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  • Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)

    Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)
    Q: "My latest Comcast bill includes a new fee, the Broadcast TV Fee, for $1.50. The explanation is the 'fee recovers a portion of the cost of retransmitting television broadcast signals.' Isn't that basically what cable TV does? Why a separate fee? A...
  • Kevin Hunt: Wiring In Tree, Bill Shock, Then $480 Cancellation Fee From DirecTV

    Kevin Hunt: Wiring In Tree, Bill Shock, Then $480 Cancellation Fee From DirecTV
    A contract with a satellite or cable provider, like a diamond, is forever — and almost as expensive. It can feel that way. Consumers must treat any agreement for television service, Internet and landline phone as if it were a deal with a...
  • DirecTV Names Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas Series 'Kingdom'

    DirecTV's new one-hour drama series has been dubbed "Kingdom" and will premiere on Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the satcaster announced on Thursday. The show, which focuses on a family's mixed martial arts gym and the relationships and addictions of the...
  • Cable TV predicted to lose customers to phone and satellite firms

    Cable TV predicted to lose customers to phone and satellite firms
    Cable TV providers will continue to struggle to hang on to customers amid increasing competition from satellite TV, telephone companies offering TV channels -- and lower cost online video services, according to a new report. Pay-television penetration...
  • AT&T's U-verse Tries to Lure Subscribers By Warning of Comcast-TWC Merger

    Getting in a dig at competitors Comcast and Time Warner Cable and their impending merger, AT&T's U-verse has sent postcard mailers to prospective customers by warning that "the two cable companies with some of the poorest overall customer satisfaction...
  • TV Viewers Left Clueless by Media Megadeals That Will Affect Consumers for Years

    The media produce content that is widely consumed, as well as alternately loved and loathed. Yet as a business, its inner workings are poorly understood by the public, which spends so much free time with the product. It's a disconnect that's allowed media...
  • Are Media Megadeals No Longer a Sure Thing?

    When AT&T announced plans to merge with DirecTV last month, the conventional wisdom was that it was a gift to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The reason: The government would be more likely to give the Comcast-TW Cable transaction a greenlight with the...
  • DirecTV has plenty of reasons to be patient in Dodgers showdown

    When DirecTV dropped the Weather Channel this year, it cited price as the main reason. And yet when DirecTV subsequently struck a deal to carry the channel after a three-month blackout, it agreed to pay more for the network. What changed was that...
  • Sprint, T-Mobile near an agreement on price, termination fee

    Sprint, T-Mobile near an agreement on price, termination fee
    Sprint Corp. (S) is nearing an agreement on the price, capital structure and termination fee of an acquisition forT-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) that could value the wireless carrier at almost $40 a share, people with knowledge of the matter said. Sprint...
  • Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal

    Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal
    Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers? Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense. "However...
  • Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?

     Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?
    Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home. The roof moves, sliding back and forth as conditions warrant. If the Clippers, whose...
  • 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...