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Comcast fights shareholder call for lobbying transparency, saying that it would be "burdensome" to reveal how much it spends lobbying states

A group of Quaker investors called Friends Fiduciary have introduced a shareholder motion that was backed by the owners of more than a million Comcast shares, calling on the company to voluntarily disclose its state-level lobbying activities; the company strenuously objects to making such disclosures, calling the measure an "unnecessary burden." The company falsely stated that "much of this information is already publicly available either through our own filings or those of any trade associ...
Tags: Post, Cable Company Fuckery, Comcast, Finance, Lobbying, Municipal Broadband, Net Neutrality, Quakers, Telcoms


Comcast Brings Back Beloved Turtles That Live Life in the Slow Lane

Today's throwback Thursday comes to you courtesy of Comcast, which has brought back its beloved Slowsky family just in time for National Turtle Day (yes, it's a thing). Karolyn and Bill Slowsky first hit the scene way back in 2006 to make clear their distaste for anything remotely fast, especially Comcast's high-speed internet--it just doesn't...
Tags: Advertising, Comcast, Slow Lane, AdFreak, Karolyn, Slowsky, Bill Slowsky


Rotten Tomatoes will start verifying ticket purchases for audience reviews

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is taking additional steps to confirm that audience members actually see a movie before leaving a rating or review. The site’s Audience Scores — which are distinct from the Tomatometer, which is based on professional reviews — have become a target for supposed fans looking to voice their discontent around big releases. That’s particularly been the case for movies like “Captain Marvel,” “Black Panther” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which feature women or people...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Comcast, Rotten Tomatoes, Fandango, Tomatometer, Cinemark Theatres, AMC Theatres Regal, Greg Ferris, Feriss


Meet the power players at Netflix leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Comcast – the cable giant America loves and trusts – confirms in-home health device to keep tabs on subscribers

Meanwhile, privacy advocates run screaming from news, trip, end up in hospital Comcast is working on a health device complete with motion sensors that will keep tabs on elderly or disabled people in their own homes.…
Tags: America, Software, Comcast


FreeWheel Announces Programmatic OTT Offering for Local TV Buyers

End-to-end automated buying within the Strata platform removes common barriers to buying premium OTT video Opens up access to OTT marketplace for all Strata clients, from agency holding companies to independent media buying shops NEW YORK — FreeWheel, A Comcast Company (Nasdaq: CMCSA), announced that its FreeWheel Advertisers division has launched new OTT buying capabilities […] The post FreeWheel Announces Programmatic OTT Offering for Local TV Buyers appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: New York, Advertising, Comcast, Tv Advertising, Video Ads, Press Releases, Video Advertising, Online Media, Media Buying, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Digital Intelligence, Ad Products, Programmatic Buying, TV & Cable Advertising


Comcast’s Tech Unit Unveils Tool to Unify Linear and Digital Media Buys

Comcast Technology Solutions is rolling out a suite of tools it claims will better unify the fragmented campaign implementation process and minimize--or remove--human error. The division of Comcast claims the launch of the new suite saves advertisers and media agencies time during campaign implementation by automating how creative is matched with media space. This includes...
Tags: Advertising, Comcast, Programmatic, Comcast Technology Solutions


Meet the power players at Netflix, who are leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Comcast Ventures is training startups like Away and Hippo to become TV advertisers and says it could be a competitive advantage in a world awash with VC cash

Direct-to-consumer companies that grew up online are ramping up spending on TV. But TV is still too pricey and lacking in performance metrics for many of them. Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of cable giant Comcast, is trying to create the next generation of television advertisers by teaching its DTC portfolio companies how to buy TV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As direct-to-consumer companies that launched on Facebook look for their next customers, at some point ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Comcast, Cbs, Salesforce Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Nbcu, Baublebar, Comcast Cable, Facebook Google, Duda, Mike Duda, Hippo, Winterfell, Arya, Comcast TV


Cable TV Customer Satisfaction Falls Even Further Behind Streaming Video

Netflix and other online video services have expanded their customer-satisfaction lead over cable and satellite TV, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) found in its annual telecommunications report released today. Ars Technica reports: Streaming-video services averaged a score of 76 on the ACSI's 100-point scale, up from 75 last year. Meanwhile, the traditional subscription-TV industry's score remained unchanged at 62. "For the past six years, customer satisfaction with subscription ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Netflix, Comcast, ACSI, DirecTV Now, AT T U verse TV


Comcast Is Reportedly Developing a Device That Would Track Your Bathroom Habits

Comcast is reportedly working on a device designed to closely monitor a user's health. "The device will monitor people's basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed," reports CNBC. "Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are common and potentially fatal for seniors." The Verge reports: Many products on the market today already have the motion sensors, cameras, and o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Comcast, Alexa, CNBC Comcast


Comcast Working on Health Monitoring Device For the Elderly But Don't Call it an Alexa

Comcast is working on a new in-home device that will monitor your health, according to a new report from CNBC. A source familiar with the product confirmed its existence to Gizmodo but clarified that much of CNBC’s early reporting on the device today was inaccurate—namely that Comcast was working on anything close to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Comcast, Health Care, Gizmodo, Cnbc, Alexa, Smart Devices, Don, Comcast Working on Health


Upfronts download: That's a wrap

TV networks did their darndest this week to distract media buyers and advertisers from the reality of dire TV ratings. Several even avoided the typical practice of splashing graphics on giant screens to depict how they are No. 1 with women who buy soap or men who watch sports. Instead, they tried to woo marketers with gyrating dancers, non-existent streaming services and boasts about their sheer size thanks to recent mega-deals. But we aren’t completely jaded. If there’s one takeaway from ...
Tags: Abc, Advertising, Disney, Digital, Fox, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Leslie Moonves, Philadelphia, Espn, Tbs, Nielsen, Nbc Universal, Rupert Murdoch, Hulu


A Warner Bros. exec explains the data behind licensing shows like 'Friends' to Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Jurassic World, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T


How Netflix is using companies like Comcast and T-Mobile to drive its next phase of growth (NFLX)

Netflix has been striking deals with wireless providers and legacy cable companies to make its services available through their platforms for years. A new Barclays analysis looks at the effect of these deals have had on Netflix's subscriber base. The deals could have helped grow Netflix's subscriber base by about 6.4 million over the past two years, including keeping people from canceling. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix may be benefiting from being in the bundle. ...
Tags: Hbo, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Barclays, Brazil, Virgin Media, Hulu, T Mobile, NFLX, Amazon Apple, Winterfell, Arya, T Mobile Orange Vodafone India and Telef


The best and worst of the 2019 TV upfronts

Nothing was more evident during TV’s biggest week than the fact that networks are at a crossroads. Once the place to show off splashy content that people will (hopefully) watch so advertisers can sell them things, this year’s dog-and-pony shows were overshadowed by mega-deals, messy scandals and streaming services. These topics were at the center of some of best jokes, flashiest costumes and stunts of the week. Funniest OTT joke Streaming video was a focal point at nearly all of the presentati...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Usa, Nbc, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Advertising, Disney, NFL, Kaley Cuoco, Walmart, Fox, Comcast, Colbert, Cbs


Netflix's deals with companies like Comcast and T-Mobile are a secret weapon for its next phase of growth (NFLX)

Netflix has been striking deals with wireless providers and legacy cable companies to make its services available through their platforms for years. A new Barclays analysis looks at the impact of these deals have had on Netflix's subscriber base.  The deals could have helped grow Netflix's subscriber base by around 6.4 million over the past two years, including keeping people from canceling. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix may be benefiting from being in the bundle...
Tags: Hbo, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Barclays, Brazil, Virgin Media, Hulu, T Mobile, NFLX, Barclay, Amazon Apple, T Mobile Orange Vodafone India and Telef, Showtime But Netflix


Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we look at the national emergency that effectively bans Huawei from the U.S., Comcast's sale of its Hulu shares to Disney, a $500 price prediction for the PlatStation 5, flying taxis, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Wearables, Disney, Cars, Trends, Comcast, Computing, Hulu, Huawei, Movies & TV, PlayStation 5, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


Hulu Insiders Upbeat After Disney Takes the Reins

Nearly all of Hulu’s 2,000-plus employees learned about Disney’s deal to take full control of their company on Tuesday the same time the rest of the world did — when the Mouse House and Comcast announced details of their agreement around 9 a.m. ET. Shortly after the official announcement, Hulu CEO Randy Freer sent an […]
Tags: News, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, Mouse House, Randy Freer


A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix and the data behind it

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen shows.  The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix, versus the show's potential to attract people to its upcoming service.  Visi...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Winterfell


Comcast's Streaming Plans Are Coming Into Focus

Should investors like what they see in the deal made with Disney and in NBCUniversal's upcoming service?
Tags: Finance, Disney, Article, Comcast, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 2ea3c919-c8f1-53bb-9468-0072107e2b69


ABC is making a lot fewer new shows, and it could be a sign of broadcast TV's future

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX, Cobie Smulders


A new report shows HBO's big weakness as it battles Netflix and Disney in the streaming wars

Disney will be at an advantage over new streaming competitors now that it has control over Hulu. The combined assets of Disney and Fox along with Hulu raise Disney's content hours to over 57,000 hours. WarnerMedia's streaming platform, including HBO, would include over 10,000, according to Ampere Analysis. As companies remove licensed titles from Netflix and Amazon, HBO/WarnerMedia could be at a disadvantage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Comcast relinquished operational...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Turner, Arpu, Amazon Prime Video


'We want everybody to win': A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Randall Stephenson


Daily News Roundup: ZombieLoad is the Latest Threat to Intel PCs

Last year saw the release of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but researchers warned that this pair of flaws was just the start of something bigger. ZombieLoad is the newest vulnerability to leverage a similar type of attack. While there isn’t a lot to say about ZombieLoad that hasn’t already been said, here’s what you need to know. First off, it affects nearly every Intel processor made since 2011. Secondly, since it directly affects the processor, it’s OS agnostic—this flaw is presen...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Crafts, Facebook, Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pixel, Engadget, Baraka, Google Express


Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at the TV upfronts, and Google pushes new ad products: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today What exactly is the point of TV upfronts week? Jimmy Kimmel just neatly summed it up: “This clusterf--- of networks we have assembled will do anything to get your dollars,” he told advertisers listening to ABC pitch its shows. Read Jeanine Poggi’s take on the Walt Disney prese...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Advertising, Comcast, Fox News, Hulu, Walt Disney, Custom Audiences, Tucker Carlson, Bloomberg News, Kimmel, Hershey


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Intel has been impacted by a chip security flaw that affects every chip released since 2011. Called ZombieLoad, the flaw is made up of four bugs and lets hackers exploit design flaws. Apple, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Amazon all released patches for the flaw. The bug could leak sensitive data like passwords and messages. San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and ot...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Cnn, Comcast, Hulu, Alexa, McNeill, Amazon Alexa, Kent Walker


Disney upfront: ABC gets lost in massive presentation

Walt Disney told attendees to arrive early to its upfront presentation at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center on Tuesday afternoon for an immersive “Disney experience.” What that experience was wasn't clear. Agency executives and marketers waited around David Geffen Hall for the doors to open. It was like waiting in line to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World, so maybe, in a way, attendees were treated to a true Disney experience. This year’s Disney experience was certainly different than those of previ...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Advertising, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Espn, Lincoln Center, Hulu, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Kimmel


Kimmel slays and Constance Wu jokes abound: Upfronts download

Welcome to our special pop-up TV upfronts roundup. Each day this week we’re bringing you breaking news and some of the best (and worst) of TV’s dog-and-pony show, curated by Jeanine Poggi, senior editor, and delivered directly to your inbox. Get it in your email by signing up here.  Where’s ABC? ABC was the anchor of Disney’s massive upfront presentation, its first since acquiring assets from 21st Century Fox. But the alphabet network got lost in the more than two-hour presentation filled with...
Tags: Japan, Jimmy Kimmel, Abc, Advertising, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Espn, Warner Bros, Nbc Universal, Hulu, Detroit, National Geographic, Walt Disney, Univision


ABC is drastically lowering its number of new TV series this fall season, and says the strategy shake-up is more 'fair to viewers'

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Jurassic World, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX