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Comcast Streams More Disney

Welcome to the broadband and cable news roundup, T.G.I.F. edition.

  • Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has added the live streaming feeds from three Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS)-owned cable networks -- The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD -- to its TV Everywhere site, Xfinity.com/tv for authenticated pay-TV subscribers. That follows earlier access to WatchESPN (also part of the Disney family) and streaming access to the linear TV feeds of CNN and HLN as the MSO starts to take advantage of new carriage deals that include multi-screen rights. (See Comcast Scores Disney Distribution and Comcast, Turner Ink TV Everywhere Deal.)

  • The Communications Workers of America (CWA) blasted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's approval of the Verizon's spectrum deals with four cable operators, claiming the "weak conditions" applied will "virtually monopolize wireline and video connections to millions of homes" and result in job losses and higher process. (See Verizon Wireless's Spectrum Deals Sail Through .)

  • ESPN plans to simulcast Roger Clemens's return to baseball on ESPN Classic and the broadband-fed ESPN3 service, reports Multichannel News. The 50-year-old is scheduled to take the bump Saturday for the Sugar Land Skeeters in Texas against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Minor-league teams have the best names, no?

  • It's worth taking some time to play around with the broadband deployment map that the FCC released Thursday. It gives a county-by-county breakdown of broadband access in the United States. You can see that San Francisco is very well wired. California's Modoc County ... not so much.

  • Cox Communications Inc. has appointed John Wolfe as senior vice president of its New England/Cleveland region, an area with 1,400 Cox employees that also includes Rhode Island. Wolf, previously VP of government and public affairs, succeeds Paul Cronin, who went to corporate as senior VP of customer experience.

    — Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

  • Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:22:58 PM
    re: Comcast Streams More Disney

    A cynic would say Roger Clemens is just trying to get back to the Majors so the clock restarts on his hall-of-fame eligibility. People would have 5 more years to forgive and forget about steroids...


    If a 50-year-old is going to pitch in the majors, I'd rather it be Jamie Moyer, personally.

    paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 5:22:56 PM
    re: Comcast Streams More Disney

    Luckily Bay Area  baseball keeps the steroids issue alive! Mota to Melky to Colon not quite Tinker to Evans to Chance :)


     


    seven


     

    shygye75 12/5/2012 | 5:22:55 PM
    re: Comcast Streams More Disney

    In SF, they take their team nickname seriously. So much for the laid-back NoCal vibe.

    Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:22:54 PM
    re: Comcast Streams More Disney

    Picked the wrong month to mouth off about steroids, didn't I ....


     :)

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