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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 …


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 …


Consumer Confidential: A la carte channels looking more likely

If you talk to pay-TV insiders and analysts, the buzz these days is about so-called skinny bundles. Fewer channels. Lower monthly costs. Almost every pay-TV provider is cooking up a …


Consumer Confidential: On cutting the cord: So far, so good

Cord cutting is having a clear impact on the cable industry as consumers have grown sick of paying for dozens, even hundreds, of channels they never watch.


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 …


TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …


Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …


Hanks, Timberlake among ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic …


Comcast adds torrent of HD

Spokane cable TV customers can dive into dozens of new high-definition channels to be offered by Comcast Corp. starting Aug. 5. Depending on subscribers’ cable packages, viewers will be able …


Some Comcast viewers will need new box

Some cable TV customers in Spokane County need to prepare for the second wave of digital TV migration, tentatively starting in June, according to a Comcast Corp. spokesman. Roughly 10,000 …


Community TV in new home

A new-look community access cable channel is expanding its reach in the Spokane area, offering new programming and a chance for residents and organizations to tell their stories on TV. …


Community TV in new home

A new-look community access cable channel is expanding its reach, offering new programming and a chance for residents and organizations to tell their stories on TV. “We are up and …