Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCables
IN THE NEWS

Cables

FEATURED ARTICLES
WORLD
November 28, 2010 | From Reuters
U.S. State Department documents released by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks provided candid views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The documents show Saudi donors remain chief financiers of militant groups like al Qaeda and that Chinese government operatives have waged a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage targeting the United States and its allies, according to a review of the WikiLeaks documents published in the Times.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Time Warner Cable is starting to get more aggressive about wooing customers of rival pay-TV services to change providers if they want to see Dodger games. "Switch today and never miss a game," says a recent advertisement from the cable company, which is handling distribution for the Dodger-owned channel SportsNet LA. If watching the Dodgers is not enough of an enticement, Time Warner Cable is also offering a $300 Visa Reward Card. Until recently, Time Warner Cable steered clear of advertisements trying to convince people to switch to its service.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
August 24, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You can pick up an HDMI cable, used to hook up HD TVs, for $10. If you're a cheapskate. Best Buy has a $935 AudioQuest HDMI cable for sale, as pointed out by a Reddit user in a post headlined, "$1000 HDMI Cable? Best Buy is having a laugh. " As the post pointed out, the cable is more expensive than many of the TVs it's supposed to work with. But this cable is not even close to being the most expensive on the market. On Amazon, for example, AudioQuest's 39.4-foot Coffee HDMI cable goes for $2,199.75 . The price of these cables is all the more startling because many retailers, including Monoprice.com , sell HDMI cables for less than $10. And if you use Google's Shopping search you can even find the cables for as little $1 before shipping.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Meg James
The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized by advertisers. Comcast Corp. executives Tuesday lauded the peacock network's performance, which helped power the Philadelphia cable giant's earnings for the quarter ended March 31. This season, NBC has increased its prime-time audience among viewers ages 18 to 49 - the audience that advertisers pay a premium to reach. "The Blacklist" with James Spader and the singing competition show "The Voice" have been reliable performers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Downed cables closed the westbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim on Tuesday, snarling traffic during the midday commute. The 91 Freeway was closed at the 57 Freeway in Anaheim about 11 a.m., said Cindy Azima, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. Multiple agencies were responding to clear the lines, California Highway Patrol dispatcher Bill Benard said. It was not immediately clear what caused the cables to fall, or if they were energized. Officials are investigating what agency the cables belong to, Azima said.  A SigAlert for the incident remained in effect, with traffic backed up from the Imperial Highway.
WORLD
November 29, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Leaked classified U.S. diplomatic documents reveal strong doubts that Pakistan can keep nuclear fuel and expertise out of the hands of terrorists, alarmingly illustrated by a report that Pakistani nuclear workers have been kidnapped by Islamic extremists and not heard from again. Although the U.S. has long expressed wariness about a nuclear weapons program in a country that remains a seedbed for terrorism, in public it has expressed steadfast confidence in the layers of security the Pakistani government and military use to safeguard the country's nuclear facilities.
WORLD
January 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A wide swath of the Middle East suffered Internet outages after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were damaged, government officials and Internet service providers said. TeleGeography, a U.S. research group that tracks submarine cables around the world, said the severed lines account for 75% of the capacity connecting the Middle East to Europe. The disruption could last a week or more. It was not clear what severed the cables.
WORLD
December 2, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
In contrast to their upbeat public assessments, U.S. officials expressed frustration with a "risk averse" Mexican army and rivalries among security agencies that have hampered the Mexican government's war against drug cartels, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables disclosed Thursday. The cables quoted Mexican officials expressing fear that the government was losing control of parts of its national territory and that time was "running out" to rein in drug violence. The cables gave a much starker view of the pitfalls and obstacles facing Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a departure from the public statements of unwavering support that have come out of Washington for most of the 4-year-old war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
The westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim were reopened Tuesday after crews cleared downed cables, officials said. All lanes of the 91 Freeway at the 57 Freeway were reopened about 1:20 p.m. after crews cleared the cables, though they were still working on repairs, California Highway Patrol Officer Troy Christensen said.   A support beam holding up the cables, which belong to AT&T, fell, he said. Officials were still investigating what caused the beam to collapse, he said.
NEWS
October 5, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The cables that allow hikers to walk up the sheer face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be removed for the season on Tuesday, leaving the route accessible only to skilled rock climbers. The 400-foot section of metal cables and wooden slats, which were first installed by the Sierra Club in 1919, creates a kind of staircase to the top of Half Dome from spring to fall. There were no fatalities on this part of the trail in 201--but there was at least one dramatic ordeal.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. The revolutionary Fan TV set-top box and viewer guide will soon be available to Time Warner Cable customers across the country, marking the first formal roll-out of a product that delivers a combination of live TV, pay-TV services and online video on demand through a minimalist receiver. Fan TV, which San Francisco-based start-up Fanhattan unveiled 11 months ago, is unusual in at least three respects. All the programming, including broadcast TV, is transmitted via Internet Protocol, à la an online video service such as Netflix.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Larry saw my recent video about T-Mobile offering hundreds of dollars to get people to sign up for wireless service. He wants to know if any cable or satellite companies have similar offers. I can understand his interest. Cable and satellite packages can set you back plenty -- especially because you're required to buy dozens if not hundreds of channels you may never watch. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions The good news: Yes, these companies have some special offers on tap. The bad news: They may not be offering what Larry's looking for. Check out today's Ask Laz video for some tips on how to get the best deal for cable or satellite service.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers play host to the Colorado Rockies on Friday, exactly two months after the launch of SportsNet LA. At this rate, there will be nothing to celebrate. For far too many fans, there will be no game to see. Vin Scully does not get SportsNet LA in his home. Peter O'Malley does not. Fred Claire does not. Claire was the general manager the last time the Dodgers won the World Series, in 1988. That was the year a cable television outfit called the Z Channel carried 35 Dodgers home games.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | Chris Erskine
Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious bundles of advertising cash were once enough to keep TV and ballclubs afloat, now copious amounts of cable cash are required. Stop this train. I want to get off. Why isn't Bud Selig helping solve this fiasco? Where's L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti? We also have a couple of U.S. senators I haven't seen in maybe three years, and they are AWOL too. Feeling used or abandoned, Dodgers fans?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Republican Tony Strickland, running to succeed Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), on Tuesday launched a cable TV ad for his campaign. The 30-second ad, dubbed "Principles," portrays Strickland as a conservative in the Ronald Reagan mold dedicated to "getting government out of our way and out of our pockets so we can grow our economy. " In the ad, Strickland promises to fight for the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, "real cuts" in spending and a balanced budget amendment.
WORLD
August 30, 2011 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks in recent days has dramatically accelerated the pace at which it posts confidential State Department cables, exposing the names of people who spoke to American diplomats in confidence. The development has alarmed U.S. officials and human rights groups, who say it will endanger foreign nationals who helped the United States and make it less likely that others will do so in the future. "We are deeply concerned that WikiLeaks decided to make public the names of diplomatic sources who may face reprisals by oppressive governments," said Elisa Massimino, president of Human Rights First, an independent nonprofit organization.
WORLD
December 2, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
U.S. diplomats have largely ignored a directive from Washington urging them to collect personal and technical information about their foreign counterparts that could be used for spying, former senior State Department officials say. The directive, disclosed Sunday in secret cables released by the WikiLeaks website, asked State Department officers based abroad to gather foreign diplomats' credit card, cellphone and frequent flier numbers, as well...
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Does it seem real enough to you now? The Dodgers begin their first genuine road trip of the season Friday night, opening a three-game series in Arizona -- everybody into the pool! -- and then head to San Francisco for three. About 70% of Los Angeles will see nothing on television. Not the return to the scene of the crime in Phoenix. Not against their rivals by the Bay. The pricey squabble between Time Warner Cable and the rest of the providers marches on, or doesn't, with no end in sight.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The tensions between DirecTV and the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable over the team-owned channel SportsNet LA are extending beyond the Los Angeles city limits. Dodgers officials and executives from Time Warner Cable -- which distributes SportsNet LA -- are privately grumbling that DirecTV has been selective in offering the SportsNet LA feed as part of its "Extra Innings" package. The three are already at odds over the satellite broadcaster's decision not to sign a deal to carry SportsNet LA in Southern California.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|