Tag: comcast

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Barry Diller: Broadcasters don’t own the airwaves but they still want to stop you from watching via devices (Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal) 2. Al Franken wants Netflix CEO’s perspective on Comcast / TWC deal (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. More than 50 public interest groups speak out against Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger (Free Press) 2. How some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Q & A: Reddit Execs get serious about the site’s business (Mike Isaac / Re/code) 4. The Accelerator: Condé Nast tries its hand at [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 2. Oculus Rift just put Facebook in the movie business (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. Why an Apple-Comcast deal stirs net neutrality concerns (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service (Shalini Ramachandran, Daisuke Wakabayashi & Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 2. Slate to introduce a variation on the pay wall (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Nilay Patel, no longer managing editor of The Verge, moves to Vox.com (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Chuck [...] more »

by Claire Groden

On Feb. 23, Netflix and Comcast announced a deal that would ensure Netflix customers can reliably stream videos for Comcast customers. The agreement will require Netflix to pay for access to Comcast’s broadband, though it will receive no preferential network treatment, according to the companies. The deal’s announcement sparked a wave of concern about Net [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AT&T, Verizon may join Comcast in Netflix streaming deal (Marguerite Reardon / CNET) 2. A new ‘micro-publication’ for deep environmental and tech reporting (Nicola Pring / CJR) 3. Upworthy details why it fact-checks every post (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 4. Marc Andreessen says more net neutrality laws are not the answer (Mathew Ingram / [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Comcast solve their web traffic problem with a long-term deal (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Seeking a lead on news, network turns to data-mining media group (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Why top journalists are flocking to brands (Natalie Burg / Contently) 4. This show is evidence that you can [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Snowden documents reveal covert surveillance, pressure tactics aimed at WikiLeaks and supporters (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 2. Is it time to tie journalists’ pay to revenue? (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. Talks for including Netflix on Time Warner set-top boxes on hold after Comcast announcement (Cliff Edwards & Edward Lee / Bloomberg) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sleeper issue peers around the corner of Comcast-Time Warner deal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ premiere is a big test of how video gets to you (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 3. How digital weighs up against print for UK magazine circulations (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Pandora builds profiles [...] more »

by Claire Groden

First, cable company Charter Communications made a run at buying Time Warner Cable. That ended up being a prelude to cable and media giant Comcast swooping in to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. The combined firm would serve 30 million pay TV subscribers (Comcast would divest 3 million subscribers it would [...] more »