January 12, 2013 |
Children have a playdate with the Sprout Network Saturday for the Super WHY Celebration at the Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Activities include storytime, and children can watch the network's favorite Super WHY episodes. There will be a meet and greet with Super WHY and Princess Presto and photo opportunities. Market merchants will have arts and crafts, kid-friendly lunch specials, an interactive gaming station, and more. Playdate is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. KidsinCenterCity.com playdate with Sprout: The Super WHY Celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday on the lower level of the Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd.
September 16, 2014
Internet freedom activists are holding a rally Monday outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia to protest Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. The rally, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd, is organized by Free Press, a nonpartisan group that advocates to preserve open Internet communication and free speech. The group is demanding protections for net neutrality, and the rally will urge the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules that prevent broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon from discriminating against online content and services.
October 27, 2014 |
Chris Morran, deputy editor of the piercing blog Consumerist.com, awakes each morning and doesn't have to look far for inspiration. He can see the Comcast Center from the roof of his South Philadelphia rowhouse. Morran has written almost 9,000 stories for the online publication, the so-called "TMZ of consumer news" that also brands itself as the place where "shoppers bite back. " Two hundred to three hundred of those articles - at least, Morran says - have been on Comcast Corp.
April 23, 2015 |
For the first time, Comcast Corp. and Liberty Property Trust acknowledged Tuesday they were partnering on a third real estate deal in Center City, which some have speculated could be the site of another Comcast office tower. The companies have jointly bought land at 19th and Arch Streets, diagonally across the street from where they are building the 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, company spokesman John Demming said. Comcast and Liberty have no specific plans for the parcels, as the companies concentrate on developing the new tower, Demming said.
January 17, 2014 |
Six years after Comcast Corp. moved into the city's tallest building, the cable-TV and Internet giant expects to break ground this summer on an even taller, more dazzling, $1.2 billion tower. The 1,121-foot-tall high-rise will be built on Arch Street between 18th and 19th Streets in Center City, adjacent to the current tower, company officials said. One of the world's leading architects, Britain's Norman Foster, has designed the trophy building with a host of innovative features.
April 2, 2015 |
Michael Angelakis, 50, the Comcast Corp. executive who headed the negotiations for NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable Inc., will resign his posts as chief financial officer and vice chairman to lead a new Comcast-controlled $4.1 billion investment arm. The new venture, which Comcast calls a "strategic company," would be one of the biggest funds of its kind in Pennsylvania and will be looking for high-return investments like one Comcast made into...
December 31, 2012 |
Comcast Corp. topped $100 billion in value on the stock market this month, a dazzling measure of its national economic reach. And here's another: 1.2 million people applied for jobs in 2012 at its three subsidiaries, Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Comcast-Spectacor: 4,650 per business day. That's not as many as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, whose namesake stores processed about five million job applications, but more...
December 2, 2008 |
A $200 million race-discrimination lawsuit was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against a worldwide food-service provider that has a contract at the Comcast Center. The suit was filed against London-based Compass Group P.L.C., along with two of its affiliates - Compass Group North America and Flik International Corp. - and two Compass managers, one of them the head chef at Comcast's cafeteria. The plaintiffs are 11 current and former African American employees who contend they were, among other things, subjected to racial slurs, denied opportunities to advance, and required to stay out of sight during catering events at the Comcast Center, including a Democratic Governors Association event in July.
June 12, 2012 |
Seven Occupy Philadelphia protesters arrested in November during a sit-in at the Comcast Center in Center City were found not guilty Monday by a Municipal Court judge. Fourteen people entered the lobby Nov. 2 to demonstrate against Comcast Corp. Nine sat down and refused to leave. They were arrested and charged with defiant trespass. Two people agreed to participate in the Accelerated Misdemeanor Program in exchange for not going to trial. Seven went to trial before Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden, who found them not guilty, said their attorney, Paul Hetznecker.
January 19, 2013 |
Sanity, at least as it regards the TV remote control, might be on the way. Comcast Corp. says that, as part of the X1 upgrade to its interface and channel guide, the company redesigned its TV remote and removed 24 buttons - almost half. There are now 29 buttons instead of 53. (FiOS has 47.) X1, being rolled out in individual Comcast markets, among them Philadelphia, Boston, and Atlanta, is the most sweeping change to the Comcast look and functionality since the late 1990s and a seismic shift in how the nation's largest pay-TV operator delivers entertainment.