The Philadelphia cable giant generated net income of $1.99 billion, or 76 cents a share, compared to $1.73 billion, or 65 cents in the year-earlier period.
Revenue grew nearly 3.5% to $16.84 billion.
However, Los Angeles-based film studio Universal Pictures turned in softer results due to a thinner film slate that produced 15% less revenue compared to the year-earlier period.
"In film, we had a relatively quiet theatrical quarter," Comcast Chief Executive
Company-wide, Roberts touted the company's gains in high-speed Internet and phone service sign-ups. More small businesses opted for Comcast service, an encouraging sign as Comcast seeks to expand its footprint with the acquisition of
The period marked Comcast's best second quarter in six years for customer retention. The company lost 144,000 video customers during the quarter; its count now stands at 22.5 million video subscribers.
Meanwhile, the company added 203,000 high-speed Internet subscribers for a total of 21.3 million customers. If current trends continue, the company will have more Internet service customers than cable TV subscribers by the end of 2015.
The company now has 11 million phone service subscribers.
Comcast spent $44 million in costs associated with its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable.
The company's revenue engine continues to be its cable and Internet service business with 5.4% growth to $11 billion in revenue. Operating cash flow came in at $4.6 billion, an increase of 5.3%.
NBCUniversal generated revenue of $6 billion, an increase of less than 1%. Operating income jumped 20% to $1.4 billion.
Cable networks, including USA, Bravo and E!, increased its revenue 2.6% to $2.47 billion. The broadcast unit, which includes NBC,
The NBC broadcast network finished the TV season in first place in the important advertising demographic of viewers 18 to 49; the network's best finish in a decade.
However, film revenue declined 15.3% to $1.18 billion. Universal Pictures squeaked out a hit in "Neighbors," with Seth Rogan and
Theme park revenue increased 12.8% to $615 million. More patrons visited the parks, particularly during the spring holidays. During the quarter, the unit was gearing up for the opening of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" attraction in Orlando, which opened earlier this month.