August 19, 2009
Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Cable denied a report he hit one of his team's defensive assistants in the jaw during a meeting, resulting in an injury that required treatment at a Napa, Calif., emergency room earlier this month. Cable told ESPN no punches were thrown. Several news organizations reported Monday that Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson was treated at a hospital following the Aug. 5 incident. The league-owned NFL Network reported Hanson told police he had been struck by another member of the team's coaching staff.
October 29, 2008 |
Triple play packages of cable, internet, and land-line phones are standard fare for any cable company, but Cox is looking to shake things up. The company will add cell phone service , too -- making its offering a quadruple play. Cox is working on building its own network for cell phone usage, but initially the network will be based off of a partnership with Sprint. That means that Cox customers will have access to Sprint's 3G network. The USA Today report also indicates that Cox is also testing 4G network technologies, although...
July 7, 2011 |
In a video clip, a TV screen in a Loudoun County living room plays an episode of the NBC show "30 Rock. " Actress Tina Fey walks down a hallway, and suddenly the image halts, her face frozen mid-sentence. The screen flickers, then dissolves into pixels. The clip is one of dozens filmed by homeowners from the Southern Walk subdivision in Ashburn and submitted to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Residents say they rarely watch television without some kind of interruption — static, a...
April 8, 2012 |
Of the many categories of waste in American politics, consider the resources that go into cable-TV live shots. Thousands of barrels of fossil fuel are expended hauling a person to where the cameras are or a camera to where the person is. James Carville and Mary Matalin are examples of an apparently better way. A new cable-news luxury allows them to comment, live on CNN, whether the topic is exploding oil rigs or imploding candidacies, without ever...
July 21, 2013 |
Everyone's coming after ESPN: It's a cable cavalry looking to topple cable's superpower. CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, now Fox Sports 1 — heck, al-Jazeera is probably gearing up for a big stretch run against the boys from Bristol — are all arming themselves with as much talent and programming possible to pilfer some of ESPN's massive fun-and-games profit. You think ESPN's going to sit back and let these newfangled merchants of tennis nip at its heels? Of course not. Rather, ESPN has...
October 5, 2008 |
Blackarrow , a heavily backed developer of dynamic cable advertising has raised a big $20 million second round from past backers Cisco Systems , Inc., Comcast Interactive Capital, Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund and Polaris Venture Partners. The company has previously raised about $18 million in two parts of what they're calling just one round, for a total raise of $38 million. The San Mateo-based company develops un-DVR-able and targeted ads, designed to account for changing...