Stories tagged: comcast
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 2:50 P.M.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 11:18 A.M.
Leadership change at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes role
Comcast’s cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 6:23 P.M.
Comcast Xfinity TV app hits Spokane region, but don’t toss your cable box yet
Comcast Corp. is making its Xfinity TV service available to subscribers with Roku Inc. set-top players via a new app, paving the way for customers of the nation’s largest cable …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Cable companies are pushing to repeal Obama-era Internet privacy rules
Some of America’s biggest cable companies are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall – kicking off an effort by the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017
Cord-cutters dropping cable force networks to make hard choices
At the end of 2016, a big question hangs over the TV industry: What if Jeff Bewkes is right? One of the best-positioned media giants, Bewkes’ Time Warner sold to …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Court rules state’s lawsuit against Comcast can move forward
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s $100 million lawsuit against cable giant Comcast cleared a legal hurdle when King County Superior Court Judge Timothy A. Bradshaw ruled on Dec. 23 that …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
Comcast plans rate, fee increases in 2017
Starting Jan. 1, Comcast will raise rates up to 3.8 percent for broadcast TV and Internet service across much of its service area.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4 A.M.
Comcast’s new pricing structure for internet usage has bite as new fees start Nov. 1 in Washington and around nation
Beginning Nov. 1, Comcast will impose a new fee on heavy users of its cable internet service.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016
HBO said to push for revamped cable deals to fuel most of growth
Last year, HBO added nearly 3 million U.S. subscribers, capping its biggest two-year gain in three decades. There was just one problem: It didn’t get paid for many of them.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 7:35 P.M.
Comcast is being punished for charging customers for channels they didn’t want
Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year
Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it’s a cable provider.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
Feds find clues of gender bias at Microsoft, court filing says
U.S. Labor Department investigators told Microsoft this year they had found preliminary evidence of gender-based discrimination at the company, according to court papers filed this week in a gender-discrimination lawsuit.
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
Washington state attorney general files suit against Comcast
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday filed a $100 million lawsuit against Comcast, saying the cable and internet giant deceived customers into paying tens …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 10:35 A.M.
Comcast profit slips due to fewer box-office hits
NEW YORK – Comcast’s second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 2:14 P.M.
Comcast expanding $9.95 internet program for low-income households
Comcast is vastly expanding eligibility for low-cost internet service.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Amy Goodman: Media mergers spotlight need for independent outlets
As we travel, we see the connection that local media institutions help forge, both within a community but also across traditional barriers of race, class and age.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 9:05 A.M.
Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55 billion
Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 6:32 P.M.
Comcast customers won’t need cable box with upcoming apps
Comcast says later this year you won’t need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps.
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Comcast to sell services via Amazon, with customer service in Spokane area
Comcast announced a deal Monday to sell its Xfinity TV, Internet and phone services on
MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Comcast TV outage hits much of US, but problem mostly fixed
Comcast Corp. confirmed a wide U.S. outage Monday and said it was working to restore the network.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 8:49 A.M.
Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years
Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
Comcast chooses Liberty Lake site
Comcast has chosen Liberty Lake for its new customer service center. The Internet and cable TV company will build an 80,000-square-foot facility in the Meadowwood Technology Park, Comcast announced Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
Comcast to build Spokane call center, creating 675 jobs
Comcast will build a new call center in the Spokane area that brings 675 jobs to the region, the company announced Tuesday. The Internet and cable television company hasn’t selected …
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015, 2:04 P.M.
Comcast to add 675 jobs in Spokane area with new call center
Comcast will build a new call center in the Spokane area that brings 675 jobs to the region, the company announced today.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
Comcast launches investment company
PHILADELPHIA – Michael Angelakis, the top Comcast Corp. executive who headed the negotiations for NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable Inc., will leave his post to head a new Comcast-controlled company …
SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014
Rosauers adding Suncrest store Spokane’s Rosauers Supermarkets is building a $3.1 million store in the Suncrest area in Stevens County.
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014, 8:58 A.M.
Comcast reports that service is restored following Internet outages
An outage of Internet service is affecting about 10,000 Spokane-area customers, the company said Thursday morning.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014
Comcast fights FCC rate caps in Spokane area
The company that has the exclusive right to provide cable TV services in Spokane says it no longer should have to follow federal price regulations. Comcast, which provides cable services …
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Comcast TV customers must get cable box
Comcast Corp. is converting its last group of analog TV signals to digital later this month. The company is contacting about 2,500 customers in Spokane who receive “limited basic” channels …
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013, 2:18 P.M.
Comcast to buy GE’s 49 pct stake in NBCUniversal
LOS ANGELES — Comcast said today that it’s buying General Electric’s 49 percent stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for $16.7 billion several years early, as the company takes advantage …