March 4, 2013
Year 2—Comcast NBCU Negotiating Internet Deals, Expanding Essentials
While the Comcast-NBCU transaction continues to have its detractors, the combined company’s 2nd annual report to the FCC detailing implementation of conditions of the deal describes everything as A-OK. Amid all the updates on everything from localism to diversity were a few interesting tidbits. NBCU said it has received and is negotiating “several” requests to provide “full freight” (i.e., licenses for the full suite of linear channels) to online distributors. Meanwhile, Comcast talks broadband speeds and “Internet Essentials.”
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Mediacom Communications, which owns Mediacom Broadband and Mediacom LLC, grew its 4Q revenue by some 3% YOY thanks to growth in broadband phone subs. Here is more on the company’s financials.