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Thursday July 13rd, 2017 night edition

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Comcast Subscribers Are Paying Up To $1.9 Billion a Year for Over-the-Air Channels They Can Get Free.

We calculated that Comcast is raking in as much as $1.9 billion a year from its broadcast TV fees.

As of January 1, 2017, Comcast raised its “Broadcast TV Fee” from $5 a month to $7 a month.

And as you can see below, local broadcast channels are included in every TV package Comcast offers.

22,508,000 subscribers paying $7 a month for broadcast channels comes out to around $157.6 million in monthly revenue for Comcast.

Of course, there is an assumption with the $1.9 billion figure, and that is that all Comcast subscribers would be able to pick up those channels free if they had an antenna.

With that in mind, if you assume that 80% of Comcast subscribers could get their local broadcast channels free with an antenna, that’s still $1.5 billion each year that the cable company is getting by charging subscribers for channels they can get for free. »

Stephanie Meyer Red-hot in China: Could it be the Footnotes?

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As of early 2010, Meyer’s entire Twilight series—all four translated volumes—now rank among the “Top Ten Fiction Best Sellers” in mainland China.

In Taiwan, they took the top four slots on the island’s list of best-selling fiction.

Or a success-driven new generation that’s determined to learn about the world even as it wolfs down pulp fiction from the West?. »

How Neill Blomkamp Plans to Make the Next 'District 9' at Oats Studios

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Much of Oats follows that initial plan, but there is a deeper and more interactive element that he had not at first anticipated.

And the options the studio will have to distribute its finished full-length products has changed over time, as well.

Blomkamp further discussed his vision, and the hard economic challenges he’s facing to achieve it, in the interview below. »

Saudi Arabia boosting extremism in Europe, says former ambassador

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Saudi Arabia has been funding mosques throughout Europe that have become hotbeds of extremism, the former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sir William Patey has said.

They are funding something else, which may down the road lead to individuals being radicalised and becoming fodder for terrorism.”.

“This is about Abu Dhabi asserting its dominance in foreign policy issues, because this is not in Dubai’s interest,” he said. »

The strange tale of the man who was shot point-blank for mispronouncing 'Newfoundland' — in the Old West

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The year was 1876 and Davis and Atcheson had just drawn first blood in a dispute that has divided Newfoundlanders ever since.

In essence, early 20th century Newfoundlanders would have received their news from broadcasters who favoured the British “new found land.”.

Born in New York City to an Irish ship’s carpenter, he mysteriously disappears from U.S. census rolls soon after 1876. »