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How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash Deal to buy remaining 49 percent stake of NBCU will close by end of Q1

Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of…

February 12, 2013, 8:16 PM EST

It's Game On for Second Screen While CBS secures separate ad deals for Super Bowl live stream, NFL and Verizon intercepts with big smartphone play

There’s not a lot of common ground between digital media and television, but huge live events—especially the Super Bowl—are just as important for both media because they guarantee vast numbers…

January 28, 2013, 12:03 AM EST

TV Takes the Gold in Q3 Broadcast, cable budgets soar on infusion of Olympics, political dollars

Thanks in large part to an Olympian television marketplace and the deep pockets of Procter & Gamble and General Motors, U.S. advertising expenditures in the third quarter were up 7…

December 17, 2012, 5:40 PM EST

FiOS, Xbox Team Up to Stream WatchESPN Verizon adds bells and whistles to the gaming sports experience

Verizon FiOS subscribers with an Xbox (and an Xbox Live Gold account) can now use ESPN's WatchESPN service over their consoles. Viewers can now stream popular ESPN shows including SportsCenter, College…

November 20, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

FCC: Mobile and Cable Services Improving New York and New Jersey continue to be 'difficult'

As many residents of New York and New Jersey know all too well after Sandy blew through town, cellphone and cable service outages persist. But overall, communications conditions in the…

November 1, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

Verizon Advised to Slow Internet Speed Claims Ads challenged by Comcast

Verizon and Comcast are locked in an advertising war over which service has the fastest Internet speeds. Both have gotten a little carried away with claims, leaving the advertising industry's…

September 11, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

NFL In-Game Inventory Close to Selling Out Broadcast nets say demand is at nearly unprecedented levels

With a little more than two weeks to go before the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys kick off the 2012 NFL season on Sept. 5, demand for in-game inventory…

August 20, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Comcast Must Back Off Internet Speed Claims Ad assertions examined after Verizon complaint

Comcast needs to slow down its advertising claims that its Xfinity Internet service is the "fastest in the nation," per a recommendation from the National Advertising Division, the ad industry's…

June 12, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

Verizon Spectrum Sale Stirs Debate Verizon claims sale is no ploy for approval of cable deals

Verizon's decision to sell some of its spectrum has nothing to do with regulators currently reviewing its pending deals for spectrum and marketing with major cable companies, the company said…

April 19, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

FCC Looks for More Answers in Verizon Cable Deals Asks company for uncensored documents

Verizon Wireless' pending spectrum deal with four cable companies—which includes a joint venture with its former rivals—isn't going over smoothly with regulators or its critics. The Federal Communications Commission, one…

March 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EST

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