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July 3, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Comcast Corp. and Cox Communications Inc., the largest and fourth-largest U.S. cable-television operators, said the Securities and Exchange Commission had asked the companies for information about how they count subscribers. About 20 telephone, wireless and cable-TV companies have been asked about subscriber data by the SEC, according to a person familiar with the matter. Comcast and Cox acknowledged receiving the inquiries but declined to comment further.
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BUSINESS
June 25, 2003 | From Reuters
Yankee Group, a communications research and consulting firm, said it expected the number of wireless telephone subscribers globally to increase 49% over the next four years and reach 1.72 billion by 2007. The firm expected subscriber revenue to rise 51% to $584 billion by 2007, making wireless services similar in value to worldwide crude oil production. It said technology based on GSM, or global system for mobile communication, would control about 80% of the market in 2007, up from 70% in 2002.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2000 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Music Group is offering an all-you-can-eat music service to a test group of fans, giving them unlimited access to an online jukebox of more than 20,000 songs. The experiment marks the first time a major record label has tried to distribute music through the Internet on a subscription basis, rather than charging users for each song or CD purchased. Unlike the subscription services offered by MP3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 | DADE HAYES
An agreement approved unanimously by the City Council will give refunds to each subscriber of TCI Cablevision of the east San Fernando Valley. The city's Information Technology Agency negotiated an agreement with the cable firm that will provide customers with refunds of $5.38 apiece while setting the basic service rate at $9.97.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to an eleventh-hour grant of $50,000, the Glendale Orchestra will be able to finish its 1995-96 season with a fifth and final concert. The money from the Los Angeles-based Ralph M. Parsons Foundation came as welcome news to supporters, who feared that the symphony, once the cultural heart of Glendale, might not survive the year. The donation will underwrite an April 27 program featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Robert Chen, and Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
NEWS
January 7, 1996
Effective Monday, Jan. 8, the home-delivered price of The Times Orange County will change to $3.40 per week for daily and Sunday service. The new rate for daily-only home delivery will be $2.76 per week, and $1.40 for Sunday-only service. These rates will affect all subscribers. The increase is due to rising costs at The Times, particularly for newsprint which has risen by more than 75% in the last two years. Applicable California sales taxes are included in the above rates.
SPORTS
February 4, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Early returns from St. Louis' personal-seat licensing (PSL) campaign, a key component of the city's deal to bring the Rams to Missouri, indicate that it will be a smashing success. As of Wednesday, applications covering 21,000 PSLs had been received and processed, and 10,000 more envelopes had been received but not opened, according to FANS, Inc., the St. Louis group that negotiated the Ram deal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE
Cable television subscribers in Burbank can expect a refund following a Federal Communications Commission ruling that upholds the city's rate rollbacks--but it won't be a windfall. "It's not much money, but we were just glad the FCC ruled in our favor. It's the principle of the thing," said Ron Stassi, the city's public works director. He said the refunds are expected to amount to about $5.75 for each of Sammons Communications' 28,000 cable customers in Burbank.
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