Brian Roberts

Netflix agrees broadband access deal with Comcast

In a significant break with its existing practice, Netflix has agreed to pay US cable giant Comcast to gain direct access to its network to deliver a better quality service to Comcast subscribers. In a deal many industry observers see as likely to be the first of a series, Netflix will gain direct access to […]

NBCU revenue down but cable grows

NBCUniversal saw its second quarter revenue drop 14.2% – a fall largely driven by dips at US broadcast network NBC owing to a 2012 Olympic Games bump. NBCU’s results for the three months to September 30 showed its broadcast television segment had fallen 41.1% year-on-year from US$2.79 billion to US$1.64 billion. NBCU parent Comcast attributed […]

Comcast cable channels grow as NBC toils

NBCUniversal’s cable channels business grew revenues by 4.6% in the first quarter of this year, but revenues at US broadcast network NBC tumbled nearly 20%. The cable unit – which houses channels including USA Network, Bravo and Syfy – saw revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, reach US$2.25 billion compared with US$2.12 […]

Comcast to take full control of NBC Universal

US cable and media giant Comcast is to acquire the 49% of NBC Universal that it does not already own from General Electric for US$16.7 billion. Comcast said it would take full control of NBC Universal at the time of its original acquisition deal, which was completed in 2011, but had seven years in which […]