October 26, 2010 |
More than a year after Comcast Corp. disclosed ambitious plans to create an online video service similar to cable TV, the Philadelphia company says it has made progress toward that goal with Xfinity TV. The company announced Monday that it had officially launched about 90 online-content partners for Xfinity TV and almost 150,000 "video choices online. " It's free for Comcast's 24 million cable-TV subscribers as part of an "enhanced value" for those customers, but is not available to Comcast's Internet-only customers or those who subscribe to competing pay-TV services.
June 19, 2013 |
With online video the wave of the future, Comcast Corp. has taken a financial stake in a Los Angeles-area company with 10,000 "channels" of younger musicians, comedians, and other video-content creators on YouTube. The company is the two-year-old Fullscreen Inc. - which comScore, which provides digital analytics, calls one of the largest independent YouTube networks. Financial terms were not disclosed. Comcast is participating in the venture with the investors Chernin Group and WPP Digital.
September 18, 2008 |
The battered reputation of Josh Howard took another hit this week when an online video surfaced showing the Dallas Mavericks forward disrespecting the national anthem. In a video posted on YouTube, Howard is shown on a football field at a charity flag football game this summer run by Allen Iverson. As the national anthem plays in the background, Howard approaches a camera and says: "The Star-Spangled Banner" is going on right now. I don't even celebrate that [expletive]. I'm black.
December 9, 2012 |
Underwater Dogs By Seth Casteel Little, Brown. 144 pp. $19.99. A family who adopts a Lab mix that's afraid of water is especially unlucky when it comes to dogs and swimming. But Seth Casteel's book, Underwater Dogs , can fill almost any wannabe water dog owner with hope. Swimming wasn't for our old Lab mix, Peanut. That landlubber Lab departed this scary mortal coil two years ago, his fear of water matched only by fear of storms, fear of having his paws held, fear of being alone.
November 5, 2012 |
Colin Hanna , who runs the national conservative advocacy and fund-raising network Let Freedom Ring in West Chester, used to buy millions in ads on TV and news and political websites. But not this year. "We're doing it the opposite way: We're buying the audience," Hanna said. Hanna and his group are following voters from dozens of targeted social groups and tracking them by their online habits. Then they send the voters targeted ads, not visible to others, at hundreds of popular sites - Comcast's Infinity, MTV.com, Pandora, Yahoo , and magazine and game websites - says Hanna, a former Chester County commissioner.
May 3, 2013 |
When it comes to online video, men aren't the boss anymore. Rapidly growing in numbers and influence, female viewers are reshaping original programming at major platforms such as AOL, Hulu, and YouTube. WIGS, YouTube's popular women's channel, marks its first anniversary with the premiere Friday of the second season of Lauren , a powerful drama about rape in the military starring Troian Bellisario, Jennifer Beals, Bradley Whitford, and Raymond Cruz. Founded by filmmakers Jon Avnet ( Fried Green Tomatoes )
May 6, 2010 |
Comcast Corp. sought to bolster the case in Washington for its proposed $30 billion deal for NBC Universal Inc. with two new economic reports. The reports were paid for by Comcast and submitted Wednesday to the Federal Communications Commission, which had requested them. Comcast spokeswoman Sena Fitzmaurice declined to say how much the cable giant paid. In one report, Comcast told government regulators that Internet video was a complementary service to traditional cable TV, so the proposed Comcast-NBCU deal would not limit competition.
March 11, 2008 |
Alex Anderson had 25 points and Laura Hall added 22 to lead Chattanooga back to the NCAAs with its third straight Southern Conference Tournament title, 71-59, over Western Carolina yesterday at North Charleston, S.C. The Lady Mocs (29-3) continued a near-decade of league dominance, winning their seventh tournament title in the past 8 years. Chattanooga enhanced its reputation as the league's best closer, improving to 12-0 all-time in Southern Conference Tournament finals. In other games: At Hartford, Conn.
February 20, 2011 |
Business news, along with investing and personal-finance guidance, delivered via online video is a quick way to learn what's going on in money matters. You might even get to like it. Bloomberg TV. Bloomberg's 24-hour schedule (available from the right of this page) cycles through the market day around the world and then starts over. The wall-to-wall business reports are wrapped up in a 6 p.m. program called Bloomberg Rewind . Familiar talking heads include Judy Woodruff and mellow Charlie Rose.
November 21, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook profiles of any Islamic references and concocting cover stories. Just two days before they were going to board a plane bound for Istanbul - and then on to Afghanistan - FBI agents thwarted plans that officials said included killing Americans and bombing U.S. military bases overseas. The arrests last week in the United States and of the man said to be the ringleader, American Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, in Afghanistan was laid out in a 77-page affidavit, which included references to the group's online video conversations and audio recordings.