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  • A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance

    A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance
    Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality. Naturally, it has no chance of...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • Head of WGA West on Why Hollywood Needs Net Neutrality

    The battle for an open Internet continues to gain allies. This weekend a proposal in support of net neutrality backed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the mayors of San Francisco, Seattle and Tucson will be considered by the U.S. Conference of...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill
    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • VidCon: YouTubers talk net neutrality

    VidCon: YouTubers talk net neutrality
    The end of net neutrality? More like the end of the world -- at least that was the prevailing thought during a Friday panel at VidCon. In the wake of the FCC initiating a process to come up with new rules for an open internet, controversy has bubbled...
  • The Aereo Decision: 5 Likely Scenarios for What's Next

    In the hours after the Supreme Court ruling in Aereo, consumer groups declared a victory for rising cable prices. Public interest groups declared it a win for big media dominance. And Aereo's CEO declared that the decision sends a "chilling message" to...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • Mayors Call for Preventing 'Paid Prioritization' on Internet

    The country's mayors passed a resolution on Monday urging the FCC, Congress and the White House to support robust net neutrality rules, including those that would prevent Internet providers from charging content providers to obtain preferential access...
  • Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.

    Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.
    After the coffee. Before watching hearings on the AT&T — DirecTV deal.  The Skinny: I hate that because of DVRs and video-on-demand I'm not supposed to talk about the plot twists on last night's episode of "24." I'll just say they fooled me. I...
  • 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,...
  • Democrats' Net Neutrality Bill Faces Long Odds

    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to require that the FCC ban paid prioritization agreements between Internet providers and content companies, even though the bill will have trouble getting very far in...
  • 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...