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August 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Verizon FiOS is throwing a bone to CBS employees who can no longer watch the network in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas because of the broadcaster's fight with Time Warner Cable. In a memo to staffers, CBS said Verizon FiOS is offering employees "exclusive discounts and special promotions. " Verizon is even going to send sales teams to CBS offices in those cities this week to sign up new customers. Verizon's push to poach CBS staffers comes as the CBS-Time Warner Cable blackout enters its third week.
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November 11, 2013 | By Meg James
U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The channel has been providing special coverage from the Philippines. News organizations are reporting that food and water is becoming scarce, and that rescue workers are scrambling to reach thousands of victims of the powerful storm. "To help Filipinos better connect to news and information about recovery efforts, Time Warner Cable and the Filipino Channel have agreed to make their network available at no additional cost to digital customers through Nov. 15," Time Warner Cable said Monday in a statement.  PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings   International Media Distribution, which distributes the channel, said at least 12 pay TV operators would offer their digital customers access to the Filipino Channel through Nov. 15. The list of providers also includes AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Frontier Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Verizon FiOS TV and Wave Broadband.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The Lakers may not have Phil Jackson but at least they have DirecTV. Ending a long standoff, satellite broadcaster DirecTV has reached an agreement to carry Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which is the new television home for the Lakers. As part of the pact, DirecTV will also carry Deportes, the Spanish-language sister channel of SportsNet. Laker fans who have DirecTV won't be the only ones cheering the decision. Many bars and restaurants with DirecTV have seen their businesses take a hit without having Laker games on the big screen.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Brian is a UCLA grad and big Bruins backer. He's also a Verizon FiOS subscriber, which doesn't allow him to see Pac-12 Network football games. Brian wants to know: How can he see his beloved Bruins? This is another example of how not all broadcasters and programmers see eye to eye -- as we witnessed during the recent tussle between Time Warner Cable and CBS. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Verizon has no contract to show Pac-12 Network games, so a FiOS subscriber can't watch them, no way, no how. What can you do?
BUSINESS
September 20, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Brian is a UCLA grad and big Bruins backer. He's also a Verizon FiOS subscriber, which doesn't allow him to see Pac-12 Network football games. Brian wants to know: How can he see his beloved Bruins? This is another example of how not all broadcasters and programmers see eye to eye -- as we witnessed during the recent tussle between Time Warner Cable and CBS. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Verizon has no contract to show Pac-12 Network games, so a FiOS subscriber can't watch them, no way, no how. What can you do?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Some small cable networks are getting lumps of coal in their Christmas stockings. Earlier this week, Time Warner Cable said it was dropping the arts channel Ovation because of low ratings. Now Verizon Fios is telling its subscribers that it will stop distributing several channels, including Youtoo, Blackbelt TV, Blue Highway, and MAV TV. There will likely be coal for other tiny channels as well. Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other distributors are making noise about needing to cut costs and are starting to scrutinize which channels are delivering value and which are just taking up space.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Meg James
U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The channel has been providing special coverage from the Philippines. News organizations are reporting that food and water is becoming scarce, and that rescue workers are scrambling to reach thousands of victims of the powerful storm. "To help Filipinos better connect to news and information about recovery efforts, Time Warner Cable and the Filipino Channel have agreed to make their network available at no additional cost to digital customers through Nov. 15," Time Warner Cable said Monday in a statement.  PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings   International Media Distribution, which distributes the channel, said at least 12 pay TV operators would offer their digital customers access to the Filipino Channel through Nov. 15. The list of providers also includes AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Frontier Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, Verizon FiOS TV and Wave Broadband.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Charter Communications Inc., the U.S. cable television company controlled by billionaire Paul Allen, sued Verizon Communications Inc., alleging that the phone company's FiOS fiber-optic network infringes four patents. Verizon, the second-largest U.S. phone-services provider, should be ordered to pay damages and stop using on-demand and other technologies without permission, Charter said in a complaint filed in federal court in Norfolk, Va.
SPORTS
October 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Cox Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network are still trying to reach agreements to carry Time Warner Cable's new sports channel SportsNet in time for the outlet's first Lakers telecast Wednesday night. Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which launched Oct. 1, is the new home for the Lakers and will be the only place for fans to see 57 of the team's 82 regular-season games. Other games will be available on national outlets, including Tuesday night's Lakers season opener against Dallas, which was on TNT. Last week, Time Warner Cable struck distribution deals for SportsNet and the Spanish-language service Deportes with Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios.
SPORTS
October 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Dwight Howard and Steve Nash are not the only additions to the Lakers this season. The storied franchise also has a new television partner: Time Warner Cable. And just as new players sometimes have trouble fitting in with the established stars, Time Warner Cable is learning that launching a sports channel is not as easy as an uncontested layup. Time Warner Cable struck deals with Charter Communications and Verizon Fios on Friday, and on Saturday added AT&T U-Verse and its 450,000 subscribers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Verizon FiOS is throwing a bone to CBS employees who can no longer watch the network in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas because of the broadcaster's fight with Time Warner Cable. In a memo to staffers, CBS said Verizon FiOS is offering employees "exclusive discounts and special promotions. " Verizon is even going to send sales teams to CBS offices in those cities this week to sign up new customers. Verizon's push to poach CBS staffers comes as the CBS-Time Warner Cable blackout enters its third week.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Some small cable networks are getting lumps of coal in their Christmas stockings. Earlier this week, Time Warner Cable said it was dropping the arts channel Ovation because of low ratings. Now Verizon Fios is telling its subscribers that it will stop distributing several channels, including Youtoo, Blackbelt TV, Blue Highway, and MAV TV. There will likely be coal for other tiny channels as well. Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other distributors are making noise about needing to cut costs and are starting to scrutinize which channels are delivering value and which are just taking up space.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The Lakers may not have Phil Jackson but at least they have DirecTV. Ending a long standoff, satellite broadcaster DirecTV has reached an agreement to carry Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which is the new television home for the Lakers. As part of the pact, DirecTV will also carry Deportes, the Spanish-language sister channel of SportsNet. Laker fans who have DirecTV won't be the only ones cheering the decision. Many bars and restaurants with DirecTV have seen their businesses take a hit without having Laker games on the big screen.
SPORTS
October 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Cox Cable, DirecTV and Dish Network are still trying to reach agreements to carry Time Warner Cable's new sports channel SportsNet in time for the outlet's first Lakers telecast Wednesday night. Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which launched Oct. 1, is the new home for the Lakers and will be the only place for fans to see 57 of the team's 82 regular-season games. Other games will be available on national outlets, including Tuesday night's Lakers season opener against Dallas, which was on TNT. Last week, Time Warner Cable struck distribution deals for SportsNet and the Spanish-language service Deportes with Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios.
SPORTS
October 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Dwight Howard and Steve Nash are not the only additions to the Lakers this season. The storied franchise also has a new television partner: Time Warner Cable. And just as new players sometimes have trouble fitting in with the established stars, Time Warner Cable is learning that launching a sports channel is not as easy as an uncontested layup. Time Warner Cable struck deals with Charter Communications and Verizon Fios on Friday, and on Saturday added AT&T U-Verse and its 450,000 subscribers.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Charter Communications Inc., the U.S. cable television company controlled by billionaire Paul Allen, sued Verizon Communications Inc., alleging that the phone company's FiOS fiber-optic network infringes four patents. Verizon, the second-largest U.S. phone-services provider, should be ordered to pay damages and stop using on-demand and other technologies without permission, Charter said in a complaint filed in federal court in Norfolk, Va.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Verizon Communications Inc. plans to use Microsoft Corp. technology for its rollout of television service over a new fiber-optic network, becoming the third major telephone company to help fulfill Microsoft's bid to enter the TV business.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Robert had a simple enough question: Is Verizon's FiOS service available in Palm Springs? Yet when he called the company, a service rep was unable to provide a definitive answer, nor could she say when FiOS might arrive in the city. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions That alone should serve as a wake-up call for all companies. It's foolish to staff your service centers with people who have no clue about the products or services they're representing. It's disrespectful to customers and a pathetic reflection of the company's quality standards.
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