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WATCH: Seacrest Live From London

Posted 07.26.2012 | Media

One of the "Today" show's newest faces appeared live from London Thursday morning. Ryan Seacrest, who was widely rumored to succeed Matt Lauer as c...

Michael Calderone

NBC's Olympic Trials: In Quest For Ratings Gold, It Can't Stumble | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

As NBCUniversal was gearing up for round-the-clock coverage of the Olympics, chief executive Steve Burke recalled his fears of a competitor swoopi...

Major Change For

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 09.14.2012 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own ...

Gerry Smith

Verizon's Deal With Cable Companies Would Widen Digital Divide, Lawmakers Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

A proposed deal between Verizon and four major cable companies could lead to consumers paying higher prices and having less access to high-speed Inter...

An Old Plan for New Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner have come to dominate information access in the United States. And they're using this new power to squeeze out competitors and remake new media in their old image.

Comcast Told To Stop It With The 'We're The Fastest' Stuff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

A recent exchange in the advertising world has gone something like this: Comcast XFINITY: "It's official. We're the fastest." The Better Busines...

Verizon-Cable Monopoly Would Kill Jobs

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Larry Cohen

Eliminating competition undoubtedly sounds like a great plan in the corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street. But the rest of us continue to struggle with job insecurity, hard times and severe cuts in essential services.

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...

When The FCC Chairman Comforted Cable

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 GB to 300 GB per month. If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn't have bothered.

Free WiFi If You Subscribe To One Of These Cable Companies

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

Five major U.S. cable companies have joined forces to create a giant WiFi network with more than 50,000 hotspots across the nation. The joint effort h...

Ad Skipping: Careful What You Wish For

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.18.2012 | TV
Dennis O'Brien

No one likes watching TV commercials, except, perhaps, during the Super Bowl. Even those whose livelihoods depend on them have a hard time convincing family members not to fast forward past them in this DVR age.

Largest U.S. Internet Service Provider Announces Overage Fee

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp., the country's largest Internet service provider, is going to start charging extra when customers go over a certain mo...

Television Fragmentation Continues, Hispanics Are To Blame

Stephanie Da Costa | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Da Costa

If you want proof that the growing Hispanic population and its impact will change the way people experience popular culture in a colossal and immediate way - look no further than the big changes happening at the nation's biggest media players.

Comcast's Evening News: A Giant Promo Machine

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business
Richard Laermer

Walter Cronkite brought us the evening news for decades; we watched in awe. Uncle Walter packaged stories of import that made tens of millions stop, s...

Brent Bozell Tries to Enlist Congress in His Vendetta Against NBC

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.24.2012 | Media
Terry Krepel

Bozell is playing partisan politics here. He wants his right-wing friends in Congress to help him harass and destroy a business, something he has been spectacularly unsuccessful at doing on his own. He's pursuing a vendetta, not justice.

Netflix CEO Blasts Comcast Over Net Neutrality

TechCrunch | Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

In the latest battle in the war for living room domination, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings took to his public Facebook account and called out Comcast...

Hey America! We're Ranked #16 in Broadband!

Josh Levy | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

Competition in the U.S. broadband market is virtually nonexistent. That means that millions of Americans live without high-speed Internet access, and those who do have it experience slower speeds and higher prices than their European counterparts.

Woman Denies Buying Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Pay-Per-View Porn

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Porn on the cable bill can be embarrassing enough, but imagine being forced to pay up for lewd movies you didn't even watch. That's exactly what V...

Verizon Defends $3.6 Billion Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications and Comcast executives, in testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, defended joint spectrum and marketing...

Comcast Announces New Service

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | Media

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cable TV giant Comcast is launching a new subscription video service that will enable its customers to instantly view movies and...

Comcast To Start New Minority-Owned Cable Channels

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.22.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — Comcast will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by mus...

Comcast Almost Manages To Stop Decline In Cable Subscriptions

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — It's become the routine in the cable industry that subscribers stream out the door every quarter, hanging up on cable in favor of se...

NBC Scraps Incredibly Expensive Plans To Build Studio

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — NBCUniversal and a developer have scrapped plans to build a $750 million office and TV broadcasting center in Southern...

Verizon's Deal With Big Cable Spells the Demise of the Telecom Act

Joel Kelsey | Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

We all remember the 1980s and its awesome fashion and music. While some may want to revisit those aspects of the past, I don't think anyone wants to return to the era of the cable and Ma Bell monopolies.

Disney, Comcast Reach Deal

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Co...