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COMCAST NO. 1 CABLE OPERATOR WORLDWIDE

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast, which owns NBC, is the No. 1 cable operator in the world with almost 22 million subscribers, according to a new survey by Monterey, CA-based SNL Kagan. Nevertheless, that figure is down by about 2 million from its peak in 2008, and Chinese rivals appear to be on the verge of surpassing it. China’s […]

CHICAGO SPORTS ANCHOR FIRED OVER RAUNCHY WEB VIDEO

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

What appeared to be an innocent — albeit humorous — blooper by a reporter for Comcast’s SportsNet that went viral on the Internet has led to her dismissal by the sports channel. During a telecast last week, Susannah Collins had remarked on the air that the Chicago Blackhawks basketball team had a “tremendous amount of […]

COMCAST TAKES OVER 30 ROCK; WHO’LL TAKE OVER THE NAME?

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The building located at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City was once called the RCA Building. In 1988, with General Electric’s reacquisition of RCA, it was renamed the GE building. It now looks like it will be renamed again. Today’s (Friday) New York Post reported that Comcast will pay GE $1.3 billion for its […]

NBC COMEBACK SHINES IN COMCAST’S THIRD-QUARTER RESULTS

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Results for the new season barely made it into its third-quarter count, but Comcast said today (Friday) that its NBC unit showed a 31.2-percent increase in revenue for the quarter to $6.8 billion, and while a good chunk of that revenue was attributable to the network’s coverage of the Summer Olympics, Comcast noted that even […]

CABLE COMPANIES DIVE INTO VIDEO GAMING

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable-TV settop boxes may soon become video-game devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T are all reportedly in talks with data streaming specialists to bring streaming game technology to subscribers. Tests could begin as early as next year. Online game streaming has been around for a while […]

REPORT: LENO’S PAY WAS CUT IN HALF

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jay Leno did not take a 10-percent cut in pay last month from around $33 million to $30 million as was widely reported. According to today’s (Friday) Wall Street Journal, he took a 50 percent cut in pay to $15 million per year, a figure confirmed by NBC. At the same time, Leno, who has […]

LENO RESPONDS TO BUDGET CUTS — IN HIS MONOLOGUE

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jay Leno responded Tuesday to reports that NBC has steeply cut the budget of the Tonight show and that Leno himself had offered to take a cut in pay of as much as 25 percent to prevent further cuts. Nevertheless, some 25 staff members of the show are expected to be pink-slipped. Leno tackled the […]

LENO AND TONIGHT: BACK TO 2009

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For Jay Leno and the Tonight show, it must have seemed like 2009 all over again. That was the year that NBC decided to move him into primetime as it turned Tonight over to Conan O’Brien. Leno reportedly got a hefty raise — to $25 million — when that occurred, and he also was able […]

REPORT: UNIVERSAL’S MEYER TO BE “KICKED UPSTAIRS”

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast plans to replace Universal chief Ron Meyer with DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider after the Olympics, the New York Post reported today (Wednesday), citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said that Snider, who is friendly with Comcast chief Brian Roberts, has been “actively working to get the job.” It noted that its source believes that Disney, which […]

MICROSOFT DROPS OUT OF MSNBC.COM

July 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hit the delete key on the “MS” in MSNBC.com. Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has acquired from Microsoft the 50 percent of the news website that it didn’t already own and has renamed it NBCNews.com. The entertainment conglomerate agreed to pay $300 million to gain full ownership of the site, the New York Times reported […]

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