After the coffee. Before insert funny line here. Oops, did I really do that?
The Skinny: I caught some of the British version of
Daily Dose: Dish's big deal with Disney (see below) also includes distribution for
Hop on out of here.
Weighing in. The Department of Justice is siding with broadcasters in their fight against Aereo, the start-up service that streams the signals of local television stations via the Internet. In a filing with the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments about Aereo next month, the DOJ said Aereo was violating the copyright of broadcasters and pushed for the high court to overrule a lower court ruling favoring the start-up. More on the filing from the Los Angeles Times, Time and Broadcasting and Cable.
Steering clear. It's a World Cup summer, which hopefully means a return of the vuvuzela. It also presents a challenge for Hollywood studios and their overseas release schedule. After all, no point in putting a big action movie out in Europe or Latin America the same weekend as some big matches.
Not messing around. The FCC may look the other way on a lot of issues -- salty language on TV and radio, deals between broadcasters that push the envelope on ownership rules -- but they don't kid around when it comes to that emergency broadcast system sound. The FCC fined cable networks owned by Disney,