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Survey: Most Americans oppose Comcast/TWC merger

Most consumers in the United States oppose the proposed merger of the country’s biggest cable TV and broadband Internet providers, according to a new survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The $45.2 billion deal, which would combine Comcast with Time Warner Cable, is subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission. Cable TV companies rank among the least […]

Dutch digital connections up to 6.72m

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.9 per cent during the first quarter of this year to 6.72 million on 31 March, according to Telecompaper. The total TV connections grew during the quarter to 7.74 million. The share of digital TV on the whole TV market has grown to 86.8 per cent, which includes 3.71 […]

Former Sky boss lambasts its broadband service

Tom Mockridge, formerly CEO at Sky Italia and BSkyB’s deputy chairman from 2012 to early 2013, has called Sky’s broadband offering “lousy”. Mockridge, a blunt-speaking New Zealander, is now running cable company Virgin Media for John Malone. BSkyB is offering subscribers ‘free’ broadband for two years if they sign up to Sky Sports. Mockridge, in an interview with the UK’s […]

AT&T: ‘DirecTV merger in public interest’

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AT&T has filed paperwork at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hoping to convince regulators that the proposed $49 billion merger between the two companies is in the public interest. AT&T says the FCC that the merger would allow the combined company to offer the kinds of products that consumers want, including video content […]

AT&T’s DirecTV buy is a bet on ‘new Net Neutrality’

AT&T’s planned acquisition of DirecTV offers benefits in the form of a nationwide footprint for AT&T as a Video OTT and pay TV operator and ties in with the company’s already strong IPTV, broadband and wireless businesses, according to research from Strategy Analytics’ Service Provider Strategies and Wireless Networks & Platforms services. Combined with the FCC’s new proposed Net Neutrality/Open […]

iiNET urges customer action in copyright debate

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Australian ISP iiNET, which has long resisted federal efforts to mandate copyright protection schemes, has called on its customers to make their voices known by writing to politicians at the heart of moves to introduce legislation which the ISP says would require ISPs such as iiNet to send infringement notices to its customers while, at the same time, blocking certain […]

Verizon goes legal on Netflix ‘slowing’ messages

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Verizon Communications is threatening Netflix with legal action if the video streaming giant keeps on showing messages blaming the ISP for slow streaming. Verizon sent Netflix a letter on June 5th demanding that it cease and desist what it claims to be unfair business practices that threaten its broadband business. The letter comes soon after a reporter tweeted a screenshot […]

Netflix: “Your service is being slowed by Verizon”

The NYT reports that a journalist streaming a show on Netflix noticed an on-screen message from the company blaming Verizon for congestion that was slowing the stream. The journalist, Yuri Victor, a designer and developer at Vox Media, posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday with a screen shot of the Netflix message, which read: “The Verizon network is crowded […]

Com Hem €622m IPO prospectus

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Following the May 23rd announcement of its intention to float, Swedish triple-play operator Com Hem has published its prospectus and revealed the price range for its Initial Public Offering of its shares and listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. •    The Company is raising gross proceeds of SEK 5,670 million (€622m) (assuming the over-allotment option is not exercised) and the Offering […]

Customer satisfaction up for pay-TV and ISPs

Subscription television and Internet Service Providers are the most improved products or services for the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest results of the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI-UK). Airlines, mobile phones, and landlines also make gains, driving the national level of customer satisfaction up 0.1 per cent to 75.6 on a 0-100 scale. The only industries not […]

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