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1 hr ago | KFVS12

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.

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Related Topix: Prison, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Non-Profit

5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Comcast owned Fandango to buy Movieclips

Fandango, a movie ticket service owned by cable company Comcast Corp., said Thursday that it is has agreed to buy film-related video site Movieclips.com.

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Related Topix: Fandango, Television, Media

14 hrs ago | Freshnews

Time Warner Cable Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results

Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Officer Rob Marcus said: "I'm very pleased with our performance this quarter.

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Related Topix: Television, Media

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Journal

Comcast-Charter-TWC dealmaking could put Colorado cable in play

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corp., left, and Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable Inc., listen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on April 9. Comcast Corp. is the largest cable TV operator in the state, with more than 800,000 customers, thousands of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Stamford, CT

Los Angeles Times

Aereo tries to make case to Supreme Court. HBO sells to Amazon

After the coffee. Before analyzing the Redskins ' 2014 schedule. The Skinny: Sorry we are a little late today.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Entertainment

San Diego Source

S&P 500 caps longest rally in 2014 on takeover, earnings

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65.12 points to 16,514.37. The Nasdaq composite index was up 39.91 points to 4,161.46 and the S&P 500 stock index gained 7.66 points to 1,879.55.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Harley Davidson, Automakers, Telecom, Versant, ATT

NewsFactor

AT&T Expanding Its Gigabit Broadband

According to Comcast, those subscribers are worth at least $17 billion. Charter is the fourth largest cable company in the U.S., and it had previously made its own offer for Time Warner Cable, but Time Warner management was not interested.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Kansas City, KS

Tue Apr 22, 2014

TwinCities

David L. Cohen: Comcast, TWC combination will advance Net Neutrality, among other things

Earlier this year, Comcast and Time Warner Cable agreed to combine operations in order to create a stronger national competitor that can invest to offer better and faster Internet service, a richer and more diverse television experience and more innovation and advanced services for residential and business customers alike.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, TV, Electronics, Opinion

Reuters

Comcast nears deal with Charter on $18-$20 billion in divestitures: source

Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Charter Communications, Telecom

Benzinga

Supreme Court Ruling Could Change The Face Of Television Forever

In announcing it would hear American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo beginning Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court could decide the fate of broadcast television and potentially upend a business model that has been in place for a very long time.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, DISH Network, Television, US News, US Supreme Court, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Comcast, Media

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group

The firm set a "not rated" rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock. Telsey Advisory Group's price target would suggest a potential upside of 28.31% from the company's current price.

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

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Comcast: Do Strong Earnings Sweeten the Time Warner Cable Deal?

Shares of Comcast Corp. edged higher in early trading on Tuesday after the tech and media giant reported strong first-quarter results .

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Minyanville

The Trend Is Not Comcast's Friend

The trend is not a friend to the cable television industry. And soon the phrase "cable television industry" is likely to be more or less a synonym for Comcast , which is in the process of a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable that would give it a combined reach across 30% of America.

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

Reuters

Netflix blasts AT&T fiber network; opposes Comcast, TWC merger

Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T's high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Comcast, Media, Television

Crain's New York Business

Comcast, TWC say merger can boost biz services

These services - which include hooking up schools, hospitals, restaurants and corporations to phones, Internet and Ethernet services - are growing quickly.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Time Warner, Computers, Warner Bros Television

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast (CMCSA) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday

Comcast is scheduled to be releasing its Q114 earnings data on Tuesday, April 22nd.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Pandora Doesn't Want to Pay for Music Made Before 1972

Recording companies including Sony , Comcast -owned Universal, Time Warner's Warner Music, Capitol Records, and the independent label ABKCO filed a suit in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan against the popular online radio service Pandora over recordings made before 1972, which aren't protected under the same copyright laws as recordings ... (more)

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

Business Journal

Al Franken tells Netflix CEO to oppose Comcast-TWC deal

Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, wrote a letter to the CEo of Netflix asking him to oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

America's Network

Verizon's wireline business trails AT&T, Comcast, others, says Seeking Alpha report

Verizon has made some solid innovations to its wireline network by enhancing the FiOS product line with its Quantum TV product, which offers enhanced DVR features.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

FishBowl

Mediabistro Early Bird Newsfeed

NBCUniversal Launches Original-Video Initiative for Digital The news networks are growing more digital by the day, and now NBCUniversal is launching an original video initiative that will appear across the company's various digital and video-on-demand platforms.

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Related Topix: Social Software, hulu, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Comedy, Entertainment, 9

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