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  • 'Community' dodges death; 'Transformers' box office controversy

    'Community' dodges death; 'Transformers' box office controversy
    After the coffee. Before figuring out whose July 4 party to crash. The Skinny: This is the last Morning Fix before the July 4 holiday so savor it. I'm taking a little break and willl be back in action July 7. Tuesday's roundup includes debate over...
  • World Cup: Univision Puts Live-Streaming Behind Pay-TV Wall for Final Rounds

    Univision Communications let anyone in the U.S. watch its broadcasts of the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live online and via mobile devices -- and scored record digital usage. The media company said Tuesday's USA-Belgium match delivered a...
  • FCC Names Teams to Review Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Mergers

    Two lawyers formerly with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division will lead FCC review teams looking into the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T with DirecTV. Hillary Burchuk, trial attorney with the FCC's office of general...
  • Sun Valley: Barry Diller Defends Tinder CEO, Talks Aereo's Future

    IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller expressed support for embattled Tinder Chief Executive Officer Sean Rad at the annual Allen & Co. media and technology conference on Thursday. Rad's leadership of the dating app is being scrutinized following a...
  • Sun Valley: Diane von Fürstenberg Sports Google Glass, Brian Grazer Talks Creativity

    Diane von Fürstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making. It was just a typical day...
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest

    Comcast investor meeting draws protest
    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting. Instead, the company Wednesday was taken to task by consumer advocates and some...
  • Former Time Warner Cable CEO and industry leader Glenn Britt dies

    Glenn Britt, a former chairman and chief executive of Time Warner Cable and a leader in the pay-television industry for many years, died of cancer Wednesday at his New York City home at the age of 65. Britt, who retired from Time Warner Cable last year,...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Comcast, Charter Appoint Cable Veteran Michael Willner CEO of Spinoff MSO

    Cable industry vet Michael Willner will serve as president and CEO of "SpinCo," the new cable company with 2.5 million subscribers that Comcast will spin off after its acquisition of Time Warner Cable under Comcast's deal with Charter. Willner was a co-...
  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal
    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting, but the cable giant continues to be dogged by concerns that it is already too big and...