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Can Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Revive the Music-Video Network? Digital killed the video star

The revolution is now being televised. Years after Fuse rebranded and MTV stopped playing music videos, hip-hop and fashion mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is looking to revive the business model. Earlier…

October 23, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

Comcast NBCU Decides Against Another Media Review Business was consolidated at WPP, Publicis in 2011

Comcast NBCU has decided against putting its media business in review after talking to roster shops about that possiblity just two years after the media and entertainment giant split more…

October 16, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

Is Netflix Looking for Cable Distribution Deals? Regional operators in the U.S. said to be among the company's targets

According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is on a hunt for cable distribution deals in the U.S.. to mirror the similar offerings the over-the-top service has in Europe. As set-top…

October 14, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: The Slowskys Are Back, and This Time They Mean Business Comcast's turtles leave the house

The Slowskys are back! Wait—who are the Slowskys, you ask? They're Bill and Karolyn, the animatronic turtle couple who've been popping up in Comcast Internet ads since way back in 2006.…

October 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

FCC Hands Bloomberg TV Big Win in Comcast Lineup Dispute Comcast must place Bloomberg TV next to other news channels in its lineup

In a big win for Bloomberg TV, the Federal Communications Commission upheld a decision its media bureau made last year ordering Comcast to move Bloomberg TV next to other news…

September 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Some Advertisers View Al Jazeera America as Too Risky Conservative clients are balking

Al Jazeera America (AJAM) launches on Tuesday with both the boundless enthusiasm of the hard-core news hounds who are driving its slick, expensive content, and a branding problem as big…

August 18, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

Comcast Signs Steve Burke to a Four-Year Contract Extension NBCUniversal boss to remain at the helm through August 2018

Comcast has extended NBCUniversal president and CEO Steve Burke’s contract through August 2018. Per terms of the new contract, which was made public in an August 16 filing with the Securities…

August 16, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

DirecTV, NFL in Sunday Ticket Talks Renewal could be too rich for satellite giant’s blood

DirecTV is in discussions with the National Football League that could determine the fate of the Sunday Ticket franchise. Speaking to investors during DirecTV’s second quarter earnings call, chairman and CEO…

August 2, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

NBC Closes Final Upfront Deal Volume, pricing up on broadcast prime, USA Network

In what will go on the books as one of the most drawn-out upfront seasons in recent memory, NBCUniversal has finalized its last major agency deal. Having finished its business with…

July 30, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

Time Warner Cable Boss Glenn Britt to Retire COO Robert Marcus takes the reins on Jan. 1

The rumors have been flying around since last winter, but Time Warner Cable on Thursday finally made it official, announcing that chairman and CEO Glenn Britt would retire when his…

July 25, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

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