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  • How PTA Wants to Reinvent the Travel Channel

    Michael Shimbo isn't going on the right journey when he navigates the Internet. The former Apple and Live Nation executive who turned his love for music into Concert.TV, has hit the road with PlanesTrains+Automobiles, a digital streaming network that has...
  • Dish Network to Accept Bitcoin Payments for Pay-TV Service

    Charlie Ergen has always been a gambler. Now the Dish Network chairman is taking a flier on accepting the Internet currency Bitcoin as payment for pay-TV bills. Dish trumpeted its decision in a news release on Thursday, declaring that it will be "the...
  • AT&T gets scrutiny. NBCU on a roll. 'Raging Bull' fight continues.

    AT&T gets scrutiny. NBCU on a roll. 'Raging Bull' fight continues.
    After the coffee. Before opening a week's worth of mail. The Skinny: I worked at home last Friday and yesterday so today marks my first time back at the office since before upfront week. I hope I remember where the building is and where to park. Today's...
  • Netflix to Focus on Adding Higher-Rated and Exclusive Titles, CFO Says

    Netflix CFO David Wells said the No. 1 streaming service will expand the breadth of its programming over the next few quarters, through original series and with more emphasis on licensing exclusive and "four- and five-star content." "Our intent is to...
  • Why AT&T wants DirecTV

    Why AT&T wants DirecTV
    Less than three years after the Justice Department put the kibosh on AT&T's proposed $39-billion purchase of T-Mobile, the erstwhile Ma Bell is teeing up a larger deal: a $49-billion acquisition of satellite broadcaster DirecTV. The new merger raises some...
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...
  • Adult Swim To Let Certain Advertisers Take Over Its On-Screen Logo

    Get ready for another surprise on Adult Swim, the network that counts an anthropomorphic talking milkshake and hillbilly mud squids as members of its eyebrow-raising program lineup. The Time Warner network intends to turn over its "bug," the logo it...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV
    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • AT&T in Advanced Talks to Buy DirecTV for About $50 Billion: Reports

    AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire satellite TV leader DirecTV in a deal worth $50 billion, according to published reports. The telco hopes to clinch a deal to buy DirecTV -- which has about 20 million U.S. subscribers -- within two weeks, according to...
  • Fox plans more drama and less 'Idol.' AT&T and DirecTV inch closer.

    After the coffee. Before the ESPN and ABC upfront presentations. The Skinny: Hoping to get to the Yankees-Mets game tonight if it doesn't get rained out. Keep a good thought. Today's roundup includes analysis of Fox's new prime-time lineup. Also,...
  • ESPN says ad sales still strong despite increased competition

    ESPN says ad sales still strong despite increased competition
    Despite increased competition from Fox and NBC, ESPN says it has not seen its piece of the sports advertising pie get any smaller. "I can't say we sense they are taking dollars from us in particular," said Ed Erhardt, ESPN's president of sales when...
  • Fox Sports TV executives have talked with potential Clipper owners

    Fox Sports TV executives have talked with potential Clipper owners
    Executives from Fox Sports have had preliminary discussions with suitors for the Los Angeles Clippers regarding the team's television contract, according to a person familiar with the matter. Fox-owned Prime Ticket is the current rights holder for...