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2014-02-07 12:22:03

Worry-Free Deal Comes With Free FiOS Quantum Upgrade to Feed Hunger for Faster Internet Speed NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Making it even easier for cable users to confidently switch to FiOS, Verizon introduced today a two-year price-guarantee offer for new customers who order FiOS Internet, TV and voice service before April 19. All new customers will receive a two-year price guarantee. The offers also include a free upgrade to FiOS Quantum 50/25 megabits per second (Mbps)...

2008-10-07 21:00:24

By Alan Pergament Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy in the dispute between Time Warner Cable and LIN TV, the owner of Channel 4 and Channel 23? Like Sarah Palin, I can spot the bad guys. In this case, it appears there only are only bad guys. But don't blame anyone in Western New York -- this is an issue being decided by the national offices of Time Warner and LIN, and it's a lose-lose situation for the two companies playing the blame game. That said, the issue became somewhat...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

The expectations game doesn't only involve tonight's vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. It also is being played when the CW (WNLO-TV here, one of the channels involved in the dispute between Time Warner Cable and LIN TV) debuts the new Sunday night lineup being programmed by Media Rights Capital, an independent film, television and digital studio. My low expectations were pleasantly exceeded with one series, "Easy Money," that has a local angle. One of the show's...

2008-10-01 21:00:12

Sit tight. As of late Tuesday afternoon, there was no deal between Time Warner Cable and LIN TV, the owners of CBS affiliate Channel 4 and CW affiliate Channel 23, to keep the stations on Western New York's largest cable system as the Thursday deadline nears. Of course, deals like this one, which would include LIN stations throughout the country, tend to be done at the last minute. And both sides stand to lose substantially if no deal is reached. Locally, Channel 4 could lose a...

2008-09-10 21:00:16

By Alan Pergament A year ago, the CW opened the fall season with a new controversial series, "Gossip Girl," about rich high school kids in Manhattan growing up too fast. Who would have thought a year later, that the CW -- which is carried on WNLO here -- would premiere two teen series that could play on the Disney Channel. It was a little concerning when "90210," the spin-off of the 1990 Fox hit, "Beverly Hills 90210," premiered a week ago with an early scene suggesting that a star high...

2008-08-05 21:00:14

By Alan Pergament There isn't any way to be certain, but it sure looks like the labor-management battle at Channel 7 is further eroding the news ratings at the third-place station. One thing is for certain -- the union Web site 7NewsUnfair.com and its campaign asking viewers to turn off Channel 7 isn't helping the ABC affiliate. In the just-completed July rating period, 7 News saw news rating declines ranging from 15 percent to 27 percent from a year ago for the late afternoon and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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