Tennis Channel loses bid for new hearing in Comcast dispute
Since their first pub opened in 1983, owners Mike and Brian McMenamin have been focused on customer satisfaction and experience. This commitment lead to the opening of their first brewery two years later and allowed them to grow to their current size, managing 57 locations in Washington and Oregon including nine hotels, two spas, 24 breweries, two distilleries and a winery as well as a number of movie theaters and music venues. Thirty of these locations are located in the Portland metro area alone. As McMenamins continued to expand, there was a growing need for additional bandwidth to uphold their commitment to customer satisfaction and to improve back office operations. Demand on catering and event space increased and businesses and customers increasingly required the ability to stream video and host online meetings in addition to the free wireless internet provided for patrons at each of the companys pubs and hotels.
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Eligible families can get service for $9.95 a month, along with digital literacy training. The families also qualify for a voucher to buy a computer for $150. Comcast says the program has connected 220,000 families nationwide to the Internet, or nearly 900,000 people.
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The Deal That Could Dim Netflix’s Emmy Afterglow
4, 8:07 p.m. The Tennis Channel released a statement late Wednesday expressing disappointment in the ruling: “The U.S. Circuit Court decision today effectively strips the FCC of the ability to perform the role Congress requires. Tennis Channel takes very seriously Congress goal of a fair, open marketplace where diverse, independent voices are afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field based on their own merit. Many in the industry have recognized that if Comcast owned Tennis Channel instead of Golf Channel, the tables would be turned. We are disappointed with this result and intend to pursue further review.] Comcast, for its part, applauded the ruling.
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Comcast Honored by Florida Virtual School for Its Internet Essentials Program
We applaud Comcast and its Internet Essentials program for having a major impact on the lives of families in Florida. This is a true team effort and we share this award with the many community leaders, community organizations and schools throughout the state of Florida that have joined together to help bridge the digital divide, said Comcast Floridas Regional Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment, Derek Cooper. It is through the commitment and participation from our partners in the community that have helped make Internet Essentials available to more than 100,000 low-income Floridians who now have the opportunity to use the power of the Internet in their homes. About Internet Essentials Internet Essentials provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. A household is eligible to participate if it has at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). For more information about Internet Essentials visit InternetEssentials.com for English and InternetBasico.com for Spanish. Educators or third-parties interested in helping to spread the word can find more information at InternetEssentials.com/partner.
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Comcast expands Internet program for low-income families in DC area to get online
Angelakis, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Comcast Corporation. Her strong financial acumen and deep understanding of the distribution and broadcast industries make her the perfect fit for this exciting new position. Comcast said it will be initiating a national search for a head of Investor Relations in the coming weeks. Dooner earned a B.A.
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Comcast taps ‘Internet guy’ to think outside the cable box
Keep in mind this ebb and flow isnt necessarily inconsistent with the Netflix long game; the point has always been to play the HBO playbook , which means leading with original programming. But where this gets tricky for Netflix is that it will have to evolve from licensing library to funding original content much faster than HBO, doing in a matter of years what the Time Warner-owned channel had the luxury of doing over decades. The pressure to wean off licensed library content likely isnt a predicament that snuck up on Netflix, whichsurely began hedging its bets on original programming last year when it made an expensive deal to snap up Disney film titles beginning in 2016. But its quite possible that as more and more originals are made available, Netflix could sustain itself with just a few key library deals like the Disney one. The company has already repeatedly asserted that it will be more selective about those library deals as its audience data provides a more nuanced understanding of what content is actually worth.
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NBCUniversal Names Comcast’s Marlene Sanchez Dooner EVP Hispanic Enterprises & Content
Cloud-based channel guides. Streamed TV. Comcast Corp., which has lost millions of cable-TV subscribers in recent years, is seeking to grow revenue and subscriber loyalty in its core cable business with new products based on the convergence of services. Marcien Jenckes, a self-described “Internet guy,” is the man now assigned with taking this new-product development to a higher level.
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