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.
Comcast and Bloomberg TV are in the middle of a cat fight and both groups seem poised to pull out the sharp claws. The spat arose when Bloomberg TV began whining at Comcast about the channel’s position on cable television in relation to Comcast owned CNBC.
The following story is news much in the same way as Reagan defeats Mondale was news. We all knew this was coming, but still, it's a monumental event and therefore worth reporting
Go ahead and add cable network blackouts to death and taxes under the soul-sucking inevitabilities column. It seems we can’t go a few weeks anymore without some television provider threatening to cutoff service for something
Over the last few weeks, Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller has been growing increasingly more concerned about a litany of television-related issues. Almost a month ago, he sharply criticized cable giants Fox News and MSNBC, saying he wished they'd just go away because it would be a “big favor to political discourse”.
Hulu is the first truly successful attempt to bring network programming online in a convenient package. While still only available in America, the service has become a game changer for the networks who can recoup costs to some degree in online ads. Now that the general model has proven itself as viable the question remains what the future holds