Advanced Television


Peacock at 30m subs; losses to peak

Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal, now has 30 million paid subscribers, according to Comcast president Mike Cavanagh. The latest figure were revealed as revealed by Cavanagh during an investor conference hosted by UBS on December 4th. Cavanagh also confirmed that Peacock’s average revenue per user (ARPU) is about $10 per month and reiterated previous […]

December 5, 2023

AudienceXpress, Epsilon partner

AudienceXpress, a Comcast Advertising company, has partnered with Epsilon, the advertising and marketing technology company, to introduce a new capability for enhancing audience-based, convergent television buying. This new partnership taps into synergistic strengths on both sides of the integration and allows marketers to enhance audience reach and drive scale across today’s fragmented, complex and dynamic […]

November 16, 2023

Report: US advertisers to increase FAST investments

Xumo and Comcast Advertising have released a joint report, The 2023 State of FAST, exploring the growing usage of free ad-supported streamingtelevision (FAST) among advertisers and consumers, and the role it is playing in multiscreen TV advertising plans today. The report combines data insights from across Comcast Advertising and Xumo Play alongside custom research with […]

November 9, 2023

Disney acquires remaining Hulu stake

The Walt Disney Company is to acquire the 33 per cent stake in SVoD service Hulu held by Comcast’s NBC Universal, following Comcast’s November 1st exercise of its right under the put/call arrangement between the two companies. Disney says the acquisition of Comcast’s stake in Hulu at fair market value will further its streaming objectives. […]

November 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Comcast: Q3 up but subs still leaving

Comcast reported its customer numbers unexpectedly declined in Q3 amid tough competition, overshadowing a strong performance from its streaming and parks businesses and sending shares of the company down nearly 6 per cent. The group shed 18,000 broadband customers in the third quarter, against estimates for a gain of 3,600. Comcast said it expects “somewhat […]

October 26, 2023

CommScope, Comcast achieve symmetrical 4 Gbps speeds

CommScope has reached a new milestone with Comcast in the development of its DOCSIS 4.0 Full-Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) amplifiers. Comcast generated speeds exceeding symmetrical 4Gbps in lab testing, using CommScope MiniBridger FDX amplifiers in a six-amplifier cascade to emulate a typical plant design. The achievement highlights a multi-year FDX amplifier development effort between the two […]

October 17, 2023

Comcast readies DOCSIS 4.0 deployment

Comcast has announced it will begin to introduce the first residential customers in the world to next-generation Internet powered by DOCSIS 4.0 technology. The latest version of DOCSIS technology can deliver multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds to customers over the connections that already exist in tens of millions of homes in Comcast markets across the US. As […]

October 13, 2023

Disney, Comcast need help to value Hulu

Disney and Comcast have failed to reach a price that both will be happy with for US streaming service Hulu. In an SEC filing Disney disclosed that the companies will both hire outside investment banking firms to come up with a sale price if the two companies couldn’t agree on a price. Those two firms’ […]

October 13, 2023

LiveRamp, FreeWheel partner

LiveRamp and FreeWheel have partnered to introduce a new solution that enables advertisers to buy a greater amount of addressable advertising inventory in the connected television sector. This is a new global partnership. The core offering includes FreeWheel incorporating support for LiveRamp’s identifier, RampID, powered by LiveRamp’s Authenticated Traffic Solution publisher partners into FreeWheel’s TV […]

September 27, 2023

CTS launches Managed Channel Origination service

Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) has announced the launch of a new cloud-based Managed Channel Origination service for customers across EMEA. Combining Sky’s regional infrastructure and operations with the capabilities of CTS, it enables media companies to outsource and modernise the creation, management, and distribution of linear TV and OTT video channels via a fully managed […]

September 13, 2023