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Friday | 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

JD Supra

Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Merger/Swaps/Sales Spark...

The proposed merger of the two largest cable operators in the country, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and the related system swaps and sales involving Charter Communications, have generated an enormous amount of press coverage and paper this last week.

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

The Hill

Comcast and Time Warner Cable: Regulation in a dynamic market environment

The game is on. Spurred by strong consumer demand, broadband infrastructure providers are investing in scale and capacity to meet service demands, leading some firms to enter new markets, others to upgrade their footprint, and yet others to merge.

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Related Topix: thePlatform, Media, Television, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, TV, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Journal

On TWC-Comcast merger, de Blasio urges FCC to force conditions for approval

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to force Time Warner Cable and Comcast to abide by several conditions before they're allowed to merge.

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

KMIZ

Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning, sparking new complaints about the company's service.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Forbes.com

Netflix Calls On The FCC To Deny The Time Warner Comcast Merger

I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to write about the thing I love most: movies.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Vassar College, Northwestern University

Sys-Con Media

DISH Names Warren Schlichting to Lead Programming, Media Sales

DISH Network today announced that DISH Media Sales Senior Vice President, Warren Schlichting , will assume leadership of the company's Programming group effective Oct. 1. Schlichting will succeed DISH Senior Vice President, Steve Swain , who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for DISH , also effective Oct. 1. DISH Media Sales veteran Adam ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, DISH Network, Television, Directv, Comcast, Media

Mon Aug 25, 2014

LA Daily News

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti opposes merger of Time Warner with Comcast

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission to reject the proposed merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Business News

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Director Joseph J. Collins Sells 8,996 Shares

Comcast Director Joseph J. Collins sold 8,996 shares of Comcast stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 21st.

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

Oracle

What's New from the Oracle Marketing Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2014?

Marketing-CX Central is your hub for all things Marketing related at OpenWorld in San Francisco, September 28-October 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Bizo, Television, Media

Sun Aug 24, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Better Content Will Allow These Companies to Profit in the Long Run

CBS is contending energetically to concentrate more cash from Time Warner Cable in a key fight over the estimation of the top-appraised station's substance.

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Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Comcast

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages

Comcast has received a consensus recommendation of "Buy" from the twenty-one brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Net reports .

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Bloomberg

Comcast and Time Warner Cable Get Questions From the FCC

Federal regulators asked Comcast Corp. to explain its Internet and content policies as part of the U.S. review of the company's $45.2 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. Comcast was asked by the Federal Communications Commission in a letter made public today to provide information on a range of its business practices, from programming ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, NaviSite, US News

Insider Monkey

Moody's Corporation (MCO), Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC), Comcast...

Although it has a small number of investments, Childrens Investment Fund still has a sizeable portfolio, with an estimate market value of $2.26 billion, up from the $1.16 billion at the end of March 2014.

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Related Topix: thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Telecom, Universal Pictures, Financial Services, Television, Moodys, Time Warner Cable

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Benzinga

What's Next As More Consumers Shift From Cable TV To The Internet?

An important electronic milestone was reached in June. It underscored the ongoing seismic shift in how most consumers now get their news, information and entertainment.

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

Hollywood Reporter

Robert Rodriguez on Quentin Tarantino's TV Aspirations and Long-Terms Plans for El Rey Network

Robert Rodriguez has made a career out of firsts. In 1992, the then-23-year-old director helped kick-start the indie film boom with El Mariachi , made for just $7,000.

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Related Topix: Machete, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Comedy Movies, Family, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Quentin Tarantino, Television, Media, Univision

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seeking Alpha

GE's Continued Divestitures Provide Investor Upside

GE is at it again. It sold a 51 percent controlling stake in NBC Universal to Comcast in 2011, completed the sale of the other 49 percent in early 2013, and last year decided to spin-off part of GE Capital into Synchrony Financial .

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Related Topix: General Electric, Financial Services, Aerospace-Defense, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television

Monterey County Herald

Business digest: Spreckels districts hire business manager

SERVICE DISTRICTS >> Spreckels Memorial District and Spreckels Community Services Districts have hired Paul J. Ingram as business manager/board clerk.

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Related Topix: Spreckels, CA, Monterey County, CA, Media, Television, Salinas, CA

Freshnews

Comcast to Participate in Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Jason S. Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations of Comcast Corporation , will participate in the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference in New York City.

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

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