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Apple reportedly requires Comcast and Charter to sell iPad, Apple TV as part of iPhone deal

06/13/2019, 06:06 pm

In a bid to gain access to Apple's popular iPhone, mobile industry newcomers Charter and Comcast reportedly agreed to somewhat onerous terms that require the cable giants to also sell iPad and Apple TV, some of which are offered with carrier subsidies.

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Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

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T-Mobile working with Apple to bring robocall screening to iPhones

04/17/2019, 10:04 am

With the help of Apple, T-Mobile is aiming to bring a new anti-robocall technology to iPhones "in the near future," a report said on Wednesday.

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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile simplifies phone number theft with default '0000' PIN

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

In what appears to be a heinous oversight, Comcast set the default PIN code for all Xfinity Mobile customer accounts to "0000," opening the door to phone number hijacking and, in some cases, identity theft.

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Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

02/01/2019, 09:02 am

Comcast is sidestepping development of an Apple TV app for Xfinity TV customers in favor of its plans for Roku boxes and technology based on Sky's Now TV service, a report claimed on Friday.

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NBCUniversal set to face Apple in crowded streaming video market in 2020

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

NBCUniversal plans to launch an as-yet unnamed streaming service in 2020, and could be a force to be reckoned with given the content under its umbrella.

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Comcast to launch video streaming product for broadband customers in 2019, report says

11/07/2018, 05:11 pm

According to a report Wednesday, Comcast is looking to field a new streaming device in 2019 that offers existing broadband customers app-based access to online services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

07/19/2018, 10:07 am

Disney has won the battle for 21st Century Fox, with Comcast surrendering the field to Apple's ally.

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Disney clears DOJ antitrust hurdles for 21st Century Fox takeover

06/27/2018, 02:06 pm

Vying against Comcast, Disney has passed a critical obstacle in its push to acquire 21st Century Fox: antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department, contingent on divesting itself of some of Fox's assets should a deal go through.

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Disney ups the stakes to $70B in bid for 21st Century Fox

06/20/2018, 10:06 am

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to raise its offer to buy assets from 21st Century Fox, in order to fend off an all-cash offer from Comcast in the high-stakes media bidding war.

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Zero Sign On a first step towards Apple TVs replacing crappy cable boxes

06/06/2018, 11:06 am

At the WWDC keynote Monday, Apple announced its first-ever deal with a U.S. cable provider to make Apple TV function as a cable box replacement. But, whether that can happen universally is another matter.

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Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

05/23/2018, 03:05 pm

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape -- if it's approved.

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Comcast looks to expand content lineup with $30.9B bid for European broadcasting giant Sky

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

As Apple pushes forward with its plans to produce video content in-house, Comcast's attempt to purchase Sky could strengthen its capacity to provide a rival streaming service.

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Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

09/08/2017, 09:09 am

A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals for early Apple iTunes rentals

08/18/2017, 09:08 am

Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

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Comcast brings Xfinity Mobile nationwide, iPhone users must buy or rent

08/17/2017, 03:08 pm

Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow -- most notably that people buy or rent a new phone.

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Comcast intros app-based Apple Pay bill payments with Xfinity iPhone update

04/20/2017, 01:04 pm

Expanding on a recent promise, Comcast on Thursday updated its Xfinity My Account app for the iPhone with support for Apple Pay, letting people handle TV and internet bills using their fingerprint.

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US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell personal data to advertisers without opt-out safeguards

03/24/2017, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.

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Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

02/15/2017, 03:02 pm

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

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