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December 16, 2009 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Comcast Corp. yesterday launched its "TV Everywhere" service that puts HBO, Starz, and other cable networks online for 8 million to 10 million customers who subscribe to both cable-TV and broadband Internet service. Those subscribers can go to Fancast.com to view Comcast entertainment and news not previously available online. For access, a subscriber submits their Comcast e-mail and password on Fancast.com or Comcast.net. The service makes available most of the same content that a Comcast subscriber gets on their cable-TV service.
SPORTS
June 4, 2001 | By Chris Goldberg FOR THE INQUIRER
Lisa Ring says she doesn't know anything about the gripping story of 76ers guard Eric Snow, who heroically played in the NBA Eastern Conference finals with a broken ankle. But Snow, or any of his fans, would likely be proud of Lisa Ring's resilience. The 16-year-old member of the Spirit Gymnastics Team broke both her ankles during the floor exercise at a practice session in February 2000. That made her gold medal in the floor exercise yesterday in Level 8 even more special as athletes finished the third and final day of the Keystone State Games competition at the Spirit Training Center in Upper Gwynedd Township.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2003 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now that it is the biggest player in the cable industry, Comcast Corp. has more clout than ever to demand better prices for the programming it buys. So, how long before those savings get passed along to customers who have been subjected to annual rate hikes of 5 percent or more? "Everything we are doing is to mitigate the cost side so that we can have more stable pricing for our customers and offer more innovative features," Brian L. Roberts, Comcast's president and chief executive officer, said in an interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
DR. CONRAD MURRAY , the cardiologist who became Michael Jackson 's personal anesthesiologist and medical yes-man, was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter after less than nine hours of jury deliberation, ending a trial that painted him as a careless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of propofol to the pop star. Members of Michael's family wept quietly after the verdict. Mother Katherine Jackson later told the Associated Press, "I feel better now. " Asked if she was confident in the outcome, she said, "Yes I was. " La Toya Jackson told the AP she was overjoyed.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
What a strange time the 1930s must have been. The world was hurtling toward a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, yet there was a stunning flowering of the arts, of hope and of new ideas in the West as painters and philosophers, poets, and musicians congregated in New York and London, in Paris and Berlin. That's the world so vividly captured by the brilliant British playwright and screenwriter Stephen Poliakoff ( The Lost Prince ) in Dancing on the Edge , a grand ensemble drama with a stunning cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Janet Montgomery, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Head, John Goodman, Matthew Goode, and Angel Coulby.
NEWS
January 25, 2013
* SHAMELESS. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime.   PASADENA, CALIF. - Emmy Rossum has stopped worrying about looking too good. Three seasons into "Shameless," the Showtime series in which she stars as Fiona Gallagher, a harried twenty-something who's raising her siblings with no help whatsoever from their alcoholic father (William H. Macy), Rossum's found a way to bridge the divide between the polished red-carpet persona that's made her the darling of fashion bloggers and her often disheveled character, whose look she also loves - if only for its ease.
NEWS
September 13, 2011 | By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Andy Whitfield, 39, who played the title role in the hit cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand , died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer," Mr. Whitfield's wife, Vashti, said in a statement. "He passed peacefully surrounded by love.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* BLACK SAILS. 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz.   PASADENA, CALIF. - Cheltenham High. Harvard. Penn Law. Jonathan E. Steinberg's background doesn't scream "pirate. " But the Melrose Park-raised co-creator of Starz's new pirate drama, "Black Sails," has never been afraid to go big: His first show, "Jericho," started off with a bang - and a mushroom cloud over Denver. Now Steinberg is working with Michael Bay ("Transformers") and others to recreate an early 18th-century world populated by a mix of historical and fictional characters (including a few from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island )
NEWS
June 19, 2005 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
You won't see a whole lot of home runs, so the game may lag a bit. But you will hear a repeated thwack of wooden bat on ball and be better able to judge the skill of each batter since none will have a $500 aluminum bat to provide an edge. "It's really neat - we're back to old-fashioned baseball," said Jim Tamburro, a coach of the Protocall Starz, a collegiate summer baseball team that often plays at Hartford Crossing, a ballpark in a Medford, Burlington County. "The wooden bats even out the play.
SPORTS
July 22, 1997 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The new Comcast-Spectacor all-sports cable channel rescued the Sixers from their lonely PRISM island yesterday. As reported by the Daily News Friday, the Sixers will join the Flyers and Phillies next season on Comcast SportsNet, as the new basic-cable channel will be known. PRISM, a premium channel, had held the Sixers rights through the 1999-2000 season. As of Sept. 30, PRISM and SportsChannel Philadelphia will shut down. More on that later. To follow the progress of cable sports television in the Philadelphia area, fans need a company lineup: Comcast cable owns the Flyers and Sixers.
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