that these new streaming TV services will “create millions and millions of subscribers anytime soon,” and most people value their cable and satellite subscriptions. But they could be “a modest positive” for NBCUniversal over the years, he said.
In the third quarter, Comcast added 32,000 video customers, compared with a 48,000 loss a year ago — the first thirdquarter gain since 2006. It gained 330,000 internet customers, compared with 320,000 a year ago. Phone customer additions fell to 2,000 from 17,000.
The Olympics broadcast in August gave a big boost to NBC and the company’s cable networks. Revenue rose 57 percent to $3.09 billion in the broadcast unit, which is NBC and Spanishlanguage Telemundo, and gained 22 percent to $2.94 billion at the cable-networks division, which includes MSNBC, Bravo and USA Network.
Revenue fell 8 percent in the movies division, which raked in cash last summer with the blockbusters “Jurassic World” and “Minions.”
Overall, Comcast net income climbed to $2.24 billion from $2 billion in the same period a year ago. Revenue increased 14 percent to $21.32 billion.
Its Class A shares fell $1.83, or 2.8 percent, to $62.69 in afternoon trading Wednesday. Its stock had gained 14 percent in 2016 through Tuesday’s close.
This story has been corrected to show net income was $2.24 billion, not million.