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FILE - This Jan. 24, 2019, file photo shows a Comcast truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

New internet customers boost Comcast 4th-quarter profit

Jan. 23, 2020 11:10 AM EST

Comcast continued adding internet customers in the fourth quarter, helping lift its net income 26%. The Philadelphia company, which owns NBCUniversal and European broadcaster Sky as well as a providing cable and internet service in the U.S., has been focusing on broadband as more people quit traditional cable....

Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall

Jan. 17, 2020 4:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Schlumberger Ltd., down 41 cents at $38.37. The world's largest oilfield services company reported surprisingly good profits and revenue for the fourth quarter. First Horizon National Corp., up 71 cents at $17.27. The bank holding...

The logo for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, is displayed on a computer screen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. NBCUniversal is expected to unveil the price and other details about Peacock on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming era

Jan. 16, 2020 8:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal's parent company....

Comcast/Xfinity to issue refunds to settle Minnesota lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Comcast/Xfinity customers in Minnesota will receive refunds and debt relief as the company settles a lawsuit that alleged it overcharged consumers for cable TV packages, the state attorney general announced Wednesday. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said 15,600...

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Eddie Murphy's "Saturday Night Live" return is a ratings win

Dec. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy delivered an early holiday gift to “Saturday Night Live.” With Murphy aboard as host after a decades-long absence, the NBC show earned its biggest audience since 2017. Just shy of 10 million viewers tuned in to see Murphy back on the late-night comedy show that...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs in for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks. Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...

Top Comcast executive to step down from operations next year

Dec. 5, 2019 11:59 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A top Comcast executive who’s been a longtime civic leader in Philadelphia is stepping down from his operational duties next year as he turns 65. David L. Cohen has helped guide the cable giant's lobbying, communications and corporate administration in his role as senior...

SpongeBob Square Pants & Gary balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

FILE - In this Monday, March 14, 2016 file photo, a view of TV camera during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. Television viewers in the Premier League’s home market will get to watch a full round of games live for the first time in the first week of December, 2019. Amazon Prime bought the rights for all 10 matches this midweek and another round after Christmas as part of a three-year deal for British subscribers. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

Playing catch up: Premier League round to air live in UK

Dec. 2, 2019 8:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Before Clive Tyldesley clambers up to the Old Trafford gantry and picks up his microphone to be part of a landmark week in Premier League broadcasting, he reminisces about being silenced in stadiums. In the 1980s, local radio listeners on Merseyside could only hear Tyldesley call the second...