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  • Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV

     Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV
    Neal Sabin knows a hit television series when he sees it. Not the one-hit wonders, or this season's sensation, but the shows that endure for viewing after viewing, year after year. Now in his 20th year at Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, a small,...
  • YouTube stars, video content creators fear new net neutrality rules

    YouTube stars, video content creators fear new net neutrality rules
    The big debate over net neutrality has some YouTube stars fearing that the end of the world is near. The online community has been in a dither about the future of a regulatory provision that Internet service providers treat all traffic the same. The...
  • Public TV Groups Chide FCC Airwave Auction for Not Ensuring Station Reach

    PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Assn. of Public Television Stations are chiding the FCC for not ensuring that all viewers will have access to free public television after it conducts its auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless use....
  • Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Over Ads on Public TV

    A law restricting advertising on public television will remain in place after the Supreme Court refused to review a case in which a San Francisco station challenged its FCC fine for airing messages from a bevy of commercial sponsors. Minority...
  • FCC looking into disputes between Netflix and Internet providers

    FCC looking into disputes between Netflix and Internet providers
    Federal regulators are looking into disputes between Netflix Inc. and broadband service providers such as Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. to determine if consumers are being harmed by complex, behind-the-scenes deals that govern Internet...
  • Netflix Will Stop Showing Internet-Congestion Messages After Verizon Legal Threat

    Netflix said it will discontinue a "small-scale test" informing users via browser messages when their broadband provider's network is congested as of June 16. The announcement Monday via a Netflix blog post came after Verizon Communications issued a...
  • FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing

    FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing
    The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules. Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
  • FCC Looks at Why Netflix Subscribers Are Getting Poor Signals From ISPs

    The FCC has begun looking into Comcast and Verizon's deals with Netflix as part of an overall inquiry into so-called "interconnection agreements" -- pacts that content companies make to connect their traffic with Internet providers and deliver it the last...
  • Univision owners preparing exit plan

    Univision Communications' owners are looking for an exit. Seven years ago, Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban and four private equity firms spent $13.7 billion to acquire Univision, the nation's dominant Spanish-language media company. They figured they...
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
  • Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

    Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...