The rumors were true. Comcast announced Thursday that its NBCUniversal division will acquire DreamWorks animation, a studio known for hits such as Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Antz and other movies and TV shows. Comcast said it will bring DreamWorks into its Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Sling TV wants everyone to know about its service, but apparently Comcast isn’t quite as excited about that idea.
A new ad campaign launched this week for the Sling TV streaming service, and while some companies have been running them without issue, Comcast isn’t quite as excited. The media conglomerate owns the NBC network, and on the stations it owns and operates – known as O&O, and different from affiliate stations – it is outright rejecting the ads.
Comcast already offers 2Gbps fiber Internet in some parts of the country, but the cable giant is just getting started. The company announced plans this week to start testing a new Internet service with download speeds well beyond what it currently offers.
There still isn’t a whole lot of 4K content available, but Amazon and Netflix have tried to fix that by streaming TV shows and movies in the ultra high definition standard. Comcast has taken a similar approach with a special app on Samsung TVs, but now it’s getting prepared to offer 4K content through a set-top box.
Comcast has officially canceled its plans to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, citing government opposition to the deal as its main reason.
Samsung always makes a big splash during the CES, and this year is no different. If you just got a new TV over the holidays, you may want to sit down. Samsung on Monday announced a new family of SUHD TVs, all of which are powered by the Tizen operating system that it has been developing internally.
At the moment Comcast may just be thought of as an Internet and cable company, but in the future the company may offer its own hardware and software to manage an entire house full of smart devices. TechCrunch confirmed on Monday that the Internet-provider recently acquired PowerCloud Systems and with it the technology to control your future smart home.
Comcast is preparing to launch a brand new app called Xfinity TV Go that will reportedly replace its existing Xfinity TV Player app. It will launch on Android and iOS and will offer 35 live TV channels spanning major networks. According to The Verge, which confirmed the story with a Comcast representative, the following channels will land in the lineup: