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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

City Council OKs negotiations with TDS, a cable provider that plans to compete with Comcast in Spokane

The city will negotiate an agreement with a new cable provider in Spokane, potentially offering residents an alternative to Comcast for their binge-watching and high-speed downloading needs.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Competition for Comcast? New cable company could come to Spokane

Cable customers in Spokane could soon have an alternative to Comcast.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Blackout ends: CBS channels restored to AT&T outlets, including DirecTV

The nearly three-week blackout of CBS stations on AT&T television services, including DirecTV and U-Verse, was resolved early Thursday after the two television powerhouses reached a new carriage agreement.

Grave digging? Changing tires? Washington’s rural telecom companies do it all

Tiny telecom companies provide rural towns with services beyond just phone and cable service.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work out new relationships with once-fierce rivals in a changing media landscape.

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.

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.

Breaking up the bundle? Dish relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …

Time Warner invests in Hulu in win for cable cord-cutters

In another win for cable cord-cutters, Time Warner has become the latest media company to invest in streaming service Hulu.

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 …

Say goodbye to Time Warner Cable: Sale leads to name change

Time Warner Cable, the largest cable provider in New York and Los Angeles, among other markets, was just bought by Charter Communications Inc., which has mostly operated in the Midwest.

Time Warner Cable plans for TV on the Internet

NEW YORK – Hate your cable box? In a few weeks, Time Warner Cable is going to start testing in New York City a cable service that doesn’t need one …

HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Premium cable channel HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service in 2015.

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 …

Most Comcast prices going up

Most of Spokane’s Comcast subscribers will see price increases in their Internet and video services effective in August, the cable company announced. Comcast’s last price increase went into effect October …

It Promises To Be TV Event Of The Year

Bruce Willis and Eddie Murphy will be on hand, and Sly Stallone has a ticket, too. Right after the weigh-in, the Wayans brothers will show up, and, if his boat …