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HD Report | August 21, 2017

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Comcast adds Auto Extend Recording & In-Game Highlights to X1

August 3, 2015 |

Previously, Comcast customers who wanted to be sure not to miss the outcome of sports events due to overtime or delay of game may have manually set DVRs to extend recording until a selected time. Now, Comcast has an improvement to … Read More

Time Warner Cable customers in San Antonio get faster internet service

July 29, 2015 |

Time Warner Cable’s improved internet service branded TWC Maxx is now available to customers in the greater San Antonio area. The faster internet speeds, up to six times greater, come at no extra charge to TWC residential customers. However, some … Read More

Cox now offers residential gigabit internet service in Louisiana

July 24, 2015 |

Cox Communications has launched gigabit internet service for residents of Louisiana including Greater Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Acadiana areas. The company’s G1GABLAST product offers internet speeds up to 100 times faster than current average speeds in the U.S.

Cox plans on improving its infrastructure … Read More

Time Warner Cable launching improved internet/TV service

July 15, 2015 |

Time Warner Cable is launching their improved internet/TV service branded TWC Maxx in twelve initial markets, including new availability in Greensboro and Wilmington, NC this week. At no extra cost, the upgrades provide up to six times faster internet service (depending on current tier) … Read More

Comcast launching streaming TV service

July 14, 2015 |

Comcast will launch a slim, internet-based television service called “Stream” that will target cord-cutters, cord-nevers, and maybe anyone tired of paying giant cable TV bills. The service will first launch in Boston at the end of this summer, then in … Read More

Comcast X1 Subscribers in Central California get Live In-Home Streaming

July 11, 2015 |

This week, Comcast starting offering Central California customers on the X1 DVR platform the ability to stream all channels, including live-TV broadcasts, to any connected device in their home. That means customers can essentially view everything in their service package on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other internet-connected … Read More

Comcast Kids Zone moved from Beta testing

June 15, 2015 |

Comcast’s recent additions to personalization on the Xfinity X1 platform include the official launch of Kids Zone. Previously in beta testing within Comcast Labs, Kids Zone provides a selection of titles that are meant to be safe for kids of all … Read More

Comcast Live Streaming Copa America & Gold Cup on Xfinity TV Go

June 11, 2015 | 2

Comcast has announced they will be live streaming the Copa America and Gold Cup international soccer tournaments to Xfinity TV customers with the Xfinity TV Go app for mobile devices. 26 matches of both tournaments will be streamed, in both English … Read More

CenturyLink launches Prism TV fiber network in Salt Lake City areas

June 4, 2015 |

CenturyLink has launched its fiber optic-based Prism TV service to many residential and business addresses in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. The launch of the service follows CenturyLink’s roll-out of fiber-enabled 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) broadband in Salt Lake … Read More

Charter offers to purchase Time Warner Cable for $56B

May 26, 2015 |

Look out Comcast. Charter Communications has offered to purchase Time Warner Cable for $56 billion. The offering price is $195.71/share; Time Warner Cable’s closing stock price on May 20th. With debt, the total value of the deal is estimated at $78.7 … Read More

Comcast Doubles Current PBS On Demand Content

May 23, 2015 |

Comcast announced this week they would be doubling the amount of recently-aired PBS content available on demand through the Xfinity TV platform. This means more current episodes of shows such as Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, American Masters, and Antiques Roadshow will be accessible … Read More

Cox Increases Broadband Data Caps

May 8, 2015 |

Cox High Speed Internet subscribers are getting a big bump in how much data they can consume, with no rate increase throughout the tiers affected. This means consumers can stream more video than ever from websites such as Netflix and … Read More

Comcast’s Xi4 STB will support 4k video

May 7, 2015 |

Comcast says their up and coming Xi4 set-top-box will support 4k video on UHD TV sets. Movie titles will be limited at first, as with most 4k content, starting with titles made for IMAX and large screen theaters such as The Ultimate … Read More

Comcast Launches X1 Remote with Voice Control

May 5, 2015 |

Comcast has officially launched a new remote with voice control for the Xfinity X1 platform. The stylish new remote allows users to to find networks, movies, TV shows, set DVR recordings, get recommendations, and navigate the Xfinity On Demand interface. … Read More

Comcast Xfinity Share App Allows Live Mobile-to-Mobile Video Streaming

May 4, 2015 | 1

Comcast has announced a new feature for Xfinity TV customers on the X1 platform that allows real-time live streaming and sharing of video from smartphones using the Xfinity Share app. The technology utilizes the open Internet standard WebRTC that supports real-time … Read More

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ will stream to Cablevision internet subscribers

March 17, 2015 |

Just in time for Season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Cablevision announced they would be offering the soon-to-launch HBO NOW service, an over-the-top streaming product that will provide subscribers with all-access to HBO programming — just as if subscribed … Read More

Comcast Reveals Current Top 20 TV Shows Watched On Demand

February 24, 2015 |

Comcast has revealed the Top 20 television shows watched On Demand through the Xfinity TV platform. The show rankings are based on the total number of On Demand TV views within seven days of the original live airing. Comcast took the … Read More

Comcast’s TV Everywhere lineup surpasses 70 live channels

February 19, 2015 |

Comcast announced they now offer over 70 live channel options through the Xfinity TV Go app, expanding the goal of offering TV Everywhere that most service providers are striving for. Newly added channels include AMC, BBC America, FOX Deportes, MOVIEPLEX, Showtime, … Read More

Comcast’s X1 Platform User Interface Gets Updates

January 14, 2015 |

Comcast has made several improvements to the Xfinity X1 platform interface to improve user experience. One of the more visible changes can be found in the Sports Guide, were they’ve added “Browse By Sport” and “Events On Tonight” sections, the … Read More

Comcast Xfinity UHD app brings 4k to Samsung TVs

December 18, 2014 |

Comcast has launched a new app to deliver 4k Ultra HD content to Xfinity TV customers with compatible Samsung 4k TVs. Named “Xfinity in UHD,” the new app can be downloaded from the Xfinity SMART Hub, and customers can login … Read More

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