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See Patrick Dempsey in First Trailer for Sky Italia, Lux Vide’s ‘Devils’

Sky Italia has launched the first trailer for its highly anticipated thriller “Devils,” set to premiere in April on Sky. Produced by Lux Vide and Orange Studio with funding from Sky Studios, the series is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The trailer drops hot off the heels of news that Comcast-owned satellite TV operator […]
Tags: News, Global, Comcast, Patrick Dempsey, Sky Italia, Devils, Orange Studio, Sky Italia Lux Vide 's ` Devils


Important CBA Talks Ahead

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, It has not come up thus far in CBA talks between the NHL and NHLPA, we’re told by a trusted source, but a confluence of events could lead to an agreement between the parties to both participate in the Olympics and expand the playoffs. First, the agreement between the league and union regarding the playoff format expires at the end of this season. Talk of extending or changing the current structure is expected to be joined by discussions about re...
Tags: New York Post, Nbc, Sport, Comcast, Arizona, Espn, NHL, Seattle, Pacific, NBC Sports Network, NHLPA, Larry Brooks


Netflix fends off new streaming rivals by way of Samsung partnership

As the streaming battles heat up, Netflix is hoping a new partnership with Samsung will help it fend off rivals. At Samsung’s Unpacked event this week, the mobile device maker announced a deal with Netflix that will bring exclusive bonus content associated with several Netflix original shows to its Galaxy smartphones in the months ahead. The partnership also allows Netflix to more deeply integrate its streaming service with Samsung devices. The latter part of the partnership involving device int...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Verizon, Spotify, Media, Samsung, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Comcast, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Streaming Service, Samsung Galaxy, Peacock, Samsung Mobile


Netflix fights new streaming rivals with Samsung partnership

As the streaming battles heat up, Netflix is hoping a new partnership with Samsung will help it fend off rivals. At Samsung’s Unpacked event this week, the mobile device maker announced a deal with Netflix that will bring to its Galaxy smartphones exclusive bonus content associated with several Netflix original shows. The partnership also allows Netflix to more deeply integrate its streaming service with Samsung devices. The latter part of the partnership involving device integration is fairly s...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Verizon, Spotify, Media, Samsung, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Comcast, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Streaming Service, Samsung Galaxy, Peacock, Samsung Mobile


The battle over data privacy has only begun in California

Californians who have noticed new warnings, disclaimers and privacy policies on websites are experiencing the first wave of changes wrought by the rigorous new California Consumer Privacy Act. The CCPA took effect on Jan. 1. Enforcement will not begin until July, but in the meantime, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been publishing proposed regulations and tech companies have been scrambling to understand what they can and can’t do in order to be in compliance. Under the CCPA, consumers have ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Comcast, Editorials, Social Security, Pwc, Legislature, Xavier Becerra, Chad Mayes, Becerra, Alastair Mactaggart


Comcast shareholders seek workplace sexual harassment report

Comcast wants the SEC to block a shareholder resolution seeking an independent investigation into workplace sexual harassment.
Tags: Finance, Article, Comcast, SEC, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/industries/media-and-advertising, Fox-business/investing-and-transactions, Fox-business/politics/sec, James Leggate, 44f16b03-3a8b-55bd-b82d-765264dc7953


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming TV wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Free streaming service Tubi claims 25M monthly users as of December

Free streaming service Tubi is growing. The company announced today it reached 25 million monthly active users as of December, up from the 20 million it reported in mid-2019. In addition, it claims users watched 163 million hours in December, up 160% year-over-year. The company says markets outside the U.S. saw significant growth in 2019, as well, with Canada and Australia seeing a 357% increase in total view time. Tubi says it determined the user numbers and view time by the number of unique de...
Tags: Media, Lionsgate, Australia, Tech, Walmart, Netflix, Canada, Comcast, Roku, Pluto TV, Nbcu, Hisense, Cox, Tubi, Warner Bros Paramount, Farhad Massoudi


California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start

California’s new privacy law was years in the making. The law, California’s Consumer Privacy Act — or CCPA — became law on January 1, allowing state residents to reclaim their right to access and control their personal data. Inspired by Europe’s GDPR, the CCPA is the largest statewide privacy law change in a generation. The new law lets users request a copy of the data that tech companies have on them, delete the data when they no longer want a company to have it, and demand that their data isn’...
Tags: Security, Verizon, Twitter, Europe, Privacy, Law, California, Government, Tech, United States, Comcast, Davis, Data Protection, Facial Recognition, Data Security, Jean Yang


How Comcast's CIO led a culture shift within his team to build trust and get engineers to stop competing against each other

When Comcast CIO Rick Rioboli inherited the team that would eventually create the X1 voice remote, it was a combination of five different engineering cohorts. It immediately became clear that there was a lack of trust among members who were accustomed to competing against one another instead of working together. That's when Rioboli went from viewing culture as a "warm and fuzzy thing" to something that can have a dramatic impact on productivity. He presented the issue to his team as an anal...
Tags: News, Comcast, Comcast CIO, Rick Rioboli, Rioboli


Sky Heralds On-Screen Diversity Success But Needs More BAME Writers

U.K. pay-TV broadcaster Sky says its efforts to improve diversity on screen are paying off, but that it has more to do to improve the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers. In the 12 months to the end of September 2019, BAME representation on screen was 31%, ahead of Sky’s published target […]
Tags: News, Global, Diversity, Comcast, Sky, BAME, U K pay TV


FreeWheel Report Sees Industry Capitalize on the Rise of Premium Video by Investing in CTV and Mobile

Data-driven advertising also gaining traction, as latest figures show 10% growth in video ad views London, UK FreeWheel, a Comcast company and the industry’s most complete advertising management solution, launches its first Video Marketplace Report specifically for Europe, focusing on video advertising in Q3 2019. The paper shows a continued upward trend in premium video […] The post FreeWheel Report Sees Industry Capitalize on the Rise of Premium Video by Investing in CTV and Mobile appeared fi...
Tags: Europe, Advertising, Comcast, Video Ads, Press Releases, Video Advertising, Media Buying, London UK, CTV, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, TV & Cable Advertising, FreeWheel, Premium Video, Video Marketplace Report


Hulu CEO Randy Freer is stepping down as Disney takes greater control of the streaming company (DIS)

Hulu CEO Randy Freer is set to exit the streaming company, Disney announced on Friday. The streaming company's leadership will report to execs within Disney's direct-to-consumer and international business, as part of the reorganization. Disney is bringing Hulu closer to help scale all of its platforms more quickly, it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hulu CEO Randy Freer is stepping down from the streaming company as Disney brings Hulu deeper into its streaming segmen...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Espn, Ken Burns, Hulu, Kevin, Randy, The Walt Disney Company, Randy Freer, DTCI, Hulu Kevin Mayer Disney


Hulu CEO Randy Freer Exits Company Amid Further Integration With Disney

Hulu CEO Randy Freer is stepping down from the streaming service as Disney looks to further integrate Hulu into its direct-to-consumer and international segment. Freer's departure, which the companies announced late today following a board meeting, is the first major executive shake-up for the streaming service since Disney assumed full operational control from Comcast in...
Tags: Advertising, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, Randy, Streaming & OTT, Randy Freer


Hulu CEO Randy Freer to Step Down

Hulu CEO Randy Freer is set to depart as the head of the streaming service. The move comes as Disney, which now controls all of Hulu after acquiring 21st Century Fox and buying out Comcast, looks to more closely integrate the streamer with its Direct-to-Consumer & International division under Kevin Mayer. As part of this […]
Tags: News, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Kevin Mayer, Consumer International, Randy Freer


The CEO of the world's biggest ad holding company explains why it maintains close ties with Google and Facebook, despite their controversies

WPP CEO Mark Read said there was an advantage in maintaining close ties with Google, Facebook, Adobe, Salesforce and other platforms. Doing so makes WPP a better adviser to its clients, the company's CEO said at industry trade AdExchanger's Industry Preview conference in New York on Tuesday. Read also said media agency reviews needed to prioritize performance in digital media over price and that agencies have a creative advantage that positions them well against management consultancies. Click...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Read, Comcast, Manhattan, WPP, Martin Sorrell, Google Facebook, Facebook Adobe, Mark Read, Facebook Disney, WPP Google


Barstool and Penn National execs share new details about their blockbuster $163 million deal, from the first meeting in July to plans for a new betting platform (PENN)

Penn National's deal to acquire a minority stake in Barstool Sports started with a July meeting between the two companies in New York, execs at both companies told Business Insider. Penn, a regional casino company, was looking for a media company to anchor its upcoming sports-betting platform.  Barstool was hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in legal sports betting in the US. For Penn, the deal hinged on being able to keep Barstool's talent like its CEO Erika Nardini, founder Dave Po...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Comcast, New Jersey, Kobe Bryant, Ken Burns, Wall Street Journal, National Labor Relations Board, Chris Rogers, Fanduel, Penn, Katz, Portnoy, Chernin Group, Erika Nardini


The inside story of how Barstool Sports landed a deal with casino company Penn National and an eye-popping $450 million valuation (PENN)

Penn National's deal to acquire a minority stake in Barstool Sports started with a July meeting between the two companies in New York, execs at both companies told Business Insider. Penn, a regional casino company, was looking for a media company to anchor its upcoming sports-betting platform.  Barstool was hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in legal sports betting in the US. For Penn, the deal hinged on being able to keep Barstool's talent like its CEO Erika Nardini, founder Dave Po...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Comcast, New Jersey, Kobe Bryant, Ken Burns, Wall Street Journal, National Labor Relations Board, Chris Rogers, Fanduel, Penn, Katz, Portnoy, Chernin Group, Erika Nardini


The CEO of the world's largest ad holding company explains why it spends $7 billion on Google, how media reviews need to change, and why it's not threatened by consulting companies

WPP CEO Mark Read said there was an advantage in maintaining close ties with Google, Facebook, Adobe, Salesforce and other platforms. Doing so gives WPP an edge in advising its clients, the company's CEO said at industry trade AdExchanger's Industry Preview conference in New York on Tuesday. Read also said media agency reviews needed to prioritize performance in digital media over price and that agencies have a creative advantage that positions them well against management consultancies. Click...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, New York City, Trends, Read, Comcast, Manhattan, WPP, Martin Sorrell, Google Facebook, Facebook Adobe, Mark Read, Facebook Disney, WPP Google, Google Facebook Adobe Salesforce


Ajit Pai promised that killing net neutrality would spur network investment, but instead Comcast cut spending by 10.5%

When Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai used fraud and skullduggery to kill net neutrality, he promised that clearing away the allegedly burdensome regulation of delivering the data your customers request would finally spur investment in America's worst-of-bread, ancient network infrastructure. Comcast was one of the great beneficiaries of Pai's regulatory welfare check, and then got billions courtesy of Trump's #TaxScam. Other network operators used the tax money for buybacks while slashing jobs ...
Tags: Verizon, Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Telcoms, America, Comcast, Pai, Trump, AT T, Charter Communications, Ajit Pai, Joe Ross, Trump FCC, Trickle Down, Jon Brodkin Ars Technica


eSports is poised for growth in 2020

Lets start with some numbers: Newzoo estimates the gaming market revenue will reach $189.6 billion in 2020, up from 148.8 billion in 2019. According to a report by Quantum Tech Partners, approximately $1 billion was invested in the eSports category in 2019, M&A transactions in esports reached $475 million in 2019, across 33 deals As the global gaming industry continues to grow in 2020 and beyond, Quantum Tech Partners projects esports revenues will grow to $4 billion  the outlook f...
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Comcast Acquires Blueface to Boost UCaaS

The cable giant Comcast has made an inorganic move aimed at enhancing its product portfolio. They announced this morning the acquisition of Blueface. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, Comcast, Mergers and Acquisitions, Unified Communications


Sky Bows Documentary, Nature Channels As Disney Plus Carriage Deal Looms

Comcast’s pay TV service Sky is adding two new channels to its U.K. portfolio, the company announced on Monday. Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature will launch this spring and will be available as linear and on demand channels and also on Sky’s streamer NOW TV. Originals on Sky Documentaries will include “Tiger Woods: The Comeback”; […]
Tags: News, Global, Comcast, Sky, Sky Nature, Sky Documentaries


Sky Bows Documentary, Nature Channels With David Attenborough, Mark Wahlberg Shows

Comcast’s pay TV service Sky is adding two new channels to its U.K. portfolio, the company announced on Monday. Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature will launch this spring and will be available as linear and on demand channels and also on Sky’s streamer NOW TV. Originals on Sky Documentaries will include “Tiger Woods: The Comeback”; […]
Tags: News, Global, Comcast, Sky, David Attenborough Mark Wahlberg, Sky Nature, Sky Documentaries


We compared what the 6 major streaming TV services offer, from Netflix to Disney Plus to Hulu

Netflix is the streaming champion, but the competition is growing stronger. Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus launched in November to drastically different receptions. Ahead of the launch of HBO Max and Peacock this year, we broke down the biggest assets for six current major streaming services. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. People are inundated with more TV options than ever before and there are still more to come.  WarnerMedia's HBO Max and NBCUniversal's Peacock will laun...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Office, Time, Disney, US, Syfy, Barack Obama, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, House, Michelle Obama, Steven Soderbergh


Comcast cable subscribers’ bills will go up because of Peacock streaming service

Comcast customers excited to try out Peacock for free should expect their cable rates to go up as a result.
Tags: News, Trends, Comcast, Home Theater, Streaming Service, Peacock, Movies & TV


Comcast results beat forecasts on broadband growth; 'Cats' hits NBC Universal unit

Comcast Corp on Thursday beat Wall Street's revenue and profit estimates due to growth in broadband customers, but the company lost more cable TV subscribers than Wall Street expected and its NBC Universal unit revenues were hurt as the film "Cats" bombed at the box office.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Comcast, Nbc Universal, Comcast Corp


Comcast Sees Q4 Profit Rise 26% On Digital Subscriber Growth

Comcast said net income in the fourth quarter rose 26% due in large part to increases in the number of subscribers to its digital services, even as it continued to lose traditional pay-TV subscribers and NBCUniversal’s “Cats” movie failed to do bigger business at the box office. The owner of the Comcast cable empire and […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Peacock, Brian Roberts


Comcast's growth in broadband customers offsets fourth-quarter cord-cutting

Comcast Corp's bid to counter cord-cutting with profitable broadband customers continued to pay off in the fourth quarter, as the company on Thursday beat Wall Street's revenue and profit estimates.
Tags: Money, Wall Street, businessNews, Comcast, Comcast Corp