Tag: Comcast

Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop/Facebook

Comcast, Facebook Refuse to Run Ads for ‘Family Night’ at Gun Range

When Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop reached out to Comcast to run commercials for “family night” at their gun range, they were told they could only run the commercials if they did not use the word “gun” and if they removed the phrase “family night.” At the same time, Facebook informed Chris Williamson—owner of Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop—that they would not let him put up posts on the “family night” event because his business sells guns.

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Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.

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Verizon Mocks FCC Decision with Antiquated Letter

Verizon, prepared for the FCC decision to embrace “net-neutrality” rules on Thursday, had a ready response once the decision became final. The company issued a press release mocking the new standard by dating the press release February 26, 1934, and titling it, “Title II Regulations a ‘Net’ Loss for Innovation and Consumers: FCC’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Move Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet.”

Politico: The Decline and Fall of NBC News

When Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts called NBC News “the crown jewel” of his new empire. With good reason: At the time, the news division was dominant on all fronts. ‘Today’ was number-one in the morning, ‘Nightly News’ was number-one at night, and ‘Meet The Press’ was number-one on Sunday.