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The Chairman of the FCC Is Annoyed With Time Warner Cable Blames Rob Marcus for Dodgers blackout

Maybe it was the widespread feeling that Tom Wheeler is too close to the industry he regulates. Maybe it was pressure from Congress. Maybe it was John Oliver calling him…

July 29, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Issues Apology for Domestic Violence Rant [Updated] Says it was the 'most egregious error' of his career

UPDATE: ESPN announced Tuesday that Stephen A. Smith will be off First Take and ESPN Radio until Aug. 6. Calling himself “foolish” and “wrong,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith apologized Monday for…

July 28, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

Will Ronda Rousey Be the Face of the UFC’s Next Major Sponsorship Deal? League in talks with ‘premium apparel line’ to outfit fighters

The next big athletic endorser is not a jock. It’s “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the outspoken UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion, who’s the crossover sports celebrity of the moment.  In less than two…

July 27, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

Bitch Pudding does her thing in an upcoming episode of Robot Chicken.
The Creators of Robot Chicken Love to Play With Toys Series' popularity spawned projects for Lucasfilm, The Lego Movie

When conjuring names for their new stop motion adult animated series, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founders Matt Senreich, John "Harv" Harvatine IV, Seth Green and Eric Towner submitted 80 different titles…

July 25, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: The End Is Nigh in Brilliantly Bleak Ad for FXX's Simpsons Mega-Marathon 'We're all gonna die'

The world is really going to have a cow when FXX enacts its insane plan to air every Simpsons episode ever, back to back, beginning Aug. 21. In fact, there…

July 23, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers? Comcast consolidates, Netflix goes abroad

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased…

July 23, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

Woo Hoo! FXX Will Show All 25 Seasons of The Simpsons in One Gigantic Marathon Summer event will be the longest in TV history

FXX is celebrating its acquisition of the exclusive cable rights to rebroadcast episodes of The Simpsons by airing a marathon of every episode of the show, as well as The…

July 21, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

How CNN Made a Cisco-Sponsored Web Series About Progressive Cities It includes both editorial and branded content

During CNN's 2014 Upfronts, president Jeff Zucker vowed that the network would be focusing on its digital presence and creating new opportunities for advertisers. Three months later, the net's Web-first production company,…

July 18, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Time Warner Rebuffed Offer From Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Approached in June

Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid last month for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed, The New York Times reports. "21st Century Fox can…

July 16, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: 'First Kiss' Director Gets to Second Base With 'Undress Me' Sequel (SFW) More awkward fun as strangers disrobe in Showtime promo

Who needs Tinder when Tatia Pilieva is making ads? The director of Wren's super-viral "First Kiss" ad (86 million views to date) moves to the next stage of intimacy in this…

July 11, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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