Neil Smit

Discovery, Comcast come to carriage agreement

Fraught carriage negotiations between Discovery Communications and Comcast Communications have ended with a new “long-term, comprehensive agreement”. The renewal deal announced yesterday will see Discovery’s 12 US networks remain available to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers acorss various platforms. Significantly, the deal includes TV Everywhere rights, meaning Discovery channels will be available in and out of […]

Netflix ‘not set for Comcast set top boxes’

A top Comcast executive has downplayed media reports the US cable company is planning to add a Netflix app to its next set-top box. Numerous US reports claimed talks on a ground-breaking deal were close to producing an agreement, which would see the SVOD service available through a cable subscription. A key narrative in US […]