AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. are gearing up for a push to deliver video games directly to televisions, said people with knowledge of the matter, a strategy shift that poses a threat to traditional consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox.
Cablevision Systems Corp. is now the cheapest U.S. cable or satellite-television provider for potential acquirers from Time Warner Cable Inc. to Comcast Corp. following the resignation of its chief operating officer.
DirecTV and Dish Network Corp. have received requests from the U.S. Justice Department about pricing contracts with television networks, part of a broader probe into whether pay-TV companies are squeezing out Internet-video rivals, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Comcast Corp. and other cable companies are violating antitrust laws by limiting competition from Internet video providers, two people familiar with the matter said.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., India’s biggest publicly traded media broadcaster, is in talks with Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. to expand distribution in the U.S. and plans to more than triple the number of homes it reaches in the country next year.
News Corp. ’s programming conflict with Cablevision Systems Corp. raises questions about Comcast Corp.’s proposed merger with General Electric Co. ’s NBC Universal, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters said today.
Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, struck an alliance with cable companies that will change how customers buy Internet, mobile and pay-TV services and present new challenges for rivals such as AT&T Inc.
Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.