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Don Argott’s Last Days Here Made Me Cry

Last Days Here Director Don Argott first came onto my radar in 2005 when he released Rock School, his Roger Ebert-approved documentary about the Paul […]

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The Olympics Made Brian Roberts Cry and Other Tales of Comcast’s Quest for Sports Media Domination

ESPN who? The cable giant in our own back yard dropped $4.4 billion to essentially call “shotgun” on Olympic coverage through 2012. And that’s just […]

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HughE Dillon: Sneak Peek at Xfinity Live Complex

Last night, Xfinity Live Philadelphia hosted an exclusive Korbel champagne-and-hard-hat tour for invited guests at Philly’s newest dining and entertainment district. Below: Jesse Rendell, Rendell […]

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Has ESPN Ruined Sports Commentary?

One of my guilty pleasures is Great Sports Debate: From the Vault, which features TV episodes of the 1990s Philly sports chat fest. There’s the […]

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Comcast Offers to Be Your Nanny Cam With Xfinity Home Security

Comcast offers cable TV. Comcast offers high-speed Internet. Comcast offers long-distance telephone service. And now, Comcast offers its Xfinity Home Security package, complete with a […]

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Google Wants Comcast’s Cable TV Business

Just yesterday, we learned that Comcast was set to challenge Netflix with Xfinity Streampix, a $4.99/month streaming video service, an announcement that caused Netflix stock […]

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Comcast Presents its Netflix Competitor “Xfinity Streampix”

Yeah, that’s a lot of “x”‘s. But at least there isn’t an “!” in the name. Xfinity Streampix is Comcast’s streaming video service. It’ll cost […]

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Comcast Announces New Channels From Diddy and Magic Johnson

When Comcast cut a deal with the FCC to take over NBC Universal, part of the agreement was that the cable giant would take on […]

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Comcast Says Basically Everthing Sprint Does Violates Comcast’s Patents

Philadelphia-based Comcast Cable Communications has filed a federal lawsuit against Sprint Nextel and some of its subsidiaries alleging that the Kansas-headquartered corporation has infringed upon […]

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Did NBC Rip Off the Victory Brewing Logo?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, then you undoubtedly saw approximately 4,358,261 commercials for NBC programming. Some of those plugs were advertising the […]

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Xfinity Live! Will Open in Time for Springsteen Concerts

Originally, it looked like Xfinity Live! (the group of bars and restaurants taking the place of America’s Showcase) would be set to open on April […]

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Comcast Supports SOPA

Comcast supports SOPA. That shouldn’t be terribly surprising, considering the wealth of information owned by the cable giant that shows up all over the Internet. […]

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And Now You Can Watch Xfinity Cable On Your iPad

Sort of. Today, Comcast introduced AnyPlay—a service that enables you to watch live Xfinity cable on your iPad as long as you’re in the general […]

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Guy Sues Comcast Over Cockroach-Infested Cable Box

In recent news stories filed under “absolutely disgusting,” a guy in Chicago is suing Comcast over equipment bugs. He says a Comcast technician came to […]

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Comcast Strikes Deal With Disney

In a new deal—comparable to what it would be like if Godzilla lent his atomic breath to King Kong—Comcast has procured an unprecedented deal with […]