Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, "We are pleased with our results this quarter. Cable had outstanding growth, particularly in high-speed Internet, and NBCUniversal had strong performance across all of its businesses. Our focus on delivering innovative products and a superior customer experience is driving our success, including stronger video, voice and business services results in cable. NBCUniversal has real momentum, with solid growth in revenue and double-digit cash flow growth. We have a fantastic combination of cable and content businesses with many opportunities ahead."
Revenue for Cable Communications increased 5.8% to $10.5 billion compared to $9.9 billion in the second quarter of 2012, driven by increases of 8.0% in high-speed Internet, 26.4% in business services and 2.7% in video. The increase in revenue reflects better pricing and significant customer growth. Combined Video, High-Speed Internet and Voice Customers increased by 189,000 in the second quarter of 2013, a 36.8% increase in net additions compared to second quarter 2012.Revenue for NBCUniversal increased 8.9% to $6.0 billion compared to $5.5 billion in the second quarter of 2012 as Cable Networks segment increased 7.7% to $2.4 billion reflecting a new content licensing agreement, a 4.4% increase in distribution revenue and a 5.7% increase in advertising revenue. Filmed Entertainment segment increased 12.8% to $1.4 billion driven by higher theatrical revenue from the strong box office performance of Fast and Furious 6.
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