Comcast’s Peacock streaming service, launching this spring, hopes to lure cord-cutters with old-school concept

Unlike many of its rivals, Comcast will offer free and cheaper streaming products supported by advertisements.

Comcast’s Peacock streaming service, launching this spring, hopes to lure cord-cutters with old-school concept

Unlike many of its rivals, Comcast will offer free and cheaper streaming products supported by advertisements.

Verizon ditches hidden fees, cable bundles to lure cord cutters. Will Comcast, others follow?

Verizon rolled out the pricing plans during a disruptive time in the TV industry, with cable companies losing hundreds of thousands of video customers per quarter to online streaming services.

Verizon ditches hidden fees, cable bundles to lure cord cutters. Will Comcast, others follow?

Verizon rolled out the pricing plans during a disruptive time in the TV industry, with cable companies losing hundreds of thousands of video customers per quarter to online streaming services.

Top 10 Philadelphia business stories of 2019

It was a busy year for business news, from a shuttered hospital and exploding refinery to the rise of biotech start-ups and the vibrant U.S. economy.

Top 10 Philadelphia business stories of 2019

It was a busy year for business news, from a shuttered hospital and exploding refinery to the rise of biotech start-ups and the vibrant U.S. economy.
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Americans with disabilities have $200 billion in spending power. Comcast isn’t leaving them behind.

This year, Comcast has announced a series of partnerships for new programs, products, and services for people with disabilities.

Comcast, Starz blackout averted as companies reach a ‘long-term’ deal

Comcast and Starz have a struck a deal that will keep the premium channel in TV packages for a few more months before making the content only available as a direct subscription.

U.S. senators urge NBC to refuse to air 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

“Please pick human rights over profits," the senators wrote.

Comcast’s head of NBCUniversal, Steve Burke, set to leave his post in August

Steve Burke, a Comcast Corp. executive and stalwart of the entertainment industry, is stepping down as the head of NBCUniversal next year, handing the reins to lieutenant Jeff Shell, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Happy holidays from Comcast. Your cable bill is going up again.

Customers in the Philadelphia region have received notices of new prices effective Dec. 20, five days before Christmas.

Comcast keeps Starz in TV packages as negotiations continue

The Philadelphia-based company had planned to remove Starz from all packages and drop 11 Starz and Encore channels on Dec. 10. Now it will be available at least until Dec. 31. .

Comcast plans to spend $2 Billion on Peacock in first two years

Comcast plans to make a version of Peacock free. But it faces lots of competition. Streaming behemoth Netflix heavily outspends its competitors, expecting to splash out $15 billion on programming this year.

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Will David L. Cohen do with the people of Philadelphia what he did with Comcast?

Cohen’s decision to start disengaging at Comcast has some Philadelphians hopeful he will redirect more energy to public purposes.

6 Comcast executives who will divvy up David Cohen’s wide-ranging portfolio

David Cohen is stepping away from daily operations at Comcast. Here are the executives who will take on his portfolio.

Philadelphia power player David Cohen is stepping down from his Comcast position

CEO Brian Roberts said Cohen will transition away from his position in January 2020 and remain senior executive vice president. After 2020, Cohen will become senior advisor to the CEO.

Comcast phones E.T. for a commercial: Can the alien help the mothership’s brand?

Comcast's new campaign is a sort-of sequel to the sci-fi film, reuniting E.T. with the same actor who played Elliott in the 1982 blockbuster.

T-Mobile lays claim to first nationwide 5g wireless service

But it won't be the much-vaunted 5G experience that wireless carriers have been promising: The service is on a low-band 600-megahertz signal, which provides broad coverage but not blazing speeds.

Netflix, Disney+, and HBO? Cord-cutters are willing to pay much more for the right streaming services

Consumers pay $22 per month on average for video streaming subscriptions and are willing to pay roughly $11 per month, or 50 percent more, for additional services, the study found.

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