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Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable (Update)

With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they handle a conglomerate that promises to improve ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Business
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Live events proving worth for networks

Television executives are looking for more than hot actors these days. They're searching for the next Nik Wallenda. With ratings for Wallenda's tightrope walks across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon in mind, networks are ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Business
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Comcast doubles down on TV in $16.7B deal for NBCU

(AP)—Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV, even as the growth of Internet video reshapes the entertainment ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Telecom
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Study shows growth in second screen users (Update)

(AP)—Many U.S. viewers are becoming more active while watching television, judging by the findings in a new report that illustrates the explosive growth in people who watch TV while connected to social media on smartphones ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Telecom
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Dish, Gannett reach agreement over TV fees

(AP)—Dish and Gannett say they have reached an agreement in a fee dispute that had threatened to leave more than 2 million Dish subscribers in 19 cities without access to local television stations owned by Gannett.

dateOct 08, 2012 in Telecom
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Yahoo shareholder pushes for its board nominees

(AP) -- One of Yahoo's major investors is urging shareholders to vote its four nominees on to the Internet company's board, launching a potentially nasty fight to transform the Internet company's board.

dateMar 21, 2012 in Business
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