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2/13/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Comcast and Time Warner's planned $44 billion merger may not bring much joy for their  subscribers.The combined company would bring cable or Internet service to about a third of American subscribers. That would give Comcast, which is already the nation's largest TV, Internet and home phone provider, an even more sizable lead on its...
News Release
2/13/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog is calling on the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission to block Comcast’s deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion because it is anti-competitive and not in the public interest. “Combining the two largest cable television providers into one company would...
News Story
2/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
New York (AFP) - Comcast unveiled plans Thursday to swallow Time Warner Cable in a deal uniting the two largest US cable operators, triggering calls to block the creation of a sector superpower. News of the $45.2 billion deal raised regulatory concerns about the reach of Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal's film and television assets and is one...
News Story
2/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say IDG News Service - Antitrust enforcement agencies should reject a proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast, because it would give the combined company huge market power in the broadband and cable TV industries, a...
News Story
2/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Comcast's planned $45 billion merger with Time Warner could wreak havoc on the open Web, consumer groups say. Before the deal was even officially announced, organizations like Free Press and Public Knowledge sounded an alarm. “An enlarged Comcast would be the bully in the schoolyard, able to dictate terms to content creators, Internet...
News Story
2/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer advocates and U.S. lawmakers are worried that Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc will create a company with too much power to decide what Americans can watch on television and do online, and they expect intense regulatory scrutiny of the deal. Their concerns are intertwined...
News Story
1/29/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Prices for most of the firm's TV services are set to rise. The move comes as it cuts a deal for a baseball channel and as the cable industry loses subscribers. Just as Time Warner Cable has cut a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a new baseball channel, which could add $5 to customers' bills regardless of whether they watch the channel...