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CBS streaming service to add Viacom, Paramount videos

NEW YORK – ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Comcast set to raise rates

Tens of millions of Xfinity customers will see their bills rise 3.6% nationwide, on average, the company said Thursday, as it boosts prices for broadband plans and hikes TV fees.

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.

Comcast expands low-income internet program in Spokane, partners with Goodwill on technology lab

Internet expansion program allows residents receiving any type of government assistance benefit to potentially qualify for $9.95 monthly internet service without a contract, modem fees, installation charges or a credit …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Comcast increasing internet speeds for Spokane customers

Comcast is increasing download speeds for its Xfinity Performance Plus, Performance Pro, Blast! Pro and Extreme Pro internet packages. The upgrade impacts 85% of customers statewide, according to a company …

Comcast leaves conservative ‘think tank’ behind voter ID, stand-your-ground laws

Comcast Corp. has pulled out of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council that critics say is a “corporate bill mill” for state lawmakers by drafting model legislation, such as those …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

King County judge rules Comcast violated state consumer protection law, orders restitution for Washington customers

A King County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act by misrepresenting its service protection plan to customers, according to state Attorney General Bob …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up

Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV.

You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in

Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters.

NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray

Joining the growing stampede into the streaming world, NBCUniversal on Monday said it would launch a streaming service next year – but one that will differ from rival services.

Comcast aims to help customers with disabilities through call center, technology

At Comcast’s Accessibility Center of Excellence in Liberty Lake – the company’s largest accessibility support center in the country – a team of specially trained agents are helping elderly as …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Comcast upgrades Deer Park network, adds services for local customers

Comcast has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its network in Deer Park since it acquired the Northstar Broadband Cable TV system earlier this year, officials said Monday.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Comcast expands gigabit service in Spokane area

Comcast has expanded its gigabit broadband service locally, and the company says it’s now offering the faster internet service throughout Spokane and Stevens counties.

Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Disney-Comcast battle for Fox dominates Sun Valley gathering

Media and tech titans turned up in good spirits at the billionaire’s summer camp at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, even though the U.S. just started a trade war …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Comcast restores services after widespread outage

Comcast has restored most internet and phone service after a nationwide outage Friday morning that affected customers from coast-to-coast.

Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company.

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Comcast landline phone outage hits Spokane

Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage on Wednesday, taking out landlines for companies across the U.S., including in Spokane.

Comcast v. Disney: a fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

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

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.

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 …

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

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.