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Stranger Things Have Happened - Online Video Investment Grows 75%

YouTube should retain its position as the online video market leader with the biggest audience and Alphabet could begin reporting its revenues separately from Google. Facebook will further monetise its video views. This will come from more suggested...

Read More21 Oct 16
Comcast, Take Over IoT Firm Icontrol

Comcast and security company have taken over Texas-based Icontrol, an Internet of Things and home security company. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Comcast is mainly acquiring Icontrol’s ‘Converge’ software...

Read More24 Jun 16
Comcast Acquires France’s

Comcast has acquired, a France-based multiscreen video ad tech company. The financial terms of the deal were not revealed. will be integrated into Comcast's FreeWheel unit which helps TV-centric publishers to deliver digital...

Read More09 May 16
EXPERT COMMENT: Will ‘Amazon And Chill’ Become A Thing?

One of the unifying results of the digital revolution is its impact on prices. Consumers expect more storage, faster speeds and more mobile data, all for less money. But earlier this week, Amazon flipped the script and launched Prime monthly and Prime...

Read More25 Apr 16
Competition Will Speed Up Cord Cutting

Netflix faces a challenging year. The subscription TV and movie-streaming service beat its estimated user growth target of 6.10m in Q1 2016 hitting 6.74m and a total of more than 81m after rolling out to 130 new regions. However, the company, which is...

Read More19 Apr 16
Slack Lands USD200m For Workplace Chat Software

Slack, a workplace chat software startup, has landed USD200m in round led by Thrive Capital, with participation from GGV, Comcast Ventures and existing investors Social Capital, Spark Growth, Accel and Index Ventures. Slack will use the finance to secure...

Read More04 Apr 16
NextVR Lands USD30.5m For Live & On-Demand

NextVR has raised USD30.5m in Series A funding from Formation 8, Comcast ventures and Time Warner Investments. RSE Ventures and Madison Square Garden Company also participated. 

Read More12 Nov 15
New Media Moguls - BuzzFeed Follows Vice Into TV

BuzzFeed is getting a USD200m investment from Comcast’s NBCUniversal, which values the online publisher at around USD1.5bn. It’s an investment that will see the two firms work together as NBC chases a younger audience, while helping BuzzFeed get...

Read More19 Aug 15
EA And Comcast Team Up To Develop Cloud-Based Xfinity Games

Games developer EA and telecoms provider Comcast will team up to develop Xfinity Games, a platform which will allow users to play cloud-based video games on their TV set, via a smartphone or tablet, or via a Comcasts X1 set-top box.

Read More17 Jul 15
What Comcast's Streaming Service Means For Future Of Cable

The post-cable world is still someway off, but Comcast's decision to launch a USD15-per-month service streaming content from a selection of broadcast networks and HBO points to where it sees the market moving. It’s a move designed to appeal to those...

Read More13 Jul 15