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What's Taking Time Warner and CBS So Long?

Carriage fight threatens to extend into NFL season

CBS made a point of announcing this morning that it had signed a three-year deal with Verizon for distribution over its FiOS TV service, which closed out the second quarter…

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…

Ad of the Day: Werner Herzog Makes It Heartbreakingly Simple—Don't Text and Drive

Four stories with one clear message

If you haven't already, make sure you make time to watch Werner Herzog's new documentary on the dangers of texting and driving. At 35 minutes, it's long for a PSA. It…

A Closer Look at Potential Conflicts at Publicis Omnicom

Will marketers be more forgiving than in the past?

How much client-conflict fallout will the blockbuster Publicis-Omnicom deal really spawn? Even Omnicom CEO John Wren himself said he anticipates that some conflict-related "difficulties" will grow out of the merger. Still,…

Denny's Is Now a Top 5 Client at Erwin Penland

Expanding relationship dates back to 2007

The consolidation of the Denny’s creative account at roster shop Erwin Penland makes the restaurant chain a top five client. The Interpublic Group shop, which is based in Greenville, S.C., has…

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…

Verizon's $1 Billion Deal Includes Streaming the Super Bowl

Second-screen audiences continue to grow

As Americans continue to watch more TV on screens other than their televisions, Verizon Wireless has signed a multi-year $1 billion contract to expand its service giving customers access to…

Syfy Bets $105m on a TV Series and Video Game [Updated]

Takes big swing on apocalyptic space Western

At the risk of stating the obvious, $105 million is a lot of money. That’s about what Comcast and NBCUniversal have shelled out on the new Syfy series and video…

Consumers Could Start Receiving Anti-Piracy Notices This Week

Persistent offenders could face slower Internet service

Consumers that illegally download movies, music or TV shows could start receiving warning notices from Internet service providers this week. Persistent downloaders might even see slower Internet connections. Beginning Monday, five…

How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash

Deal to buy remaining 49 percent stake of NBCU will close by end of Q1

Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of…

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