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  • Is there such a thing as a 'pro-consumer' merger?

    The proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, along with the Comcast-Time Warner Cable combination in the works, will enable two very large companies to become even bigger. ("AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape," May 18) The...
  • Protests at Comcast annual meeting; baseball may want Bob Iger

    Protests at Comcast annual meeting; baseball may want Bob Iger
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for the summer news slowdown. The Skinny: "Homeland" producers should watch FX's "The Americans" to see how you make a compelling show that ends stories and creates new ones while being true to itself and its...
  • Ovation Announces Summer Slate, Free Preview for DirecTV Subs

    Arts network Ovation has announced its summer lineup, including new series "Big Ballet," "Trending Trailers," "Wall of Sound" and "Capture," along with returners "The Art Of" and "The Artful Detective." DirecTV subscribers will have access to a free...
  • A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill

    A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill
    In "The Sound of Music," Charmian Carr played the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, the one who sings "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." Carr is now 71 and she's going on about AT&T. "I just don't understand their billing," she told me, exasperated....
  • TV Everywhere Is Getting Better. But It Won't Stop the Pay-TV Empire From Crumbling

    Winter is coming for the pay-TV industry. And there's nothing the biz can rustle up, not even dragons, to prevent it. After years of growth -- both in subscribers and prices -- the number of people who buy television subscriptions has started to decline....
  • Three (business) reasons the Sterlings should sell the Clippers now

    Could it be that Donald T. Sterling's business acumen overcame his litigiousness? Reports swirled Friday morning that Sterling was ready to concede defeat to the National Basketball Assn. and sell the L.A. Clippers, provided that his wife Shelly handled...
  • Fox Upgrades Video App to Add Personalized Show Recommendations

    Fox Broadcasting has released a new version of its Fox Now video app for Apple devices that suggests shows users might want to watch based on their preferences and viewing history -- a feature designed to keep people watching more video. The 2.0...
  • Tennis Channel to sell subscription package directly to consumers

    Tennis Channel to sell subscription package directly to consumers
    The Tennis Channel is launching a digital subscription service that puts a new spin on the established business model for TV sports programming. Beginning Sunday, the sports network will begin selling a programming package directly to consumers. The new...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • 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...
  • 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...