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The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast? Both are changing

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We…

May 19, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

PwC: Digital Consumption Driving Media Dealmaking Demand for spectrum, streaming content at core of investment activity

Companies in the media industry are making investments to keep up with consumers' shift to digital consumption, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' newly released 2013 U.S. deal insights for the entertainment, media…

April 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

CNBC Gets Serious About Web Video With Puppets and Bacon Tacos Going lighter and broader

When you think of CNBC, naturally you think of gossipy puppets and bacon tacos, right? OK, maybe not. But that’s where the power suit crowd-serving cable network wants to take viewers,…

April 21, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

Syfy's Transmedia Gamble Defiance Gets Off on the Right Foot 200,000 pre-orders for game

Easily NBCUniversal’s biggest cable launch this year, the $100 million-plus science fiction series Defiance bowed last night to 2.73 million total viewers. That puts its far ahead of the season-to-date…

April 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

GSN Upfront: Apolo Ohno to Host New Minute to Win It, More American Bible Challenge Religion-focused quiz shows and competitions part of network's unscripted blueprint

Everything old is new again at the Game Show Network. At the Sony Club this morning, the cable channel said it has green-lighted a new version of Minute to Win…

April 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

Participant Media Starts New TV Network, Pivot Documentary-heavy channel tries unusual distribution strategy

At an upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, Participant Media announced that it will turn its recent acquisitions Halogen and the Documentary Channel, into a mostly nonfiction network featuring programming from…

March 27, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

The Weather Company Assembles Ad Tech's Miami Heat New WeatherFX group planning to sell ads on non-Weather properties, including TV

There’s a storm coming. Data is shifting the tides of digital advertising, buoying giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter...and The Weather Company? Like Google with its search data, Facebook with its…

March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling MSO goes to the mattresses over widespread industry practice

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors…

February 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EST

Intel to Shake Up TV Landscape This Year Bold talk on possible end around cable business

Intel has a sizable presence in the consumer electronics market, but outside of those old "Intel Inside" ads, consumers don't consider the chip maker on the level of an Apple,…

February 12, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

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