October 6, 2011
If you've got an analog television and subscribe to Comcast's "limited basic" package --- basically broadcast channels plus Univision and some government access --- you'll need some new equipment. Comcast is offering customers up to three digital adapters at no additional monthly charge, said spokeswoman Alisha Martin. With the adaptors, these customers will get digital-quality picture and sound as well as an additional dozen channels. Customers who subscribe to other levels of service have already moved to digital-only, she said.
December 2, 2009
HOLLYWOOD - Media colossus NBC Universal is a giant step closer to being sold to the nation's largest cable company in a proposed $29 billion deal. A huge barrier in Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.'s bid to become one of the country's most powerful entertainment companies was lifted when General Electric Co. - which has owned NBC for nearly a quarter-century - reached an exit strategy with its French partner Vivendi. Late Monday's development breaks a log-jam that has held up the sale of NBC Universal.
May 24, 2013
If you're worried about being out of touch while in Ocean City this summer, Comcast wants to ease your mind. Beginning today, visitors and residents can access free WiFi service from Xfinity on smartphones, tablets and other devices at points along the boardwalk and beyond. You don't have to be a Comcast subscriber to tap into the hotspots, which will be available to non-customers at no charge through July 4. A map of hotspots on the cable company's website, showed generous coverage of Ocean City's south end. On the north end, hotspots were located near Northside Park and at 144th Street, just south of the Delaware state line.
June 9, 1994
The Maryland attorney general's office is probing whether Comcast Corp. deceptively marketed a maintenance plan and an extra-channels package to customers in four counties, and the Philadelphia-based cable operator was accused of similar violations in lawsuits filed in eight other states yesterday.At issue is whether Comcast violated regulations by automatically charging customers for optional services, such as its "CableGuard" maintenance plan and the "Value-Pak" extra-channels package.Comcast spokesman David Nevins said the two services were routinely included in all of its Maryland cable bills until last year, when new regulations forced the company to start itemizing bills more fully and billing separately for the services.
December 3, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp. is expected to pay $13.75 billion in cash and assets to gain control of NBC Universal from General Electric Co., according to the Associated Press. The deal, which was set to be announced this morning, calls for the nation's biggest cable TV provider to spend $6.5 billion in cash and contribute cable channels worth $7.25 billion for a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal, according to people familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been made public.
December 21, 2006
The freelance broadcast technicians who help produce Washington Wizards and Capitals games for Comcast SportsNet have ended a one-night strike after reaching a tentative agreement for a contract with the network, said a source with knowledge of the negotiations. The workers went on strike Tuesday night, leaving network managers to fill their roles for the Capitals game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The workers, who unionized last year, help produce the telecasts for both home and visiting teams.