Comcast, Then and Now
- Roberts: Keep On Innovating. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;4/11/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 15, p8
Deals with the participation of Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts in the "National Show" general session audience in April 2005. Comments on video and data business of cable operators; Threats posed by telephone companies to the cable television industry; Importance of advanced-technology systems...
- Roberts: Cable's Winning the Fight. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;3/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p37
The article reports on the advantages gained by U.S. cable industry despite the entry of telephone companies in the video market. According to Comcast Corp. chief executive officer Brian Roberts, more than half of its new high-speed Internet customers deserted from less-expensive,...
- Comcast Earnings Buoy Investors. Eggerton, John // Broadcasting & Cable;2/18/2008, Vol. 138 Issue 7, p26
The article reports on the 54 percent increase in the fourth-quarter profit of Comcast Corp., the largest cable operator in the U.S. Shareholders were happy about the news and Comcast's stock climbed by 8 percent to $19.24. Comcast also claimed it will pay quarterly dividend starting this spring...
- STROX TRIM DEAL VALUE. DiOrio, Carl // Daily Variety;2/13/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 34, p1
Reports on the cost of the stock-based bid of Comcast Corp. for Walt Disney Co. in Los Angeles, California. Impact of the changes in share prices on the cable company; Effect of the deal on the stocks of both firms; Status of the Disney offer of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.
- Pols Praise Comcast for Competing With Bells. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;5/19/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 20, p38
Comcast Corp. won praise from two U.S. senators for sticking with promises to roll out local phone service and compete with the Baby Bells. The praise came in a three-page letter cosigned by Senator Mike DeWine (Republican-Ohio), chairman of the subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and...
- Is Comcast Going Non-Linear? // CableFAX Daily;11/28/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 229, p1
The article presents an update on the cable television industry in the U.S. as of November 2005. Television personality Brian Roberts emphasized that customization in television programs will be popular. Comcast has decided to raise its rate by $3 per month starting January 1, 2006.
- No ordinary cable guys. McGraw, Dan // U.S. News & World Report;7/08/96, Vol. 121 Issue 2, p44
Profiles Ralph and Brian Roberts, a father-and-son team who head Comcast Corp., the third-largest cable company in America. Growth of the company; Competition; Business strategies; Acquisition of controlling interest in the QVC home-shopping channel; Problems with cable modems.
- Comcast won't sweeten Dis bid. Anderson, Kathleen // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;3/9/2004, Vol. 382 Issue 47, p1
The combination of a cable operator and an entertainment giant could make a winner in wealth creation of Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts said on Monday in reiterating his interest in acquiring the Walt Disney Co. However, he remained steadfast in saying that Comcast won't sweeten its offer at...
- Investor anxiety hounds cable. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;8/19/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 34, p6
Focuses on the views of shareholders on the financial conditions of the cable industry in the U.S. Percentage decrease of stock prices; Comment Cox Communications chief executive officer James Robbins on the issue; Recognition of Comcast as the best-performing cable stock.