Home Tags Posts tagged with "comcast"

comcast

0

When you go to watch the movies you want on Netflix, you want to be able to watch them uninterrupted by technical errors. The speed and sound are extremely important to the experience.

One of the problems that can come from watching Netflix is you end up dealing with streaming issues which cause the movie to stop loading or stutter or distort. It’s not a frequent problem. However, Comcast and Netflix have come up with a plan which makes the movie streaming experience much better for Netflix users with better cable TV deals.

Netflix now has a direct connection to dedicated Comcast servers. What this means for viewers is they won’t have to go through third party providers which means fighting a lot of heavy Internet traffic; this is where the freeze-ups and streaming troubles come from.  Users will have direct access to Netflix through Comcast servers and this translates directly into faster streaming speeds and an even better movie watching experience in general. Looking ahead, this could lead to other broadband providers striking up similar agreements.

Multi-Year Agreement Reached
The deal between the companies is one which had been in the works for months. The agreement has been said to be for the long-term. Both companies have said that Netflix will not be receiving preferential network treatment. Netflix users who have been struggling to watch movies only to become frustrated will be especially interested in this deal and will reap most of the benefits.


Streaming movies from Netflix has become extremely popular and there are now more than 44 million Netflix subscribers worldwide. The company has been making efforts to connect directly to broadband Internet providers in order to offer its subscribers the best possible viewing. Netflix has also already made similar arrangements with both Cox and Cablevision.

The problems Netflix users had been suffering through had become publicly known. Forums and social media sites had opinions all over them from upset viewers who were starting to get fed up with trying to watch movies and videos only to have them interrupted by slow streaming times. The fact that these two companies have come to an agreement is very good news for anyone wanting to make use of Netflix. Comcast is a very big provider and allowing Netflix to have direct connection to its servers is big news, more than users may realize until they see the results for themselves.

The Growth of Netflix
Netflix has grown by leaps and bounds. What this means is there are even more people logging in to watch the movies and videos they want. When they are dealing with this amount of traffic on the same bandwidth – along with general Internet traffic – it can lead to increased irritation and problems. That’s especially true as Netflix grows.

Netflix was founded back in 1997 and began by offering users a subscription based digital distribution service in 1999. Since this time, it has maintained its reputation as one of the best services of its kind. With more than 44 million subscribers, it’s easy to see why it is so important for Netflix to do all it can to continue offering its users a hassle free and high quality experience. This deal is a great way for them to continue doing so.

0

Comcast has acquired Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion, creating a company that could control three-quarters of the US cable industry.

Comcast will pay about $159 per share for TWC in an all-stock deal.

The deal comes after Time Warner Cable rejected a $60 billion bid from Charter Communications last month, calling their offer “grossly inadequate”.

However, any merger is likely to face tight scrutiny from US regulators.

Time Warner Cable has been the subject of an eight-month takeover battle by smaller cable operator Charter Communications.

Comcast is the biggest cable television provider in the US and owns the NBC broadcast network, as well as the Universal film studio.

Comcast has acquired Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion

Comcast has acquired Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion

With 22 million of its own pay TV customers and Time Warner Cable’s 11 million, the combined entity will end up with about 30 million subscribers when the deal is complete.

Comcast argues that as it and Time Warner Cable serve different markets, their combination will not reduce competition for consumers.

Comcast operates mainly in the northeast, including its home town of Philadelphia and Boston, Washington and Chicago.

Time Warner Cable’s subscribers are centered around its New York headquarter, as well as Los Angeles, Dallas and Milwaukee.

In many of those areas, the new Comcast/Time Warner Cable group will face competition from rivals such as AT&T and Verizon.

However, Public Knowledge, a Washington-based consumer rights group, called on regulators to stop the deal.

It said the merger would give Comcast “unprecedented gatekeeper power in several important markets.”

Comcast and Time Warner Cable hope to make significant cost savings – of up to $1.5 billion in annual costs over three years, with half of that coming in the first year.

[youtube Hq_dcEqBvyg 650]

0

US cable provider Comcast is to acquire the full ownership of TV and film company NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion.

Comcast will buy the 49% stake in the joint venture that it doesn’t own from US industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE).

It will also buy the well-known 30 Rockefeller Plaza building in New York and another property for $1.4 billion.

Comcast took a majority stake in NBCUniversal in 2009.

NBCUniversal owns the Universal Studios theme parks, TV networks like MSNBC and E! and film studios like Universal Pictures, which made movies like Jaws, ET and Jurassic Park.

GE was planning to shed its stake in the business and the deal accelerates the takeover.

US cable provider Comcast is to acquire the full ownership of TV and film company NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion

US cable provider Comcast is to acquire the full ownership of TV and film company NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion

“Our decision to acquire GE’s ownership is driven by our sense of optimism for the future prospects of NBCUniversal and our desire to capture future value that we hope to create for our shareholders,” said Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive of Comcast.

The deal will be funded by $11.4 billion of cash on hand, with the rest funded by debt and stock.

In terms of properties, Comcast is buying NBC’s headquarters in New York and CNBC’s headquarters in New Jersey.

The takeover must still be approved by regulators and is expected to be finalized by the end of the first quarter.