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Ad of the Day: Charter Will Help You Cook a Live Octopus, Unless You're a Big Softy Saatchi highlights moments that call for quick browsing

Who needs Shark Week? An octopus steals the show in Charter Communications' latest campaign touting its Spectrum fiber-optic network. In the most memorable of three new spots from Saatchi & Saatchi…

August 14, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

Wheeler's FCC Staff Is Telecom-Heavy Staff will 'hit the ground running'

Tom Wheeler, sworn in Monday as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, didn't waste any time getting started. Word has it he was one of the first to arrive at…

November 4, 2013, 1:41 PM EST

Study: ESPN Fans Big on Cars, Bars Placed, Inc. survey matches TV outlets with store visits

If you happen to own a car dealership, you could do worse than buy advertising time on ESPN. Same principal applies if you’re a publican or barkeep. According to new research…

September 6, 2013, 11:00 AM 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

FCC Nominee Chair Plays Up His Business Experience His lobbying experience is likely to come under scrutiny, though

Tom Wheeler, nicknamed the "Bo Jackson of telecom" when he was nominated by President Obama for Federal Communications Commission chairman, is expected to tell the Senate commerce Tuesday that his…

June 18, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

Discovery Gets Ready for Another Record Upfront First-ever scripted projects

On the eve of the upfront strategy sessions that he likes to characterize as “actuary meetings,” Joe Abruzzese is in a particularly expansive mood. He’s just returned from Chicago, where…

March 31, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Cheaper by the Dozen: TVB Challenges Broadcast Efficiencies Spot TV a better value than national scatter

Local spot TV appears to offer quite a bargain when compared to national scatter market pricing, putting the lie to the notion that one-stop shopping is the only way to…

March 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

George Clooney Celebrates 50 by Doing Lame Italian Ad

Is reluctant ad star George Clooney's latest commercial for Italian telecom Fastweb as witless and egomaniacal as his earlier efforts for the firm? Yes, it is. Why is the sweaty,…

May 10, 2011, 8:35 AM EDT

Congress, Back at Work, Has FCC in Its Sights House Republicans aren't happy with the way the regulator has been going about its business lately, and they're getting ready to do something about it

While Congress has been off on a break over the last two weeks, the five men and women who make up the Federal Communications Commission have been able to breathe…

May 4, 2011, 6:46 AM EDT

You Can't Always Watch What You Want Broadband caps arrive, but video sites mum about threat

The Star Wars cycle. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Godfather saga. Imagine all of those in HD, streaming from your Netflix account, and you're imagining somewhere in the…

May 4, 2011, 6:42 AM EDT

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