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What would have been one of the most critical collusions in the history of mass media - the proposed $45.2 billion merger between cable colossus, Comcast and Time Warner Cable - has apparently sputtered out to an anti-climactic whimper.
Many of us have dealt with lengthy phone exchanges in the past, oftentimes in the attempt to accomplish relatively simple transactions. Recently, a Comcast subscriber dealt with one such experience when attempting to cancel his cable following a house fire.
DirecTV is now getting bullied over those goofy Rob Lowe ads, which multiple Worst Company in America winner Comcast has formally complained about to the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division.
When taking into consideration their latest name-calling incident, it looks high marks cannot be considered for the Time Warner's customer service. Continue reading to see what led to one customer's being called a very unflattering four-letter-word.
Many of us know how troublesome attempting to cancel cable can be, as services are known to shuffle us from person to person as they attempt to incentivize us to keep the service. But one Spokane, Washington woman just got an added insult after successfully canceling her cable.
Everyone has had experiences with customer service reps that were so horrible, all memories of good service get wiped from our memory banks. California man Conal O’Rourke has allegedly had the Mt. Everest of crappy ordeals, and you’ll never guess what company was involved. Comcast.
Everyone loves a hidden menu, especially if it'll save them money, as may be the case with your cable provider, whether you know it or not. A report has made the rounds that gives subscribers to certain cable companies some helpful information on how to gain legal access to HBO without having to pay for a massive cable package.
Sensibly, a lot of FEARnet’s content will be moved to the similarly thriller-minded network Chiller, with some things possibly going to Syfy. Here’s an indicator of just how small the world is that Comcast is lording over: NBCUniversal launched Chiller a few months after FEARnet made its Halloween 2010 debut...
In this population, we are all undeniably individuals, but one self-evident truth among most of us is that our cable and/or satellite providers are total crap. It’s bad weather knocking the dish out of service, or sports games blacked out, or pricing spikes without any rewarding blowback for consumers.
Earlier this week, cable provider turned conglomerate Comcast announced an agreement to purchase Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion via stock transaction. Not surprisingly, the agreement immediately sent shockwaves through the business community and led to more than a few consumers angrily shouting, “Really??!!??”. After all, how could less competition possibly be a good thing?
Comcast's big idea is to set up a new system that would send pop-up messages to those attempting to illegally download films or TV programs. The content of the pop-up message would offer the downloaders a variety of options to access the content in a legal way. Currently, the company is trying to band together content owners and ISPs to create a trial run for the pop-up program. Assuming the trial run sees results, the program could become a more widespread thing
If you're a Comcast subscriber and you've been daydreaming of doing nothing by lounging around watching television for a full week straight, next week would be the week to do it. Comcast is offering Xfinity TV customers a virtual buffet of TV content with what they refer to as "the biggest-ever TV catch-up." This TV Watchathon will offer Comcast subscribers thousands of episodes of current TV shows, including premium cable series. Want to get caught up Game of Thrones before the fantasy-drama series returns for Season 3? This would be the week to do it.
Comcast is set to launch four new networks in the coming years, all of them backed by minorities with a few big names on the list. We’ll get to enjoy a network from mogul Sean Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, AKA P. Diddy, AKA whatever he’s going by these days. And then there’s one from Magic Johnson, and two Latino-themed networks one of which is backed by Robert Rodriguez.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the series premiere of NBC’s new musical drama Smash and you have Comcast, you won’t have to wait as long as everyone else to see the series premiere. Those with access to Xfinity TV will be able to see the Smash premiere three weeks earlier than its official TV debut on NBC.
On Monday, January 2nd, Comcast-owned Versus will become NBC Sports Network. Since Comcast now owns NBC Universal, getting the big-four network involved with the cable channel should help NBC Sports Network continue to improve its programming. The name change will take place at 4 p.m. on the second, which will be pretty strange for those watching throughout the day.