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February 12, 2009 | From Times Wire Reports
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the spinoff of Time Warner Cable, the nation's second largest cable operator, from parent Time Warner Inc. The approval was one of the main regulatory hurdles to the spinoff, which the companies expect to complete by the end of March. Final approval requires a tax letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Time Warner owns 85% of Time Warner Cable shares.
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April 15, 2014
Re "Cable spat could end as a home run," Column, April 11 The new Dodgers owners paid Frank McCourt way too much for the team. Time Warner Cable subsequently signed an obscenely rich contract with the Dodgers, figuring it could make a bundle by gouging pay-TV subscribers for the next 25 years. We love our Dodgers. The owners of the Dodgers and Time Warner love our money. I refuse to ask my pay-TV provider to make a deal with Time Warner. Between the Dodgers raising ticket prices and cable providers continuously raising their rates, fans are tapped out. Watching many games on free TV, supported by the string of advertisements they made us watch, inspired Dodger fans to buy tickets to see the team live and stuff ourselves with incredibly expensive, low-quality food.
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BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | David Lazarus
Call it a curveball that nobody wants to swing at. After decades of forcing consumers to pay for channels they don't want, the pay-TV industry is strongly resisting Time Warner Cable's efforts to make subscribers of all its rivals pony up $4 to $5 a month for a Dodgers channel. All eyes are currently on satellite heavyweight DirecTV, whose 1.2 million Los Angeles customers give it a roughly 30% share of the local pay-TV market, slightly less than Time Warner's estimated one-third market share.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014
Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to worry about him describing this latest lack of class. Mike Popov San Clemente ::: No, no, no, no and no. Listen carefully, Dodgers: Drop the "non-mascot" thingy, slowwwwwly back away, and nobody gets hurt. L.A. already has the world's greatest baseball fans, who adore the team, partly because it has never needed such obviously contrived marketing gimmicks to sell tickets or attract fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Joe Flint
It looks like the Dodgers are checking out another pitcher. After negotiating exclusively with Fox Sports on a new TV deal to keep the team on its Prime Ticket network, the Dodgers have taken a meeting with Time Warner Cable, which wants the team on its SportsNet and Deportes channels. The news was first reported Thursday night by Los Angeles Times Dodger beat writer Bill Shaikin. Fox Sports is still seen as the likely favorite to land the team. Not only does it already have a long relationship with the Dodgers, it is offering more than $6 billion for a 25-year deal.
SPORTS
January 22, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin and Joe Flint
The Dodgers have agreed with Time Warner Cable on a new television contract that will provide the team with a channel of its own, according to two people familiar with the deal but not authorized to discuss it. Time Warner Cable now has secured the television rights to the two most popular teams in Los Angeles - the Dodgers and the Lakers - within two years. The Dodgers' deal is expected to be finalized and announced Thursday. The team has not yet submitted the deal to Major League Baseball for approval, but the control of the channel is expected to rest with the Dodgers' owners rather than with Time Warner.
OPINION
August 28, 2012
Re "What happened to customer service?," Column, Aug. 24 As I've gotten older, my intolerance for rudeness, vaingloriousness, deceitfulness and self-centeredness has increased. I too have had "run-ins" with Time Warner Cable. I decided that the only thing I can do about it is to use what little power I have: If any company gives me a hassle about spending my money, I spend it where my business is appreciated. Doug Wheeler Manhattan Beach ALSO: Letters: Islamophobia and terror Letters: Why have a convention?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Google and Time Warner Cable are not playing nice with each other. In Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., Google is launching a broadband pay-TV service to compete with Time Warner Cable and other distributors in the area. Google has struck deals with lots of programmers including ESPN, Discovery and CBS. However, Time Warner Cable is resisting selling some of its content to Google. Time Warner Cable owns a local sports channel there called Metro Sports. It not only has Division One college sports but also a good deal of high school athletics, which are quite popular.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After a month of not televising any City Section events following layoffs of its local sports employees, Time Warner Cable is resuming its high school sports coverage by televising the City Section boys' and girls' championship games in Division I, III and V on March 8. San Diego Section championships also will be televised on March 7. The Southern California regional championships will be broadcast on March 22 for Open Division, Division I...
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Meg James
Time Warner Cable has sought to downplay a report that its chief executive, Glenn Britt, was planning to leave the nation's second-largest cable company at the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous source, said Friday that Britt had decided to depart his position of 12 years, a tenure marked by large expansion in residential cable service, technological upgrades to broadband Internet and the 2009 separation from parent company Time Warner Inc. The 63-year-old Britt's contract was extended last year and is set to expire at the end of 2013.  However, Time Warner Cable said Friday that no decision has been made about a possible departure.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | David Lazarus
Call it a curveball that nobody wants to swing at. After decades of forcing consumers to pay for channels they don't want, the pay-TV industry is strongly resisting Time Warner Cable's efforts to make subscribers of all its rivals pony up $4 to $5 a month for a Dodgers channel. All eyes are currently on satellite heavyweight DirecTV, whose 1.2 million Los Angeles customers give it a roughly 30% share of the local pay-TV market, slightly less than Time Warner's estimated one-third market share.
OPINION
March 31, 2014 | By Warren Grimes
Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year. And the Lakers' Kobe Bryant would have to be satisfied with a yearly $15 million. Not by chance, if this came to pass, you the consumer would reclaim control of your rapidly rising monthly subscription TV bill. This is not just idle speculation.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers President Stan Kasten was full of good news. The Dodgers have sold a record 35,000 season tickets. For the first time they will have sold 3 million tickets by their home opener. TV ratings were up 40% last year and are expected to rise again this season. Only, about that. Those rising TV ratings just might require that most of Los Angeles is actually able to view the games. The Dodgers' mainland opener in San Diego is Sunday and Time Warner Cable has yet to sign an other major provider up with the team's new regional sports network.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
OPINION
March 22, 2014
This, we Dodger fans have been told, is our year. And for a while, most of us won't get to see it. Opening Day tends to stir the optimist in the most despondent fan, but much of the Dodgers faithful are missing out today: The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable still haven't come to terms with other pay-TV providers on carrying the cable channel that will broadcast the team's regular-season games. For cord-cutters, there's no hope at all: Free, over-the-air broadcasts are out too. Taken together with higher ticket prices, the prospect of being shut out from the most promising season in decades hasn't sat well with readers.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's a beautiful day for a ballgame, just not for viewing it on TV. It's time to pay the piper, and no one seems too eager to play the game outside the game. The Dodgers open the 2014 season at 1 a.m. PDT on Saturday in Australia against the Diamondbacks, and whatever fringe of its fandom base would actually stay up into the wee hours to watch the opener, precious few will actually be able to so. The Times' Joe Flint writes that approximately 70% of the Los Angeles market will be unable to watch the game, even if they had ambitions of some Dodgers' all-nighter viewing party.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The dinosaurs are getting WiFi. Time Warner Cable has hooked up the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County with wireless Internet access. The WiFi, available starting Thursday, is free to Time Warner Cable subscribers while nonsubscribers will receive two hours of complimentary access. Installing WiFi into the 100-year-old building was no small task, according to Mike Roudi, Time Warner Cable's senior vice president of corporate development. The walls are thick, and the museum has many small rooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Content Media Corp. has struck a deal with Seven Stars Entertainment & Media, the Beijing company founded by Chinese mogul Bruno Wu.  Content Media, a London and Los Angeles distributor of film and television assets, will buy the Alive Group from Seven Stars, giving Content reach into the fast-growing Chinese entertainment market.  As part of the deal, Seven Stars is buying a minority stake in Content and Wu is joining the company's board...
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