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16 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Crucens mixed on proposed lane reduction along part of Idaho Avenue

Robin Zielinski Sun-NewsEmmit Brooks, owner of Goldust Recording Studio, located at 115 E. Idaho Ave., left, points out his concerns with Willie Roman, acting administrator of streets and traffic operations, on Tuesday during a public meeting discussing possible changes to lanes and striping along a section of East Idaho Avenue LAS CRUCES >> If a portion of Idaho Avenue between South Main Street and El Paseo Road drops from four lanes to three, it will happen sooner rather than later, city engineers said Tuesday. The proposal would change Idaho, from Mountain View Market west to Comcast Cable offices, from four lanes - two going west and east - to one lane eastbound and westbound, with a middle lane dedicated for left turns.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Media, Television

22 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Pigeon shoot commercial deemed too graphic, scrapped by Comcast

Comcast Cable has yanked a television commercial urging an end to pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania, calling the ad spot too "graphic." The commercial, which was narrated by retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker, was pulled just hours before it was to air on CNN, FoxNews and other cable networks, according to the international non-profit organization that produced the commercial.

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Related Topix: Media, Television, Animal Rights, Non-Profit

23 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Hollywood moguls boost Cuomo campaign coffers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who added $2.1 billion to an incentive program for the movie and television industry, has collected almost $900,000 in campaign contributions from Hollywood since taking office in 2011. The New York governor, who lured NBC's "The Tonight Show" back to New York City from Los Angeles, collected $121,600 from Comcast and its NBCUniversal unit, campaign-finance records show.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Television, Universal Studios, Media, Paramount Pictures, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Movie 'Last Weekend' offers family drama with stunning Tahoe views

The film is available in Sacramento on video on demand through Comcast, iTunes and other outlets. It also is playing at San Francisco's Vogue theater Part cinematic Lake Tahoe travelogue, part dysfunctional-family drama, the new film "Last Weekend" carried other distinctions as well when shooting began in fall 2012.

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Related Topix: Television, Media, Sacramento, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, A Place in the Sun, Drama Movies

Seeking Alpha

Comcast: Universal Takes Micro-Budget Approach To Win Summer And Set Up Fall Slate

Micro-budgeted films are the latest big trend in Hollywood and Universal saw big success with three of its own. The studio's fall slate includes a nice mix of potential blockbusters to-be and one of the season's buzziest Oscar contenders.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Comcast was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 29th, there was short interest totalling 84,164,583 shares, an increase of 5.4% from the August 15th total of 79,823,542 shares, American Banking and Market News reports.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Make sure Comcast provides low-income Internet access as part of merger

The digital divide remains as wide as the Central Valley for the poorest California children, but not because of a lack of interest among our low-income families. After a short news item aired on Spanish-language TV recently about an affordable home Internet offer, 2,700 calls jammed the call center – on a Friday night.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, California, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bloomberg

Weather Channel Talks to Banks on Options Including Sale

The buyout firms that own Weather Channel Cos. have spoken to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Blackstone Group, Advertising, Media, Television

Seeking Alpha

Netflix: Rich Valuation But Worth Buying?

There's no doubt that Netflix has shaken up the movie rental industry, almost single-handedly forcing Blockbuster into bankruptcy. It won over the hearts of video renters by offering a flat monthly fee without late fees.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Stanley, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Netflix Poised to Win in Comcast Deal Clearing - House of Cards'

Comcast Corp.'s bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. may spare Netflix Inc. from having to continue paying for smooth display of "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black." Regulators weighing the merger asked Comcast about its February agreement with Netflix that requires it to pay for fast delivery over the cable provider's service.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sys-Con Media

ActiveVideo Joins RDK Community: Brings Browser in the Cloud to RDK Devices

ActiveVideo today announced that it has joined the RDK community as a licensee and to provide a cloud-based browser for delivery of HTML5-based interactive TV UX, content and applications to RDK devices. The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices.

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Related Topix: Media, Television

Wed Sep 10, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Now Covered by Canaccord Genuity

The firm set a "buy" rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. Canaccord Genuity's target price would suggest a potential upside of 9.52% from the company's current price.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Truthdig

The Two-Front War for the Future of the Internet

To many Americans, the net neutrality controversy seems like a guillotine hovering over a fiber optic cable. They're watching as the strands of the rope unwind, jeopardizing the very thing they love - an open and accessible Internet.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Internet Service Providers, us Travel, Travel, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Sep 03, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast's Neutral Rating Reiterated at Zacks

's stock had its "neutral" rating restated by Zacks in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Los Angeles Times

Gracenote acquires Baseline. Better video recommendations coming?

Entertainment metadata juggernaut Gracenote acquired Baseline for $50 million on Wednesday, adding to its portfolio descriptions of more than 300,000 movies and TV shows dating back to 1896.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gracenote, Universal Studios, hulu, Media, Television

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno State football: Comcast Hometown Network to air 'Dogs-Utah game

Fresno State's football game at Utah on Saturday will be televised on the Comcast Hometown Network in addition to the Pac-12 Network.

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Related Topix: Television, Media, Fresno, CA

AmericanBankingNews.com

Goldman Sachs Initiates Coverage on Comcast

Shares of Comcast traded down 0.34% on Tuesday, hitting $54.535. The stock had a trading volume of 2,499,282 shares.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Philly.com

NYC mayor presses Comcast

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a beef about customer service from cable provider Comcast Corp. and its merger partner, Time Warner Cable Inc. - and unlike most people, he hast a chance to do something about it.

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Related Topix: Comcast, Television, Media, Cable & Satellite, New York, New York Government, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Telecom, Time Warner Cable

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Comcast: Universal Looking To Get One Last Scare Out Of The Summer With 'As Above, So Below'

Universal Studios is set to unveil its final film of its 2014 summer slate this weekend with 'As Above, So Below'.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bloomberg

New York Carries Big Stick in Review of Comcast Deal

In a test of state clout over megamergers, New York regulators are threatening to disrupt Comcast Corp. 's acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. unless the companies agree to costly concessions.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Time Warner, Computers, Warner Bros Television

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