Category Archives: Industry News

The Numbers Show Cyber Monday is Stronger Than Ever

The turkey and stuffing might all be gone by now, but the online deals generated over the Thanksgiving holiday are still being served. The data is in, with reports announcing that more consumers took to doing their shopping online this Thanksgiving season than ever before. Cyber Monday had its strongest showing in history, with consumers […]

As Technology Evolves, So Does Comcast’s Customer Service Experience

As we press further into the 21st century and as technology evolves, so do businesses and the way they approach customer service. New technology as well as the changing demands of consumers in the digital era has prompted retail businesses to re-think their in-person experience and to redesign their brick-and-mortar stores in order to offer […]

Making Transgender and LGBTQ Storytelling on Television a Priority

Transgender awareness week kicked off earlier this week, with organizations and communities in the internet and television industry paying tribute to transgender people across the country. Diversity is an important component of who we are as an industry and we take pride in reflecting the diverse faces and voices in the programming that we air. […]

How On-Demand Content Has Changed the Way We Watch Television

Cable operators still dominate when it comes to video-on-demand viewing, according to a new report from the Video Advertising Bureau. In a time when more alternative viewing platforms are available to us than ever before, The State of MVPD’s Video-on-Demand 2016 Report, which uses stats reported by Nielsen, found that 54 percent of VOD viewership […]

Is the Internet Fast Enough?

In a survey we commissioned from Morning Consult, we asked people to rate satisfaction with their home wired internet download speeds. We’re pleased to see 77 percent of respondents say they are either somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with the download speeds of their wired home internet connection. Today wired internet download speeds are lightning […]

Michael Powell Inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame last night. The celebration, held at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, was an opportunity for Powell and the nine other inductees to be recognized for their vision, hard work, and commitment to the programming and communications industries. Powell’s decades-long career […]

Internet Providers At the Top of Investment Heroes Ranking 2016

The latest Progressive Policy Institute Investment Heroes 2016 report is in, and for the third year in a row, ISPs are the biggest investors of capital in the United States. With a total of over $48 billion invested in 2015, ISPs are injecting billions of dollars into networks and equipment to meet customer demands in […]

Paying Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on September 15 in honor of the independence day anniversaries of several Latin American countries, is a commemoration of Latinos in American culture. And for TV programmers and internet providers it’s especially important to not only reflect the diverse voices and cultures of the nation’s fastest growing minority group, but […]