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2008-09-13 09:00:15

PHILADELPHIA | Comcast Corp. has reached agreements with several major content providers to offer their shows on its entertainment Web site, Fancast.com. The Philadelphia-based cable operator has inked deals with ABC, The CW, Showtime, HBO and The Food Network to offer free ad- supported TV episodes and clips. The shows will start rolling out this weekend, except those from ABC, which went live last week. In the race to grab video share online, Comcast recently added an online store to...

2008-09-10 12:00:22

Fancast (www.fancast.com), the premiere online destination that enables users to watch, manage and find entertainment content wherever it is available, today announced that it is streaming the ABC Family series "Lincoln Heights" third season premiere exclusively on the site from Tuesday, September 9th - Monday, September 15th. The critically acclaimed and multiple NAACP Image(R) and NAMIC(R) Award nominated family drama series returns with ten new episodes premiering on television Tuesday,...

2008-09-09 12:00:15

Comcast.net, www.comcast.net Comcast's premier broadband service which combines extensive content available to a national audience with an exclusive suite of online tools for Comcast High Speed Internet customers, announced today that it has partnered with Thumbplay to add a mobile entertainment library to the site. Comcast.net users can download today's hottest music, ringtones, videos and games directly to their mobile phones from m.Comcast.net. Comcast.net Mobile delivers information...

2008-07-18 09:00:36

Comcast Interactive Media, a division of Comcast, has announced that Karin Gilford will join the company as senior vice president of Fancast and online entertainment. In this role, Ms Gilford will build and manage Fancast, Comcast Interactive Media's (CIM) online video and entertainment site as well as seek and grow additional opportunities for CIM in the online entertainment space. She will report to Amy Banse, president of CIM. Ms Gilford is an eight-year Yahoo! veteran, where most...

2008-07-17 12:00:33

Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), the division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA, CMCSK) dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, today announced that Karin Gilford will join the company as Senior Vice President of Fancast and Online Entertainment. In this role, Gilford will build and manage Fancast, CIM's cutting edge online video and entertainment site as well as seek and grow additional opportunities for CIM in the online...

2008-07-16 18:00:19

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- thePlatform, the leading broadband video management and publishing company, today announced that it has acquired assets from San Francisco-based Chirp Interactive, Inc., a provider of social media applications. thePlatform will have access to key Chirp assets and Chirp's technical development resources as select personnel will become employees of thePlatform. In addition, thePlatform announced that it is now actively investigating ways to...

2008-07-15 03:00:12

Mini-movies and Behind-the-Scene Footage from the Blockbuster Film Available on Comcast On Demand, All in HD Comcast Corporation Media Contact: Alana Davis, 215-286-5211 Alana_davis@comcast.com Logo: http://www.comcast.com Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSK, CMCSA), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, announced today a partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight. This partnership provides Comcast customers with exclusive...

2008-03-12 09:00:00

Hulu is a lulu: Video site is clean and easy to navigate -- When I wanted to watch my beloved "Firefly" sci-fi series the other day, I didn't bother renting or buying a DVD set. I just fired up Hulu and watched all 14 episodes for free. The video site at hulu.com, due to officially debut today with complete episodes from about 250 TV programs (along with a few feature films and other clips), has been a blessing for those testing the entertainment portal since last fall. This is not the...

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2008-03-12 00:10:00

Online video company Hulu, a joint venture of General Electric's NBC Universal and News Corp, will make its public debut today with programming from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros Television Group, Lionsgate and from sports leagues. Content from Viacom will not be offered initially as the Sumner Redstone-controlled company continues its negotiations with Hulu.  CBS Corp content will also be absent from the Hulu lineup, although CBS does not rule out a licensing deal.  Hulu said it...

2008-03-10 15:00:18

PHILADELPHIA, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fancast (http://www.fancast.com/), Comcast Interactive Media's (CIM) online destination that enables users to watch, manage and find entertainment content wherever it is available, today announced that it has video content from over 100 content providers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080310/NEM120LOGO ) On Fancast, users can not only watch free content from top networks and studios, but also manage their entertainment...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.