Comcast's global ambitions


[qi:046] For the longest time, it was American phone companies that went globe trotting, trying to add international holdings to their portfolio. Now there is word that Comcast might be getting its jets warmed up. The City A.M. (PDF via Cable360) reports that Comcast is one of the 11 groups interested in Virgin Media (formerly known as NTL Telewest.) Time Warner Cable, KKR and a bunch of private equity guys are sniffing around, the report says. No word on the price just yet.


Om Malik


I could not agree more – so many channels and nothing to watch. You end up defaulting to about ten or eleven channels. USA, HBO and Showtime along with ESPN and BBC. That’s it for me. COmcast can charge $25 for those channels and I couldn’t care less about everything else they do


As long as this American cable company invests in the network and gives us the service cable TV is capable of they can have it. The current lot in charge are a bunch of muppets who have managed to p*ss everyone off in the few months they have been in charge


I vote for a la carte pricing on channels. Do we NEED to keep supporting all 58 Discovery channels?


Oh, how I wish, how I wish, these captains of industry might spend of my hard-earned money on reaming the pipes between me and the rest of the Internet World.

It really ain’t a lot. It would just take a little commitment to offering service, say, comparable to the average backwater ISP in Sweden.

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