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Comcast to face trio of critics at congressional hearing on Time Warner merger

Comcast’s plan to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc is expected to face criticism from an independent network, small and medium-sized cable operators and a former Internet partner when U.S. lawmakers meet on Thursday for a second time to discuss the controversial deal. The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust…

Netflix brings net neutrality concerns to FCC officials

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After weeks of public outcry, Netflix Inc brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter. The video streaming company has been outspoken in its push to…

Netflix pans AT&T fiber network as too slow, fears Time Warner-Comcast merger

Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T’s high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix. Netflix made the remarks in a letter to shareholders on its first-quarter results. The company has been calling for greater protections for…

After Comcast deal, Netflix may need to renegotiate with Verizon and AT&T

By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to make sure its customers get trouble-free access its streaming movies and TV shows. Verizon Communications’ chief executive said…

Judge’s preliminary decision determines Netflix doesn’t infringe on patent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Internet video streaming service Netflix Inc does not infringe Rovi Corp patents for interactive television program guides, an International Trade Commission judge said on Monday in a preliminary decision. The full commission will issue a final decision in the case in October. In mid-2012, Rovi accused a…

Netflix drops DVD-only ‘Qwikster’ idea, will remain one site

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc reversed an unpopular decision to put its DVD video rental business on a separate website and rename it Qwikster, saying both DVD and online streaming services will stay on the same website. U.S. customers will continue to go to Netflix.com for streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals, the…

Netflix edges out HBO for Dreamworks deal: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has won a deal to pipe Dreamworks Animation movies starting in 2013, the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen Internet streaming over traditional pay TV, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the newspaper the deal, worth…

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