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2008-08-18 12:05:00

By PETER SVENSSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of new high-speed Internet subscribers in the United States fell in the second quarter to the lowest level since a research company began tracking the broadband market seven years ago. The 20 largest cable and telephone companies added a net 887,000 residential and small-business subscribers in the three months ending June 30, Leichtman Research Group Inc. said Monday. Its tally is based on public reports and estimates. The number of new...

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2006-01-03 00:30:00

By Kenneth Li NEW York -- Cable network Starz Entertainment Group LLC said it plans to launch an Internet movie download service on Tuesday, backed by partnerships with Microsoft and Sony, amid a race to offer more videos over high-speed Internet connections. The service, called Vongo, follows the debut of Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes video service, which ignited interest across the media sector to make more video programming available at any time and anywhere outside of the living room....

2005-07-22 08:28:56

By Paul Bond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Households using digital video recorders and video-on-demand in the U.S. doubled in June, compared with the same month a year ago, according to a recently released study. The Leichtman Research Group study also determined that 88% of DVR users "usually skip commercials when they watch programs recorded on their DVRs." Although the ad-zapping statistic might appear jarring to advertisers and TV executives at first blush, LRG president Bruce...


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