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January 7, 2009 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Responding to a decline in advertiser spending, CBS plans to cut capital spending to $350 million in 2009 from $500 million in 2008, Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said at an investor conference in Phoenix. Moonves' comments came the same day the company announced it had struck a new five-year deal with Time Warner Cable to carry the CBS-owned TV stations and co-owned Showtime pay-TV networks. As part of the agreement, Time Warner obtained the right to include some CBS programming as part of the cable operator's time-shifting and video-on-demand services.
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April 27, 2014 | By Meg James
In what is billed as one of the nation's largest corporate-sponsored community service days, Comcast executives participated in improvement projects across the country -- including at an elementary school near Universal Studios in Los Angeles. On Saturday at Rio Vista Elementary School in North Hollywood, NBCUniversal executives painted murals on exterior walls of school buildings. Philadelphia-based Comcast owns NBCUniversal. The team included NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer, Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell and Universal Studios Hollywood President Larry Kurzweil and E!
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Time Warner Cable is starting to get more aggressive about wooing customers of rival pay-TV services to change providers if they want to see Dodger games. "Switch today and never miss a game," says a recent advertisement from the cable company, which is handling distribution for the Dodger-owned channel SportsNet LA. If watching the Dodgers is not enough of an enticement, Time Warner Cable is also offering a $300 Visa Reward Card. Until recently, Time Warner Cable steered clear of advertisements trying to convince people to switch to its service.
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
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.
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.
SPORTS
August 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Time Warner Cable will broadcast high school football games live on Friday nights on Channel 101 and HD Channel 354 in Los Angeles this season. The schedule begins on Friday with Oceanside at St. Augustine. On Sept. 6, Gardena Serra will face Oceanside. On Sept. 7, Upland vs. Oaks Christian and Corona Centennial vs. St. Bonaventure, both from Oceanside High as part of the Honor Bowl, will be broadcast at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Other games: Sept. 13, Mater Dei vs. Carson; Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what to delete from my DVR. The Skinny: The Redskins 2014 schedule came out Wednesday. For the next 4-1/2 months, I can look at it and dream of a 14-2 season. Come September, reality will set in. Thursday's headlines include William Hurt pulling out of the movie "Midnight Rider" and concerns about the FCC's plans for new net neutrality rules . Also, John Oliver gets ready to launch his new HBO show. Daily Dose: A memorial for Lucy Hood, the president of the Television Academy who died this month of cancer, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before analyzing the Redskins' 2014 schedule. The Skinny: Sorry we are a little late today. Had to jump on the HBO/Amazon story and make sure that was in our roundup. Other stories include recaps of Aereo's big day at the Supreme Court and Comcast and Charter are trying to work on a deal to swap and sell some cable systems. Daily Dose: The NFL will unveil its fall schedule this evening. Things to watch for will be what games CBS gets for its new Thursday package.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. The revolutionary Fan TV set-top box and viewer guide will soon be available to Time Warner Cable customers across the country, marking the first formal roll-out of a product that delivers a combination of live TV, pay-TV services and online video on demand through a minimalist receiver. Fan TV, which San Francisco-based start-up Fanhattan unveiled 11 months ago, is unusual in at least three respects. All the programming, including broadcast TV, is transmitted via Internet Protocol, à la an online video service such as Netflix.
NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Jon Healey
I know I should be happy about AT&T's announcement Monday that it might bring significantly faster broadband service to Los Angeles. After all, gigabit speeds are likely to open the door to whole new cloud-based services and other innovations. And if AT&T pushes its U-verse fiber optics closer to homes , that will raise the pressure on Time Warner Cable (soon to be Comcast?) to offer higher speeds as well. Nevertheless, as a U-verse customer, I'm still steamed about AT&T raising its monthly service charge twice since the beginning of last year, with no appreciable improvement in the quality of the video streams.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men. " The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a pretty eclectic mix of stories today. Not only is there the box-office recap, but also profiles of Comcast insider David Cohen and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In addition, the Washington Post had a very interesting story on "Meet the Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Time Warner Cable has finally struck a deal with the National Football League to carry the NFL Network and its sister channel called RedZone. The cable giant, which has 12 million subscribers, many of whom reside in New York and Los Angeles, was the last big pay-TV distributor not carrying the channels. Under the terms of the deal, the NFL Network will be placed on Time Warner Cable's most widely distributed programming package.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers play host to the Colorado Rockies on Friday, exactly two months after the launch of SportsNet LA. At this rate, there will be nothing to celebrate. For far too many fans, there will be no game to see. Vin Scully does not get SportsNet LA in his home. Peter O'Malley does not. Fred Claire does not. Claire was the general manager the last time the Dodgers won the World Series, in 1988. That was the year a cable television outfit called the Z Channel carried 35 Dodgers home games.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | Chris Erskine
Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious bundles of advertising cash were once enough to keep TV and ballclubs afloat, now copious amounts of cable cash are required. Stop this train. I want to get off. Why isn't Bud Selig helping solve this fiasco? Where's L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti? We also have a couple of U.S. senators I haven't seen in maybe three years, and they are AWOL too. Feeling used or abandoned, Dodgers fans?
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