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Mad Men - The Beginning of the End

Our obsessive "Mad Men" blogger Seth Arenstein returns to get you up to speed on all the machinations and character-driven pathos around this final season of AMC's iconic show.... Read entire article
17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

ESPN's 30 for 30 Soccer Stories - Filming 'The Opposition'

With the World Cup set to kick off in June, ESPN has created a barrage of programming surrounding the massive global event—from short films, to commentator announcements, to this hilarious play-by-play of an awkward first date. Earlier this week it launched its newest offshoot of its 30 for 30 documentary series, dubbed “Soccer Stories,” a collection of films touching on international topics surrounding the sport. Here is an interview with Jeffrey Plunkett, director of the upcoming doc “The Opposition," airing Tues, April 22, 7pm.... Read entire article
16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comings & Goings

Guess which cable exec has more the 200 Mariah Carey CDs?... Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

NCC Media's First DC Upfront: Smart Dashboard, Smart Map 2.0, for Midterm

With the company’s political ad business growing every election cycle (from $2.3 million a decade ago to more than $9 million in 2012), it only makes sense for NCC Media to host its upfront in DC (for the first time). At the iconic Union Station Thursday night, to be more exact, walking distance from the US Capitol.... Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

English Speakers Welcome - Univision Deportes Preps for World Cup

Today I got a demo of the Univision Deportes app, which officially launched a few weeks ago. Do I speak Spanish? No. But you can get it all in English. With an added bonus: Since the content itself is in Spanish, you still get to hear that famous GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Here are the highlights.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comcast-TWC - What Do Consumers Get Out of It?

What the merger means for consumers, Back9Network in the spotlight and Cablevision execs shuffle roles.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Better Together? Comcast, TWC Make Case for Coupling

Comcast and TWC talk coupling, Weather Channel's back on DirecTV and NCAA March Madness does well with digital.... Read entire article
8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comcast and Time Warner Cable By the Numbers

As we embark on the regulatory review of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, here are a few numbers to keep in mind.... Read entire article
7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Cut Some Slack to America‘s Independent Cable System Operators

With ACA (the American Cable Association) holding its annual Summit in Washington, DC last week, we had a chance to hear about the issues that keep our country’s independent cable operators up at night. Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association, reports for CableFAX.... Read entire article
7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Upfrontly Speaking - Discovery Highlighting Digital, Scripted & Live Events

Discovery Comm used its upfront to announce that it's partnering with Imagine 's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to launch digital studio New Form. The jv will be helmed by Kathleen Grace and will focus on "high-quality, scripted and unscripted programming for today's digital viewers." At its upfront presentation at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center.... Read entire article
3 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Compensation Down for Murdoch, Carey

Ailes' pay rises to... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 3:33 pm PDT

Viacom Earnings Drop in Third Quarter

Revenues decline by 14%, domestic ad sales down... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 4:50 am PDT

Discovery Reports Higher Q2 Earnings

Updated: U.S. ad revenue up... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 4:45 am PDT

Viacom, DirecTV End Carriage Dispute

Updated: DirecTV calls programmers 'bullies' for causing... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 4:47 am PDT

Viacom Says DirecTV May Drop 26 Channels

Distribution agreement set to expire at... Read entire article
10 Jul 2012 | 5:36 am PDT

HBO Renews 'The Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

Sorkin drama gets second-season order; vampire series lives for sixth... Read entire article
2 Jul 2012 | 12:30 pm PDT

SAG-AFTRA Strikes Tentative Deal For Music Video Performers

First-ever contract provides health and pension benefits and guaranteed working... Read entire article
2 Jun 2012 | 9:24 pm PDT

Former News Corp. Exec Charged In Hacking Probe

Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four other people... Read entire article
15 May 2012 | 9:06 am PDT

Entertainment Studios Partners with Vivicast Media for Global Distribution

Picks up six of programmer's HD networks in new... Read entire article
10 Apr 2012 | 12:23 pm PDT

Nexstar Q4 Revenue Down 11.2%

Word of sale no sale for the group should come through by... Read entire article
8 Mar 2012 | 8:05 am PST

Chris Wallace Receives Taishoff Award From NPF

Salutes father, Mike Wallace; stepfather, Bill Leonard; and Roger... Read entire article
7 Mar 2012 | 8:21 pm PST

AFTRA Members Approve New Network Agreement

Ninety-six percent vote to OK deal that boosts pay and employer contributions to pension and... Read entire article
22 Feb 2012 | 8:54 pm PST

Inmarsat: LightSquared Has Defaulted On Payment

LightSquared says it has some unresolved issues that mean payment is not... Read entire article
20 Feb 2012 | 10:20 am PST

Incentive Spectrum Auctions Are Part of Payroll Package

Vote on giving FCC authority to pay broadcasters to exit spectrum could come as early as ... Read entire article
16 Feb 2012 | 6:34 am PST

Roland Martin Remains On TV One

Cable net says tweet was offensive but points to apology and willingness to meet with... Read entire article
11 Feb 2012 | 5:54 am PST

SAG, AFTRA Boards Approve Merger

Creation of combined nearly 200,000-member union now goes to membership for... Read entire article
29 Jan 2012 | 7:19 am PST

Cable Shines in Zenith Ad Forecast

Overall Ad Growth of 3.5% Expected in... Read entire article
5 Dec 2011 | 4:55 am PST

Spectrum Auction Bill Markup Slated For Dec. 1

Newly christened JOBS Act would compensate broadcasters for giving up spectrum, create public... Read entire article
23 Nov 2011 | 9:46 am PST

House Companion to Protect IP Bill Introduced

Bill gives law enforcement wider latitude in pursuing foreign Web sites that pirate TV shows and... Read entire article
26 Oct 2011 | 2:38 pm PDT

Study: Netflix Now 33% of Peak Downstream Internet Traffic in U.S.

Streaming video overall represents 60% of peak downstream bandwidth usage, according to... Read entire article
26 Oct 2011 | 6:01 am PDT

AT&T's Stephenson: Policymakers Must Think Differently About Spectrum Issues

Says incentive auctions address long-term spectrum 'exhaustion,' while T-Mobiledeal would help... Read entire article
18 Oct 2011 | 9:32 pm PDT

President Expected To Unveil Jobs Bill With Incentive Auctions

Unveiling likely to come Monday morning at press... Read entire article
12 Sep 2011 | 7:07 am PDT

Viacom Earnings Jump in Third Quarter

Digital deals pump up distribution... Read entire article
5 Aug 2011 | 4:52 am PDT

International Networks Push Discovery Profits Higher

Programmer adds another $1 billion to stock repurchase... Read entire article
4 Aug 2011 | 5:02 am PDT

Reid: Spectrum Auctions Needed To Be Removed From Bill

Majority Leader says spectrum auction was removed from debt bill because it was revenue-raiser... Read entire article
30 Jul 2011 | 10:34 am PDT

New Senate Bill Drops Spectrum Auction Language

Sen. Reid modifies bill, including scrapping incentive auction section that had troubled... Read entire article
29 Jul 2011 | 8:40 pm PDT

Reid Bill Would Let FCC Repack TV's At Will

Debt-reduction proposal contains incentive auction authority, relocation payments, but lacks... Read entire article
25 Jul 2011 | 8:13 pm PDT

NBCU Renews Netflix Pact

Deal excludes current-season broadcast and cable TV... Read entire article
13 Jul 2011 | 10:47 am PDT

SNL Kagan: Cable Subs Fall In 15 Biggest Markets

Report shows telco... Read entire article
23 Jun 2011 | 6:54 am PDT

Fisher Board Takeover Thwarted

FrontFour dissident faction still gets two directors voted... Read entire article
19 May 2011 | 6:00 pm PDT

FCC Names AT&T-T-Mobile Transaction Chief

Cites her experience with antitrust litigation when she was with... Read entire article
17 May 2011 | 2:16 pm PDT

Big CBS Spark Launches in India

Youth entertainment service is third channel launch by CBS and Reliance in the... Read entire article
4 May 2011 | 3:34 pm PDT

Fox, ESPN Tie Up Pac-12 Rights For $3 Billion; Reports

ESPN and Fox will make it official tomorrow: They have scored a media rights deal with the soon... Read entire article
3 May 2011 | 2:09 pm PDT

Government Agencies Propose Tough Kids/Teens Food Marketing Self-Regs

An interagency government advisory group has recommended new tough but voluntary food marketing... Read entire article
28 Apr 2011 | 6:04 pm PDT

Republicans Agree On 'Insatiable' Demand For Wireless Broadband

Legislators are convinced more spectrum must be freed up for wireless, but they will look at a... Read entire article
10 Apr 2011 | 12:13 pm PDT

Starz To Delay Netflix's Access To New Originals For 90 Days

Starz Entertainment will implement a new policy under which episodes of its original series will... Read entire article
24 Mar 2011 | 3:27 pm PDT

Fans, Foes Weigh In On Proposed AT&T-Mobile

Deal is either unthinkable or a net gain for... Read entire article
20 Mar 2011 | 6:45 pm PDT

Journalists Honored By RTDNF Reflect on 9/11

Reflect on impact of covering the biggest story of their... Read entire article
10 Mar 2011 | 10:15 pm PST

House Subcommittee Slates March 9 For 2nd Net Neutrality Hearing

Legislative hearing was added after request/complaint from... Read entire article
3 Mar 2011 | 6:01 am PST

House Subcommittee Will Hold Legislative Hearing On FCC-Blocking Bill

Dems had asked for delay of scheduled mark-up and hearing on... Read entire article
2 Mar 2011 | 5:48 am PST

Comcast/NBCU Expected To Get Approval This Week

Look for the FCC to get the Comcast/NBCU deal done by week's end; Justice expected to follow... Read entire article
17 Jan 2011 | 8:40 am PST

Time Warner Cable: We Hold Big 4 Programming Cards In Sinclair Retrans Dispute

As a midnight deadline nears, Time Warner Cable, armed with Big 4 programming, says it is... Read entire article
31 Dec 2010 | 9:43 am PST

NATPE Chief Previews 2011 Conference

Move to Miami to cut program by one-third; registration pacing ahead of last... Read entire article
9 Dec 2010 | 11:32 am PST

UBS Conference: Ad Growth Continues at Viacom

Sales should rise again in... Read entire article
6 Dec 2010 | 5:13 pm PST

Comcast/NBCU Argue Against Free Press for Online Conditions

Deal parties, critics pitch FCC on their positions as merger review... Read entire article
29 Nov 2010 | 6:46 am PST

Cablevision Explores Rainbow Spin

Cablevision Systems said Thursday that its board of directors has authorized its management to... Read entire article
18 Nov 2010 | 7:06 am PST

Discovery Acquires BBC's 50% Global Stakes In Animal Planet, Liv For $156 Million

Parties extend programming pact in North America through... Read entire article
15 Nov 2010 | 5:40 am PST

NCTA: AllVid Should Not Mean Unbundling

Cable, telco, others warn FCC against using gateway device to disaggregate their business... Read entire article
9 Nov 2010 | 12:25 pm PST

ACA: Comcast/NBCU Could Cost Consumers Billions

ACA quantifies what it claims are consumer harms in  merger; Comcast says ACA study is flawed... Read entire article
8 Nov 2010 | 7:52 am PST

Comcast: We Weren't Involved In Olbermann Decision

Comcast says it had no role in the suspension or reinstatement of MSNBC anchor Keith... Read entire article
8 Nov 2010 | 7:26 am PST

Actors Strike Tentative Deal With AMPTP

Will get 6% raise over three years, bump in pension, healthcare... Read entire article
7 Nov 2010 | 6:21 am PST

Kerry Pledges To Introduce Retrans Reform Legislation

Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman will introduced legislation that would keep TV... Read entire article
16 Oct 2010 | 12:11 pm PDT

Tribune ‘On Path' Toward Bankruptcy Exit

Media giant throws support behind unsecured creditors'... Read entire article
12 Oct 2010 | 2:03 pm PDT

Better Business Bureau Spotlights Satellite Service Complaints

Bureau deems satellite TV service "one of the most complained-about... Read entire article
3 Aug 2010 | 2:39 pm PDT

MTV Integrated Marketing Names New Leadership Team

Courtin, Scalzo will serve as Senior Vice Presidents, MTV Integrated... Read entire article
29 Jul 2010 | 2:26 pm PDT

Waters: Commissioner-Lite Chicago Forum 'Unacceptable'

California Rep. not happy that only one commissioner is slated to appear at Comcast/NBCU... Read entire article
11 Jul 2010 | 5:41 pm PDT

Boucher Subcommittee To Hold Comcast/NBCU Field Hearing

The House Communications Subcommittee will hold a field hearing on the proposed Comcast/NBCU... Read entire article
21 Jun 2010 | 3:28 pm PDT

NBC's John Miller To Concentrate On Comcast/NBCU Integration

Long-time chief marketing officer will hand off marketing duties for TV group to Adam... Read entire article
21 Jun 2010 | 1:28 pm PDT

WealthTV Takes Aim At Comcast/NBCU

Programmer says that FCC should deny deal or impose number of... Read entire article
21 Jun 2010 | 1:20 pm PDT

Disney Media Sales Names Ferro EVP

Rita Ferro has been named executive VP of Disney Media Sales and... Read entire article
17 Jun 2010 | 12:14 pm PDT

Media General Forecasts 14% Broadcast Revenue Uptick in Q2

TV is booming, newspapers are ailing at media... Read entire article
17 Jun 2010 | 8:15 am PDT

Minority State Legislators Back Comcast/NBCU

Black and Hispanic state legislators have weighed in at the FCC in support of the Comcast/NBCU... Read entire article
3 Jun 2010 | 12:38 pm PDT

Andrea Wong Swaps Lifetime for Liberty

Liberty Media Corp. announced Thursday that former Lifetime chief, Andrea Wong, has joined its... Read entire article
29 Apr 2010 | 1:36 pm PDT

Big Ten Net Chief: Expansion “Very Strong Possibility”

Network also chasing Obama interview tied to May 1 U. of Michigan... Read entire article
21 Apr 2010 | 7:41 pm PDT

NDS Teams With BlackArrow For On-Demand Ads

Takes ownership stake, will integrate... Read entire article
19 Apr 2010 | 1:23 pm PDT

LIN Forecasts Revenue Up 23% In Q1

Automotive way up and political on the... Read entire article
7 Apr 2010 | 7:02 am PDT

New Vision Deals KBNZ Bend

COCA acquires Portland satellite... Read entire article
1 Apr 2010 | 7:34 am PDT

ACA Criticizes Some Broadband Stimulus Fund Distribution

The American Cable Association says that the USDA's Rural Utilities Service has been handing out... Read entire article
25 Mar 2010 | 1:08 pm PDT

Zaslav Reaps Big Payday

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav received a 48% bump in compensation in 2009 according... Read entire article
25 Mar 2010 | 12:16 pm PDT

Lions Gate, Icahn Battle Heats Up

Lions Gate Entertainment and activist investor Carl Icahn have tepped up the rhetoric in their... Read entire article
25 Mar 2010 | 10:01 am PDT

ACA, Free Press, Consumers Union Want Comment Deadlines Extended For Comcast/NBCU Union

The American Cable Association, Free Press, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America... Read entire article
24 Mar 2010 | 1:51 pm PDT

Suddenlink Reports Strong Q4

Despite a marketing push by satellite firms in its territory, Suddenlink Communications managed... Read entire article
24 Mar 2010 | 1:16 pm PDT

HBO In Discussions For 'TV Everywhere' Deals: Kessler

Pleased with early "TV Everywhere" returns from its relationships with Verizon FiOS and Comcast,... Read entire article
24 Mar 2010 | 10:50 am PDT

HBO Gets Animated Again With 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

HBO will have another go with The Ricky Gervais... Read entire article
24 Mar 2010 | 7:48 am PDT

TNT To Dribble Interactivity Into Its Thursday Night NBA Coverage

TNT is taking its March 25 live NBA coverage interactive, providing fans with multiple online... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 3:09 pm PDT

Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie' Prescribes Right Audience Medicine 

Showtime dramedy series Nurse Jackie set a series audience record last night, averaging nearly... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 2:44 pm PDT

Cablevision Consents To Launch ESPNU

About two weeks after agreeing on a tentative retransmission-consent agreement that put the New... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 1:50 pm PDT

NCTA Joins Digital Adoption Coalition

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has joined with computer companies, telcos... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 11:06 am PDT

Third Circuit Lifts Stay On Media-Ownership Rules  

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated its stay of the media-ownership rules and set a... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 10:59 am PDT

Icahn Denied Entry to Lions Gate

As expected, Lions Gate Entertainment, parent of Lionsgate studios, has rebuffed Carl Icahn for... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 8:45 am PDT

IFC Goes 'Slightly Off,' Unveiling New Tagline, Comedic Slate

IFC is pushing away from its indie film roots to place a greater emphasis on a diversified,... Read entire article
23 Mar 2010 | 7:44 am PDT

Canada Moves To Adopt U.S.-Style Retrans

Pending court approval, Canada's communications regulators have adopted a version of the... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 6:30 pm PDT

Third-Season Debut The Nielsen Charm For AMC's 'Breaking Bad'

The third-season debut of original series Breaking Bad was the Bryan Cranston-starrer's... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 12:27 pm PDT

MAP, Others Seeks Extension Of Comcast/NBCU Deadlines

Media Access Project has asked the FCC to extend its deadlines for petitions to deny, comments... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 11:58 am PDT

Starz To Retell 'Camelot' Tale In New Series

Starz will develop a 10-part series based on the legend of King Arthur to debut in... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 10:01 am PDT

Scripps Trimmed Execs’ Pay

Scripps Networks Interactive executivestook a pay cut in 2009, as the economy weighedheavily... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 9:38 am PDT

Stations Score Retrans Fees

Station groups continuedto haul in big retransmission-consent dollars in 2009,with tiny Gray... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 9:32 am PDT

Preschool Network Sprout Gets Grubby With 'Dirtgirlworld'

Sprout will celebrate Earth Day by introducing dirtgirlworld, an Australian import that combines... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 8:36 am PDT

Turner Classic Movies To Examine Hollywood's Portrayal Of Native Americans In May

Turner Classic Movies this May will present the fifth installment in its "Race and Hollywood"... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 8:19 am PDT

Bresnan Systems' Auction Being Guided By UBS, Credit Suisse

Detailed "books" on systems owned by Bresnan Communications are expected to be disseminated to... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 7:15 am PDT

TV Guide Network Has Extra Enthusiasm For 'Curb'

TV Guide Network will supplement its syndicated version of Curb Your Enthusiasm with a slew of... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 6:57 am PDT

EchoStar Successfully Launches Satellite To Expand Dish's HD Offerings

EchoStar said Sunday that it had successfully launched EchoStar XIV, through which it will... Read entire article
22 Mar 2010 | 6:35 am PDT

WICT Names Gibson VP of Communications

Women in Cable & Telecommunications has named Talton Gibson to the new position of VP of... Read entire article
21 Mar 2010 | 9:08 pm PDT

Iggy Pop Plays Nice Backstage At Fuse's 'Hall Of Fame' Event

Iggy Pop, of The Stooges, presented some challenges for whoever at Fuse worked the "bleep"... Read entire article
21 Mar 2010 | 9:02 pm PDT

FCC Seeks Comment On Time Warner, Et Al's Retransmission-Consent  Petition

It didn't take the FCC long, but as expected, the commission Friday said it was officially... Read entire article
19 Mar 2010 | 11:30 am PDT

Icahn Ups Lions Gate Ante

About a week after being rebuffed by Lions Gate Entertainment's board of directors in his... Read entire article
19 Mar 2010 | 11:18 am PDT

Q4 A Slam Dunk At MSG

In its first quarterly conference call as a separate publicly traded company, Madison Square... Read entire article
18 Mar 2010 | 3:00 pm PDT

Charter to Extend Debt Terms

Lenders Will Drop Appeal of Reorg... Read entire article
17 Mar 2010 | 1:37 pm PDT

HBO Marks 'True Blood's Third-Season Debut June 13

True Blood will scare up its third season in... Read entire article
16 Mar 2010 | 4:48 am PDT

'Tudors' Final Reign Begins April 11

The beginning of Jonhathan Rhys Meyers reign as Henry VIII is at... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 10:24 pm PDT

CBS College Sports To Tip Off Pair Of 'March Madness' Out-Of-Market Pair

CBS College Sports Network will tip off two out-of-market games of the 2010 NCAA Division I... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 4:31 pm PDT

Versus, DirecTV Finally Reconnect On Carriage Accord

After a more than six-month stalemate, DirecTV and Comcast have reached an agreement to return... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 2:01 pm PDT

Charter's Stimulus Plan

Charter Communications is opening a second front in the battle to boost broadband... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 1:57 pm PDT

5 Ways to ‘Fix' Retransmission Consent

Retransmission consent has re-entered the public consciousness in a big way in the past few... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 12:17 pm PDT

Cablevision Settles Switched Digital Video Suit

Cablevision has agreed to pay $25,000 and inform its customers when it is delivering programming... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 12:16 pm PDT

FCC Wants Broadcasters To Give Back 120 MHz As Part Of Broadband Plan

The FCC is proposing getting 120 MHz back from broadcasters as part of its grand broadband... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 10:30 am PDT

Nat Geo Hunts ‘Wild’ Sponsors

National GeographicChannel says advertisers are justwild about its new wild-animalfocused... Read entire article
15 Mar 2010 | 9:09 am PDT

Pacquiao's Decisive Win Keeps Prospects For Mayweather Mega Fight Alive

Manny Pacquiao overwhelmed Joshua Clottey before almost 51,000 at Cowboys Stadium Saturday... Read entire article
14 Mar 2010 | 7:21 am PDT

BBC America To Launch Dual Feed On April 26

Beginning next month, BBC America will telecast via a dual feed, unifying its programming... Read entire article
13 Mar 2010 | 4:48 pm PST

Eyes Of March Are Upon CBS, CBS College Sports With 'Madness' Coverage

It's March, so there are shining moments ahead for CBS and CBS College Sports Network with the... Read entire article
13 Mar 2010 | 9:20 am PST

World Fishing Network Reels In Liberty Cablevision

WFN: World Fishing Network has launched in high-definition in Puerto... Read entire article
13 Mar 2010 | 12:57 am PST

Calipari Taps Social Media To Promote DirecTV's Mega March Madness Package

DirecTV has enlisted Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari to pitch its out-of-market 2010 NCAA... Read entire article
13 Mar 2010 | 12:22 am PST

Operators Buck Salary Freezes In 2009, 2010: CTHRA Study

The salary freeze that has engulfed a significant portion of the labor force, did not impact... Read entire article
12 Mar 2010 | 5:40 pm PST

Speed Kicks Off Formula One Racing With New Faces

Speed Channel kicked off a new era in its coverage of Formula One racing Friday without one of... Read entire article
12 Mar 2010 | 1:11 pm PST

SeaChange Names Kanouff President; Dunbar Out

SeaChange International announced the departure of president and COO Ed Dunbar and promoted... Read entire article
12 Mar 2010 | 3:36 am PST

2010 Upfronts: Nick Looks To Build Tween, Co-Viewing Appeal

Nickelodeon is hoping to stand out in a very crowded kids upfront marketplace by continuing to... Read entire article
11 Mar 2010 | 2:19 pm PST

GolTV Delivers Mobile Soccer News Service

Soccer-centric Gol TV has kicked off a new Spanish-language mobile service to keep futbol fans... Read entire article
11 Mar 2010 | 1:46 pm PST

Time Warner Cable Phasing Out Sprint VoIP

Time Warner Cable over the next four years will wind down its deal with Sprint Nextel for... Read entire article
11 Mar 2010 | 12:29 pm PST

Senate Commerce Committee Holds Comcast-NBCU Hearing

A lot of ground was covered, but with less drama than previous hearings, as supporters and... Read entire article
11 Mar 2010 | 12:24 pm PST

Showtime Fortifies Film Base Through Output Deal With DreamWorks Studios

Showtime continues to rebuild its theatrical base, picking up the rights to Steven Spielberg's... Read entire article
11 Mar 2010 | 11:07 am PST

The Satellite Dish: Back in the Saddle

Welcome back to another edition of "The Satellite Dish" here at! Over the past... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 3:04 pm PST

Bit Rate: Set-Top Data Under Lock & Key

Here's the biggest barrier to set-top box data becoming widely used as a measure of TV... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 2:22 pm PST

Kint: March Madness On Demand Will 'Easily Surpass' 2009 Tourney User, Consumption Tallies

The madness is about to begin... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 1:17 pm PST

2010 Upfronts: Bravo To Add Fifth Original Programming Night

Bravo, looking to build on its continuing Nielsen momentum, will add a fifth night of original... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 10:55 am PST

Free Press Asks Members To Tell Sentators To Block Comcast-NBCU Union

Sporting a logo of the Comcast "C" devouring the NBC Peacock, Free Press was circulating an... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 8:25 am PST

Falcón, Hernandez Elevated In Univision Communications Realignment

Univision Communications Inc. has realigned its news and entertainment units with a new... Read entire article
10 Mar 2010 | 12:52 am PST

Moonves: CBS Would Yank Affiliate Signal If Necessary

CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said March 9 that he wouldn't hesitate to yank the network signal from... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 4:13 pm PST

Time Warner, Others Seek FCC Retrans Fixes

Time Warner Cable is expected to file a petition at the FCC atop a coalition of cable operators... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 12:14 pm PST

Cablevision Elevates Rosenblum To EVP, Government, Public Affairs

Cablevision Systems Corp. has promoted Lisa Rosenblum to executive vice president, government... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 10:57 am PST

CBS College Sports Tips Off 'March Madness' Freeview

In what has now become another rite of spring, CBS College Sports Network has expanded its... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 8:02 am PST

Genachwoski, Varney To Testify At Commerce Hearing On Competition, Comcast/NBCU

The Senate Commerce Committee has snagged both FCC chairman Julius Genachowski and Assistant... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 7:34 am PST

CBS College Sports Upgrades To Cablevision' Digital Cable Package

CBS College Sports Network has widened its distribution base with... Read entire article
9 Mar 2010 | 5:26 am PST

NBC, Comcast Not Expecting Zucker To Testify This Time Around

Numerous sources speaking on background said Monday that NBC -- and Comcast -- are not expecting... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 2:05 pm PST

Bright House To Add 15 More HD Nets In Central Indiana

Bright House Networks Indiana continues to ramp up its high-definition channel... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 1:28 pm PST

Moto Eyes Video Blaster

As the Internet video wave continues to swell, Motorola is developing an ultra-high-density,... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 11:57 am PST

Q&A: Cable, Beware of Wireless

Eric Riddleberger, partner at IBM Global Business Services, answered questions about what cable... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 11:30 am PST

MLBAM To Power

ESPN signed a deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media to host the live streaming video... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 11:06 am PST

High-Cost Gains for Dish

Dish Network is adding subscribers and reveling in a price war against satellite-TV archrival... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 9:21 am PST

Disney Sells ‘Brand XD'

One year after its rebrand, Disney XD is poised to battle with the big boys for a share of... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 9:09 am PST

Too Hot for High-Definition?

The adult-video category has been a catalyst for virtually every transactional and technological... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 8:56 am PST

COVER STORY: Charter's Next Move

When Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen jumped headfirst into the cable industry over a decade ago,... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 8:45 am PST

CTAM Taps TargusInfo To Keep Home Movers In 'Cable Club'

The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing signed a three-year deal with data... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 6:18 am PST

No Small Wonder: ABC Family Acquires Network Premiere Rights To 'Alice'

ABC Family has secured the network TV premiere rights to Alice In... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 5:23 am PST

Fine Living Network To Roll Into Europe, Middle East, Africa

Fine Living Network will be making a significant international push on April 1, debuting in more... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 5:04 am PST

REVIEW: HBO's 'The Pacific'

In his voyage to the Pacific after the Japanesebombed Pearl Harbor, Eugene B. Sledge... Read entire article
8 Mar 2010 | 4:53 am PST

Washington Weighs In On WABC-Cablevision Retrans Disconnect

In the wake of Disney's decision to follow through on pulling WABC-TV from Cablevision systems,... Read entire article
7 Mar 2010 | 2:10 pm PST

WABC-TV Serves Up New Offer; Cablevision Would Agree To Arbitration In Retrans Battle

While WABC-TV remains dark for Cablevision video subscribers, the parties trotted out new... Read entire article
7 Mar 2010 | 11:53 am PST

Cablevision Alerts Customers As WABC-TV Signal Goes 'Lost'

Disney, as it had threatened earlier, yanked WABC-TV's signal from Cablevision at 12:01 a.m. on... Read entire article
7 Mar 2010 | 6:56 am PST

Disney Pulls WABC-TV Signal From Cablevision In Retrans Dispute

It looks like Cablevision video customers are going to have a find a different way to watch the... Read entire article
6 Mar 2010 | 9:07 pm PST

Bravo Benefits From 'Real Housewives'

Whether Left Coast or East Coast, Bravo's Real Housewives franchise delivered with the Nielsens... Read entire article
6 Mar 2010 | 4:51 am PST

MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew' Goes Gaga Among Young Demos

Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew hoofed its way to cable's top spot in key young... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 10:05 pm PST

Tribeca Enterprises Launches VOD Platform For Indy Films

Independent film fans can gain access to some top movies via a new video on demand distribution... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 9:01 pm PST

ESPN360 To Serve Up Winter X Games Europe From March 10-12

Broadband network ESPN360 will cover next week's Winter X Games Europe from Tignes,... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 5:29 pm PST

Cablevision: Oscars Telecast In Iger's Hands

In the latest salvos in their retransmission-consent battle, Cablevision on Friday afternoon... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 2:38 pm PST

MSG Network Looks To Set New York's All-Time Baseball 'Lineup'

Spring training's underway and MSG Network wants to help New York area baseball fans get in... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 2:12 pm PST

NCTA Pushes For AWARE Net Education Act

In a letter being circulated March 5, cable and telephone operators joined with academics and... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 1:04 pm PST

FiOS Ad Urges Cablevision Customers To Get 'Lost'

Verizon Communications is hoping to exploit the retransmission-consent standoff between... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 12:02 pm PST

House, Senate Approve Satellite Extension Through March 28

Satellite operators are good to go, at least until March... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 11:29 am PST

Updated: RCN Stock Soars On Deal

RCN stock soared 22% ($2.85 per share) in early trading Friday on news that the Herndon,... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 9:27 am PST

'Ghost Hunters' Sixth-Season Debut Garners 2.4 Million Viewers

Coming off its most successful season ever, Ghost Hunters averaged 2.4 million viewers during... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 9:03 am PST

RCN To Be Acquired For $1.2 Billion

RCN will be acquired by investment fund ABRY Partners for about $1.2 billion in cash, the... Read entire article
5 Mar 2010 | 5:54 am PST

Truth Be Told: TruTV To Hold Upfront April 27

TruTV has set its 2010 upfront presentation to advertisers for April 27 in... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 9:02 pm PST

Time Warner Cable To Change 'Free HD' Claim After AT&T Complaint

Time Warner Cable said it will "curtail" the use of the word "free" in advertising its HD... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 3:16 pm PST

Wealth TV Asks FCC To Reopen Record On Carriage Complaint

Wealth TV has asked the FCC to reopen the investigation into its carriage complaint against... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 1:41 pm PST

Engel Pushes FCC For More Retrans Oversight

Prompted by his concerns that New York viewers could lose access to the Academy Awards and other... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 11:58 am PST

Big Ten Network To Launch Top Athletes Countdown Project

Big Ten Network will salute the top 50 student-athletes in the conference's history with a... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 11:51 am PST

Analyst: Dish May Have To Shut Down 8M DVRs After TiVo's Legal Win

Dish Network may be forced to disable as many as 8 million of its DVRs within a month, after the... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 10:57 am PST

Hershiser To Help Man ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball' Booth

ESPN veteran Orel Hershiser has been promoted to the sports giant's Sunday Night Baseball... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 10:30 am PST

Fuel TV Snags Shaun White Special

Fuel TV will take viewers inside 2010 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White's training... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 10:15 am PST

Appeals Court Upholds TiVo's $300 Million Win Against Dish, EchoStar

TiVo stands to get at least $300 million from Dish Network and EchoStar -- and potentially even... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 9:17 am PST

NCTA, Eagle Express Concerns Over Broadband Grants

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association and member company Eagle Communications are... Read entire article
4 Mar 2010 | 8:47 am PST

Barton To FCC: Let Cablevision, WABC Work It Out

In a letter to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski Wednesday, Joe Barton (R-Tex.), ranking member of... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 5:12 pm PST

Kerry: Game Of Retrans Chicken Must End

With the WABC-TV-Cablevision dispute in fall voice, Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass) fired off a letter... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 1:33 pm PST

Connecticut Seeks Additional Satellite Tax

Satellite customers in Connecticut could be paying more in taxes if the state's General Assembly... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 1:14 pm PST

Public Knowledge Cites Cablevision/WABC In Renewed Retrans Call

Retransmission-consent critic Public Knowledge is using the WABC/Cablevision stand-off in New... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 1:02 pm PST

Comcast In Talks With TiVo About 'Premiere'

Comcast is discussing the possibility of porting TiVo's Premiere user interface -- designed to... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 12:56 pm PST

Barton To FCC, Other Agencies: Show Me the Salaries

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, has sent... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 11:26 am PST

Viacom Will Pull Comedy Central Shows From Hulu

No joke: Viacom will end the 21-month run of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 6:52 am PST

Discovery To Roll TLC Into Norway

Discovery Communications will bow an international version of TLC on March 4 in Norway and... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 5:28 am PST

Disney Channel Looking For Family Ties

Disney Channel will look to spread a little more family love among its predominately... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 4:10 am PST

Boucher: Satellite Bill Should Be Law By Week's End

The satellite reauthorization bill should be signed, sealed and delivered to the president's... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 2:49 am PST

NTIA Doles Out Another $160 Million In Broadband Stimulus To 23 Projects

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration has handed out another $160 million... Read entire article
3 Mar 2010 | 1:45 am PST

TV Guide Network's 'Blunders' Special Rates With Nielsens

TV Guide Network's original special counting down the biggest mess-ups in TV history cumed some... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 9:18 pm PST

Liberty Starz in Carriage Talks With Comcast, Time Warner Cable

While retransmission-consent battles raged on other fronts this week, Liberty Media CEO Greg... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 3:22 pm PST

Comcast Sets Multicultural, Educational Campaign In Support Of Census

Comcast Corp., counting on an assist from a number of other cable operators, is launching a... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 2:38 pm PST

Broadband Plan Executive Director Levin To Address ACA Summit In April

Blair Levin, who's helping to establish the Federal Communications Commission's national... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 1:22 pm PST

Kiran Chetry, Katty Kay, Teresa Rodriguez to Host ‘Wonder Women'

Television journalists Kiran Chetry of CNN, Katty Kay of BBC America and Teresa Rodriguez of... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 1:03 pm PST

Dolan: Disney Makes A 'Bullying Move'

Cablevision CEO James Dolan told an audience at an investor conference Tuesday that The Walt... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 11:46 am PST

Comedy Central Works Up Web Sitcom ‘Workaholics'

Comedy Central has greenlit Workaholics, a sitcom that originated as a... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 11:27 am PST

Crown Shareholder Threatens Recap Deal

A day after Crown Media accepted a recapitalization proposal from its largest debt and equity... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 9:42 am PST

Charter Charts Strong Q4

Basic subscribers continued to decline at Charter Communications in the fourth quarter, but the... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 9:34 am PST

Rovi Pulls Out Of GuideWorks Venture With Comcast

Comcast has become the sole owner of interactive program guide firm GuideWorks, as Rovi... Read entire article
2 Mar 2010 | 12:38 am PST

WABC-TV Threatens To Pull Signal From Cablevision In Retrans Spat

ABC says that it may pull its WABC-TV New York signal from Cablevision at 12:01 a.m. on March 7,... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 5:27 pm PST

Charter Offers Free HSD Upgrades

Charter Communications has increased the speeds of three tiers of its high-speed Internet... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 3:03 pm PST

Crown Nears Hallmark Recapitalization

Crown Media, the parent of the Hallmark Channel, has approved a proposed recapitalization by its... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 2:50 pm PST

Dish Network Reverses Sub Losses In Q4

Dish Network appears to have reversed the subscriber losses that have plagued it in 2008,... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 2:41 pm PST

Analyst Rich Greenfield Lands at BTIG

Less than a month after reports that Pali Research would shut its doors, long-time media analyst... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 12:55 pm PST

Ovation Gets Artsy Makeover

Arts channel Ovation TV is rebranding as simply "Ovation" as it heads into upfront meetings with... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 10:08 am PST

Style Net Adds Star Power

Comcast-owned Style is adding more TV and entertainment personalities to its lineup with the... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 9:54 am PST

Wal-Mart Punches Movie Ticket

The world's biggest retailer is reopening an Internet movie... Read entire article
1 Mar 2010 | 9:38 am PST
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