Comcast 'doubling down' on theme park business
Comcast Corp., hungry for revenue and profit growth beyond its core telecommunications business, is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into theme parks in California and Florida and doing what few other U.S. companies have the financial muscle to do - challenge Walt Disney Co.'
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Weekly Standard
So Comcast's chairman and CEO Brian Roberts is counting on his political clout with the Obama administration and a few inconsequential divestments to win regulatory approval for Comcast's $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Groups Try to Mute the Comcast Lobby | K Street Files
Just what will a "Comcastic" lobbying budget buy you? A growing coalition of consumer groups hopes "not a new merger" is the answer.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Comcast extends 'Internet Essentials' program indefinitely
Cable giant Comcast announced Tuesday that it is voluntarily extending its Internet Essentials program, which provides subsidized broadband Internet service to low-income families in its service area, beyond its three-year commitment.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Investor's Business Daily
Charter M&A Road Map Has Curves After TWC Derailed
After losing Time Warner Cable to Comcast, the question is whether Charter Communications and John Malone still have an M&A road map for the cable industry.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Liam Neeson's - Non-Stop' Unseats Lego Film to Lead Box Office
"Non-Stop," featuring Liam Neeson as a sky marshal battling a ransom-seeking terrorist in-flight, opened as the top-grossing film in U.S. and Canadian cinemas, toppling "The Lego Movie" from a three-weekend run as No.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Oscars to stream live online for first time
The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.
Competition Will Not Survive The Comcast-Time Warner Merger
Television distribution in the United States is broken. The system denies consumers reasonable choices at affordable prices.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Comcast-Netflix: It's Really All About TWC
So do you really think it's a coincidence that Comcast and Netflix inked their IP interconnection deal just a week or so after Comcast agreed to fork over $45.2 billion for Time Warner Cable? If so, think again, say two different Wall Street analysts covering the broadband and video markets.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
UPDATE 1-Netflix may need to pay AT&T, Verizon for faster speeds
Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to make sure its customers get trouble-free access its streaming movies and TV shows.
Rovi Snaps Up Veveo
Looking to expand its reach in the growing video search and recommendation market, Rovi has swung a deal to buy Veveo, a firm specializing in voice-based search technologies.
Pre-Market: Netflix Pays Comcast for Better Connections; Nokia to Debut Android Phones
US stock futures were slightly higher this morning despite a fall in Asian stocks which weighed on investor sentiment.
Wunderlich Securities Offers Thoughts on How Comcast Will Be Affected by Netflix Deal
In a report published Monday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan reiterated a Buy rating and $65.00 price target on Comcast .
Sun Feb 23, 2014
February 23, 2014
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Bangor Daily News
Comcast bid for Time Warner threatens free speech
Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York in this February 2014 file photo.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Thomas headed to 'big leagues' as baseball analyst
Thomas will join Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as players inducted into the Hall this summer.
The Huffington Post
Skying Downhill: Olympics of Distraction
Los Angeles: Olympics live for Heroes and Sheroes -- the "amateur" athlete winners that TV sportscasters swoon over, and companies later reward with lucrative endorsement contracts that, in turn, push them in the celebrity elite, often with enough staying power to move effortlessly from competition to commentary.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Can DirecTV Continue to Surge Higher?
The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Comcast filings with regulators expected at end of March
Comcast Corp said on Thursday it plans to submit documents on its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc to U.S. regulators by the end of March, when antitrust and public interest reviews will be launched.
Stop the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger
Comcast recently announced plans to buy Time Warner Cable. If the merger is approved, the country's two largest cable providers would become one powerful behemoth that would control a massive share of our TV and Internet-access markets.