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The Takeaway

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Unravels

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast is walking away from its plans to take over Time Warner for $45 billion.

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WNYC News

Reports: Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Not Happening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One of the biggest proposed media mergers ever may be off. Bloomberg News is reporting that Comcast is preparing to drop its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Weighs In on the Future of Cable

Monday, April 21, 2014

Today the Supreme Court hears ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, a case about copyright law, digital technology and the definition of free access. It pits the biggest moguls in television against each other in court.

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The Takeaway

The Winners & Losers of a Time Warner-Comcast Mega-Merger

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.

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WNYC News

High-Speed Internet Gets a New Groove

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New York City is working to make top-speed internet available to more homes and businesses and at the same time cut down on disruptive road-work and street closures.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Months after Sandy, fiber connectivity hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.

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The Takeaway

More Reasons to Cancel Cable

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

As Netflix rolls out original programming like "House of Cards," it's taken the spotlight as a competitor to traditional cable networks.  Soon however,  the network will have additional competition from the likes of Amazon and Microsoft's X-box, as well as other providers. 
Brian Stelter, media reporter for our partner The New York Times, says that online programming is likely the future of television -- and that cable networks should be wary.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Fox & Friends Obama 'Attack' Ad Sums up Cable News

Friday, June 01, 2012

Should anything shock you coming from a station that would give a lowlife like Al Sharpton a show, or a station that would give give Glenn Beck a platform for a few years?

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The Takeaway

Hulu Shakes Up TV Advertising

Monday, April 23, 2012

Every year cable channels and network broadcasters hold "upfronts," where they pitch advertisers on their new shows. Hulu, the online service that streams network TV programming, is pitching its own original programming this year, competing with the very stations it relies on. Brian Stelter, media reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us to discuss how TV will fare in the age of the Internet.

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WNYC News

Landmark Cable Deal to Bring Wi-Fi to 32 Parks

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wi-Fi will be available in 32 public parks within two years as part of a landmark, billion dollar deal struck between the city and cable franchises Time Warner and Cablevision.

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The Takeaway

Larry King Has Left the CNN Building

Friday, December 17, 2010

For fifteen years CNN’s Larry King Live was a staple of nighttime cable television. It was the most watched program on the network and its host held court to musicians, movie starts, heads of state and newsmakers of the day. Maybe that’s what prompted Lady Gaga to ask him whether or not his name was really "King Larry?" But last night, Larry King wrapped his final episode in an interview with a star-studded show where even current and former presidents found time to make an appearance. Will he be missed, and can he be replaced?

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WNYC News

No More Wait for the Cable Man?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

That long wait for the cable man could become a thing of the past. 

As a part of the new franchise agreement city officials have negotiated with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision, cable customers will receive status updates about their appointments with technicians through texts, emails or on the Web.

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The Takeaway

30 Years of CNN News Coverage

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

CNN turns 30 today, but the anniversary is bittersweet for the Cable News Network. Its ratings are in a slump and the competition for a constant stream of news seems to be getting even more fierce as the internet attracts viewers away from TV to the screens of smart phones and computers.  

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The Takeaway

Team CoCo Headed to Cable and TBS, by Way of Eugene, Ore.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Conan O’Brien might be legally prohibited from being funny on television (for now) but yesterday "Team CoCo" announced O'Brien will be heading back to TV on TBS this November. O'Brien also launched his new live tour, "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" last night in Eugene, Ore.

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