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- Comcast Refuses to Help Copyright Holders Sue Its Subscribers [Gizmodo] — “Copyright holders like the RIAA and MPAA think it’s their god-given right to sue BitTorrent users into eternal poverty for illegal file sharing. Well Comcast has had enough. The company is refusing to comply with subpoenas for user data. That’s right, Comcast is sticking up for the little guy.”
- Comcast’s NBC Said to Gain $1.8 Billion in Ad Commitments [Bloomberg]
- Comcast Is Said to Be Mulling Bid for BSkyB [Media Decoder: NY Times] — “Comcast is exploring whether the British Sky Broadcasting Group, Britain’s largest satellite broadcaster and a lucrative pay TV asset 39 percent owned by News Corporation, could become available for purchase,”
- Minority-Focused Startup Incubator DreamIt Access Gets Renewed Investment, Will Continue For Two More Cycles [TechCrunch] — Comcast again supports the DreamIt Ventures minority-focused program
- Justice Department Is Said to Investigate Cable Companies Over Internet Video [Media Decoder: NY Times]
- Does Comcast’s Skype Video Service Offer Make Sense? [Forbes]
- Comcast’s NBC Sports to launch radio network, compete with ESPN [Inquirer] — “As part of an NBC brand extension, NBC Sports will launch this September a radio network that will air five-minute hourly updates and three hours of nightly programming but is expected to broaden into around-the-clock talk and news.”
- Comcast XFINITY claims slapped down in ongoing ad battle with Verizon FiOS [Boston.com] — “Is Comcast’s XFINITY internet service really the “fastest in the nation?” An advertising review panel says Comcast should stop making the boast.”
- Players Are Cashing In On Baseball’s Cable Riches [Forbes] — “cable television money has begun to explode around the Major Leagues, thanks to competition in many markets between the likes of Comcast and Fox Sports and a little device known as the DVR that’s placed a huge premium on sports, now one of the last pieces of programming that demands to be watched live.”
- PayPal, TiVo, Comcast team up for click-and-buy ads [Chicago Tribune] — “PayPal, eBay’s payment service, is partnering with TiVo and Comcast to offer television viewers a way to buy products featured in interactive commercials with their remotes.”
- U.S. is probing how pay-TV industry affects online competitors [Los Angeles Times] — “The Justice Department is looking at whether Comcast and other pay-TV operators are engaging in practices that could derail or hold back competition from such broadband distributors as Netflix.”
- Comcast doesn’t go far enough with Xfinity X1 [Boston Globe]
- Comcast VOD for TiVo Premieres expands to Boston, old Comcast TiVos shut off in August [Engadget]
- COMCAST MOVING FROM INTUITIVE CARE TO COLLECTIVE INSIGHT [Billing World]
- www.kansascity.com/2012/06/13/3656899/comcast-offers-skype-video-calling.html Comcast offers Skype video calling service in KC area Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/13/3656899/comcast-offers-skype-video-calling.html#storylink=cpy [Kansas City Star]
- Tim Lee vs. Comcast’s hidden discounting [Inquirer]
- Comcast, Time Warner Cable Embrace Cloud-Based TV, VOD [V2M]
- Comcast Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors [Marketwatch]
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