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The world will watch Katharine McPhee star in Smash when it debuts on the small screen February 6. But U can see it earlier than that!!
In an official statement from Comcast's XFINITY TV, the news broke that fans and television enthusiasts can watch it as early as January 16!
Not only that, but they're gonna show us sneak peeks from next season's The Voice!! Niice!
A Georgia woman wanted an extra cable box for her grandchildren.
The grandkids were coming over to stay with G-ma and when wanted to call Comcast after getting her receipt…
She ended up talking with a phone sex operator!
The woman called the number Comcast GAVE her and she said she burst into tears when she found out what was on the other end.
Poor granny. LOLz
Check out the video above and find out what happened.
Getting sent to the principal’s office is no punishment if Nicki Minaj is sitting behind the desk!
As a reward for winning the “Get MotivatED Challenge,” a six-week competition to improve daily attendance rates for participating schools, Nicki Minaj acted as principal for the day at Collins Academy High School.
She also presented three exemplary students with $10,000 college scholarships (courtesy of Comcast), helped teach a freshman English class, and took part in an assembly.
Nicki touted the importance of education in life throughout the day:
"I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist. As a business woman there isn't a single day where I don't use my education or acquire new knowledge to ensure my success. Regardless of where you are today, with education you can take yourself where you want to be. That's why I am working with the Get Schooled Foundation. They are finding innovative and exciting ways to bring that message to schools like the Collins Academy."
So awesome! This is the only time we’ve wanted to be back in high school since graduation! LOL!
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Wonder Woman officially has a home!
Despite passing on the David E. Kelley pilot last week, NBC made the decision to pick up the show now that Comcast is taking over the network.
The network passed on the script due to costly licensing fees as well as having bad luck with superhero projects in the past (ahem, Bionic Woman).
However, now that Robert Greenblatt has taken over, the show just may have a chance after all.
The adaptation is said to be a non-campy and serious take on the classic comic.
We hope NBC does it justice.
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Don't mess with our Netflix Instant Streaming, Comcast! We've got four perfectly good seasons of 30 Rock waiting for us on there!
A central partner of Netflix, Level 3 Communications, has accused Comcast of charging a new fee that adversely affects Internet video companies.
Here's what Level 3 chief legal officer Thomas C. Stortz had to say about it:
“With this action, Comcast demonstrates the risk of a ‘closed’ Internet, where a retail broadband Internet access provider decides whether and how their subscribers interact with content."
Dramz between the two companies started on Nov 19 when Level 3 claims that "Comcast demanded a recurring fee to transmit Internet online movies and other content to Comcast’s customers who request such content.”
Here's what Stortz had to say about Comcast's demands:
“Level 3 agreed to the terms, under protest, in order to ensure customers did not experience any disruptions."
According to a recent study, Netflix accounts for 20% of Internet download traffic in the U.S. Due to that fact, it makes Netflix a threat to Comcast and other cable companies who seek to protect subscription TV and video-on-demand services.
Senior VP at Comcast, Joe Waz, argues that Level 3 and Netflix are sharply increasing Internet traffic with their efforts to ween customers away from DVDs-by-mail and towards online streaming.
According to Stortz, Level 3 will be asking government regulators this week to do the following:
"to take quick action to ensure that a fair, open and innovative Internet does not become a closed network controlled by a few institutions with dominant market power that have the means, motive and opportunity to economically discriminate between favored and disfavored content.”
This could def get ugly! All we know is we would hate to lose our Netflix Instant service, and given the fact that Netflix just went up in price, we're thinking subscribers would NOT be happy if prices went up again so soon!
Work this out, you two! Seriously.
Team Comcast? Team Netflix? Team "I Don't Care I Just Want To Continue Streaming Movies Online?"
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Pretty ambitious, Seacrest! You've come a long way, bb.
The new network would be music/pop culture/lifestyle themed, and while Seacrest may have an on-screen presence on the channel, it's looking like he'll mostly be working behind the scenes on this one.
Programming for the network would include footage from AEG's concerts/live venues, as well as other TBD programs, which Seacrest would help put together through his vast network of industry connections.
To get this channel going, Seacrest is likely to utilize his relationship with Comcast's president/CEO Ted Harbert, in an effort to secure distribution. Given the fact that Comcast has plans to merge with NBC Universal, Harbert is going to be a pretty useful BFF to have on the inside for Seacrest!
Those of you who may be concerned about Ryan's future with the E! Network, fear not! Sources are emphasizing the fact that Seacrest will continue his co-anchor duties on E! News, as well as his work as a producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
What do U think about Ryan Seacrest starting his own channel?
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