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June 24, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S. airlines than they were last year. But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go. The findings come from an annual survey of about 70,000 Americans and show that the airline industry ranks higher than only subscription TV and Internet service companies. The American Customer Satisfaction Index, an independent benchmarking business developed at the University of Michigan, concluded that the industry improved 3% in 2013 to a rating of 69 on a 100-point scale.
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June 24, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S. airlines than they were last year. But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go. The findings come from an annual survey of about 70,000 Americans and show that the airline industry ranks higher than only subscription TV and Internet service companies. The American Customer Satisfaction Index, an independent benchmarking business developed at the University of Michigan, concluded that the industry improved 3% in 2013 to a rating of 69 on a 100-point scale.
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January 23, 1991 | MARC RICE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
They're almost sheepish about the boost in business, but cable television operators across the country say interest in Cable News Network's round-the-clock coverage of the Persian Gulf War has paid off by attracting new subscribers. "I'm quite ambivalent, have mixed feelings about this. We like getting new business, but I don't like to get business because of a war situation," said Bill Farmer, general manager of Capitol Cablevision Co. in Charleston,W.Va.
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January 23, 1991 | MARC RICE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
They're almost sheepish about the boost in business, but cable television operators across the country say interest in Cable News Network's round-the-clock coverage of the Persian Gulf War has paid off by attracting new subscribers. "I'm quite ambivalent, have mixed feelings about this. We like getting new business, but I don't like to get business because of a war situation," said Bill Farmer, general manager of Capitol Cablevision Co. in Charleston,W.Va.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cable Company Gets License: The Singapore Broadcasting Authority said it granted a 10-year license to Singapore CableVision that allows it to offer cable television services. The firm will have a seven-year monopoly on the right to offer subscription television service, including pay-per-view programming. This does not include data services or interactive "video on demand" systems.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1985
Michael E. Marcovsky has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Choice Channel, a Los Angeles subscription television service that operates on a pay-per-view basis. Marcovsky joins Choice Channel from Marnel Associates, where he was president.
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July 25, 1985 | United Press International
The California Supreme Court today ruled that a 1980 law aimed at stopping piracy of pay-TV signals falls short of outlawing sale of satellite dishes designed to pick up the signals. The unanimous ruling reverses the conviction of two Sacramento area electronics dealers, Harold Babylon and Douglas Hyatt, who were fined $630 each for the sale of the equipment needed to pick up Home Box Office and other popular subscription television programing.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2006 | From Reuters
Leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee unveiled wide-ranging legislation that would overhaul U.S. communications laws and attempt to accelerate competition for subscription television. The bill includes provisions aimed at cutting the time it takes for a new TV provider to get a license to offer service, expanding local sports programming available on satellite TV, ensuring Internet-based telephone calls are connected and cutting rates for U.S. military personnel abroad calling home.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. regulators Thursday agreed to review whether they should intervene to ensure telephone companies can easily launch subscription television services without obstacles from local officials. The Federal Communications Commission voted to seek comment on the extent of its authority over the licensing process, whether new entrants have been stymied by local officials and what steps the agency should take, if any. Verizon Communications Inc. and SBC Communications Inc., the two largest local U.S.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2002 | Bloomberg News
MEDIA * EchoStar Communications Corp.'s proposed $18.3-billion purchase of General Motors Corp.'s DirecTV would "at best" reduce competitors for subscription television from three competitors to two, the Justice Department's antitrust enforcement chief told a Senate committee. In rural areas not served by cable television, there will be no competition to the merged satellite television provider, Assistant Atty. Gen. Charles A. James testified.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1985 | ELLEN FARLEY, Times Staff Writer
After nearly two years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Oak Industries Inc. said Monday that it has sold its ailing ON-TV service in Los Angeles, once the largest over-the-air pay television operation in the country, to rival SelecTV of America Ltd. The deal means that SelecTV, with about 59,000 subscribers in the Los Angeles area, will absorb the much larger ON-TV, with about 156,000 subscribers. SelecTV is a subsidiary of Clarion Co. Ltd.
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