Topic: Xfinity

How the Steady Stream of Creative Talent Moving From N.Y. to L.A. Became a Flood

The lure of sun, fun and opportunity

A dyed-in-the-wool New York advertising professional, Patricia Korth-McDonnell had heard all the clichés about Los Angeles as an endless parking lot, a cultural wasteland and, perhaps most relevant, a professional…

How USA’s Mr. Robot Hacked the Problem of Summer TV

The network’s big risk paid off

In a summer stuffed with more TV options than ever, the most buzzed about show wasn't Orange Is the New Black or True Detective, but Mr. Robot, USA's acclaimed new…

This Bites! Sharknado 3 Is Basically Just 2 Hours of Comcast-Branded Content

Starring Xfinity and Universal Studios Florida

There have only been a handful of TV moments that became true social media phenomena, but the original Sharknado certainly qualifies. The Syfy movie premiered with almost no fanfare two summers…

Emmitt Smith Printed and Signed 400 Fan Tweets, Including a Marriage Proposal

Part of Xfinity's pledge to make live sports 'more live'

Most tweets have a shelf life shorter than a fourth down on the goal line, but a few hundred Emmitt Smith fans will be keeping their tweets around for a…

Venables Bell & Partners Hires New Head of Strategy

Michael Davidson joins from Goodby

Venables Bell & Partners has hired veteran planner Michael Davidson to run its strategy department. Davidson joins Venables after six years at Omnicom's Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where he worked on…

Angry Birds Video Series Launching This Week on TVs, in Apps

Rovio has nabbed ads from Activision, Paramount, Sony, BlackBerry

For those considering Rovio to be simply that Finnish company behind the Angry Birds mobile games, stop that right now. Rovio has been positioning itself as an entertainment company on…

Send in the Cloud

Boxee TV to store shows…for a fee

Is the world ready for a home media player that doesn’t have a slot in the front of it? Boxee, the manufacturer of open-source streaming software for televisions (and the…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 14-21

Jennifer Aniston reveals all, automakers tug at the heartstrings, and a cancer survivor's luck runs out

This week, we discovered that, yes, ordering Internet service can be easier than body-waxing Sasquatch, some people will eat candy that comes from another person's sweaty armpit, and how scary…

Ad of the Day: Comcast

Setting up Xfinity service is a lot easier than body-waxing Sasquatch

Cable companies aren't known for making things easy. I must have 18 different user names and passwords for various Time Warner Cable sites. But now, Comcast is out with some…