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Comcast profit, but getting tougher

Comcast has reported quarterly profits of $588 million excluding one-time gains, compared with $537 million last year. Last year, Comcast posted a $300 million gain from the dissolution of a…

TW spins out cable, income slides

Announcing Q1 results Time Warner's CEO Jeff Bewkes finally confirmed the company's intention to spin off TE's 84 per cent stake in Time Warner Cable, the country's second-largest operator. But…

Virgin brings BBC iPlayer to TV

Virgin Media confirmed plans mentioned last week by CEO Neil Berkett, a partnership with the BBC to launch BBC iPlayer onto its platform, making its 3.5 million TV customers the…

Beijing Olympics boosts China's cable market

Screen Digest’s ‘China Television Market: Assessment and Forecast to 2012' has concludes that the world's largest TV market is enjoying a period of strong growth and despite regulatory hurdles still…

Verizon wants easier sub transfer

Verizon Communications said that it asked the Federal Communications Commission to make it easier for consumers to switch from cable providers to video services offered by phone companies. The move…

Irdeto selected by Shanxi

Irdeto has announced that Shanxi Cable Broadcasting Network has chosen the Irdeto Digital TV conditional access solution to accelerate their digital migration process. Under the agreement, Irdeto will deliver one…

Cable main broadband competitor

Figures from industry body Cable Europe, claim broadband Internet connections via cable grew 22 per cent in 2007, cementing the sector as the main competitor to telcos. Cable Europe says…

Cable must get interactive act together

Interactive television won’t succeed until cable companies reach agreement on measurement standards, according to Starcom MediaVest executives. The initiative undertaken by six major cable companies, called Canoe, is a step…

Quative selected by B.Net Croatia

Quative, a Kudelski Group company, has been selected by B.Net Croatia, the national cable operator, to provide an end-to-end interactive TV solution for their broadband cable system. The solution features…

ONO clears 1 million subs

From David Del Valle in Madrid The largest cable operator in Spain, ONO, has surpassed one million subscribers to its pay-TV offer, following the company adding 51,000 clients in the…