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  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • Yes, I Hate the Cable Company Too

    04/09/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    Heavyweight conservatives and banterweight conservatives are lining up on both sides the Comcast/Time Warner merger. The heavyweights, which include Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform, Wayne Crews at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Duane Parde at the National Taxpayers Union, have penned a letter to influential Senators including Mike Lee, Chuck Grassley and Ted Cruz, urging them to look past the politics and approve the merger between the two cable giants on traditional grounds—you know, the grounds under which the anti-trust laws were written and passed in the first place? “As advocates for a free market,” the heavyweights write,...
  • Comcast Named America's Worst Company in Annual Consumerist Poll

    04/08/2014 10:34:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 8, 2014 | Chris Welch
    Comcast has been named the worst company in America. The largest US cable provider "won" Consumerist's annual poll on the very same day it tried to convince the FCC that a proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition is in everyone's best interest. It's the second time Comcast has been awarded the unwanted label by Consumerist voters. Video game publisher Electronic Arts earned the "worst company" designation in 2012 and 2013 but lost out early this year when it was knocked out of the running by Time Warner Cable. Comcast was pitted against Monsanto, the oft-criticized chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, in...
  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due

    03/12/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don't need to guess. The way baseball finds ways to separate fans from their money knows no bounds... At the heart of the issue is a new regional sports network that will pay the Dodgers $8.35 billion over the next 25 years. It was created by Time Warner Cable solely to broadcast the team's games, and it's the reason the new...
  • Sen. Edward Markey calls for FCC to intervene in CBS, TWC dispute

    08/06/2013 7:38:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | Ryan Faughnder
    Customers have been calling on Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. to resolve their ongoing carriage dispute that has resulted in channels going dark in several markets including Los Angeles and New York. Now politicians are demanding an end to the blackout. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who recently won John F. Kerry's Senate seat, on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to step in and restart negotiations.
  • Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day

    08/03/2013 7:26:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tom Krisher
    Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS continued Saturday, and neither side indicated a resolution of their dispute over fees is imminent. Time Warner dropped CBS Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities, leaving three million customers without the network's programs. The issue is fees that the cable company pays CBS to air its programs. Each has accused the other of making unreasonable demands ... The CBS stations that went dark are WCBS and WLNY in New York; KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles; KTVT and KTXA in Dallas; WBZ and WSBK in Boston; KDKA, WPCW-CW in...
  • We just cut our Time Warner Cable TV service.

    02/11/2013 2:37:24 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 41 replies
    from inside my head | Feb. 11th 2013 | Mad Dawgg
    I've been 3 months trying to get TWC to come and get my defective DVR (we have 2) several calls promising they would come and they would adjust our bill blah blah blah. Then the new bill came and informed us we are getting a price increase so we talked it over and did some research. Our TV bill (We have their internet as well) was over 110 bucks a month. We realized we could get Hulu plus and receiver most of the shows we watch for about 9 bucks a month and the two shows we definitely watch that...
  • Cable in Crisis: Time Warner Drops Ovation,

    01/03/2013 10:51:27 AM PST · by virgil283 · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | Christian Toto
    "Real competition in the cable television industry is forcing change at long last. And we can thank the dawn of streaming content. Time Warner Cable just axed the Ovation channel, and the cable giant threatens more channels may get trimmed in the coming months. But Time Warner Cable warns subscribers in an online notice today that there’s no guarantee it will continue to carry several other channels whose contracts expire soon including mainstays such as E!, Lifetime, and Starz, and a bevy of international services ... Former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV also remains in danger, although it survived...
  • UPDATE: Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, But It Won’t Be On Time Warner Cable

    01/02/2013 6:18:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/2/13 | DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
    Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt just confirmed the sale in a memo to staffers. “Getting this transaction done was very difficult,” he writes. (Read the network’s official statement after the original break of the story.) Since Time Warner Cable would not consent to the sale “Current will no longer be carried on TWC. This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will earn significant additional carriage in the months and years ahead.” Time Warner Cable says that it is “removing the service as quickly as possible.” The loss of the No. 2 cable operator will hurt: Time...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/04/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    (Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered. If Current TV misses the audience...
  • Microsoft, Starbucks among 70 major organizations to join suit AGAINST DOMA (shopping season alert!)

    11/06/2011 2:21:00 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | Janet I. Tu
    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent."Microsoft has joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of a challenge on constitutionality grounds to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA," the company said in a statement. The amicus brief "points out the significant...
  • Same-sex marriage got free ads (on Time Warner Cable)

    08/16/2011 11:58:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Times Union ^ | August 16, 2011 | JIMMY VIELKIND
    ALBANY -- Time Warner Cable gave advocates of same-sex marriage $70,846 of free airtime this spring, lobbying records show.The communications giant aired ads produced by the Human Rights Campaign as part of its "New Yorkers for Marriage Equality" series during March and May, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed for same-sex marriage in a statewide tour.The ads featured actors such as Whoopi Goldberg and Cynthia Nixon, athletes like Sean Avery and Michael Strahan, and politicians including Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tom DiNapoli and Michael Bloomberg talking about their support of same-sex marriage, and urging viewers to do the same."Join us in...
  • Time Warner apologizes for Playboy-kids channel glitch

    03/24/2010 11:01:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies · 779+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | March 16, 2010 | Stacy Davis
    Cary, N.C. — Time Warner Cable officials apologized Tuesday after they mistakenly showed Playboy preview programming on two children's channels.
  • Help Vanity: Internet Connection

    03/21/2008 6:49:20 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 15 replies · 387+ views
    Self | 3/21/08 | Self
    HELP!!!!! My cable modem at my house is giving me fits. It went out on Monday. Called Time Warner and they could not schedule me for a house call till next Wednesday. So I decided to swap modems to see if the modem was the problem. That wasn't the case as the new one did not work either. I plugged a TV into the cable outlet where my Cable Modem is hooked up, and it got a good picture. But still no inbound cable signal on the modem. I can't wait till Wednesday for Time Warner to come out. They...
  • Time Warner Is Embracing Plan To Break Up Company (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/02/2007 9:42:32 AM PDT · by abb · 39 replies · 34+ views
    CNBC.com ^ | November 1, 2007 | David Faber
    Two years after it successfully fought off the efforts of Carl Icahn and the plan authored by Lazard Frères to break apart Time Warner, the company seems ready to embrace it. While the timing of an expected change in the chief executive position has garnered a good deal of coverage of late, Time Warner has been moving ahead with a more important plan that would result in the split off of its majority ownership in Time Warner Cable and eventually include the spin-off of publishing and parts of its AOL unit. None of this will happen overnight, though it is...