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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...
  • 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...
  • FCC chairman expresses concern about TV networks blocking websites

    FCC chairman expresses concern about TV networks blocking websites
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed concern during a congressional hearing over the growing practice of programmers blocking access to their websites during fights with pay-TV and broadband providers. Asked by Rep. Peter...
  • Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.

    Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.
    After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions. The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by...
  • AT&T Will Retain U-verse TV, Won't Force Customers to Switch to DirecTV

    AT&T will not force U-verse TV customers to take DirecTV service, if the telco's $67 billion deal for the satcaster goes through, CFO John Stephens said. "Customers will have their choice," said Stephens, speaking at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and...
  • 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,...
  • NBC Embraces Online Coverage for Olympics -- Finally

    As NBCUniversal prepares for its 18-day onslaught of Winter Olympics coverage starting Thursday, it'll be rolling out a revised Olympics game plan that brings it up to speed with the fast-changing media world. Some aspects of the Sochi Games will be...
  • Disney's Iger talks movies. Google and Viacom make peace.

    Disney's Iger talks movies. Google and Viacom make peace.
    After the coffee. Before deciding whether to see "Nymphomaniac" now or wait for the edited version on cable. The Skinny: Caught Sunday's "The Walking Dead" last night where the Lizzie character got Fredo'd. Godfather fans will get the reference. Tough...