The Skinny: My Sunday TV viewing is going to get more complicated. I'm already juggling "The Walking Dead," "Girls," "True Detective" and
Daily Dose: Stu Snyder is out as head of Turner Animation, the unit that oversees
Power hitter. "300: Rise of an Empire" is expected to rise to the top of the box office this weekend. The sequel to the surprise hit "300" is projected to take in $45 million or so. Also opening is "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which is expected to make around $30 million. I have very fond memories of Peabody and Sherman from my childhood and that makes me a little nervous about this version. Looks like another weekend away from the multiplex for me. Box office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Meet the new boss.
Getting tough. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve new rules that could make life tougher for local broadcasters. One change would prohibit local stations that have different owners from negotiating distribution deals with pay-TV operators as a team. That had cable and satellite operators and media watchdogs cheering. Another change would require a TV station that sells more than 15% of advertising for another station in the same market (as part of a joint-sales agreement) to have to count that station as its own with regards to the FCC's ownership regulations. That could slow consolidation of local stations. More from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Broadcasting & Cable.
Down day at Disney. As expected,
Play ball. Major League Baseball may relax its rules that prevent regional sports networks from live streaming games to tablets and mobile devices, says the New York Post. The networks want to offer that option as more young people watch games on devices other than televisions. Just so there is no confusion, this does not mean that one could buy online access to a sports network without subscribing to pay TV.
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