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  • Comcast is trying to fix its customer service problems (again)

    09/26/2014 6:20:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 26, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT | Tom Huddleston, Jr.
    The company’s cable division has appointed a new executive in charge of the “customer experience.” After years of customer service complaints, Comcast said Friday it is appointing a new executive to fix the problem.
  • Time Warner Phone and Internet Package Opinions

    07/28/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT · by pfflier · 28 replies
    vanity | pfflier
    My cable bill jumped a bunch this month. When I asked why, several promotions had expired etc etc etc.Anyway, the service rep at Time Warner gave me a better price on a package deal that includes cable TV, internet and phone service. A question I have is about continuity of their phone service if the cable/power goes out. It does happen sporatically here.
  • Rupert Murdoch Is Rebuffed in Offer for Time Warner

    07/16/2014 7:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/2014 | By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    The media giant 21st Century Fox, the empire run by Rupert Murdoch, made an $80 billion takeover bid in recent weeks for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed. The bold approach could put Time Warner in play and might again ignite a reshaping of the media industry, prompting a new spate of mega-mergers among the nation’s largest entertainment companies. Mr. Murdoch has built a global media juggernaut over nearly five decades spanning studios, television channels and newspapers, in part, by pursuing bold deals that were often rebuffed at first by the targets of his overtures, only to later acquiesce. Time...
  • Trapped into paying extra for cable TV sports

    05/06/2014 12:51:00 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 131 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/1/14 | David Lazarus
    Cable TV's sports costs are prompting a growing number of people to "cut the cord". Exhibit A: The $8 billion charged by the Dodgers for broadcast rights to their games knowing full well that pay-TV companies would have to pass along this sky-high cost to all customers. Time Warner Cable is the Dodgers' partner in crime. It paid that whopping sum for exclusive rights to distribute the Dodgers channel to other pay-TV companies, assuming, like the team, that it would get away with sticking both fans and non-fans with an extra $4 to $5 fee every month. The harsh reality,...
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • Reid Chief of Staff Was a Comcast VP

    04/05/2014 7:37:23 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2014
    Democratic members of Congress and the Obama administration have extensive ties to Comcast and Time-Warner, the two cable giants currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a $45 billion merger. One that has gone mostly overlooked: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcast’s former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reid’s office in 2011 under ethically questionable circumstances,
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • 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...
  • Here's The One Sentence That Has Every Comcast And Time Warner Cable Employee Terrified

    02/13/2014 2:48:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | FEbruary 14, 2014 | Staff
    Earlier today, Comcast Cable announced that it agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion mega-deal. What's in it for Comcast Cable shareholders? "This combination creates a company that delivers maximum value for our shareholders," said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. How are they going to do that? The company explains in one sentence that probably has every Comcast and Time Warner Cable employee nervous. "The transaction will generate approximately $1.5 billion in operating efficiencies and will be accretive to Comcast’s free cash flow per share while preserving balance sheet strength." "Operating efficiencies" usually means the closing and combining...
  • Comcast Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion

    02/12/2014 8:13:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2014 | David Gelles
    Comcast will announce a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal worth more than $45 billion that will unite the biggest and second largest cable television operators in the country, according to people briefed on the matter. . The surprise merger — expected to be announced on Thursday — is likely to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that a smaller cable rival, Charter Communications, has been waging for Time Warner Cable, and will be the second major deal for Comcast in recent years to radically reshape the American media landscape.
  • Let’s nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media

    01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/18/14 | Fred Jerome
    Excerpted from "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool. In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past. It’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business, or that the major media companies are themselves big businesses. Twenty years ago,...
  • Outage Disrupts East Coast Internet Traffic

    10/19/2013 7:30:35 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Oct. 19, 2013 | DREW FITZGERALD
    Internet users from Brooklyn to Philadelphia suffered slow to nonexistent service Saturday after equipment at a New York-area network hub broke down, disrupting service for several hours. A spokesman for the Internet service provider Level 3 Communications Inc. LVLT +0.25% said technicians were working quickly to fix the outage, which cascaded down to customers using Cablevision Systems Corp.'s CVC -0.45% Optimum service and Time Warner Cable Inc., TWC -0.36% among others.
  • Time Warner to move retirees to health care exchanges

    09/08/2013 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | 9/8/13 | staff
    Time Warner Inc is planning to transfer its U.S. retirees from company-sponsored health plans and move them to private insurance exchanges. According to an August memo obtained by Reuters, the media company will make allocations to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account for retirees to use towards the purchase of coverage on an exchange. Previously, Time Warner provided an indirect subsidy through a supplementary Medicare program.
  • 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...
  • CBS dropped by Time Warner Cable in NY, LA, Dallas

    08/02/2013 10:26:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/02/13
    LOS ANGELES – Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are losing the CBS channel, as the cable provider says it is dropping the network in a dispute over fees.
  • Al Jazeera buys Current TV, will launch new channel

    01/03/2013 6:58:19 AM PST · by BobNative · 7 replies
    cnnmoney.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Charles Riley
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Pioneering Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, and will use the network's wider distribution avenues to launch a new U.S.-based channel. The takeover will provide Al Jazeera with access to millions of U.S. households, a lucrative market the Qatar-based broadcaster has long coveted. The deal also means the end of Current, the low-rated channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/07/2013 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | July 7, 2013 9:34 AM PDT | Steven Musil
    Microsoft is pulling the plug on MSN TV, a service formerly known as WebTV, as Apple ramps up its set-top box efforts. The pioneering service, one of the first to offer Internet access via television sets, will shut down September 30, Microsoft revealed in an e-mail to subscribers and an FAQ posted to its Web site. WebTV, which was founded by Web entrepreneur Steve Perlman in 1996, was acquired by Microsoft for $425 million in 1997. …
  • 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...
  • Time Warner Cable to Drop Ovation

    12/19/2012 5:49:44 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 12/18/12 | Kent Gibbons
    Ovation, the arts-culture cable channel that's enjoyed a distribution surge the last several years, said Tuesday it expects to be dropped by Time Warner Cable on Dec. 31, potentially losing about 7 million subscribers and the key markets of New York City and Los Angeles. The independently owned network, reaching 51 million homes via cable, satellite and telco providers, went public about the expected drop in hopes of gaining support from viewers and arts organizations that would persuade Time Warner Cable to rethink the decision. “If Time Warner Cable proceeds then, in 2013, its customers who love the arts will...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • CNN’s domestic ratings woes mask underlying strengths (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/26/2012 6:05:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | August 25, 2012 | Rodney Ho
    When he announced his departure from CNN last month, President Jim Walton said the Atlanta-based news network needed “new thinking” and a plan for change. But can CNN remake itself? [Snip] Questions about CNN’s health, as well as its influence, are growing louder. Interviews with two dozen industry experts and former and current staffers of the cable news pioneer paint a picture of an entrenched organization struggling to connect with viewers and deeply wedded to a domestic news format that hasn’t retained its popularity. In some ways, those experts say, CNN has become a victim of its own success ......
  • 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...
  • Get rid of HBO

    03/13/2012 5:41:12 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 51 replies
    Vanity | 3/13/12 | EQAndyBuzz
    After seeing what happened to Rush with the Left and how the media, especially HBO treats women, I decided to do something about it. I got rid of my Time Warner Cable and got AT&T U-Verse package. It saves me over $100.00 per month and I don't have to deal with HBO and their hatred of women. Today I will write a letter to the editor of my local paper telling them what I did and why. If we can all do the same thing, maybe, just maybe it will make a difference.
  • Revolving door? Lee picks top lobbyist to lead his staff (Tea Party Winner)

    11/14/2010 10:00:34 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies
    Senator-elect Mike Lee has tapped one of Utah’s most prominent lobbyists to lead his Washington staff and coordinate his transition from candidate to senator. Spencer Stokes doesn’t officially become a Senate staffer until Jan. 5, but he plans to bounce between Utah and Washington in the coming weeks as he tries to hire staff, set up the Senate office and ramp down his lobbying activities. “It will be an exciting time to be back in D.C.,” said Stokes, who believes American voters used November’s election to protest government overreach. He said Republicans are now positioned to make an impact on...
  • Time Warner Center statue attracts gropers

    10/22/2010 1:52:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2010 | AARON FEIS, C.J. SULLIVAN and RITA DELFINER
    Here's the rub. One package at the Time Warner Center's mall is getting more attention than most from shoppers and visitors alike -- the genitals of a 12-foot-tall bronze nude statue that stands near the complex's entrance. Fernando Botero's "Adam" has provided a titillating temptation to passers-by at the Shops at Columbus Circle to rub his miniscule manhood as friends snap their pictures. In fact, there's so much fondling going on that the patina on the nude's nether regions has turned golden, making it stand out against the darker brown of the rest of the statue.
  • Bed Bugs at Time Warner Center in New York ( CNN )

    08/14/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    TVNewser ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    TVNewser has learned the human resources department of TBS Inc. has sent out an email this afternoon alerting staffers of a bed bug problem in their New York City offices at Time Warner Center -- home to CNN, CNNMoney.com and other Time Warner entities. The Time Warner Center Facilities Department advises that bed bugs have been detected in Time Warner Center. This determination was made after testing was conducted on several floors of the building.
  • Wonder Woman Behind the Curves

    07/09/2010 1:07:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies · 3+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Suzanne Fields
    Wonder Woman got a makeover, but she's still behind the curves. Her designers seem not to realize that for decades women have been in the ascendancy in the marketplace, and it's male action heroes who require a makeover, literally and figuratively. Exceptions still rule the imaginations of children, but in the world where most grown-ups live, the male sex seems to need a Wonder Man to idealize possibilities. Or to put it bluntly, woman is the new man. For the first time, women make up the majority of the workforce. Women dominate the numbers in undergraduate education and in professional...
  • 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.
  • News for Netflix customers

    01/06/2010 1:45:43 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 28 replies · 1,284+ views
    CNN | Wed, January 6, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Just read a small story about Netflix. Netflix just cut a deal with Time Warner, not to rent Time Warners new releases for a month after release. This will give Time Warner the ability to sell more copies of their new movies for a month, to customers who "just can't wait" to see the new shows. In exchange for this concession, Time Warner, will sell the DVDs to Netflix at a dicounted rate at the end of that month. And here comes the point that most interests *me*. They (Rime Warner) will allow netflix a greater level of access to...
  • Fox/Time Warner: A Deal Is Done

    01/01/2010 4:28:52 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 31 replies · 2,224+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 1-1-10
    Fox, Time Warner: A Deal Is Done ShareThis EMAIL PRINT vote nowBuzz up! By Josef Adalian Published: January 01, 2010 Peace is at hand in the standoff between Time Warner Cable and Fox, with both sides announcing a new carriage deal after marathon negotiations that streched into the New Year. No word yet on how close Time Warner came to meeting Fox's $1 per subscriber request. Here's the release just issued by both companies: The Fox Networks Group and Time Warner Cable announced today that they have agreed in principle to a comprehensive distribution agreement to provide more than 13...
  • Fox, Time Warner negotiations go beyond midnight deadline (3 hour extension)

    12/31/2009 9:11:24 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 35 replies · 1,533+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/31/09 | Hal Boedeker
    Negotiations between Fox and Time Warner Cable continued beyond a midnight deadline. The two television giants were negotiating over fees in Los Angeles. They had agreed to a three-hour extension beyond the deadline, Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 announced shortly before midnight.Time Warner represents programming partner Bright House Networks, which serves 850,000 subscribers in Central Florida.The three-hour extension means the Fox signal will stay on Bright House at least until 3 a.m. With no deal, Fox could go dark on Bright House as the new year begins. Fox later today will present the Sugar Bowl between Cincinnati and the University of Florida....
  • John Kerry Warns News Corp Against Fox Blackout

    12/31/2009 1:58:22 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 67 replies · 2,842+ views
    DSL reports ^ | 12-31-09 | Karl Bode
    Phone, cable and broadcast companies can get away with a lot in DC, but they best not stand between a man and his football games. As we noted yesterday, Time Warner Cable and News Corporation are engaged in a retransmission fee fight that could wind up with Fox programming being pulled from Time Warner Cable's channel lineup. This apparently displeases football fan and U.S. Senator John Kerry, who sent a letter to News Corp. warning them that Uncle Sam would step in if Fox programming is disrupted later on today
  • News Corp. Says Deal on Fox Signal Is Unlikely

    12/30/2009 6:59:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 26 replies · 1,042+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12-30-09 | BRIAN STELTER
    The News Corporation said on Wednesday that it looked doubtful that it would sign a new distribution contract with Time Warner Cable by Thursday night, increasing the likelihood that its Fox stations will be removed from cable lineups in millions of homes. The News Corporation’s president, Chase Carey, declined an offer by Time Warner Cable to enter binding arbitration. The companies are fighting over how much the cable operator should pay Fox stations for the right to retransmit their shows, sporting events and local newscasts. Fox is demanding about a dollar for each cable subscriber each month, which analysts say...
  • Fox says Time Warner Cable may drop Fox TV shows (Fox News OK -- NFL broadcasts out)

    12/18/2009 2:46:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies · 2,083+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2009
    News Corp warned that testy carriage negotiations with Time Warner Cable Inc could leave viewers unable to see programing from its Fox broadcast network, including it blockbuster hit "American Idol" and NFL football. Negotiations between the two sides have been primarily held up by a disagreement over the value of Fox's free-to-air broadcast network. Fox is asking Time Warner Cable for around $1 a subscriber in payment for the retransmission rights to carry its network, according to a person familiar with the talks. Time Warner Cable executives have balked at paying that much and have claimed that negotiations with...
  • AOL finally regains independence from Time Warner

    12/10/2009 1:45:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies · 759+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/2009 | ANDREW VANACORE
    NEW YORK – AOL resumed life as an independent Internet company Thursday as it completed its spinoff from Time Warner Inc. and closed the book on one of the most disastrous business combinations in history. AOL shares fell 47 cents, or 2 percent, to $23.20 in afternoon trading. Today's AOL is much different from the company once known as America Online, which got big in the 1990s by selling dial-up Internet access and then used $147 billion of its inflated stock to buy Time Warner. AOL, which is now worth about $2 billion, is trying to get most of its...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views
    RichardPoe.com ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, you’re going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • Time Warner Subs: Kiss Your HD Shows Goodbye! (

    12/04/2009 12:44:18 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 7 replies · 784+ views
    tvpredictions.com ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2009) -- If you're a Time Warner subscriber, isn't it bad enough that your cable operator won't carry the NFL Network? Well, yes it is. But now, Time Warner fans, be prepared for things to get a lot worse. In fact, be prepared to lose many of your favorite channels and high-def programs. Why? Time Warner last week launched a marketing campaign called "Roll Over or Get Tough," in which it urges subscribers to vote on whether the cable operator should, well, "get tough" with networks who are asking for higher programming fees to carry their...
  • Final farewell to worst deal in history - AOL-Time Warner

    11/21/2009 8:22:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 41 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2009
    AOL and Time Warner have finally called it quits. James Quinn looks at the souring of the dotcom match that appeared to have been made in mergers and acquisitions heaven It was an auspicious occasion, the business titans of the West standing shoulder to shoulder at the dawn of a new century. On the stage of the Shanghai International Convention Centre, in late September 1999, the crème de la crème of business achievement smiled at the hundreds of delegates, both Chinese and from around the world, who had gathered for the Fortune Global Forum. From AIG's Hank Greenberg to Viacom's...
  • 'Paging Dr. Obama' Makes It Seven Time Mag Covers Since Election for Obama

    07/31/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 559+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/31/09 | Brent Baker
    Time magazine's August 10 edition with President Barack Obama on the cover (“Paging Dr. Obama”) trying to heal the nation in a photo illustration as a physician, wearing a white smock with a stethoscope around his neck, brings to seven the number of issues the magazine's cover has featured Obama just since November's election -- make that eight for the First Family if you add in June 1's genuflecting “The Meaning of Michelle.” Amongst the seven of President Obama: “Person of the Year” and Obama as FDR.
  • Time Warner Earnings Fall 34% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/30/2009 6:31:35 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 807+ views
    The Street.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Joseph Woelfel
    Time Warner (TWX Quote) said second-quarter earnings fell 34% to $519 million, or 43 cents a share, from $792 million, or 66 cents a share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings of 45 cents topped the estimates of analysts of 37 cents a share as surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Revenue in the quarter fell 9% to $6.8 billion. At Time Warner's content group, which is made up of the networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and corporate segments, revenue declined 6%. The content division saw adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization rise 4% in the period. The company said it's "on track"...
  • Time Warner to split off AOL

    05/28/2009 6:16:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 584+ views
    CNN Money ^ | May 28, 2009 | Aaron Smith
    Time Warner unveiled plans Thursday to spin off AOL as an independent company, an end to the massive media media marriage formed in 2001. "We believe that a separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL," said Time Warner (TWX, Fortune 500) chief executive Jeff Bewkes, in a prepared statement. The 2001 merger between AOL and Time Warner was applauded at the time as a visionary attempt to meld old media with new media. But synergies between the two never materialized. [Snip] Bewkes said that an independent AOL will "have a better opportunity to achieve its...
  • Time Warner: Mag Group May Dive 30%, TV Dips

    04/30/2009 8:10:18 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies · 492+ views
    Media Post ^ | 4-30-2009 | David Goetzl
    Time Warner: Mag Group May Dive 30%, TV Dips Time Warner is anticipating that ad dollars at its Turner networks will fall in a mid-single-digit percentage range for the current April-June period, a top company executive said Wednesday. At the Time Inc. magazine group, a decline in the 30% range is possible. Time Warner also indicated it would be spinning off all or part of the AOL unit soon. CFO John Martin said one contributor to the expected Turner drop this quarter is a decline in international revenue. But he said that advertisers are also exercising options to cancel spending...
  • Time Warner Cable Cannot Possibly Compete With The Small City Of Wilson, NC

    04/24/2009 10:52:12 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 15 replies · 1,030+ views
    TheConsumerist.com ^ | April 23 2009 | Meg Marco
    The city of Wilson, NC was tired of high internet, cable, and telephone prices, so they decided to do something about it. They started their own, city-owned, ISP. Now Time Warner Cable and Embarq have teamed up to convince North Carolina's legislature to propose bills outlawing community owned ISPs because the big guys cannot possibly compete.
  • Net Users Vent Frustration At Time Warner

    04/06/2009 6:40:15 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 23 replies · 1,587+ views
    news-record.com ^ | April 5, 2009 | Joe Killian
    Sue Polinsky had the first cable modem in Greensboro. Back in the late 1990s, when the Web designer found she needed more Internet speed than a telephone or DSL line could provide, she was happy to pay a premium. She’s been a Time Warner Cable customer ever since — even upgrading to the business-class service to run her company, Tech Triad, from home. But when she got wind of Time Warner’s plan to begin monitoring and capping how much data its Greensboro customers use, she said it could be summed up in one word. “Greed,” Polinsky said. “That’s all it...
  • CNN Correspondent Now Communist Candidate in El Salvador [polls say he'll win]

    03/09/2009 9:44:08 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 13 replies · 1,061+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 9, 2009 - 10:13 | Brent Baker
    The presidential candidate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), the communist revolutionaries in El Salvador the Reagan administration battled in the 1980s, is, a Monday Washington Post story noted, “a former correspondent for CNN en Espanol.” In the March 9 article, “In El Salvador Vote, Big Opportunity for Leftists,” reporter William Booth relayed from San Salvador that the journalist-turned-politician “considers himself to be El Salvador's Barack Obama.” Booth relayed: After a 12-year civil war and a peace undermined by soaring crime, leftists in El Salvador are on the verge of completing a remarkable journey from armed struggle to...
  • Why Is Time Magazine Rooting for Hamas?

    01/13/2009 8:21:27 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 441+ views
    Pajama's Media/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/13/09 | Yidwithlid
    The editors of Time Magazine make a big show of how they demand a separation of Advertising interests and Editorial as not to have any hint of impropriety. One wonders why they don't make the same separation with major investors. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who owns a big chunk of News Corp, also owns a big chunk of Time Magazine's parent company Time Warner. This partly explains the Middle East coverage provided by the Magazine and its sister company, CNN. The cover story of latest issue of Time Magazine, "Why Israel Can't Win" seems almost like a cheer leading section...
  • 'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner

    12/31/2008 12:14:28 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 126 replies · 1,985+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/31/2008 | RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer
    LOS ANGELES – "SpongeBob SquarePants" might get squeezed off Time Warner Cable. Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. is not agreed upon by then. The impasse would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off on the nation's second-largest cable operator.