NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has approved Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant.
Buying Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will turn Charter Communications, a mid-size cable company, into the country's No. 2 home Internet provider, after Comcast. The new Charter will be No. 3 in video, trailing Comcast and AT&T, which bought DirecTV last year.
6. Federal appeals court deciding municipal broadband expansion - Friday, March 18, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - A federal appeals court is deciding whether to overturn a Federal Communications Commission ruling allowing city-owned broadband services to expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.7. Tennessee House pulls plug on municipal broadband expansion - Friday, March 11, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill to allow municipal utilities that offer broadband to also provide ultra-fast Internet outside of their service areas has failed for the year.
Republican Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland withdrew his bill from consideration on Tuesday after the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee voted 5-3 against an amendment seeking to create a limited pilot program.8. Bill would open door for utilities to expand broadband by petition - Friday, March 04, 2016
Legislation to expand broadband access across Tennessee is evolving – by necessity. State Rep. Kevin Brooks’ bill HB1303 to allow public utilities to provide Internet service outside their footprint is alive, he says, but it is being “argued vehemently.”9. Comcast TV outage hits much of US, but problem mostly fixed - Friday, February 12, 2016
Customers of Comcast Corp. lost part of their cable television service for several hours in many major U.S. metropolitan areas Monday, but the company said the problem was fixed in most places by early afternoon.10. Rural broadband supporters call for change in Tennessee law - Friday, January 29, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - Rural lawmakers on Wednesday compared the dearth of broadband connections in their areas to being bypassed by electrification more than 80 years ago.
At a news conference at the state Capitol, advocates called for the Legislature to pass legislation this year to allow municipal utilities that offer broadband service to their customers to also provide ultra-fast Internet outside of their service areas.11. Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years - Friday, January 29, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
The number of traditional TV customers is still declining across the industry, and analysts say Comcast's TV gains are largely coming from competitors, like AT&T and Dish, rather than young new cable customers who have never paid for cable before.
12. Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decision - Friday, January 29, 2016
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual harassment allegations shouldn't damage her prospects as a serious gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee.13. Cable-industry disruptor Aereo is back with new Internet service - Friday, January 22, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.
The new service is called Starry, and it's expected to launch in Boston this summer. The founder, Chet Kanojia, decried the lack of competition in broadband at an event in New York Wednesday. He declined to specify cost, but suggests that he's aiming for less than $80 a month.14. How much bandwidth do you really need? - Friday, January 29, 2016
As Americans move more of their life online, they’re also looking for higher Internet speeds that are best provided by the cable and fiber networks that cable companies like Comcast own – although most don’t need the much-hyped gigabit speed Internet service that Comcast currently offers in Tennessee and Google will offer in Nashville when it finishes building its Google Fiber network.15. Cutting cable/satellite: Here’s how to build your system - Friday, January 29, 2016
Are you ready to cut the coax and enter the wild world of cable-free content? Here’s how to build your own TV service a la carte.
Internet access – for high definition streaming of movies and TV shows
Chances are you already have Internet service in your house and can go online on your computers and other digital devices.16. Ready to cut the cord on cable/satellite? - Friday, January 29, 2016
If you’ve resolved to lower your bills this year, you might want to look at your TV screen. No, not for help from Dave Ramsey or Suze Orman, but at the cable connected to it.
Can you can envision life without hundreds of channels? If so, you might be able to save money by becoming a cord-cutter.17. Philadelphia newspapers donated to newly created nonprofit - Friday, January 08, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com has turned over the media company to a nonprofit institute in the hope that a new business model will help them survive the digital age and stanch years of layoffs and losses.18. How to spend $5 trillion: A record-breaking year in deals - Friday, December 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies around the world spent a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces.19. Yahoo going back to the drawing board with Alibaba spinoff - Friday, December 04, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's long-running identity crisis is spiraling in a new direction now that the company is abandoning a year's work on a tax-dodging spinoff to pursue an alternative path that will carve off its Internet business instead.20. Fight over net neutrality rules returns to appeals court - Friday, December 04, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's latest push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet faces a key legal test as a federal appeals court considers whether to treat high-speed service providers like public utilities.21. Comcast expanding data caps to new markets - Friday, October 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is further expanding its Internet data caps to new markets in 5 Southern states.
The cable company is rolling out more caps as the Internet becomes an increasingly popular way to watch TV. Streaming video eats up more data than surfing the Internet and reading email. Comcast this year became a company with more Internet than TV customers.22. Time Warner Cable plans for TV on the Internet - Friday, October 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Hate your cable box? In a few weeks, Time Warner Cable is going to start testing in New York City a cable service that doesn't need one and is delivered over their customers' home Internet.23. How Comcast wants to meter the Internet - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Most home Internet service providers offer unlimited data, but cable giant Comcast is moving in the opposite direction.
It's started charging heavy Internet users extra in more parts of the country.
24. Comcast meets 3Q profit forecasts - Friday, October 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $2 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Philadelphia-based company said it had net income of 80 cents.25. Fund established to close digital divide in Nashville - Friday, September 11, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Officials in Nashville have announced a fund to provide free or low-cost digital access to people in the city who don't have it.
Mayor Karl Dean's office said in a news release Tuesday that more than 40 percent of Metro Nashville Public Schools students didn't have access to computers or Internet connectivity at home in 2012.26. Seeing pope in US? Pics, tweets and streaming video - Friday, September 04, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis' personality is more joyful than grumpy cat, his vestments undeniably white and gold — not blue or black — and you'll never hear him say OMG or ermahgerd.
The 78-year-old pontiff isn't your typical social media star. He doesn't even carry a cellphone. But wherever Pope Francis goes, millions of tweets, posts, pictures and video streams are sure to follow.27. Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials - Friday, August 28, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.
The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young viewers. It's setting up a streaming TV service for millennials who don't watch a boob tube. And it's developing a YouTube-like video app and website.28. NBCUniversal making $200 million investment in BuzzFeed - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal will make a $200 million investment in media company BuzzFeed as part of a move to reach a wider audience of millennial and mobile video viewers.
In a statement, NBCUniversal said the news and entertainment site reaches over 200 million monthly unique visitors and has 1.5 billion monthly video views.29. Digital media hub Vox valued at $1B as NBCUniversal invests - Friday, August 07, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is investing $200 million in digital media company Vox Media, whose brands include news site Vox, food blog Eater, the sports-focused SB Nation and the tech blog Re/code.30. Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings - Friday, July 31, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. Meanwhile, media company executives did damage control, putting a positive spin on the prospect of selling individual channels online.31. Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service - Friday, July 31, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online.
Comcast created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal. The service costs $10 a month, a quarter of Comcast's promotional price for a slightly faster Internet speed.32. Five questions for Nashville's mayoral candidates - Friday, July 31, 2015
In the more than 50 years under metro-politan government, Nashville has had only one one-term mayor. When the original limit was three terms, both Richard Fulton and Beverly Briley served 12 years. All the rest served two, four-year terms except Bill Boner, who did not seek re-election.33. AT&T-DirecTV deal set to close after approval from FCC - Friday, July 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission.
The Justice Department had already cleared the deal, which will create the largest provider of cable or satellite TV in the U.S., with 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers.34. Comcast adds Internet customers; box office pumps up revenue - Friday, July 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast.
The country's largest cable company added 180,000 Internet customers in the April-June quarter, the smallest gain in at least two years. That brings its total Internet subscribers to 22.6 million.35. New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers - Friday, July 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.36. Boner, Fate and our summer of shame - Friday, July 10, 2015
Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.
“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.37. To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet - Friday, June 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.38. To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet - Friday, June 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.39. Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95 - Friday, June 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.40. Google Fiber construction begins in Nashville - Friday, June 05, 2015
NASHVILLE — Google has started to install its high-speed fiber network in Nashville.
Multiple news outlets report the company announced Tuesday it has started laying the fiber lines for its new ultra-fast, gigabit-speed Internet service. The network will include 3,200 miles of fiber in Davidson County.41. GE takes step away from banking with $12 billion deal - Friday, June 05, 2015
GE takes step away from banking with $12 billion deal
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric will sell its private equity business in a deal valued at about $12 billion as it refocuses on its core businesses and exits a banking sector now under stricter oversight.42. FCC head seeks to narrow 'digital divide' with new proposal - Friday, May 29, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job.43. Top 10 highest-paid CEOs - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm:
1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent44. Media heads rule ranks of best-paid CEOs - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
45. Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track - Friday, May 22, 2015
Charter Communications Inc. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55.3 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. It is the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable industry.46. Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.47. AT&T launches super-fast Internet in Nashville area - Friday, May 15, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - AT&T has launched its super-fast Internet service in the Middle Tennessee area.
The gigabit-speed service is available in parts of Clarksville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna and surrounding communities. But the company has not released a specific map of where customers can sign up, meaning they must check the AT&T GigaPower website to find out.48. Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone.
AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, now wants to be on your TV, car and even trashcan.49. AT&T announces gigabit-speed service in Nashville - Friday, May 08, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - AT&T is the latest Internet service provider to announce it is bringing gigabit speeds to Nashville customers.
The company announced Wednesday that the super-fast service first becomes available on Monday, though officials declined to say which neighborhoods will be served and how much it will cost.50. Comcast announces super-fast Internet in Tennessee, mum on cost - Friday, May 08, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Comcast says it is bringing its super-fast Internet service to Nashville, but won't say how much it will cost to install or subscribe.
The company announced Wednesday it will offer residential customers fiber optic service of two gigabits per second - or twice the speed of what is currently offered by some municipal electric providers and by Google. The tech giant's high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, earlier this year announced it will expand to four metro areas in the southeastern U.S., including Nashville.51. Comcast to offer super-fast Internet in Nashville - Friday, May 01, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Comcast says it is bringing its super-fast Internet service to Nashville, but won't say how much it will cost to install or subscribe.
The company says the fiber optic service will offer speeds of 2 gigabits per second — or double what is currently offered by some municipal electric providers and by Google.52. Comcast now has nearly as many Internet as cable customers - Friday, May 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.53. Comcast must show what's next after collapse of deal - Friday, May 01, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal.54. Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal, giving the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.
55. Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on - Friday, April 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.
Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal. That appeared to be too much concentration for regulators.
56. ESPN says Verizon's new FiOS TV packages violate agreements - Friday, April 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy. ESPN is objecting to how Verizon is giving its FiOS TV customers more choice.
In new plans that went into effect Sunday, Verizon made the ESPN and ESPN2 sports channels optional, but ESPN says its contracts with Verizon prohibit the channels from being in a separate sports package.57. USTelecom files suit against government's new Internet rules - Friday, April 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission's new Internet traffic rules has begun.
The rules were voted on in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality — that online content be allowed to load at the same speed. They forbid paid fast lanes favoring some content and say broadband providers can't slow Web traffic or block content.
58. Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks - Friday, March 27, 2015
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.59. Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer - Friday, March 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast says it $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable to take longer than expected because of a long-running regulatory review.
The country's largest cable company wants to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., the No. 2 cable provider, to create an Internet and TV giant that will serve nearly 30 percent of cable TV subscribers and more than half of high-speed Internet subscribers.60. Metro Nashville budget hearings to begin Monday - Friday, March 20, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Budget meetings for Metro Nashville will begin Monday and will be streamed online and broadcast on television.
In January, Mayor Karl Dean asked departments to submit scenarios reflecting a 3 percent budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year. That information from the hearings will help the mayor develop his budget, which will be presented to the Metro Council by May 1.61. Comcast gets social to shake bad customer-service reputation - Friday, March 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is adding more social media representatives as it tries to work on its reputation for inefficient, unresponsive or just plain rude customer service.
It is tripling the size of its social media team to 60, and could add more. That's just a tiny percentage of the thousands of customer service people it has. But answering people faster on Twitter and Facebook is part of an overall push to improve customer service.62. 3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service - Friday, March 06, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season premiere of "Game of Thrones."63. Battle of the band(width): Fast, available Internet more important than state vs. FCC game in legislature - Friday, March 13, 2015
Joyce Coltrin’s business is wandering in Bradley County’s technological wilderness. And it’s likely to remain there – because of legal threats – until the General Assembly changes state law.64. Tennessee lawmakers: Block FCC ruling on municipal broadband - Friday, February 27, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move.65. Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers - Friday, February 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.66. Regulators move to toughen Internet provider rules - Friday, February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission.67. Comcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend - Friday, February 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s fourth-quarter net income edged up less than 1 percent as the company added more customers for its cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone services.68. Net neutrality and what it could mean to you - Friday, January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. regulator just announced he wants more power to oversee Internet service, much in the same way that the government already regulates phone service and other public utilities. The goal is to prevent Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and T-Mobile from blocking or slowing down Web traffic, or striking deals with companies that provide content like Amazon, Google or Netflix to move their data faster than others.69. No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed - Friday, January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.70. No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed - Friday, January 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.71. Concert, sports fans at LP Field getting new Wi-Fi access - Friday, January 30, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans fans will find it easier to check scores or upload photos at LP Field with new Wi-Fi access through fiber Ethernet connections.
Comcast spokesman Alex Horwitz says music and sports fans have changed how they take in the experience of a game or concert. He says Wi-Fi is one more amenity that the sports industry is offering fans.72. Google expanding fiber service to Nashville, 3 other Southeastern metro areas - Friday, January 23, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic service, with Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average, to Nashville and three other metro areas in the Southeast.73. Obama pitching more access to fast Internet - Friday, January 09, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.74. Bull market for stocks keeps on going in 2014 - Friday, January 02, 2015
Stocks delivered again in 2014. Even after a poor start in January and wobbles in October and December, the U.S. market has climbed 13 percent and is ending the year close to record levels.
The solid gain has pushed the bull run for stocks into its sixth year, the longest such streak since the 1990s.75. Bull market for stocks keeps on going in 2014 - Friday, December 26, 2014
Stocks delivered again in 2014. Even after a poor start in January and wobbles in October and December, the U.S. market has climbed 13 percent and is ending the year close to record levels.
The solid gain has pushed the bull run for stocks into its sixth year, the longest such streak since the 1990s.76. CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study - Friday, November 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.
The CEOs who've decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year are set to rake in an estimated $430 million in "golden parachute" payments, according to a study done by pay-tracking firm Equilar at the request of The Associated Press. Translation: It would take the typical American household 847 years of work to get what the average CEO will receive in one fell swoop.77. Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality - Friday, November 07, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.78. Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation - Friday, November 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.79. US stocks climb to new highs; home builders gain - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — For stocks on Monday, the path of least resistance was up.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged up to all-time highs on a day that was light on economic news and company releases.
80. Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere - Friday, October 17, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?81. How Frenchman's Nobel research could aid consumers - Friday, October 10, 2014
U.S. consumers might be paying less than they are for cable and Internet access if regulators had followed the guidance of Jean Tirole in promoting industry competition.
So say experts in assessing the work of Tirole, a 61-year-old Frenchmen who won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for showing how to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies.82. MBA student, faculty films air - Friday, October 10, 2014
Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.
A short film by student Jacob Lothers was created as an entry in the Full Moon Film Festival for high school students, with the longer cut of his film airing this month. Lothers is part of Red Tower Productions, the school’s film and video club.83. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side - Friday, September 26, 2014
The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.84. Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved - Friday, August 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.85. Is it fantasy football or online gambling? - Friday, August 22, 2014
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was.86. 21st Century Fox abandons pursuit of Time Warner - Friday, August 01, 2014
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.
The about-face announced Tuesday comes three weeks after Time Warner Inc. revealed that it had rejected 21st Century Fox's unsolicited $76 billion buyout offer.87. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal - Friday, August 01, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.88. US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.89. Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups - Friday, July 18, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.90. Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood - Friday, July 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.91. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected - Friday, July 11, 2014
LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.92. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected - Friday, July 04, 2014
LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.
That's the conclusion of a survey by business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.93. After Aereo, what's next for Internet TV? - Friday, June 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Supreme Court shot down Aereo's business model this week, but that doesn't mean customers' desire for a better TV experience is gone.
Americans are still fed up with huge channel bundles, high prices, poor service and the lack of ability to watch all their shows on all their devices. That's part of why Aereo was attractive: It offered local broadcast channels and a few others on multiple devices for just $8 a month.
94. Energetic stock market pushes toward milestones - Friday, June 20, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is back to setting records.
After treading water for most of March and April, stocks are nudging deeper into record territory and are closing in on milestones with lots of zeros attached to them. The Dow Jones industrial average is within 30 points of 17,000 while the Standard & Poor's 500 is just shy of 2,000 after rising 6 percent this year.
95. FCC examining reasons for Internet traffic jams - Friday, June 13, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content.96. Events - Friday, June 06, 2014
School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:97. Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears - Friday, May 30, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users' online communications from government spies and other snoops.98. 5 reasons why media execs top CEO pay lists - Friday, May 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once again, media company CEOs are among the highest paid executives in the nation, occupying six of the top 10 earning spots according to an Associated Press/Equilar study.
Compensation experts say a variety of factors are at play, including the gain in media stocks, the intangible value of talent in a hit-or-miss business, the control of shareholder power in very few hands, and the decline of the financial sector.99. Top 10 highest-paid CEOs - Friday, May 23, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:
1. Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent100. Events - Friday, May 23, 2014
Bellevue Clean Up Day. Shredding, large-item, electronics/computer and prescription drug drop-off, tag renewals, emissions testing and Goodwill collections. Not accepted: paint, fluorescents or other hazardous materials. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, at Gower Elementary School.