Astros, Rockets Suing Comcast Over Failed CSN Houston Network

In 2010, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Rockets held $550 million in equity of their then-flagship network, Comcast SportsNet Houston. Four years later, DirecTV bought the network’s assets for a mere $1,000. Those four disastrous years have now resulted in a massive lawsuit brought by the professional sports clubs… »6/11/15 7:19pm6/11/15 7:19pm


Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow

You may have heard that the internet is winning: net neutrality was saved, broadband was redefined to encourage higher speeds, and the dreaded Comcast-Time Warner Cable megamerger potentially thwarted. But the harsh reality is that America's internet is still fundamentally broken, and there's no easy fix. »3/10/15 3:37pm3/10/15 3:37pm

Comcast Decides World Series Is PERFECT Time For Emergency Alert

Apparently Omar Infante hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning, which was followed by Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland shouting at each other and the benches emptying. I say apparently because I—like all other Comcast customers in the DC area—was instead shown an emergency alert test during this pivotal World… »10/22/14 10:54pm10/22/14 10:54pm

Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco 49ers’ New High Tech Stadium

Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for… »9/05/14 4:34pm9/05/14 4:34pm

Tennis Channel CEO: Comcast Battle Like "Being Raped By Brutal Captor" [UPDATE]

Two weeks ago, a federal appeals court ruled that Comcast did not have to put Tennis Channel on its basic cable service and could, instead, throw it on a more-expensive sports tier. The court overturned an FCC ruling in the process. Tennis Channel was unhappy about this. In fact, Tennis Channel CEO Ken Solomon was so… »6/12/13 2:42pm6/12/13 2:42pm

Phillies Reporter In Trouble With The Government After Five Babies Died In The Baby Recliner She Invented

Leslie Gudel was Philadelphia's first full-time female sports anchor, spending more than a decade with Comcast SportsNet. A couple of years ago she left the desk to report on the Phillies, where she continues to this day. But in her spare time, she created the Nap Nanny, a foam recliner meant to reduce gas and gently… »12/05/12 4:45pm12/05/12 4:45pm

Comcast Customers in Philly Swing, Miss at Seeing Home Runs

We started receiving rather angry emails just after midnight. No, our ex-girlfriend hadn't left her Mail Goggles »10/26/08 2:30am10/26/08 2:30am off accidentally. (She never leaves it off accidentally.) The emails came instead from angry viewers in and around Philadelphia, describing their anguish and rage over missing the back-to-back home runs by…