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  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...
  • Netflix Stock Drops on Fears of Higher Costs After Ruling Strikes Down Net Neutrality

    Netflix shares fell more than 5% Wednesday after analysts warned that a federal court ruling invalidating the FCC's net neutrality regulations could lead to higher costs for the Internet-streaming company. On Tuesday, the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C....
  • 'Net neutrality' rules defeat: It's not as scary as it seems

    'Net neutrality' rules defeat: It's not as scary as it seems
    The appeals court ruling Tuesday that rejected most of the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" rules sent a fair number of Internet advocates into panic attacks. But the worst-case scenarios laid out in the media — consumers gouged,...
  • Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?

    Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations. The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
  • Keep the Internet free and open

    Should the Internet be considered a public utility? How you answer that question will define what role you think federal regulators should play in ensuring that all content, from Netflix programs to Rush Limbaugh podcasts, receives equal treatment by...
  • Verizon Paying About $200 Mil for Intel's Internet TV Group: Sources

    Verizon Communications has agreed to buy Intel Media, the broadband-delivered TV technology and service that the chip maker never launched, for approximately $200 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the transaction. Originally, Intel was...
  • Amazon Exploring Over-the-Top TV Service

    Amazon.com -- which has disrupted book publishing and retailing, among other industries -- now may be looking to rattle the cages of the pay-TV biz. The e-commerce colossus has approached entertainment companies about licensing TV channels for a...
  • 'Conan' Catches FCC's Ire for Use of Emergency Alert Sounds

    The FCC isn't laughing at TBS' "Conan." The commission is issuing a $25,000 fine against Turner Broadcasting for using emergency alert sounds in a promotion for the show. The promotion "used the emergency weather tones to gain attention for a...
  • How Esquire Network Was Sold on 'Fight Club'-Like Reality Web Series

    TV execs usually have little more than a pilot to work from in deciding whether to pick up a show. With "White Collar Brawlers," Esquire Network head of original programming Matt Hanna had an entire 23-episode short-form web series to review -- along...
  • Anthony Weiner & Ted Cruz's Excellent Latenight Adventures With Bill Maher & Jay Leno

    Ted Cruz and Anthony Weiner don't see eye to eye on much politically, and they're at very different stages of their careers. Yet they had one thing in common Friday, as both ventured into the waters of latenight comedy: Cruz, the filibustering Texas...
  • Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn looks to gut NFL blackout rule

    Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn looks to gut NFL blackout rule
    Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn is not taking it easy during her final days as head of the regulatory agency. On Friday, Clyburn circulated a proposal to do away with the 40-year-old sports blackout rules, which...
  • Rockefeller to Introduce Bill to Give Online Video Parity With Cable and Satellite Providers

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, is introducing legislation to bolster the online video market, what he says is an effort to prevent cable and satellite companies from using their power to limit the growth of...