Comcast Corp., the largest U.S. cable provider, said its new X2 TV guide will be available to customers later this year, as it seeks to offer a more interactive service similar to online video platforms.
Comcast Corp.’s $16.7 billion acquisition of the rest of NBC Universal signals Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts’s increased confidence in the prospects for entertainment as a partner for cable distribution.
Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former lobbyist, moves toward a U.S. Senate hearing on his nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission without stated support from the lawmaker who can most sway the process.
Tom Wheeler, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the FCC, agreed to sell holdings of $500,001 to $1 million in both AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to resolve possible conflicts of interest before taking office.
On a gray day in February 2010, Brian Roberts sat facing the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. The panel was holding its first hearing on a proposed merger between two of the country’s most powerful media companies, the cable distribution giant Comcast Corp. and the entertainment conglomerate NBC Universal.
NBC is upgrading “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon’s studio in New York, a potential new home for “The Tonight Show” if Fallon takes over from Jay Leno, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.