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  • 'Captain America' still on top. NBC worried about 'Meet the Press.'

    'Captain America' still on top. NBC worried about 'Meet the Press.'
    After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men." The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a...
  • Apple TV Adds Channels for A&E, History and Lifetime, But It's Just a Taste for Most

    A+E Networks has launched dedicated channels on Apple TV for its top three networks: A&E, History and Lifetime. The free, ad-supported content offers all Apple TV customers in the U.S. access to select full episodes of programming including "Project...
  • Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

    It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather. But in the eyes of the broadcast television industry, an Aereo antenna might as well be a hundred feet tall and weigh a thousand pounds. The big networks claim it is illegal and could destroy...
  • Gendler, Connolly Upped at AMC/Sundance Channel Global

    MADRID - Two of the executives who are shaping AMC/Sundance Channel Global's roll-out around the world have been upped at the company, Gail Gendler to vice president, acquisitions, and Patrick Connolly to VP, programming and scheduling. Both will...
  • Time Warner Cable Risks Alienating Fans With Hardball Dodgers Negotiations

    Brass-knuckled negotiations are nothing new in the TV business. But there has traditionally been an understanding that getting the best deal shouldn't mean crippling the other side -- not out of benevolence, but simply to leave the well viable for the day...
  • Around Town: Giving up on the Dodgers

    Rule No. 1: The Dodgers will always break your heart. There’s a slang word in L.A. Spanish. The word is asco. The word asco is nearly untranslatable, but it roughly means disgusting, shameful, shameless and has cooties. Remember this word. The...
  • Time Warner Cable steps up efforts to woo Dodger fans to switch

    Time Warner Cable steps up efforts to woo Dodger fans to switch
    Time Warner Cable is starting to get more aggressive about wooing customers of rival pay-TV services to change providers if they want to see Dodger games. "Switch today and never miss a game," says a recent advertisement from the cable company, which is...
  • 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...
  • As Murdoch's sons rise, Chase Carey still has hand on the wheel

    As Murdoch's sons rise, Chase Carey still has hand on the wheel
    Watchers of Rupert Murdoch's empire are busy scrutinizing the new roles of his children Lachlan and James in an attempt to determine which may be the front runner to eventually succeed the media mogul. But as far as the day-to-day operations of 21st...
  • A DirecTV-Dish merger would face high hurdles

    Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg. These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice...
  • Dish Network Relents, Will Offer 'WrestleMania 30′

    Dish Network has reversed its decision not to offer next month's "WrestleMania 30" to its subscribers. The company announced this week, "Dish will offer WWE's 'WrestleMania' pay-per-view event, airing Sunday, April 6, on channel 455 and 456 in HD and SD,...
  • Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.

    Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.
    After the coffee. Before changing my last name to Murdoch. The Skinny: Ever spend too much time online and your eyes hurt? That's how I felt yesterday. I hate Internet hangovers. Today's roundup includes more coverage of the drama at Rupert Murdoch's...