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WPP Buys Mobile Firm That Built NPR and NatGeo's Cool Apps Bottle Rocket's 2013 revenue reached $17 million

WPP made its second investment in a mobile company since August, acquiring notable apps maker Bottle Rocket for an undisclosed sum. The holding company said Bottle Rocket—which has a bevy of…

November 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

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

Esquire TV to Launch Hearst and NBCU partner on men's network to replace G4; magazine's role limited

Male viewers whose tastes run more sophisticated than gaming and wrestling can take heart: Hearst's Esquire magazine is getting together with NBCUniversal to launch the Esquire Network for intelligent and stylish…

February 11, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

Discovery App Looks to Own TV Experience Matcha.tv inks partnerships with HBO, Turner, other programmers

The war for control of the TV screen, specifically the battle over which company or companies will own the user interface—and by default, the relationship with the average viewer—has only…

September 21, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

Obama Stimulates NBC's Olympic Haul President invests $6M on London Games, helping network pass $1 billion mark

NBCUniversal has booked more than $1 billion in national TV and digital advertising for its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games. And while you can count President Barack Obama as…

July 25, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

Telemundo, iVillage Partner to Target Hispanics Site will cater to underserved online Latina market

iVillage is going hard after the exploding Hispanic-American Web audience. The NBCUniversal-owned women's lifestyle site is joining forces with its corporate sister Telemundo and with the launch of iVillage Mujer de…

July 16, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

Comcast Settles With FCC On Broadband Service Merger Condition Cable giant agrees to pay $800,000 to U.S. Treasury

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Communications Commission found that Comcast didn't do enough to live up to one of the merger conditions it imposed when it approved the cable…

June 28, 2012, 6:36 AM EDT

Bloomberg Wins FCC Complaint Against Comcast Comcast must move Bloomberg TV to its news neighborhoods

No more searching in the nosebleed numbers for Bloomberg TV on Comcast Cable's lineup. The Federal Communications Commission's media bureau Wednesday ordered Comcast to move Bloomberg TV next to other…

May 2, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT

IVillage Gamifies Publishing With Rewards Program Tostitos signs on as first brand partner

From check-in apps to social TV campaigns, companies and brands love handing out badges as a back-pat for user engagement. But do users even care for a digital version of…

April 24, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

Bloomberg Offers New Evidence Against Comcast FCC dragged its feet handling complaint

Hoping to light a fire under the Federal Communications Commission, Bloomberg said Tuesday it filed new evidence that Comcast continues to violate the news neighborhooding condition required by the FCC…

April 10, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

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