Stories tagged: comcast
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, noon
Challenge to Murdoch: U.S. giant Comcast also bids for Sky
Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’ …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 p.m.
Comast announces increase in internet speeds for Washington customers
Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages at no additional cost residential customers in Washington.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox
Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules
Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Comcast talking to 21st Century Fox about a deal, source says
Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Comcast’s cable customers tumble as cord-cutting picks up
Comcast’s video upswing could be sputtering out. The cable company added TV customers last year for the first time in a decade. But on Thursday it posted its biggest quarterly …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9 a.m.
Sprint said in talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal
Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., the two largest U.S. cable companies, met with executives at Sprint Corp. in the past month to discuss reselling wireless services, people familiar with …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Comcast, Charter to cooperate as threats from wireless grow
Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications said Monday that they will work together as they prepare to offer cellphone plans to customers.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Verizon’s CEO is open to deal talks, from Comcast to Disney
Verizon Communications is considering merger possibilities to reset the course of the company given the fast-changing structure of the industry, and would be open to talks with Comcast, Walt Disney …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows
Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …
Mon., April 10, 2017
Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out.
Against the desires of most Americans across the political spectrum, Congress has repealed internet privacy rules that were meant to protect us.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Comcast enters wireless business with $45-a-month service
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Comcast’s Liberty Lake call center recognized
Comcast has received an award for its $7 million call center in Liberty Lake.
Fri., March 31, 2017
Goodman/Moynihan: Trump protects his privacy, sells ours
This law is the ultimate hack: allowing corporations to take all of our information and sell it for profit.
Fri., 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: Mon., 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: Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Sun., 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.
Sun., 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.
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Fri., 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.