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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

Hulu Off the Market, Will Get $750 Million Cash Infusion Worried brands can breathe a sigh of relief

Brands and agencies fearful that Hulu might be mismanaged by a new owner can breathe easier, as the video site is no longer for sale. Joint owners 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal…

July 12, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

Telecom Firms Form Privacy Coalition Washington insiders Leibowitz and Bono Mack are co-chairs

As privacy and data security heat up on Capitol Hill in the wake of news over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, a group of the nation's largest telecommunications companies…

June 26, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Comcast Wins, FCC Loses in Tennis Channel Case Appeals court says commission violated MSO's right to configure its lineup

A federal appeals court has handed Comcast Corp. another win in the cable giant's case against the Federal Communications Commission's ruling that Comcast discriminated against the Tennis Channel. In a 51-page…

May 28, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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