 2010 11:16 PM ET
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