Taipei, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:57 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
28°C
Digitimes Research: Comcast to push into new digital home market
Enoki Chen, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 17 March 2014]

In addition to its existing Xfinity Triple-Play services, US-based Comcast has recently announced it will cooperate with US-based NRG Energy to offer electricity services. The move is expected to add an additional service to Comcast's packages and help bring in more revenues to the company.

Comcast has also announced it will acquire the second-largest cable TV company in the US, Time Warner Cable and if acquired, Comcast will be able to take a 30% share in the US' paid-TV market, strengthening its competitiveness against its telecom carrier and satellite TV competitors. The acquisition news also helped Comcast's negotiation with Netflix, which Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for better streaming.

Digitimes Research believes Comcast is planning to use its economies of scale to push into the digital home market. The digital home market used to focus on multimedia entertainment contents, but now the market has turned to focus on new applications such as energy management driven by Google's acquired Nest, home security management and telecare. Comcast's Xfinity Home is a service that combines the energy and security management and the company's entry into the electricity industry will allow it to become a more complete supplier of digital home solutions.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | 6h 57min ago

  • Hermes Microvision to see revenues stay flat in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 6h 8min ago

  • Delta Electronics 2Q14 gross margin, net profit hit records

    Before Going to Press | 6h 9min ago

  • Huawei ships 34 million smartphones in 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 6h 21min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ 1H14 LCD TV sales up 20% due to low-blue-light models

    Before Going to Press | 6h 22min ago

  • Commentary: China antitrust probe could affect Qualcomm performance

    Before Going to Press | 6h 23min ago

  • Demand for tablet touch panels decreasing, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 6h 45min ago

  • Adlink develops 3D intelligent vision-aided positioning system in cooperation with ITRI

    Before Going to Press | 6h 59min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments grow over 13% sequentially in China in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 7h 16min ago

  • China market: Colorful Technology poses competitive threat to MSI, ASRock

    Before Going to Press | 7h 17min ago

  • UMC to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 7h 18min ago

  • Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America

    Before Going to Press | 7h 18min ago

  • Huawei Device sees high growth in 1H14 handset shipments

    Before Going to Press | 7h 19min ago

  • Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | 7h 20min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 7h 21min ago

  • Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14

    Before Going to Press | 7h 22min ago

  • Acer tops US LCD monitor retail market in 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 7h 23min ago

  • Huawei Device to launch Ascend Mate 3 4G smartphone, says report

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
2014 global smartphone market forecast
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.