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  • Facebook Wants to Put a Camera in Your Living Room

    09/20/2019 7:30:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/20/2019 | Rich Demuro
    Facebook has new devices to help you video chat from your couch! Smart speakers are popular these days but Facebook says they’re missing a key feature – the ability to video chat! The company’s new line of gadgets called Portal look like picture frames but let you make video calls, too! There’s even a model that sits on top of your TV so you can video chat from the couch. Portal TV. This device sits on top of your TV and lets you video chat from the most comfortable seat in the house: your couch. It’s much more relaxing than...
  • OAN files $10M lawsuit against Comcast, MSNBC for libel

    09/10/2019 11:16:11 AM PDT · by Jayster · 22 replies
    OAN YouTube ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | One America News Network
    One America News is holding Comcast and MSNBC accountable for their actions, and has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the corporations. One America’s Pearson Sharp explains how Rachel Maddow’s words could soon cost her and her network a lot more than they bargained for.
  • Conservative Network Files $10M Defamation Lawsuit Against Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

    09/09/2019 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 54 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | September 9th, 2019 | Colin Kalmbacher
    <p>In a press release obtained by Law&Crime, attorneys for OANN’s owner Herrring Networks, Inc. said they filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow, Comcast Corporation, NBC Universal and MSNBC in a California federal court.</p> <p>The lawsuit tracks a series of longstanding grievances between OANN and Comcast.</p>
  • A Shameless Lying MSNBC Hack is the Face of the Media

    09/07/2019 9:47:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    At the end of July, MSNBC’s biggest and dullest conspiracy theorist got some very bad news. After over a year of booming ratings, The Rachel Maddow Show’s viewership had crashed. It had been a long road for Maddow, the former blonde Catholic high school girl who had decided she wanted to be a media personality and ended up with an MSNBC show through the efforts of Keith Olbermann. And after Keith was gone, MSNBC had to settle for a slightly less effeminate version of Olbermann. Maddow had retained the key elements of Olbermann’s personality, the unhinged conspiracy theories, histrionic delivery,...
  • Disney gets control of Hulu in deal with Comcast

    05/14/2019 9:40:37 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 14, 2019 / 10:47 AM | CBS/AP
    <p>Burbank, Calif. — Disney said Tuesday it has struck a deal with cable provider Comcast that gives the entertainment company control of streaming service Hulu.</p> <p>Comcast as early as January 2024 can require Disney to buy NBCUniversal's 33% interest in Hulu or be required to sell its stake for the fair market value at that future time. Disney guaranteed a sale price that represents a minimum total equity value of $27.5 billion.</p>
  • Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann sues NBC for $275 million

    05/01/2019 2:33:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Attorneys for Nicholas Sandmann filed a $275 million lawsuit Wednesday against NBCUniversal over its coverage of the Kentucky teen, accusing the network of creating a “false narrative” driven by its “anti-Trump agenda.” The lawsuit, the third filed by the Sandmann attorneys against major media outlets, alleged that NBC targeted the Covington Catholic High School student in its reporting on his Jan. 18 encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial. “NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas,” said the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
  • FR Access

    01/21/2019 11:49:18 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 20 replies
    FR Access using Comcast ISP
  • Comcast Voice-Remote Rejects "Dick Van Dyke" Search: "I Cannot Handle That Type of Language"

    01/05/2019 7:49:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies ^ | 1/4/19 | Chris Gardner
    Remote got snippy when users asked it to play episodes of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show.' Comcast's Xfinity X1 Voice Remote is supposed to be state-of-the-art cable TV tech, allowing subscribers to speak relatively complex commands to the cable box. Not only can you ask it to fast-forward, pause and rewind, it can also answer tougher questions ("What's that song on the soundtrack?") and scour the cable guide for specific movies and shows. It’s also award-winning, scoring a 2017 Red Dot Design Award from the international design competition. But there is one glitch. Two users have confirmed to THR that...
  • Comcast fires ten-year employee in Philadelphia after petition 'exposes him as a Proud Boy...

    11/15/2018 12:43:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 98 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 15, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang For
    FULL TITLE: Comcast fires ten-year employee in Philadelphia after petition 'exposes him as a Proud Boy who flashed a white power sign while in his work uniform' Comcast has fired a long-time employee after he was outed as an alleged member of far-right group the Proud Boys. Andrew Kovalic was terminated on Wednesday from the cable company in Philadelphia following a petition, featuring a photo of him flashing the white power sign, demanding his removal. The petition, which collected more than 400 signatures, was created by Philadelphia-based nonprofit Media Mobilizing Project and addressed Comcast CEO Brian Roberts saying 'Comcast: Fire...
  • Comcast Fires Employee Targeted Over Reported Ties to Hate Group

    11/15/2018 7:46:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philly Magazine ^ | 11/15/2018 | FABIOLA CINEAS
    Comcast on Wednesday fired Andrew Kovalic, a 10-year employee who earlier this week became the target of a viral petition alleging that he is a member of a hate group. The petition that called for Kovalic’s termination, which had garnered 373 signatures by Wednesday morning, was created and sponsored by the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Media Mobilizing Project, which often scrutinizes media and telecommunications companies like Comcast.
  • NBC News Chairman Andy Lack could be on the chopping block

    08/27/2018 10:35:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 27, 2018 | Emily Smith
    Embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is facing the boot from the once-prestigious news division over his mishandling of a series of #MeToo scandals and the Megyn Kelly debacle, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. Comcast chiefs have been seeking a replacement for Lack, 71, who is on the ropes after the downfall of his once close-friend Matt Lauer, the Brian Williams wreckage and allegations against legendary anchor Tom Brokaw. And there’s still-lingering questions about why NBC News sat on the infamous “Access Hollywood” “Grab em by the p?-?-?-?y” Donald Trump tape, and why they refused to run Ronan Farrow’s...
  • Federal judge clears AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner with no conditions

    06/12/2018 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/12/2018 | Sara Salinas
    AT&T announced that it was buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion in October 2016. The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers. The outcome of the trial could have implications for future deals in the telecom and media industries, as well as vertical mergers, where companies combine with their suppliers. A federal judge said Tuesday that AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, clearing the path for a deal that gives...
  • Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Walt Disney

    06/13/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steven Zeitchik
    Comcast made a stunning $65 billion bid Wednesday for 21st Century Fox in what is expected to be the first of many attempts to buy up pieces of the entertainment world in the wake of AT&T’s decisive legal victory over the government to buy Time Warner. Comcast’s offer sets up a battle of wills between two of the most dominant and deep-pocketed entertainment companies in the world — Walt Disney and Comcast, the nation’s leading cable company which already owns Universal Studios and NBC. Comcast’s offer is about 19 percent higher than what Disney offered late last year. But the...
  • Comcast Prepares To Make Unsolicited Offer For Fox

    05/08/2018 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8 May 2018 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
    Reuters reports that Comcast is speaking with investment bankers about obtaining bridge financing for an all-cash offer. It’s waiting for a federal judge to issue a ruling next month in the Justice Department’s challenge to the AT&T-Time Warner merger before making its move, the news organization says. Media analyst Rich Greenfield predicted Comcast would make another run at Fox, in part because the deal would give Disney “unprecedented control” over the legacy media landscape. The combined film studios account for more than 40% of the domestic box office, and Disney’s control of ESPN and Fox’s regional sports networks would give...
  • TECHNOLOGY Charter, Comcast, Altice Dive As Cable TV Subscriber Losses Mount

    04/30/2018 9:32:29 AM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 11 replies
    Investors ^ | 4/27/2018 | REINHARDT KRAUSE
    < Snip >Shares in Charter Communications (CHTR) plunged after the cable TV firm reported first quarter earnings and lost more video subscribers than expected, also sparking a sell-off in Comcast (CMCSA) and Altice USA (ATUS). Charter plummeted 11.7% to 263.33 on the stock market today. Comcast fell 4.6% to 31.81. Altice dropped 9.3% to 17.59.
  • NFL being removed from major cable company’s most popular package

    04/24/2018 2:03:58 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 87 replies
    Western Journal ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bryan Chai
    In the latest sign that the NFL’s stock isn’t what it used to be, the league’s flagship network is being removed from a major cable company’s most popular subscription tier. According to Awful Announcing, Comcast will be moving NFL Network from its most widely distributed cable package to a less viewed, more exclusive package. Comcast, the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue, reached the decision to move NFL Network after Fox purchased the rights to “Thursday Night Football” for the upcoming season.
  • Comcast & The Cable Industry Greets The New Year With A Flurry Of Price Increases

    01/02/2018 7:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 2 Jan 2018
    from the we-don't-have-to-compete,-we're-the-cable-and-broadband-industry dept. What do you do when you're faced by an existential, evolutionary shift that threatens your entire, overly-comfortable industry? Why you raise rates, of course! Comcast is one of six cable providers who have informed customers that they've raised the rates for the new year, despite the record-setting shift toward cord cutting during 2017. Everything Comcast offers is seeing price hikes .., ranging from increases in the company's traditional channel bundles, a price increase for Comcast's standalone streaming platform, and even the fee charged for renting a modem (which is now $11 per month). Comcast's even jacking...
  • Sarah Sanders Teases NBC Reporters Getting a Christmas Bonus Thanks to Donald Trump

    12/21/2017 12:59:29 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had some fun with NBC reporters who questioned her on the tax plan and the government funding agreement. “Hopefully you’re one of the NBC reporters that’s getting one of those bonuses,” Sanders quipped to NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker on Thursday after a group of reporters asked her questions on the White House driveway. “Not yet,” Welker replied. Comcast announced on Wednesday that their employees, which includes MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC, would get a $1,000 bonus after the tax plan passed. The statement from Comcast read: Based on the passage of tax reform...
  • These companies are handing out big rewards to their workers over tax bill

    12/20/2017 4:41:20 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 24 replies
    Some of America’s biggest companies are launching new initiatives to benefit employees after the GOP-led House of Representatives approved the largest tax reform bill in three decades this week. The $1.5 billion tax bill reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and changes the way the U.S. government taxes companies that also operate internationally. The new plan, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump by January at the latest, is being hailed as a major victory for corporations and wealthy Americans. FOX Business breaks down how employees at some major companies are benefitting from the...
  • Major US companies say workers will see some of tax windfall

    12/20/2017 6:29:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:03 PM EST | Josh Boak
    Hours after landing a massive tax windfall, AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo and Boeing — among other major companies — announced plans Wednesday to share a fraction of their bounty with workers. The moves pleased President Donald Trump, who has claimed his $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that largely favor the wealthy and businesses would ultimately help the middle class. But Democratic lawmakers and corporate watchdogs say the move is a public relations stunt that pales in comparison to the profits the companies’ shareholders and executives will reap because of the lower tax rates. The stock market, as well, has risen...