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Even ESPN Wants You to Cut the Cable Cord

ESPN is starting to explore the possibility of offering its suite of sports programming through the wide array of Web-based services that are starting to get off the ground.

Still Hate Your TV Company? You're Not Alone

As cable companies and satellite TV providers made their latest quarterly reports, one thing became clear: Americans are fed up with their bills for premium TV. The cable and satellite TV industries ended the period with 292,000 fewer customers than they started with.

5 Surprising Things You Should Negotiate

Most of us know we're supposed to negotiate when it comes to buying a house or a car, but how about at the dry cleaner? Or when we're on the phone with our cell phone provider? Hesitate no longer.

Your Next Cable TV Provider Could Be Google or Apple

Something big is going down in Kansas City. Google is offering lightning-fast Internet and television at ridiculous prices. And it's only a matter of time before Apple disrupts cable the way it redefined the music and smartphone industries.

Watch Yourself, Comcast: Security Cams Could Be Bad for Business

Have you ever thought it would be cool to be able see what was happening at home when you weren't there? Well, Comcast has been rolling out a service that could make such voyeuristic desires much simpler to indulge. But Xfinity Home may be the wrong move for the cable giant.

Google May Be Your Next Cable Television Provider

If you're fed up with escalating cable bills, fuzzy satellite TV reception, and unresponsive customer service, Google is starting to think inside the box: The world's leading search engine may be ready to launch a broadband television service as early as next year.

Why Comcast Will Never Be Great Again

It isn't easy being a cable and Internet service provider these days. Consumers are turning to cheaper options, and they're tired of paying for channels they never watch. Networks are demanding more money. Add in performance issues, it's no surprise cable companies and wireless carriers among the country's most hated companies.

Can Comcast Cope With All the Cable Cord-Cutters?

Don't look now, but the cord-cutting trend continues for Comcast. Though the country's largest cable provider tried to mask its woes with upbeat spin in its quarterly report, Comcast is serving 577,000 fewer households than it was a year ago.

After Blockbuster Deal, Dish Is Set to Take on Netflix

Most subscribers to Dish Network probably picked the satellite television provider based on its low cost. But now that Dish has bought the library of one-time movie rental powerhouse Blockbuster, it's poised to compete with the likes of Netflix for the streaming-video market.

Cox Communications Launches Cell Network

Cox Communications is taking on wireless companies on its own turf by launching a long-anticipated cellular service in three scattered markets where it already provides cable.

As Cablevision and Fox Battle, the Winner May Be Ivi TV

Millions of sports fans in the Northeast are in danger of missing the World Series and other programs in the wake of a dispute between Cablevision and Fox TV. But some consumers are turning to ivi TV, a rapidly growing re-broadcaster that works on the Web.