News tagged with cable tv provider

Three major networks block Google TV

The three major broadcast networks, uneasy about viewers bypassing cable and satellite providers -- and the networks' own websites -- to watch their TV shows, have begun blocking a new service from Google Inc. that is designed ...

Oct 22, 2010
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Cablevision service lets customers see PCs on TV

(AP) -- Watching online video and other content on a television screen typically means buying a special device such as an Apple TV, or plugging lots of wires into the right holes on the PCs and TVs. Cable TV provider Cablevision ...

Feb 24, 2010
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Comcast aims to reshape entertainment with NBC

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. announced Thursday it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion, giving the nation's largest cable TV operator control of the Peacock network, an array of cable ...

Dec 03, 2009
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Fleeing customers haunt phone co. in New England

(AP) -- Phone companies fear that customers will increasingly switch off their landlines in favor of wireless phones or phone service from cable TV providers. So the last thing FairPoint Communications Inc. needed was to ...

Mar 12, 2009
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Ergen lays out Dish Network's 10-year plan

(AP) -- Charlie Ergen, the billionaire who controls Dish Network Corp., has a 10-year plan to transform the satellite TV provider into a one-stop shop for Internet access, video and voice services at home and on the go.

May 02, 2012
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Netflix and beyond: new ways to watch TV, movies

(AP) -- The DVD-by-mail service Netflix built its business on will soon be known as Qwickster. The rebranding follows Netflix's decision to split its DVD rental business from its online streaming service, a move that raised ...

Sep 19, 2011
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FCC move to close program access loophole upheld

(AP) -- A federal court is upholding a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers ...

Jun 10, 2011
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FCC to study rules on cable-broadcast negotiations

(AP) -- Federal regulators want to do more to avoid TV signal blackouts caused by disputes over programming fees that pit broadcast television stations against cable companies and other pay TV operators.

Mar 02, 2011
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Comcast 2Q profit dips on NBC Universal deal costs

(AP) -- Comcast Corp. reported lower second-quarter earnings Wednesday partly because of costs related to its pending takeover of NBC Universal, yet it saw improvements in advertising and demand for pricier ...

Jul 28, 2010
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