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2014-09-15 08:35:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announced the appointment of Bonnie Hammer to the company's Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2014. An industry leader in media, network programming and branding for close to 40 years, Ms. Hammer serves as Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where she leads NBCUniversal's entire cable entertainment portfolio including USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network, Sprout, Chiller and...

2014-09-03 12:26:41

STAMFORD, Conn. and PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced the name of the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast - Time Warner Cable merger and the Comcast - Charter transactions. The company referred to as "SpinCo" or "Midwest Cable LLC" will be known as GreatLand Connections Inc. "We are pleased to publicly announce the name of...

2014-08-26 16:24:50

DUBLIN, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "DTT Market in the US 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting system, which uses radio frequencies for transmitting signals from the source without the help of a satellite. The signal is received using antennas and tuners. Digital terrestrial transmission is an upgrade of analog television and...

2014-07-23 12:37:09

PARIS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today announced it is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its hit game, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, with a game-changing content update coming soon. Published in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) and Illumination Entertainment, the popular mobile title reached another important milestone this month, hitting more than 300 million downloads...

2014-07-20 20:20:53

Agreement Includes 10-Year Production Deal with Universal Pictures and First Look Deals with Other NBCUniversal Businesses UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions today announced that they have entered into a new 10-year first-look production agreement and that Blumhouse is forming new partnerships that will span across NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will...

2014-07-15 12:27:22

The Beloved Canine Is Back Em-barking On An All-new Howl-arious Adventure Perfect For The Entire Family UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SYNOPSIS: Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America's favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven's Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal...

2014-07-08 12:25:29

--Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs-- NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous...

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...

2014-04-08 12:36:27

Combining Two Major Cable Companies Will Mean Higher Prices, Fewer Choices, and Worse Customer Service for Consumers WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers stand to lose out if Comcast and Time Warner Cable are allowed to merge, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Comcast filed its formal plan for merging with Time Warner with the Federal Communications Commission today. "Consumers are fed up with Comcast...

Hulu Plus Inks Deal With NBC Universal For Streaming Rights
2014-04-02 13:15:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday video streaming service Hulu announced that it now has the exclusive rights to past seasons of several popular TV shows through a new multiyear deal with Comcast Corp.’s NBC Universal. The Wall Street Journal reported that this is the latest in a series of deals that the streaming video service has made as it takes on arch-rivals Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. The agreement, which is to be made official on Wednesday,...


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.'