The Skinny: I worked at home last Friday and yesterday so today marks my first time back at the office since before upfront week. I hope I remember where the building is and where to park. Today's roundup includes more coverage of
There is actually a clause in AT&T's contract to buy DirecTV that says it can walk away from the purchase if the satellite broadcaster is unable to renew its TV contract with the National Football League. That tells you how important content is to this deal. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are sounding alarm bells about the sale. Expect hearings on Capitol Hill to follow. More on the AT&T-DirecTV deal from the
On a roll. NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke finds himself in an unusual position these days. His company actually has some stuff to brag about. When Burke took over NBCU a few years ago, a big turnaround was needed. Now, NBC's ratings are up and the network is expected to do well when it sells ad inventory for next season. Universal has a hit in
You never got me down, Ray. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Paula Petrella, whose father Frank Petrella wrote a "Raging Bull" screenplay in 1963, in her long-running copyright suit against
What went wrong.