August 13, 1998 |
A group including Sony Corp., Liberty Media Group and investor Leon Black completed its $539-million purchase of Telemundo Group, the No. 2 Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., giving it access to one of the fastest-growing television markets. The transaction was approved late last month by the Federal Communications Commission. The larger rival of Hialeah, Fla.-based Telemundo, Univision Communications Inc., had asked the FCC to block the purchase. Shareholders, who received $44.
May 26, 1998 |
In a sign of the continuing consolidation of the cable industry, Comcast Corp. said Monday that it has struck a complicated, multilayered deal that by 2001 would give it control of a smaller rival, Jones Intercable Inc.
May 14, 1997 |
Fox Sports West 2 has made a major breakthrough with Southern California cable operators, announcing Tuesday the completion of deals with three companies. Tony Ball, president and chief operating officer of the Fox-Liberty networks, Fox Sports West's parent company, said the new deals are with TCI Cablevision, Charter Communications and Jones Intercable. The companies represent more than 650,000 cable households. The deals bring the number of subscribers to Fox Sports West 2 to 1.1 million.
July 30, 1994 |
When Antelope Valley residents received a flyer in the mail recently for a national service that sends up-to-the-minute news, financial and sports data direct to their home or office computers via cable TV lines, two conclusions would have been natural. First, that the service, known as Ingenius, must be the latest breakthrough on the information superhighway, as the cable industry tries to move beyond carrying just pictures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993 |
Jones Intercable announced Wednesday that it will begin offering an option of fewer television channels for a lower price in the Antelope Valley next month. Beginning April 1, Jones will offer all over-the-air stations, education and governmental access and other channels in a new "Limited Basic" service package on channels 2 through 22 for $13.91 per month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1992 |
Antelope Valley residents who purchase cable television through Jones Intercable Inc., the area's only provider, are getting a 9% rate increase this month that will raise their basic monthly fee from $19.25 to $21. The company said the hike is due to normal business expenses, higher programming fees and a long-term project to upgrade its cable system, permitting the recent addition of channels such as the Consumer News & Business Channel and Black Entertainment Network.