Tag Archives: cable

AT&T Closes Deal Buy Time Warner For $80B

The New York Times reports: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday, a move that would create a new colossus in the worlds of media and telecommunications. Putting together AT&T, a sprawling video and internet empire that encompasses cellphone and cable service along with DirecTV, and ...

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Charter To Buy Time Warner For $55B

Via Mashable: Time Warner Cable didn’t take long to recover from the breakup of its deal with Comcast. The second-largest cable TV provider in the U.S. is close to a deal to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion in cash and stock, according to reports from Bloomberg and CNN Money. The deal also reportedly include the acquisition of ...

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Comcast-TWC Merger Is Dead

CNN Money reports: Comcast is planning to walk away from its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable after pursuing it for more than a year. The decision comes amid intense, possibly insurmountable scrutiny of the deal by government regulators. It is an extraordinary turnabout for a cable giant not accustomed to losing. The deal would have reshaped American media ...

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SCOTUS Rules Against TV Streamer

Via Business Insider: In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that had ruled in favor of Aereo, a service that lets you stream live network TV. The court found that Aereo service violated copyrights owned by TV broadcasters, marketers, and distributors whose programs the company streamed. “This ruling appears sweeping and definitive, determining that Aereo ...

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Tweet Of The Day – RCN

RCN is responding to people bitching at TWC on Twitter.

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200 Channels And Nothing But Cats

Nielsen reports that the average US home gets almost 200 channels but only 17 channels are regularly watched. According to Nielsen’s forthcoming Advertising & Audiences Report, the average U.S. TV home now receives 189 TV channels—a record high and significant jump since 2008, when the average home received 129 channels. Despite this increase, however, consumers have consistently tuned in to ...

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Comcast To Buy Time-Warner Cable

Comcast announced today that it will buy Time-Warner Cable in an $45B all-stock deal. Whoa. The friendly takeover comes as a surprise after months of public pursuit of Time Warner Cable by smaller rival Charter Communications Inc, and immediately raised questions as to whether it would pass the scrutiny of anti-trust regulators. Comcast will pay $158.82 per share, which is ...

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Glenn Beck Vs Time Warner Cable

Via Glenn Beck’s The Blaze: Many Time Warner Cable customers are unhappy about the company’s recent decision to add the Qatar-owned Al Jazeera America to its channel line-up while maintaining there are no concrete plans to offer TheBlaze TV. Customers flocked to Time Warner Cable’s Facebook page to express their frustration, many of them threatening to cancel their service if ...

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CBS & Time-Warner End Cable Feud

But not before everybody missed the US Open. Just in via press release: CBS Corporation and Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached an agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations on Time Warner Cable systems across the country, as well as Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel, it was announced today by representatives for the ...

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Time Warner – Thanks For Your Patience

The CBS blackout is in its third week.  If it continues into the start of the NFL season, people are really going to start losing their shit.

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Time-Warner Cable: We Don’t Want A War

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Glenn Beck: Get Me Back On Cable

Since Glenn Beck left Fox News to launch his web-only television show, he has devolved even further (if that’s possible) into crackpot fringe conspiracy theory-laden batshittery.  And today he launched a campaign to force cable providers to pick up his web channel.  Think Progress weighs in: Beck started promoting GetTheBlaze.com on Monday, asking fans to demonstrate to their television provider ...

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FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

If you’ve been hooking up your internet modem to rip off basic cable, those days are over. Federal regulators are letting cable companies scramble all their TV signals, closing a loophole that lets many households watch basic cable channels for free. The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to lift a ban on encryption of basic cable signals, saying it will ...

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Patrick Stewart Vs Time-Warner Cable

A spokesman for Time-Warner responds: “Our Care and Social Media teams are fully engaged to make sure he’s well tended to. On behalf of the many Trekkers and Sir Patrick Stewart fans across our company, I can assure you, we will make it so.”

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Canada’s Porn Channel Ad

(Via Copyranter)

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Jane Fonda: Teabaggers Forced QVC To Cancel My Appearance

According to a post on Jane Fonda’s personal blog, wingnuts forced QVC to cancel a planned appearance to hawk her new book, Prime Time. Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country ...

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Time-Warner Cable Launches “Look Back”

After test-running the feature in some markets, this week Time-Warner Cable officially launched its free “Look Back” feature, which is a sort of On Demand function that allows you to pull up shows that have run in the previous 72 hours. That’s handy if you forgot to set your DVR or see a bunch of raves about something on Facebook. ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Internet, landline, cable TV. What do you pay, who do you pay it to, and what do you get for your money?

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Disney Yanks ABC Signal In NYC

The image above was ABC7’s misleading final message to NYC last night just before their parent company Disney yanked their signal to Cablevision’s three million subscribers. Disney wants a $40M annual chunk of the dough that Cablevision collects for local/basic channels like ABC7 and the cable provider won’t pay it. So Disney pulled the plug, not Cablevision, despite what the ...

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C-SPAN Dot MF Org

The greatest fake ad for C-SPAN that could ever be. (Via – AmericaBlog)

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