Ben Popken On NPR This Morning Re: Comcast NBC Merger

Ben Popken On NPR This Morning Re: Comcast NBC Merger

I was on NPR this morning chiming in about the Comcast NBC merger that’s hurtling like a freight train through Washington (spoiler alert: not a fan). Here’s the clip. At the end, the reporter says that when he asked Comcast about their coming first in our Worst Company in America contest, they dismissed the entire affair as a “cheap stunt.” We take offense. A trophy that cost $30 and had to be air-mailed from Japan is not cheap. [More]

Christian Groups Want To Know How Much Comcast Makes From Porn

Christian Groups Want To Know How Much Comcast Makes From Porn

As the government continues to pretend that it cares what anyone thinks about Comcast’s merger with NBC Universal, a coalition of Christian media watchdog groups are asking the cable giant to publicly divulge how much money it makes from porn channels and pay-per-view. [More]

Our New Parent Company, Kabletown, Launches Website

Our New Parent Company, Kabletown, Launches Website

Welcome Readers, as you know, on April 1st, 2010, Consumerist was acquired by Philadelphia-based cable giant, Kabletown. Today we are excited to announce the launch of our new website, Kabletown.com. [More]

Welcome To Kabletown, Consumerist!

Welcome To Kabletown, Consumerist!

Hello Readers, My name is Jack Donaghy and it is my proud duty to welcome you to Kabletown. As you are aware, Kabletown recently merged with NBC, where I have had the privilege of spending many years as Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric. Now, I’m lucky enough to be able to welcome Consumerist to my new family. [More]

NBC And Comcast Get Financing For The Mergepocalypse

NBC And Comcast Get Financing For The Mergepocalypse

Reuters is reporting that NBC and Comcast have secured financing for their proposed merger. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. [More]

Tell FCC What You Think About Proposed Comcast/NBC Mergepocalypse By May 3

Tell FCC What You Think About Proposed Comcast/NBC Mergepocalypse By May 3

Do you have strong feelings for or against Comcast’s proposed acquisition of 51% of NBC/Universal? The FCC has asked for comments from “interested parties,” so if you have anything compelling to say on the matter, here’s where to go. [More]