Having 'a Lot of Fun' In a Banner Year

Gibbons, Kent
September 2006
Multichannel News;9/25/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 38, p3A
The article reports on the strategies implemented by cable television network Comcast Corp. concerning the decline on its stock price in 2005 the U.S. It was shown that the company refused to increase its capital spending for 2006 but rather invest on telephone and interactive television. The move enables the company to generate a growth of 35 percent on its stock price during the first quarter in 2006. In addition, Comcast also develop merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.


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