Before the coffee. After getting through this
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the
Daily Dose: The House Judiciary Committee will take its shot at scrutinizing Comcast's proposed deal to buy Time Warner Cable this morning. While the
Keeping the torch lighted. Comcast's NBC is making a bet that the Olympics will be immune to a rapidly changing media landscape with a deal for all the Olympics between 2021 to 2032 at a price of $7.65 billion plus another $100 million bonus to promote the 2016, 2018 and 2020 games. Talks between the
Call the bankers! DirecTV still isn't commenting on reports that AT&T has expressed interest in buying the satellite broadcaster but it has retained investment bank Goldman Sachs to advise it, according to the Wall Street Journal. Oh, DirecTV declined to comment on that story too. If a deal does come together, there will likely be a lot of red flags raised by media watchdogs who are concerned about consolidation among pay-TV distributors.
Outfoxed? Fox has many holes to fill on its schedule. The network is coming off a season with only a few successes ("Sleepy Hollow," "Brooklyn 99") and several disappointments ("Dads," "Rake" and
Better find a sitter this summer. Families looking to Hollywood to provide entertainment for thier kids this summer may be in for a disappointment. Variety reports that this summer will have fewer kids' movies. Of particular concern for movie theater owners is that
What's next, a celebrity host? Thursday night's