March 18, 2013 |
One of this spring's most anticipated TV shows isn't actually on TV. It's on Netflix. Hemlock Grove , a creepy werewolf thriller directed by horror maestro Eli Roth, will premiere April 19 on the subscription video-streaming site. It's part of a new wave of sophisticated, polished online scripted shows that - finally - have propelled online video into the big leagues. With backing from major studios and creative spark from Hollywood A-listers including Tom Hanks and Jerry Seinfeld, online platforms including Yahoo!
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.
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.
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.
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.