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Making their case. Comcast and Time Warner Cable appeared before Congress on Thursday to explain why their merger isn't anti-competitive or bad for consumers. Not every lawmaker was convinced and several witness at the hearing also had negative things to say about Comcast, including a small rural programmer whose network was dropped by Comcast in New Mexico and Colorado. A highlight of the hearing was when a Texas congressman was giving Comcast grief for not carrying
Tough season. CBS will once again head into upfront week as the most-watched network. But that came from the strength of its veteran comedies and dramas as most of its new show failed to generate much heat. Heading into this fall, CBS will have football on Thursday to give their numbers a boost but if the network doesn't develop its next generation of comedies and dramas it could be in for a painful rebuilding process. Vulture on CBS.
Undone deal. Advertising giants Omnicom and Publicis called off their $35-billion merger. The Wall Street Journal said both internal battles between the two companies and clearing it with regulators was making closing the merger a challenge. The two had combined in the hopes of being in a better position to compete against
It's coming! Satellite broadcaster Dish Network said it expects to have an inexpensive Internet-delivered video service ready to launch later this year. Known in the industry as an "over-the-top" service, Dish has signed a deal to offer channels from
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Betsy Sharkey on "Neighbors."