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The upward rise of Hulu and digital entertainment

Hulu has been one of the big commercial successes in the world of digital entertainment. This success comes with an increasing price. However, big media players are still prepared to pay for the video streaming company's products.

Disney clears hurdle for Fox tie-up with US regulator approval

New York - Walt Disney's proposed mega-deal with 21st Century Fox moved a step closer to reality Wednesday as US regulators conditionally cleared the tie-up which could reshape the media-entertainment landscape.The US Department of Justice approved the $71.

US regulators approve Disney-Fox mega-deal, with conditions

New York - US antitrust regulators on Wednesday conditionally approved Walt Disney's proposed $71.3 billion purchase of key 21st Century Fox assets, boosting the chances for the tie-up to create a new media-entertainment powerhouse.

Netflix market value reaches $150 billion, exceeds Comcast

On Thursday, May 24, the streaming service Netflix ruled the entertainment world. The market value of Netflix soared over $150 billion.

Television titans bulk up to battle internet rivals

New York - Traditional television titans are bulking up in a battle with online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon as viewers take to binging on shows when and where they want.

Comcast seeks to outfox Murdoch with higher bid for Sky

London - US cable giant Comcast joined in the battle for pan-European satellite TV group Sky on Tuesday, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, whose takeover ambitions have hit UK government resistance.

Comcast Cable makes Amazon its 'preferred cloud provider'

Comcast Cable has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services which will see the two companies enter a new "strategic relationship." AWS will become Comcast's "preferred public cloud provider," another big win for Amazon's flagship cloud product.

Comcast criticised for trying to shut down net neutrality site

Comcast has threatened legal action against a site run by a group of net neutrality advocates. The site in question was trying to establish who's responsible for a deluge of fake anti-net neutrality comments. Comcast has objected to the use of its name.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Rise of the robotic journalist: Welcome to the future Special

For reporters on the business or sports beat, some stories can be boring, monotonous, and stressful all at once. The stories can seem rather…robotic. As well they might, because some stories are being written by robots.

200,000 Comcast customer passwords found for sale on the dark web

Comcast has confirmed that 200,000 of its customer email addresses and passwords have been found for sale on the dark web, forcing it to contact the affected people and automatically reset their accounts.

Why Apple, Facebook, Twitter, other tech firms protest CISA bill

Washington - A controversial cybersecurity bill that's now being heard in the Senate faces strong opposition from at least 22 of the world's top technology companies amid concerns that it infringes on users' privacy and civil liberties.

Time Warner owes $230K to woman for harassing phone calls

Let's face it, people hate cable companies. Terrible customer service, annoying outages, and prices that never seem to stop increasing. Now, Time Warner Cable is being forced to pay out nearly $230,000 dollars to a Texas resident.

Netflix could overtake traditional media in viewership by 2016

Netflix looks set to overtake ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC in terms of 24 hour audience by the end of the year. If Netflix achieves this goal, it'll mark a major milestone for a company that cable giants once seemed to think of as an afterthought.

Time Warner Cable ranks dead last among customer satisfaction

Turns out, the only thing Americans may be more skeptical of than government and big banks, is their local pay-TV provider.

FCC rejects industry groups' attempt to stall public protections

Broadband industry lobbyist groups are at it again. Five industry trade groups asked the FCC to immediately halt the reclassification of internet service providers. Unsurprisingly, the FCC tossed the request aside.

Comcast customers to get $20 when tech doesn't show up on time

Comcast is hiring thousands of new customer service employees, and customers whose techs don't show up on time will receive $20 bill credits.

Comcast customer gets bill addressed to 'Super B****'

Addison - An Illinois woman is the latest victim of Comcast service reps. After dealing with service reps for several months, she received a bill addressed to "Super B****."

Comcast labels customer 'A-hole' in new low for the company

For a long time, Comcast has been notorious among its customers for poor customer service, but in its latest stunt the giant telecom company proves its detractors correct and proves that the company is the problem, not its customers.

You may rethink getting Comcast after its latest blunder

Comcast talks about how customers are their number one priority. Ricardo and Lisa Brown have proof otherwise and have called "shenanigans."

Man tells of grueling 4-hour call to cancel Comcast account

A man spent four hours on the phone with Comcast in a series of calls made to cancel his account, John Biggs of TechCrunch reports.

Op-Ed: Internet Slowdown Day — Protecting Internet equality

More than 60 prominent websites and upwards of a million people will participate in today's Internet Slowdown Day to protest the FCC's rules change what would "slow down" the Internet.

Comcast customer wants to drop their service, rep dodges question

A recent phone call is making the rounds in the tech world. It consists of a journalist attempting to cancel his service with the company and having every attempt blocked with a question or praise for Comcast service.

Op-Ed: Why the net neutrality fight will never end

The fight for net neutrality is something that our children and our children's children will still be fighting. Sound strange? Here are some hard facts to back it up.

Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits

Washington - Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.

Comcast defends mega-merger amid stepped-up criticism

Washington - Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists.

Apple in talks with Comcast for streaming-TV service: WSJ

Apple Inc is in talks with Comcast Corp to enter into a deal for a streaming-television service that would allow Apple set-top boxes to bypass congestion on the web, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ...

Apple in Comcast talks about streaming TV: report

New York - Apple is in talks with US cable and Internet giant Comcast about a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box, a report said Sunday.Talks are in their early stages but any deal would allow Apple to get special treatment on Comcast...

Comcast report shows range of secret data requests

Washington - US conglomerate Comcast said Thursday it received 24,698 law enforcement requests for customer data in 2013, plus some for national security reasons.The company, which published its first "transparency report," followed guidelines of an agreement with ...

Exclusive: States to probe Comcast plan to buy Time Warner Cable

Florida and other U.S. states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under U.S.
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