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Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner Cable. You know, those two companies that are trying to merge right now. This year, Comcast’s TV service fell five …

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Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well

When the largest company in any arena announces plans to purchase the second-largest company in the same arena, you can hear whatever crumb of competition that currently exists slowly falling from the market. It sounds like the faint cries of men, women, and children, pleading for Google Fiber to save them. It’s really a sad sound. Total bummer. This clearly …

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Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, though. In the places where Google has announced it will install its Google Fiber initiative competition has, unsurprisingly, spurred otherwise …

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Comcast Deal Impedes Progress Of Netflix Time Warner Cable Talks

Netflix has made no secret of the fact that it’s trying to get its service available on set-top boxes from cable providers in the U.S. as it has already begun doing in Europe. It’s all about getting on as many devices as possible, giving consumers more ways of utilizing the massively popular streaming service (all cable deals so far still …

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Netflix Has 4.4 Million More U.S. Subscribers Than HBO (As Of Year’s End)

Much has been made of the competition between Netflix and HBO. Recently, NPD Group released a report indicating that Netflix was gaining ground against premium channels like HBO, indicating the such channels were losing subscribers. HBO called bullshit on the report, which was mysteriously removed from NPD’s site. Later, during an earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings would suggest that …

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Cancelled By HBO

The executive decision was highly expected, and HBO has made the final call. According to Yahoo! News, on Thursday, Jan.9, the network confirmed that the upcoming fifth season of Boardwalk Empire will conclude the series. “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Terry Winter has …

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An Internet Without Net Neutrality Looks Pretty Damn Scary

Even though the network that gives life to the Internet is considered an interstate communications service, and therefore is under the regulatory watch of the FCC, companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner are trying their hardest to have these powers stripped in what some are calling a plan to “ruin the Internet.” While that may come across as misguided …

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Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released

Back in June, Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a deal for Xbox 360 consoles to stream hundreds of live cable TV channels to Time Warner customers. This week, the fruits of that deal have been revealed in a new Time Warner Cable app for Xbox 360. According to Microsoft, the app provides “up to” 300 …

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Apple to Cut Deal With Time Warner Cable [RUMOR]

Last year, as rumors of an Apple HDTV were coming in weekly, the project was reportedly put on hold as cable companies balked. Companies such as Time Warner and Comcast, which has established (and often region-exclusive) distribution channels, were not yet willing for Apple to drag the cable industry into the online future the way it did for the music …

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Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon

Fans of HBO programming have called on the network to make a standalone streaming service for quite a while now. The initial response from the network said it was impossible, but a little hope came in March when the network’s CEO said that it might offer a standalone service if it could “make the math work.” Unfortunately for fans of …

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What Channels Will You Get With Google Fiber TV?

The big surprise out of today’s Google Fiber announcement was Google Fiber TV. This is a major step for Google as they enter into the world of not only ISP, but TV provider as well. Kansas City residents can sign up for Google Fiber TV plus 1Gbps Internet for a low $120 a month. A TV service is only as …

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Time Warner Now Has a Patent to Kill DVR Commercial-Skipping

It’s no secret why DVR’s are so popular. Commercials are now so prevalent that the average “hour-long” network television show isn’t much longer than 40 minutes. That 20 minutes of ads doesn’t come all at once, either. Commercial breaks are barely long enough for a bathroom trip or a quick journey to the kitchen for a snack and beverage. DVR …

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