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1. After AT&T-Time Warner Win, Is Comcast-Fox a Done Deal?
- Thursday, June 14, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.
If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.
2. Pruitt Pumped Up for ‘Exciting’ Spring Game
- Friday, April 20, 2018
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt loosened up a bit as the Vols went through spring practices last week, talking at length about individual players for the first time.
Big deal? Yeah, probably for media and fans starved for information about Pruitt’s first team of Vols.
3. Who Starts on Defense? You’ll Have to Wait
- Friday, April 6, 2018
Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t been afraid to change things around during his first spring practice as Tennessee’s head football coach.
4. Dish CEO Charlie Ergen Steps Aside to Focus on Wireless
- Wednesday, December 6, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Charlie Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company's wireless business.
He will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to him.
5. All NFL Games Will Air Online, But Watching Won't Be Easy
- Friday, September 8, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Every NFL football game will be shown live online this season – but that doesn't mean you'll be able to watch them.
New this year is the ability to watch with an Amazon Prime or a CBS All-Access subscription. Even so, the sports universe is heavily Balkanized online, meaning your best bet at comprehensive streaming of pro football will involve that old standby – a cable or satellite TV subscription – or cellphone service through Verizon. Otherwise, you'll be limited to a few unrestricted games online, including Thursday's night season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots.
6. $19.8 Billion Airwaves Auction May Mean Better Cell Service
- Friday, April 14, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks.
7. The World at your Doorstep
- Saturday, August 27, 2016
There is nothing you can’t get delivered these days. If you can imagine owning it, it’s only a matter of time before it can be in your possession, brought to your front door within minutes, hours or days from the first moment you even conjured the thought of having it.
8. Time Warner Invests in Hulu in Win for Cable Cord-Cutters
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – In another win for cable cord-cutters, Time Warner has become the latest media company to invest in streaming service Hulu.
The move could boost the viability of an online TV service that Hulu is expected to launch next year as an alternative to cable TV. Sony and Dish already operate online TV services, while Apple has expressed interest in one, according to published reports. None of those companies, however, have the networks themselves as full partners or owners, the way Hulu does.
9. Comcast Teeing Up New Services Targeted at Millennials
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.
The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young viewers. It's setting up a streaming TV service for millennials who don't watch a boob tube. And it's developing a YouTube-like video app and website.
10. Media Stocks Slammed as Pay TV Bundle Starts Unravelling
- Friday, August 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel are starting to take a toll on major media companies.
Media stocks were hammered for a second day Thursday as Viacom's underwhelming earnings gave investors another reason to sell, after industry bellwether Disney earlier in the week trimmed a profit outlook due to more people cutting the cord on pay-TV packages.
11. As It Closes AOL Deal, Verizon Teases New Video Services
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content.
The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. The deal is designed to help Verizon Communications Inc. expand in mobile video and advertising as more hours are spent watching video, reading and shopping on phones and tablets.
12. Convincing Girls, Women to Pursue Science and Math Careers
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
Claudia Rawn is used to talking about science, so when asked to speak about women in the STEM disciplines, she was a bit out of her comfort zone.
The speaking invitation came from organizers with the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Women in STEM Research Symposium, held in April.
13. ESPN Suing Verizon Over Unbundling of Its Sports Channel
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.
The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaking its contract with ESPN, owned by Walt Disney Co., by unbundling the sports channel from the main programming line-up of Verizon's FiOS TV.
14. Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Bid After Gov't Pushback
- Monday, April 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal, giving the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.
15. Verizon Slices Up the Bundle, Lets Customers Choose
- Monday, April 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
16. Apple Watch Isn't The Only Gadget Out This Week
- Friday, April 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence.
17. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
18. TV Makers Design for Streaming Video to Stay Relevant
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.
19. Cauliflower as Main Course? Restaurant Trends for 2015
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
To know where we’re headed, as the adage goes, we must first understand where we’ve been. And in Nashville, where we’ve been is eating at restaurants. Many, apparently.
A slew of new restaurants opened their doors in 2014, including showpieces like Prima in The Gulch and a few celebrity chef spots that made a stir, such as Adele’s from Jonathan Waxman, Sinema with Top Chef star Dale Levitski and Chauhan Ale and Masala House from Maneet Chauhan of Food Network.
20. Treat Your Visitors to These Dining Treats
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
Having been busy lately on a cookbook project, I haven’t been able to visit restaurants as often. So after my deadline, I worked on making up for lost time by hitting five restaurants in a couple of weeks.
21. Comcast Announces Plans To Carry SEC Network
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network.
The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and AT&T U-Verse.
22. SEC Network Poised to Take Over
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Wading in … and wondering what an eventual deal between the SEC Network and DirecTV will mean for me. Will my bill go up 10 percent? Fifteen percent? Twenty percent?
Will I have to drink only domestics in brown bottles? Give up the ESPN of coffee (Star----)?
23. Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.
That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Internet piracy's funding sources.
24. Redbirds Earn Primetime TV Game May 29
- Thursday, May 22, 2014
The days of black-and-white television and the likes of Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle running around in flannel uniforms are gone. But the “Game of the Week” is coming to Memphis and AutoZone Park.
25. Antitrust Experts: 2 Big Deals Better Than 1
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger – the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable – makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.
26. Dish, Disney Deal Envisions Internet-Delivered TV
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.
27. Dish to Close Rest of its Blockbuster Stores in US
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S.
28. Eviction Notice
- Monday, July 22, 2013
Managers of apartment complexes and other rental properties in Shelby County used to have a good grapevine or network when it came to trouble tenants, especially drug dealers, who had been evicted.
29. FCC Lets Cable Companies Encrypt Signals to Foil Theft
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Federal regulators are letting cable companies scramble all their TV signals, closing a loophole that lets many households watch basic cable channels for free.
The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to lift a ban on encryption of basic cable signals, saying it will reduce the number of visits by cable technicians to disconnect service and reduce cable theft.
30. Complaints About Automated Calls Up Sharply
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.
Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising questions about how well the federal "do-not-call" registry is working. The biggest category of complaint: those annoying prerecorded pitches called robocalls that hawk everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home.
31. MAPCO to Debut Bill Payment Kiosks
- Friday, July 27, 2012
MAPCO Express Inc. has signed a deal with TIO Networks Corp. to deploy 37 bill pay kiosks in MAPCO convenience stores across Memphis and Nashville.
32. Baseball Championship Returns to Memphis
- Monday, July 9, 2012
The fifth annual National Youth Baseball Championship returns to Gameday’s First Tennessee Fields in Memphis Aug. 23 to 27.
Now known as the HotelPlanner.com National Youth Baseball Championship, the tournament brings together 12 of the nation’s top 12-and-under teams representing eight youth sports organizations to determine the “Best of the Best.” New Era will continue their involvement as presenting sponsor.
33. Verizon to Set Up Streaming Service With Redbox
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.
34. Humbled Netflix CEO Still Thinking, Talking Big
- Thursday, December 8, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.
35. Amazon Signs Deal to Stream Fox Movies
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) – Amazon.com Inc. has signed a deal to stream Fox movies and TV shows including "24" and "Arrested Development" to members of its Amazon Prime premium shipping program.
36. Netflix Snatches DreamWorks Rights From HBO
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After a deluge of disillusioning news, Netflix unveiled a coming attraction that its subscribers might like: the Internet video rights to films and television specials from DreamWorks Animation.
37. Dish Takes Blockbuster Shot at Reeling Netflix
- Monday, September 26, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Blockbuster video store chain is seeking some revenge against old nemesis Netflix by offering a less expensive way to watch videos online and rent DVDs through the mail.
38. White House Explains Efforts to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Deal
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration has explained its effort to block AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile USA by saying it will fight mergers that would reduce competition and hurt consumers.
39. Dish Network's $228M Blockbuster Buy Approved
- Friday, April 8, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Blockbuster says a bankruptcy judge has approved Dish Network's $228 million offer for the movie-rental chain, paving the way for a combination of the two media companies.
40. Dish's Blockbuster Buy May Mean Brand's Survival
- Thursday, April 7, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Dish Network Corp.'s agreement to buy Blockbuster Inc.'s assets out of bankruptcy could keep the movie-rental chain and its blue-and-gold logo from disappearing.
41. Icahn, Dish, Liquidators Vie for Blockbuster
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Dish Network and a pair of liquidation firms are among the bidders for video-rental chain Blockbuster in an auction Tuesday morning at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.
42. Report: Dish, Icahn Join Bidding for Blockbuster
- Monday, April 4, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Several bidders are set to duke it out for Blockbuster Inc. at a bankruptcy auction in New York on Monday. They reportedly include Dish Network Corp. and billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
43. Angel Capital Group Launches Memphis Branch
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Nashville-based Angel Capital Group launched its Memphis chapter with last week’s first of a series of monthly meetings to establish an Angel investor network and feature presentations from Angel investor members seeking funding.
44. Calif. Investor Buys Midtown Apartments
- Friday, November 12, 2010
A vintage apartment complex in Midtown is under new ownership.
Gabrion Properties LLC closed on approximately 20,000 total square feet of space in Cherokee Arms Apartments for $455,000. The three-story apartment complex, 1508 Madison Ave., contains 30 studio apartments with historic vintage architecture.
- Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday respectively from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
- Monday, August 2, 2010
City Auto will host a Lifeblood blood drive Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location, 4932 Elmore Road. Giveaways will be provided to those who donate.
47. ‘Memphis’ Musical Takes Deep-Pocketed Chance
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
Broadway producer Sue Frost was so excited to get a shipment of barbecue recently from John Vergos, whose family owns the famed Rendezvous restaurant in Memphis, that she devoured it the next day.
48. Is Twitter the News Outlet for the 21st Century?
- Thursday, July 2, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Cassy Hayes and Jasmine Coleman were among the first fans to arrive outside the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles where Michael Jackson was brought and later pronounced dead.
49. Liberty Media Deal Staves off Sirius Bankruptcy
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Liberty Media Corp. will invest $530 million in Sirius XM Radio Inc., fending off a likely bankruptcy for the satellite radio company and blocking a bid by a rival, Dish Network Corp. CEO Charlie Ergen, to take control of Sirius.
50. Sirius Could File Bankruptcy as Early as Tuesday
- Monday, February 16, 2009
Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Friday that it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt.
51. Archived Article: Directv P.2
- Friday, September 29, 2000
DirecTV to offer local network channels DirecTV to offer local network channels DirecTV Inc., a provider of digital television service, is offering local broadcast network channels via satellite for its DirecTV customers in Memphis and surrounding c...
52. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
No cable - 95 percent of businesses can access compared to RR 20 percent Serving it up dish-to-dish By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News As computers get smaller and faster, businesses look for more options to get information more quickly. A new service ...
53. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, July 17, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON From farming to fund raising Hands On Memphis executive director Ken Hall takes his homegrown philosophy to the board room By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Ken Hall grew up on a family farm in Olive Branch, Miss., and always th...
54. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 7, 1998
Focus Briefs The Tennessee Supreme Courts educational youth program, the Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students (SCALES), will have educational activities for local high school students and a public reception starting next week. The Co...
55. Archived Article: Satellite Chg
- Wednesday, October 30, 1996
Popularity of Satellite TV Choices in Satellite TV Small-dish satellite TV sales are steady, increased competition causes prices to drop By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The rapidly growing satellite TV dish industry is facing many issues, some o...