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Comcast is building a theme park in Beijing [Comcast Roundup]

Plus: HBO is launching a standalone service. What does that mean for Comcast?

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Comcast to create $3.3 billion Universal theme park in Beijing [Philadelphia Business Journal]: “The theme park, expected to open in 2019, will mix China’s cultural heritage with NBCUniversal Parks & Resorts’ brand, Comcast said. It also will boast the first Universal-branded hotel, and a Universal CityWalk entertainment complex with retail shops, restaurants and more.”

Comcast Wins $7.5 Million in Patent Trial Against Sprint [Bloomberg]: “Comcast, which is seeking regulatory approval to buy rival Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) for $45.2 billion, sued Overland Park, Kansas-based Sprint in 2012 in Wilmington, Delaware, alleging Sprint used its protected technology for methods of call-routing over the Internet and traditional phone lines.”

Since 2009, the FCC Has Received 16,000 Complaints About Time Warner and Comcast [Motherboard]: “In fact, there have been so many complaints that the FCC deemed it infeasible to release all of them: A Freedom of Information Act request from the investigative outfit was initially rejected because of the sheer number of complaints it had received.”

Cable-Free HBO Lets ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Cut Comcast Cord [Bloomberg]: “Time Warner Inc.’s premium-TV network, the home of ‘Game of Thrones,’ roiled the industry today by saying it plans to offer an online service in the U.S. next year that won’t require a cable or satellite subscription. CBS Corp.’s Showtime said today it may follow suit. The moves may be a threat to Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and DirecTV.”

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