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Cable TV

A Comcast call center in Sacramento. (CBS)

New Comcast Platform Saves TV Shows Online

Comcast Corp., which provides service to many Bay Area homes and is the nation’s largest cable TV provider, is rolling out a new TV platform that does away with the hard drive and saves your TV shows online.

06/12/2013

A Comcast call center in Sacramento. (CBS)

Comcast Closing Bay Area, Sacramento Call Centers; 1,000 Jobs Lost

The company on Tuesday cited the high cost of living and doing business in California as the reason behind its decision to shut down the call centers in Sacramento, Livermore and Morgan Hill at the end of November.

09/25/2012

A general view of the HDTV monitors at the Haier booth at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 7, 2010 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: More Americans Ditching Cable, Satellite TV

Increasing numbers of Americans are dropping cable and satellite television service, and the weak economy is to blame, according to the Associated Press.

KPIX 5–08/10/2011

A general view of the HDTV monitors at the Haier booth at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 7, 2010 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Power Usage Of Set Top Boxes Surprisingly High

Those little boxes that usher signals into your television set are “energy sucking vampires,” according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

KPIX 5–07/12/2011

Family watching TV (AP)

Cable Subscribers Flee, But Is Internet To Blame?

Cable companies have been losing TV subscribers at an ever faster rate in the last few months, and satellite TV isn’t picking up the slack.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010