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 30, 2014 |
Ask 4-year-old Jaime Rojas what he is - Mexican like his dad or Puerto Rican like his mom - and he answers with a big grin: "Mexi-Rican. " But Sunday was all about his maternal side as the family from Newark, Del., watched the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway under a sunny Caribbean-blue sky. "It's nice to remember where you're from," said Melanie Rojas, 25, a nutritionist who was born in the United States...
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.
November 4, 2014 |
A 12-year veteran of SEPTA's transit police is facing criminal charges after allegedly masturbating on the Broad Street Line while off-duty, agency officials said. Officer Kevin Fant, 44, facing charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness, was expected to surrender Monday night to the Philadelphia Police Department, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. "Disgusting and shameful," Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel 3d tweeted late Monday afternoon. SEPTA's social media team was tipped off Oct. 25 to an online video showing a man masturbating on a Broad Street subway car. The video was originally posted in August.
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.
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 )
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 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.