Leadership chage at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes role

If a new report is to be believed, Comcast is developing a new nationwide TV streaming service much like DirecTV Now to get a footing in markets that it doesn’t serve currently like Los Angeles and New York. Comcast is said to have obtained nationwide TV channel rights from several cable networks that have not been named in the report. Comcast apparently doesn’t plan on offering a service immediately but it’s holding on to the rights which will come in handy if and when it decides to do so. That decision will probably depend on how AT&T’s DirecTV Now and Dish’s Sling TV perform in the United States. Both have been out for quite some time now and have a lot of paying subscribers.The company did say recently that an over-the-top streaming service is not currently a priority. “There is significantly more upside and profitability in going deeper and deeper into our base versus following a video-only offering OTT,” said Comcast VP Matt Strauss recently.However, Bloo

Leadership chage at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes role

Comcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Leadership chage at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes role, Mon 20 Mar 17 from AP

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp is planning to rebrand and expand a streaming video option for broadband subscribers who do not want to pay for a traditional cable package, sources told Reuters ...

Mon 27 Mar 17 from Reuters Technology

Comcast Nationwide TV Streaming Service Being Considered

If a new report is to be believed, Comcast is developing a new nationwide TV streaming service much like DirecTV Now to get a footing in markets that it doesn’t serve currently like ...

Sun 26 Mar 17 from Ubergizmo

Comcast is putting the pieces in place for a streaming TV service

Matt Strauss, executive vice president for video services at Comcast, said during a conference in November that an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service isn’t really a priority for them. ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Techspot

Comcast is considering a nationwide streaming TV service

Comcast is laying the groundwork for a streaming TV service similar to DirecTV Now in markets it currently doesn't serve, including New York and LA, according to Bloomberg. It ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Engadget

Change in leadership at Comcast as CEO Smit changes role

NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO....

Mon 20 Mar 17 from AP

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