After Charter Communications Inc. customer service reps initially told subscribers whose homes were obliterated by tornadoes in Alabama that they'd face fines unless they found their set-tops, the MSO decided to waive fees for lost and damaged boxes.
Interesting to see how Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) responded on its corporate blog to an open letter from comedian Eugene Mirman, who panned the MSO for missing two appointments for a cable service install.
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) will reportedly spend up to $1.5 billion for Blackstone Group's 50 percent stake in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.
DirecTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV) is renaming The 101 Network on Wednesday to The Audience Network, which will feature content exclusive to the satellite TV giant.
Global set-top leader Pace plc has appointed Allan Leighton to non-executive chairman, succeeding the retiring Mike McTighe. Leighton, the former CEO of ASDA (a supermarket group that's now part of Wal-Mart) and former non-exec chairman of the Royal Mail, will be appointed chairman "over the summer months." (See Pace Snatches Moto's Set-Top Crown.)