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  • Dion Bailey, Su'a Cravens make big plays for USC

    USC safeties Dion Bailey and Su'a Cravens came up with key fourth-quarter interceptions Saturday in USC's 20-17 upset victory over fifth-ranked Stanford at the sold-out Coliseum. Bailey, a junior, picked off a pass by Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan...
  • Time Warner Cable ready to play hardball over Dodger channel

    Time Warner Cable ready to play hardball over Dodger channel
    Baseball season is still a couple of months away, but Time Warner Cable is already getting its fastball ready. The cable operator has launched a website for SportsNet LA, the new sports network that will be the exclusive home of the Los Angeles...
  • Justice Department Clears Gannett Purchase of Belo

    Gannett Co. said that it had reached an agreement with the Department of Justice in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Belo Corp., with a deal to sell off Belo's KMOV-TV in St. Louis, which overlaps with a Gannett station in the same market. Gannett's...
  • Sundance's 'Returned': Subtitles Are No Longer Something to Fear

    American audiences are so crazy about zombies they'll even watch them speaking French, with subtitles. The cult-like success of "The Returned" on Sundance Channel (Stephen King has been tweeting about it) is helping to reverse U.S. networks' traditional...
  • 'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC! WME near IMG deal. Leno wooed.

    'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC! WME near IMG deal. Leno wooed.
    After the coffee. Before looking for a new dentist. The Skinny: I had a dream I was an observer at a lunch in which former Viacom bigshot Tom Freston was negotiating a deal to head a new company. The agreement was sealed with fist bumps. I may need to...
  • Bye-Bye, Vampire Set-Tops: Pay-TV Boxes Will Suck Less Power in Deal to Save $1 Bil in Annual Energy Costs

    So-called "vampire" TV set-top boxes that devour more power than some refrigerators are on their way out -- at least, most of them are. Big cable and satellite TV providers and their manufacturing partners have agreed to curtail energy-hungry boxes for...
  • Epix Lands TW Cable Carriage in Viacom Pact

    Viacom reached a wide-ranging carriage deal with Time Warner Cable that includes carriage of premium cabler Epix for the first time -- an amicable resolution for two companies that haven't always seen eye to eye. Details of the pact were not disclosed....
  • DirecTV Sets Rate Hikes for 2014, Raising Risk of Cord-Cutting in New Year

    DirecTV, which has raised rates every year for the past decade, disclosed that it will increase pricing an average of 3.7% in February -- and the latest hikes could be the last straw that pushes some satellite TV customers to cancel service. The...
  • TV picks for Oct. 21 to Oct. 27: 'Dracula,' 'Strike Back: Origins.' 'Grimm'

    TV picks for Oct. 21 to Oct. 27: 'Dracula,' 'Strike Back: Origins.' 'Grimm'
    Here's what to watch or skip on TV during the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27. Monday, Oct. 21 CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story 8 p.m. Monday, VH1 The 1990s-era hip-hop trio gets its own biopic starring Chicago area native Keke Palmer. Read my interview...
  • Liberty Media's John Malone addresses cable industry challenges

    Liberty Media's John Malone addresses cable industry challenges
    Cable's toughest cowboy is saddling up again. This year, John Malone's Colorado company, Liberty Media Corp., acquired nearly a third of the stock in Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable company. The move came 14 years after...
  • In final year of the BCS, one constant remains: controversy

    In final year of the BCS, one constant remains: controversy
    The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried — and that's by the people who like it. The people who don't have treated it like a demon child. No one has ever called the BCS boring. The 16th and last season of...
  • Time Warner Cable Cuts Deal to Carry Al Jazeera America

    Time Warner Cable inked a pact to carry Al Jazeera America, significantly expanding the reach of the fledgling cable-newser backed by the Qatar government, The New York Times reported. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. TW Cable will add Al...