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Comcast to launch new minority-owned cable channels

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Comcast says four minority-owned networks will be launched on its cable-TV systems in the next two years, including channels spearheaded by music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Continue Reading

Former NBA great Magic Johnson to launch TV network targeting blacks

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is launching a basic cable television network targeting black viewers with positive, uplifting images of African Americans. Continue Reading

Midcontinent completes purchase of US Cable systems in Minnesota, Wisconsind

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The systems serve about 33,000 customers and will expand Midcontinent’s reach eastward. The company already served about 250,000 customers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.
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Comcast takes control of NBC Universal

January 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The nation’s largest cable TV company, Comcast Corp., took control of NBC Universal after the government shackled its behavior in the coming years to protect online video services such as Netflix and Hulu. Continue Reading

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Cable provider switches to digital

November 25, 2010 in INFORUM

Midcontinent will upgrade in 2011

Residents of Cass and Clay counties who have cable TV service through Midcontinent Communications will see an upgrade in 2011. Continue Reading

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Cable One hopes to recover equipment from Galleria

October 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Cable One representatives say they hope to work with customers whose cable equipment may have been damaged in Monday night’s massive fire at the Galleria On 42nd in south Fargo. Continue Reading

Big Ten Network making money because of fan wishes

September 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Big Ten Network introduced itself just before the football season started in 2007. Outside of live football and basketball games with teams not quite attractive enough for ABC, ESPN and others, its earliest programs made some viewers scratch their heads unpolished studio shows with few big names and heavy doses of old, taped games. Continue Reading

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