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#Comcast Invests in NY-Based Company #FanDuel

#Comcast Invests in NY-Based Company #FanDuel

Comcast Ventures is now investing $11 million in the NY-based online fantasy sports site FanDuel. According to Crains New York,  FanDuel will use the money to double their NY employees to 40 in sales, marketing, and customer service positions and to expand its retail user base. They also hope to [Full Story…]

Cablevision’s Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Cablevision's Optimum App Available on Kindle Fire

Apps from cable and satellite companies that allow users to watch TV anywhere in their home have been gaining traction. Recently, Cablevision announced that its Optimum app will now be available on the Kindle Fire, letting users stream live TV programming from their receiver to notebook anywhere in [Full Story…]

Comcast Offers Free Wi-Fi During #Olympics

Comcast Offers Free Wi-Fi During #Olympics

Comcast, which is promoting mobile access to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games through its NBC Universal Division, is offering free access to a couple thousand of MSO-operated Wi-Fi locations along the East Coast during the games. The Wi-Fi hotspots are spread throughout outdoor public places in [Full Story…]

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision Releases Hotspot-Finder App Ad Campaign

Cablevision has released a new animated campaign ad to promote their new app for Apple mobile devices, which lets customers find the nearest Optimum Wi-Fi hotspot. The ad features HotSpot the Dog, who teaches his owner the benefits of the wireless service. According to Multichannel News, [Full Story…]

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Analyst Says Cablevision is Being Coy About SVOD

Media tech analyst Richard Greenfield doesn’t believe that Long Island's Cablevision is being upfront about plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand service.  In a BTIG Research blog post, he wrote that the cable company would likely launch a service similar to Comcast’s Streampix within the [Full Story…]

Where to Watch the #Oscars Content

Where to Watch the #Oscars Content

The 84th Annual Academy Awards won’t be streaming online, but ABC has an iPhone Oscars App so viewers can watch red carpet live-streams, movie trailers and Oscar-themed videos. During the show, app users can also watch backstage live-streams. ABC didn’t include Android users in their online Oscar [Full Story…]

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge’s Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Cablevision Faces Problems Amid COO Rutledge's Departure, Continues Speed War Aganist Verizon

Five industry analysts, recently downgraded Long Island based cable carrier Cablevision's stock last month in the wake of the surprise resignation of longtime chief operating officer Tom Rutledge, according to Crain's NY Business. Rutledge left to become chief executive of Charter Communications, [Full Story…]

10 Most Expensive NY Startup Acquisitions

10 Most Expensive NY Startup Acquisitions

Business Insider acquired an early copy of the 45-page research report on the New York tech scene from investment banking firm Gridley & Company, and found out which companies have been acquired for the most money since 2008. Starting off the list was OkCupid for $90 million, acquired by [Full Story…]

AOL Brings on M&A Advisors, Sets Off Rumors of Sell

AOL Brings on M&A Advisors, Sets Off Rumors of Sell

This week AOL's shares bounced back after a plummet from its quarterly earnings announcement due to speculation  that a private equity firm plans takeover the company.  The speculation came as it was reported that M&A advisors were brought in to work with the company, which sent the stock up by [Full Story…]

Comcast Rolls Out Metro Ethernet in New Jersey

Comcast Rolls Out Metro Ethernet in New Jersey

ZDNet reports that Comcast, in an effort to expand its broadband portfolio for mid-sized businesses, is rolling out metro Ethernet services in over 20 US markets, including New Jersey. The services will deliver speeds ranging from 1Mbps up to 10Gbps, with subscribers having four packages to chose [Full Story…]

Bloomberg TV Launches in HD for NY Area Time Warner Cable Subscribers

Bloomberg TV Launches in HD for NY Area Time Warner Cable Subscribers

Bloomberg Television launched its new HD version this week on Time Warner Cable for NY area subscribers.  The HD channel will feature a horizontal ticker with news updates at the bottom of the screen and color-coded charts, company metrics and real-time pricing information for U.S. and international [Full Story…]

Cablevision to Launch Optimum Online Boost Plus This Week

Cablevision to Launch Optimum Online Boost Plus This Week

This week, Long Island based based cable carrier Cablevision will be providing 50 megabit per second download speeds with the launch of its new Optimum Online Boost Plus service to subscribers.  The DOCSIS 3.0 based-service will allows for 30 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream, as opposed to the [Full Story…]

SobelMedia Presents Panel on Comcast/NBC Universal Merger

SobelMedia Presents Panel on Comcast/NBC Universal Merger

On Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at The Samsung Experience at the Time Warner Center,  SobelMedia will be presenting a panel discussion about the recently approved $30 billion merger between Comcast and NBC Universal and what it means to the media industry. The panel will be moderated by Sree [Full Story…]

DailyCandy Expanding Beyond E-Newsletter

DailyCandy Expanding Beyond E-Newsletter

The recent merger between Comcast and NBC Universal has led Comcast's women's lifestyle subsidiary DailyCandy to look for ways to share its content with the TV network's female-focused properties. According to paidContent, NY based DailyCandy has unveiled The Roundup, a new offering meant to "help [Full Story…]

NY Cable Companies and Cable Networks Argue Over Live Streaming via iPads

NY Cable Companies and Cable Networks Argue Over Live Streaming via iPads

Cable networks such as Viacom and Scripps Networks, are in a dispute with NY based cable companies Time Warner Cable and Cablevision over whether the cable companies streaming channels on iPads is a contract violation.  Currently, Time Warner's app allows customers who already subscribe to their [Full Story…]