Any change in the factors that make up the macro-environment can have a direct impact on the Comcast Corporation. These factors can affect the Porter Five Forces that shape their strategy and their competitive advantage over other firms.
In the world today, when you hear the words AT&T, Cox Cable, DirectTV and Comcast the first thing that would typically come to mind is enjoying sports and family television. Often time’s customers don’t really know into the weeds of a company until something goes wrong. A consumer may find interest in the event they have bought stocks into a company and they see it all fall. Companies such as this service millions and millions of people all over the world. It is sad to know that some of these organizations while looking squared away on the inside have such serious ethical issues going on or that went on within their organization. The last thing a customer wants to do is tune into the t.v. and find out that one of their providers was
One of Universal’s major competitive advantages comes from their ability to license characters, themes and stories from major movie productions due to their parent company “Comcast” owning the movie producing goliath “Universal Pictures.” This allows them to add new feature rides such as Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Fast and Furious Supercharged and Jimmy Fallon’s Race through New York. Additionally, NBC Universal acquired distribution rights to Illumination and DreamWorks animation companies allowing them to add rides and sell merchandise that featured movies such as Minions, Shrek and Secret Life of Pets.
Comcast even included bundle deals for their customers. Comcast sold two types of bundles: television content and services. Content bundles typically included the big broadcast networks, basic cable channels, and a selection of premium cable channels. Bundling decisions could be highly controversial, as the high-profile legal dispute between the Tennis Channel and Comcast illustrated. Comcast elected not to include the Tennis Channel in its basic cable package, which reached nearly all TV subscribers. Instead, it placed the channel in a premium- priced sports bundle, which reduced the Tennis Channel’s advertising revenue. Comcast service bundles typically included television, Internet service, wireless voice, and sometimes even home security
While public purpose challenges are still judged by the Madison Cablevision standard today, the Supreme Court of North Carolina has refined the doctrine’s scope. To start, the court in Maready v. City of Winston-Salem addressed whether a broadly constructed state statute allowing for local economic development could meet the Madison Cablevision standard. Further clarifying the first prong of the Madison Cablevision standard, the court in Maready held that “whether an activity is within the appropriate scope of governmental involvement and is reasonably related to communal needs may be evaluated by determining how similar the activity is to others which this court has held to be within the permissible realm of governmental action.” Maready
Most of the concerns regarding the proposed merger are regarding how large the combined company would be and its overwhelming market share. Comcast, was already the No. 1 cable provider in the U.S., this deal would give them 8 million more subscribers and 30 percent of the market. After the merger the combined company would serve over 30 million homes, and that’s after divesting of about 3 million customers. This deal would have created a company with the most broadband and video subscribers in the nation, along with the ownership of significant programming and/or content.
1. Given the current situation and the threats facing TiVo, the chief executives must rapidly decide upon the most favorable course of action. The decision is rather difficult to make for the simple reason that each of the three alternatives stand alone, tie up with Comcast or third, content distribution reveals both benefits as well as limitations. However, given the existent constraints, the second solution seems the most adequate one for the following advantages it creates:
Historically, Verizon Wireless focused its customer-base direct marketing efforts primarily on speaking to customers during the points in their lifecycle when they were equipment-upgrade-eligible. The purpose of these communications was to renew customer contracts using an equipment-upgrade message and offer. The challenge was that these points in the customer lifecycle coincided with spikes in customer churn.
In 2006 Comcast seen an increase in sales revenue for their cable business of 12% (Comcast, 2007). Comcast has continued to see a steady increase in their sales revenue, as sales of cable, telephone, and internet services have continued to rise. Comcast has seen sales revenue increase by at least 5 percent for each of the last 10 years.
Customer called asking if could he still use his windows live mail because he will be switching over.. CAE immediately informed the customer that he can but he may need to update his windows email. Though CAE asked whether customer has additional question, during the call, there was no sense of ownership nor accountability from the CAE’s end. Customer’s name was even asked during the interaction. CAE lacked probing. It wasn’t identified whether customer will switch to another provider or to Comcast. CAE could have made the customer feel welcomed or
NBCU’s diverse umbrella includes cable networks, broadcast television, filmed entertainment, and even a group of theme parks. The Universal Filmed Entertainment Group consists of Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development. DreamWorks Animation was also added to the group in 2016 when Comcast purchased the studio for about $3.8
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The world of telecommunications is a dog eat dog world. Marketing and innovation is key. Leading the pack as America’s fastest growing network (*) is none other than T-Mobile. Of course it was not always this way. With the on boarding of CEO John Legere in 2012, the then small telecommunications company, skyrocketed to 73 million customers(Feloni, 2016). In 1994 T-Mobile, with the name of VoiceStream Wireless PCS, was established by John Stanton. Seven years later it was purchased by Deutsche Telekom AG for a whopping $39 million and rebranded T-Mobile US the following year. In 2011 T-Mobile was in financial trouble and was looking to be purchased by AT&T. The deal was struck down by the US Department of Justice because it would lessen the competition in the market. In early 2012 John Legere became CEO and the rebranding started. T-Mobile then went on to acquire MetroPCS Communication in October 2012 to broaden their customer base and increase prepaid service revenue. John Legere then introduced contract-free pricing in 2013 which then forced the big guys (Verizon and AT&T) to follow suit. Due to their success, Sprint attempted to acquire the company in 2013 but abandoned the idea due to the fact that it was unlikely to be approved by the government (Maynes, 2017). In 2016 there were talks of T-Mobile purchasing Sprint. In November of 2017, after months of negotiations and