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2014-05-07 16:32:17

Merger Would Affect Millions of Rural Households and Access to Popular Independent Programming WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick Gottsch, founder of RFD-TV, will testify Thursday at a hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on "Competition in the Video and Broadcast Markets: the Proposed Merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable." Rural Media Group is the world's leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle, and...

Level 3 Calls Out ISPs For 'Deliberately Slowing' Broadband Speeds
2014-05-06 15:03:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday Internet backbone provider Level 3 called out a number of Internet Service Providers (ISP), which may include Comcast - accusing them of slowing net speeds. This is just the latest in a widely publicized "spat" that has been going on between the backbone provider and several large ISPs. According to Level 3, which is one of a few companies that helps move traffic around the Internet, some ISPs are not willing to spend money...

2014-05-05 12:25:44

Company to Hire for 100 New Positions by Year End For Initial Staffing of State-of-the-Art Call Center HUDSON, N.H., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to provide an outstanding customer experience, Comcast Cable today announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art customer support center this summer in Hudson, New Hampshire. The state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to seat approximately 600 agents. Comcast expects about a third of the seats - or...

2014-05-01 12:29:26

MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP GIVES UNIVERSAL RIGHTS TO MARKET & DISTRIBUTE PACKAGED MEDIA AND MULTI-PLATFORM DIGITAL CONTENT FOR ICONIC PRESCHOOL PORTFOLIO NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies, and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAT), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a premier home entertainment company, announced today a deal that gives Universal distribution rights to HIT's...

AT&T May Move To Acquire DirecTV
2014-05-01 11:46:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Wall Street Journal reported that according to people familiar with the matter AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite pay TV service. This latest shake-up in the television industry could result in a pay TV giant on par with Comcast Corp. when it completes its now pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable. AT&T’s landline-based TV business now currently has around 5.7 million...

2014-04-30 12:27:45

- From producers of Space's hit original clone drama ORPHAN BLACK and the creator of LOST GIRL - - KILLJOYS developed with the support of Bell Media's Writer Only Drama Development program - - 10 episode adventure drama series set to premiere in 2015 - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/1mYNcHp TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Space announced today that it has teamed up with Syfy to produce the upcoming original adventure drama series KILLJOYS. As previously announced,...

2014-04-30 08:39:47

Now with over 1 million hotspots nationwide, Comcast has more hotspots than any other WiFi network in the region and nation ATLANTA, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast announced today it has begun launching more than 160,000 Xfinity WiFi neighborhood hotspots throughout greater Atlanta. The launch is an ideal complement to the hundreds of outdoor wireless access points already deployed across Atlanta, now making Comcast the largest provider of WiFi hotspots in Atlanta and Georgia. "The...

2014-04-28 23:04:27

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 In an effort to get the proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable approved, Comcast is making a proposal, says Reuters, Apr. 28. Comcast has offered to sell 1.4 million cable television subscribers to Charter Communications Inc for $7.3 billion. It also said it would divest another 2.5 million customers into a new, publicly traded...

Comcast Looks To Smooth Regulatory Concerns Over TWC Merger By Dropping Nearly Four Million Subscribers
2014-04-28 12:44:30

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the largest cable TV provider in the United States agreed to cut the cord on some 4 million subscribers as a way to help smooth regulatory concerns as it looks to complete its acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast Corp. had reached a deal that would net Charter Communications with 3.9 million subscribers, including about 1.4 million existing Time Warner Cable customers in a deal worth...

Netflix Moves To Add Its Own Channel Via Smaller Cable Operators
2014-04-28 11:07:19

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Netflix has inked a few more deals with cable operators. This time it's not to get a faster pipe like the deal the OTT provider made with Comcast in February. This time Netflix plans to provide content via an app on TiVo DVRs through three smaller cable operators. Content is expected to become available as soon as next week from three cable operators: RCN Telecom Services, Atlantic Broadband and Grande Communications, Variety reports....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'