Remember how we told you to keep an eye on Comcast Interactive, the unit created last year to grow the MSO’s Internet business? (Cfax, 8/28). Comcast COO Steve Burke’s comments this week have us even more convinced something’s brewing. He told Goldman Sachs’ investor conference Wed that Comcast will go beyond its footprint to offer new Internet apps and Websites. “To really be competitive in the Website world, you can’t be in [only] 35% of the country,” he said, adding the Websites would be mostly ad-supported. Burke pointed to “TV Planner,” Comcast’s recently launched online programming guide, with a “very robust” broadband presence for its upcoming VOD horror channel, he said. The MSO recently obtained trademarks for video broadcasting over the Web.

The Daily



ESPN promoted two executives to svp roles. Brian Lockhart is now svp, ESPN+ original content and

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jun 10
The FAXIES Awards – Virtual CelebrationSave the Date! - June 10, 2021
Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.