After the coffee. Before hearing
The Skinny: I know, we're all tired from the
Daily Dose: Normally I use this space to squeeze in some late-breaking news or a little exclusive for you to chew on. But today we'll provide a flashback. Lots of stories popping Sunday and Monday about how the NFL is preparing to offer a Thursday package of games to interested TV networks. Perfectly legit story but nothing new. Here's the link to a story on this I wrote back in November. By the way, likely bidders are Turner,
Hustling the Globes.
One-man wrecking crew. The war drama "Lone Survivor" ambushed the competition at the box office this weekend, taking almost $40 million. Not bad given that its target audience was probably also glued to the TV watching the NFL playoffs. Disney's
Getting their day in court. On Friday, the Supreme Court said it would hear arguments from the broadcast industry about why the start-up company Aereo, which distributes local signals of TV stations via the Internet, should be shut down on the grounds that it violates copyright law. Broadcasters, including
Heavy weather. If you are a DirecTV subscriber, there is a good chance you will wake up Tuesday without the Weather Channel. Now if you are in Los Angles, that's no big deal but if weather decides your day, you might miss it a little. The two sides are bickering over a new distribution deal. Weather Channel wants a little more cash and DirecTV, already paying through the nose for sports and entertainment networks, figures it has to draw a line in the sand somewhere. More from the Los Angeles Times and a take on Weather Channel's public relations strategy from Inside Cable News.
Inside the Los Angeles Times:
on the Golden Globes.
on the new FX animated series "Chozen."
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