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Comcast CEO Ignores Reality, Says U.S. Internet Quality Is A-OK

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Eight nations currently have faster Internet connection speeds on average than the U.S., and 30 have faster average download speeds, according to two ...

Comcast CEO: Mega-Purchase Of Time Warner Is 'Pro-Competitive'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media

Comcast's decision to purchase Time Warner Cable would seem, on its face, to be exactly the kind of mega-merger that sets alarm bells going for media ...

The Yankees and Tanaka

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tanaka signing will come under a lot of scrutiny; and it is very likely that if he starts out slow or if the Yankees have the poor season many foresee, Tanaka, and his contract, will be blamed. The Tanaka signing, however, is on its own a good and defensible move.

Miss Hulu and Her Conflicted Media Father

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
John Tarnoff

On the face of it, Disney, Fox and (a silenced due to conflict of interest issues) Comcast are acting like Miss Hulu's overprotective father who won't let his daughter get married.

Streak Snapped

AP | GUERRY SMITH | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Even Brian Roberts couldn't believe the performance he delivered to help end Denver's 15-game winning streak. Starting for only the se...

How Comcast's $4.4B Investment In The Olympics Will Pay Off Big-Time

www.thewrap.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said Thursday that Comcast doesn't expect to make a giant profit from the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but defe...

Presenting: The Best CEOs Of 2012

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Best CEO lists can be based on dozens of factors. For public companies, the best metric is usually share price. It is hard for chi...

CEO Admits 'Battleship' Is One Big Fail

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Entertainment

When "Five-Year Engagement" flopped at the box office, Universal seemed to be disappointed but not crushed by the film's performance. But then "Battle...

Comcast CEO: Netflix Is Good For Business

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology

While Netflix's plethora of TV and movies on-demand threatens to steal consumers from cable providers offering premium content packages, one CEO claim...

Ha Ha Tonka's Talkin' Baseball, Bourdain and Death of a Decade

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ha Ha Tonka is a band as Americana as hot dogs and apple pie, only tastier, edgier and easier to digest.

THE $65 MILLION DOLLAR MEN

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.01.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Cable giant Comcast Corp. disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and new NBCUniversal president and C...

Comcast CEO: We Won't Interfere With NBC News

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — The chief executive of Comcast says he won't interfere with the editorial decisions of NBC's news programs. Brian Roberts said T...

Government Takeover? Comcast CEO Changes His Tune Outside D.C.

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

With breathtaking hypocrisy, the phone and cable companies' K Street lobbyists are fighting an all-out war against the Net Neutrality proposal at the FCC that would protect Internet users from government or industry censorship.

Comcast/NBC Merger is Like an Asteroid Hurtling toward Earth

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

The proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal is like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth: It's huge, it's widely destructive and if it slams into ou...

Senator Franken Rips Into Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Not everyone is swallowing the snake oil Comcast is peddling to grease its takeover of NBC. None shone brighter yesterday than Sen. Al Franken, who aggressively interrogated Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO, Frustrated By NBC's Late Night Drama, Supports Jeff Zucker

MediaWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on Wednesday expressed his frustration with NBC's late-night imbroglio, telling a Washington, D.C., audience that his compan...

Does Anyone at NBC Have a Grip?

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Conchita Sarnoff

Everyone understands and appreciates the need for comedy-it is part of being in show business. However there are limits. At stake is the reputation a...

Sports Business Most Influential

Sports Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Much like the industry itself, our ranking of the 50 most influential people in sports business evolves constantly. It's the nature of such lists, wha...

Lessons From NBC's Train Wreck

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis O'Brien

Watching NBC implode must be great fun to Jeff Immelt and his colleagues at GE. Probably not so much fun for Brian Roberts and Comcast.

Mega-Media Era Begins: GE/Vivendi Deal Clears Way for Comcast/NBC Merger

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Obama has promised to finally begin enforcing antitrust laws to prevent unreasonable consolidation of market power. If ever a media deal posed such a threat, this is it.

Astroturf Group Tries to Flip Bloggers on Net Neutrality

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

Not only does supporting free speech and democracy feel really good at the end of the day, it's actually a critical investment in the future of our country.

Did Katie Couric Fire Walter Cronkite's Voice...Or did the Cronkite family, make his voice "quit" Katie's show?

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi Although I work on TV now myself, preparing for my own TV show "The Job's Whisperer" I started my career as a headhunter, then ra...

How a Comcast Boss's Father Foretold the NBC Deal

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

It's easy to look at Comcast from the outside and see a big cable company. But a closer look at the guys who made the deal -- and who will lead the combined company -- reveals something very different.

Comcast Plans Ambitious Increase Of On-Demand TV Shows, Movies

Fortune | Tim Arango | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Comcast, the nation's largest cable television company, will outline an ambitious plan Tuesday to set up two new paradigms for how people will watch m...