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  • 'He was going to have to carry about 400 pounds of cable guy'

    04/23/2011 10:43:50 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 4 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | 4/23/11 | KOMO TV
    MONTESANO, Wash. -- Yesterday, they were installing TVs. Today, two Comcast employees are being featured on them, after their heroics helped capture an escaped jail inmate. "You could see just embarrassment on his face, like, 'Really? I just got caught by a couple of cable guys?' which is fantastic," said Jeff Furth, a field technician for Comcast. "It was a great feeling to help out."
  • Al-Jazeera woos Comcast

    02/25/2011 6:10:11 AM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 20 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 25, 2011 | Bob Fernandez
    . . .Al Antsey of the Al-Jazeera network came to the Comcast building on Tuesday [Feb 22] looking for a major U.S. platform for the 24-hour, Qatar-based news channel that at one time was viewed as just a mouthpiece for Osama bin Laden. It's time, he told officials with the nation's largest cable operator, to cast aside misperceptions of the Arabic news station as tainted with anti-American bias, and join the rest of the world. . . The network has viewership in three U.S. markets: Washington; Burlington, Vt.; and Toledo, Ohio. . .
  • FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits

    02/03/2011 11:12:42 AM PST · by tutstar · 84 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/3/11 | Dana Loesch
    So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and KNSD airs the segments, but really can’t take all the credit for them. They are largely the work, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years. [...] Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least...
  • Is Comcast Killing Off Progressive Talk?

    01/23/2011 6:39:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 75 replies ^ | 1/.22/11 | MattParker
    The ink wasn't even dry on FCC and Anti-trust approval of the Comcast - NBC merger when the channel's highest rated host got the ax. Keith Olbermann has been fired. At least they let him say good-bye (contrary to standard industry practice). This, of course, is not the first time NBC has done something dumb (probably not the last, either). Nor is it even the first time MSNBC has fired it's highest rated - and coincidentally liberal - host: Phil Donahue was dumped for daring to challenge Dubya's invasion of Iraq (that one may have had something to do with...
  • The Comcast/NBC Merger: Oodles of Government Booty (if You Qualify)

    01/22/2011 12:58:36 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 2 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 22, 2011 | John Nampion
    The process of watching our citizenry slowly succumb to the Almighty power of the U.S. Government is at once frightening and fascinating - we of course notice the train wrecks (Obamacare) and 10-car pileups (the castration of SB 1070), but let's not forget those little nails that are pounded, daily and ceaselessly, into the burial box of American ingenuity and initiative. They do the most damage, after all, because they just don't seem important enough to worry about when you take them one at a time. A fresh example can be found in the details of the January 19th announcement...
  • Comcast-NBC Deal Wins Federal Approval (Sheds Light On Olbermann Firing)

    01/22/2011 11:34:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Media Decoder:New York Times ^ | January 18, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO
    NBC Universal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department on Tuesday, smoothing the way for the deal to close by the end of January. As expected, the approvals came with significant conditions attached. The combination of Comcast’s cable systems and NBC Universal’s channels will create a media powerhouse, and it will represent the first time that a cable company will control a major broadcast network. “This is a proud and exciting day for Comcast,” Brian L. Roberts, the Comcast chief executive, said in a statement that thanked the government agencies for their hard work. The approval...
  • MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown'

    01/21/2011 6:09:11 PM PST · by John W · 356 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011
    MSNBC says it's ending contract with Keith Olbermann; last broadcast of 'Countdown' tonight
  • Comcast Makeover...Lefty MSNBC About to Make a Right Turn? (Interesting info...)

    01/21/2011 9:54:42 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 51 replies ^ | 1/21/11 | Nikki Finke
    ...It is well known that both Comcast chief Brian Roberts and NBCU chief Steve Burke have donated heavily to the Republican party with Burke more recently donating money to a few Democrats as well...Roberts was a co-chairman of the host committee at the 2000 Republican Convention while Burke raised at least $200,000 for George W Bush’s re-election campaign.
  • Why Keith Olbermann Is Out At MSNBC

    01/21/2011 9:18:45 PM PST · by FTJM · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 21st, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Sources tell Mediaite Keith Olbermann and MSNBC were headed for a breakup long before Comcast’s rise to power, but clearly something set the divorce into motion quickly today, with network promos set to run touting Olbermann’s role in MSNBC’s coverage of next week’s State of the Union address–and, notably, a Keith Olbermann promo running on MSNBC in the hour after the host signed off and left the network. MSNBC executives have long planned for the day the network’s star might be sent packing, and the rise of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC–along with the grooming of Lawrence O’Donnell as a potential...
  • "MSNBC And Keith Olberman Have Ended Their Contract"; Lefty MSNBC About To Make Right Turn?

    01/21/2011 8:52:58 PM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1-21-11 | NIKKI FINKE AND NELLIE ANDREEVA
    The move is simultaneous with new owner Comcast starting to show its hand over the broadcast network and cable after receiving FCC approval. "He's been very problematic," an NBCU source told Deadline about Comcast's attitude to Olbermann. Officially, the Comcast takeover is next week. But word has been circulating for months now that the new owners have wanted to "tinker" with MSNBC and had many changes in store, including a right turn for the left-wing cable channel so that it represents both political points of view more evenly.
  • Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC, Final 'Countdown' Broadcast Is Tonight

    01/21/2011 6:07:44 PM PST · by who knows what evil? · 109 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | January 21, 2011 | who knows what evil?
    MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • Angela Bromstad Out at NBC (Comcast fires another NBC exec...)

    01/20/2011 5:26:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/20/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Angela Bromstad announced Thursday that she's leaving her post as NBC Entertainment president, marking the latest high-profile executive change for the broadcast network, which is currently being assimilated into the Comcast fold.
  • Flushed! Jeff Gaspin, Steve Burke and the $200,000 Bathroom (Comcast fires another NBC exec...)

    01/20/2011 9:03:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/19/11 | Sharon Waxman
    On Tuesday night NBC held a goodbye party at Hatfield’s restaurant on Melrose for NBC Television Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin. Ever wonder how this reasonably capable executive came to be squeezed out of a job in the new NBC-Universal hierarchy led by Comcast COO Steve Burke? I wondered too. It turns out that it involved his $200,000 new bathroom. When Gaspin was promoted to run NBC in July 2009, he decided he didn’t want to share a bathroom with the other executives on the 11th floor of the Wasserman building, according to a knowledgeable insider. So he ordered the construction...
  • Seton Motley weighs in on Comcast-NBC Merger

    01/18/2011 2:10:39 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    Tonight at 9p ET on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW Seton Motley, President of Less Government & Editor in Chief of Hey FCC: Approve the Comcast-NBC Merger, Alreadyby Seton Motley Comcast and NBC-Universal (NBCU) have been waiting to merge for, well, ever.  Or at least it seems that way. Mergers of this sort are supposed to be approved within 180 days of applying to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Justice Department for permission.  (As offensive as that may sound – two companies reaching mutually agreeable business terms having to then play Mother May I with the government – that is the...
  • Chris Matthews Uses Palin Reindeer Shooting Footage As A Convincing Excuse.How Pathetic!

    01/14/2011 3:49:33 PM PST · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Last Night On "TingleBall", Chris Matthews continued his rants on Sarah Palin as if she was the primary culprit behind the Saturday Shootings. He put together a compilation Sarah Palin video with bits of her "Reloading Related Remarks",and in the video,there is a carefully edited bit of Palin shooting the caribou/reindeer.The shooting of the deer was the focus.Chrissy Tingles Matthews actually thinks that the average American will believe that Sarah Palin shooting the deer is the Primary Reason A Lunatic Went On A Shooting Spree In Tuscon! Could a cable news anchor BE ANY MORE IGNORANT? !!
  • FCC Conditions Include Offering Standalone Internet Access Service: Source (Comcast/NBC)

    01/13/2011 5:53:28 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 1/12/11 | John Eggerton
    According to the current Federal Communications Commission draft approval of the Comcast/NBC Universal joint venture, the cable company will be required to deliver standalone Internet access for at least three years at a monthly base price of $49.95 and a minimum speed of 6 Mbps downstream. A source with access to the FCC's draft of its conditional approval of the Comcast/NBCU deal confirmed reports that it is one of the conditions, but also pointed out that was one of the original conditions with which Comcast has said it has no quarrel.
  • Comcast-NBCU deal would create minority networks

    12/17/2010 5:00:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/17/2010 | By Jasmin Melvin
    Comcast Corp will offer new programing targeted at African- and Asian-Americans if it is allowed to buy a majority stake in General Electric Co's NBC Universal, the company announced this week in agreements with civil rights groups. The decision to boost diversity efforts comes as the company awaits approval from the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission for its proposed merger, which would create a combined broadcast, cable, movie studio and theme parks business. Public interest groups have urged the Obama administration to reject the deal. They fear Comcast might charge other cable distributors higher fees to transmit NBC...
  • Now This Is Weird...

    12/05/2010 7:14:05 PM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Self | 12/5/2010 | Brad Morris
    I live in Central Illinois and for the last hour, Free Republic has been the only website I can access. No eBay, Weather, Paypal, Drudge Report, craigslist, youtube, not even my local bank. I get the "... can't find server" error. I can't even get email. But I seem to be able to access Free Republic just fine. I mean it's a good sign for when the end of the world begins. But for right now it's kind of frustrating.
  • Comcast, Level 3, Network Neutrality, and Your Internet

    12/01/2010 8:57:47 AM PST · by tricksy · 45 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 11/30/10 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Network neutrality is a simple concept: ISPs shouldn't play favorites with the content that goes over their parts of the Internet. It's a concept that harks back to the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX) in 1991 when the first Internet carries agreed to share connections equally with each other. Although CIX is now largely forgotten, it's what started the Internet on its way from a backwater for researchers and schools to the omnipresent network in which we live, work, and play today. Now, Comcast, appears to be the first major ISP to break that old CIX rule of network neutrality. Level...
  • Will The Internet Wreck Cable-TV’s Lush Margins?

    11/30/2010 9:49:04 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    There’s a shadow over cable-TV giant Comcast (CMCSA) these days. ... Just to be clear, we’re not talking about the issue of whether antitrust regulators will sign off on Comcast’s ambitious $13.75 billion purchase of a controlling stake in General Electric’s (GE) NBC-Universal subsidiary. That deal, which the nation’s biggest cable provider announced almost a year ago, will close within a couple months. No, the troubling question surrounding Comcast and its industry rivals is more fundamental. It asks, impolitely: Is the Internet poised to wreck cable-TV’s lush margins, the same way it has already trashed profits in the once-lucrative music...