Quick Answer: What Was Comcast Called Before?

Before it became the omnipresent and generally detested conglomerate it is today, Comcast was called American Cable Systems (note the foreshadowing), and had only 1,200 subscribers.

What was Comcast previously called?

Comcast, in full Comcast Corporation, formerly (1963–69) American Cable Systems, major American provider of cable television, entertainment, and communications products and services. In 1969 the company moved to Philadelphia and was renamed Comcast Corporation.

Does Xfinity have another name?

Xfinity: New Name for the Same Old Comcast? The company isn’t changing its corporate name, but it’s announced plans to rebrand its consumer services–TV, Internet access, and phone–as Xfinity. (The name has already been in use for the past six weeks for Comcast’s subscriber-only Internet TV service.)

Who owned Comcast?

The company owns and operates numerous media properties, including broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios, and theme parks. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. NBCUniversal was formed in 2004 upon the merger of NBC an Vivendi Universal Entertainment.

When was Comcast founded?

June 28, 1963, Tupelo, MS