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  • HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.

    HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Emmy nominations. The Skinny: I watched the first episode of FX's "The Strain." I won't give anything away but I will say you will never hear "Sweet Caroline" the same way again after watching it. Today's...
  • Aereo does an about-face in latest attempt to stay alive

    If you can't beat them, join them. That seems to be the approach Aereo is taking in a last-ditch effort to stay alive after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the start-up service which streams the signals of local TV stations over the Internet via...
  • FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals

    FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals
    The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications....
  • Clock Ticking on FCC's Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the...
  • Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.

    Moviegoers will go bananas for 'Apes.' Aereo tries a Hail Mary.
    After the coffee. Before accepting that I have to work this weekend. The Skinny: I've never been one to get excited by meeting famous people but I did get a little thrill out of chatting with Dave Grohl on Thursday about Washington, D.C., back in the...
  • Copyright Office says Aereo doesn't qualify for compulsory license

    Aereo may be out of ideas. The U.S. Copyright Office said in its opinion that Aereo does not qualify for a compulsory license that would allow it to continue to stream content from local television stations. Aereo had sought the license after the...
  • FCC Moves to Expand Closed Captioning Rules to Web Clips

    The FCC adopted new rules on Friday to expand the types of online video that broadcasters, cable and satellite channels must caption for the deaf and hearing impaired. The agency already requires that full-length programming that appears with closed-...
  • Copyright Office Rejects Aereo's Effort to Qualify as a Cable Company

    The U.S. Copyright Office has denied Aereo's effort to obtain a statutory license to stream local broadcast station signals. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadcasters last month, Aereo set out on a new legal strategy. The majority of the...
  • Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality Surpass 1 Million

    The FCC has received more than 1 million comments to its proposal for rules of the road for the Internet, a.k.a. net neutrality, ranking it among the top issues of public interest before the commission. Comments surpassed 1 million just after noon on...
  • With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies, consumer advocates and citizens submitted more than 1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission, drawing contentious divisions on the issue of net neutrality as the first deadline to comment...
  • Illegal cruise text messages based in South Florida

    Illegal cruise text messages based in South Florida
    If you get a text message saying "Win Free Cruise," there's a good chance it came from South Florida. Forty-three percent of the illegal cruise texts nationwide come from South Florida area codes, more than any other metro area, according to Cloudmark,...
  • Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid

    Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid
    Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment. Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...