July 7, 2006 |
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. accelerated gains against larger competitor XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., adding more customers for the third straight quarter. Sirius gained more than 600,000 net subscribers in the second quarter compared with 398,000 additions at Washington-based XM Satellite, the companies said Thursday. XM's customer total rose to 6.89 million, while New York-based Sirius had 4.68 million.
July 16, 2001 |
The Audit Bureau of Circulations has given final approval to a sweeping overhaul of magazine circulation rules, opening the way for publishers to try new marketing efforts as they confront a steady decline in circulation. Separately, the group also passed guidelines defining electronic sales of newspapers, allowing publishers to create and sell electronic editions of their publications and still have them count as paid circulation.
February 9, 2006 |
Napster Inc., the name that launched the digital music revolution, is burning through cash and struggling to find an audience as a viable subscription service. The company reported a loss of $17 million for its fiscal third quarter -- a smaller deficit than Wall Street had expected. Revenue soared 94% to $23.5 million. A year earlier, the company had a profit of $12.8 million, reflecting earnings from discontinued operations. Napster shares, up 3 cents to $3.61 in regular trading, rose to $3.
July 3, 2004 |
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.
June 25, 2003 |
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.
November 10, 2007 |
Shares of Leap Wireless International Inc., operator of the Cricket and Jump mobile-phone services, dropped the most in three years Friday after it predicted subscriber gains that missed analysts' estimates and it decided to restate results. Leap added 36,500 subscribers in the third quarter, missing its forecast of at least 40,000, according to the San Diego-based company.
October 21, 2000 |
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 |
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 |
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.
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.