November 24, 2007
Here's some advice from your friends here at O, by the Way. If you want to watch Thursday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, both 10-1, at Texas Stadium, you might want to think about getting yourself to your favorite sports bar. Even though it's a prime-time game at 8:15 p.m. and the second most hyped game of the season - after the New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts a few weeks back - it won't be carried over the air...
April 25, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- In a move that could lead to vast changes in the movie-going experience, the nation's largest cable TV operator has secured the rights to broadcast four blockbuster films before they hit theaters.Tele-Communications Inc., the Denver-based cable operator that serves about 20 percent of the nation's 60 million cable households, said Friday that it would invest up to $90 million in Hollywood's Carolco Pictures Inc. in exchange for permission to help develop and transmit four movies on pay-per-view cable TV over the next four years.
November 11, 2004
Last week's question Where did you get your Election Day coverage? 21.8 percent Internet 38.2 percent Cable TV 25.5 percent Network TV 1.8 percent Newspaper 5.5 percent Other 7.3 percent What coverage? 55 votes This week's question What do you think about Eminem? He's clever He's a genius He's misunderstood He's a poser He has potential He has no talent He should stay out of politics I don't think about him Vote at www.baltimoresun.com/live. Post your answer and see what others have to say, then look for the results (and a new question)
September 9, 1993
The 1992 Cable TV Act, intended by Congress to reduce cable television rates, has left area cable television subscribers generally confused and angered by changes in services and rates, judging from dozens of responses telephoned to SUNDIAL, The Sun's information service.The majority of callers responding last Thursday and Friday to a request for comments expressed concerns about rate changes, service deficiencies and uncertainty about what broadcast stations may continue to be carried on cable systems.
November 28, 1990
Flipping through the upper reaches of the television dial usually means an electronic journey through a broadcasting wasteland.But not on television sets around here, thanks to a group of people trying to bring local programs into the homes of Carroll County's cable television audience.Indeed, those people -- about 100 of them -- are responsible for programs such as "Carroll County Aerobics," "See You at the Buck," "Labor of Love" and "Where Jesus Walked."And while the daily offerings on cable channels 50 and 55 may not play throughout the nation's 22nd-largest television market -- the one including Baltimore and its suburbs -- they are Carroll County's only active community television outlet.
November 18, 1993
The Federal Communications Commission, spurred by consumer complaints about cable rates that rose despite a law designed to cut them, yesterday issued "letters of inquiry with investigatory overtones" to 16 cable operators, including three in Maryland.Fifteen of the companies that received the letters are local systems, but the list also includes Tele-Communications Inc., the nation's largest cable operator. TCI earned its way onto the list because of a memo from a company executive that urged local-system managers to raise rates for a number of services and to blame the government for the increases.
September 30, 1997
WHETHER YOU LIKE the show or not, weekly telecasts of Baltimore City Council meetings on the cable-access channel have served the public's interest. It's good that a way has been found to continue the programs.True, city viewers will have to put up with more self-serving speeches and long-winded recitations of irrelevant resolutions. But they also will get a chance to see how their local government officials handle the issues that affect their daily lives.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke chose not to include the city's Cable and Communications Office in this year's budget, saying the city couldn't afford the more than $500,000 cost.
April 28, 1995
Giant raises stock dividendHHTCGiant Food Inc., the Landover-based grocer that dominates the Baltimore-Washington market, raised its annual stock dividend yesterday from 72 cents per share to 74 cents.Giant has raised its dividend annually for many years in a row. A quarterly dividend at the higher rate of 18.5 cents per share will be paid June 2 to shareholders of record May 12.CSAV now direct to Brazil portsThe CSAV shipping line has begun service between Baltimore and South America's east coast, the Maryland Port Administration said yesterday.
October 16, 1998
Republican Dennis R. Schrader will use his big-money advantage in the county executive's race to reach more voters over the next two weeks with $10,000 in broadcast television ads, the first time a candidate for a Howard County office has taken a campaign beyond the reach of local cable TV.With roughly $170,000, Schrader has raised more than twice as much as his opponent, Democrat James N. Robey, with significant help from developers. Today, the first-term county councilman expects to reap as much as $25,000 more with the help of wealthy developer Kingdon Gould Jr., who will be host for a $500-a-person fund-raiser at his home.
May 30, 2007
Barbara Cox Anthony, an heir to the Cox Barbara Cox Anthony, an heir to the Cox media fortune, died Monday in Hawaii after an extended illness, Atlanta-based media conglomerate Cox Enterprises Inc. announced. She and her sister, Anne Cox Chambers, inherited the company from their father, founder and three-time Ohio Gov. James M. Cox, in 1974. Forbes magazine in March estimated Ms. Anthony's assets and those of her sister at $12.6 billion apiece, making them the 45th richest people in the world.