The Skinny: I watched the first episode of FX's "The Strain." I won't give anything away but I will say you will never hear "Sweet Caroline" the same way again after watching it. Today's headlines include the Emmy nominations. Also, satellite broadcaster Dish Network tells the
Daily Dose: After unsuccessfully arguing that it was an antenna service and not a distribution system, Aereo is now saying the opposite. The start-up company that streams local TV signals over the Internet via remote antennas was found to be in violation of the Copyright Act by the Supreme Court last month. Now Aereo has told a lower court that it will pay the compulsory license that cable operators pay to cover carrying copyrighted materials. However, even if that move is successful, broadcasters are likely to push the FCC to define services such as Aereo as cable operators as well, which means they'd have to pay retransmission consent fees to get access to their channels.
Maybe they should rename the
Just say no. Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the Federal Communications Commission to block Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. In meetings this week with top FCC officials including Chairman Tom Wheeler, Dish said Comcast would gain an unfair advantage over other distributors when it comes to buying content and that it would have the ability to stifle new distribution platforms that might compete against it. Dish also expressed concern about
Is Sgt. Schultz in charge? Nielsen said it would not sanction a radio station owned by Univision Communications despite the fact that an executive there had tried to manipulate ratings. The executive, who was fired, had access to several of Nielsen's portable people-meter devices and used that to drive ratings way up for KSCA-FM in Los Angeles. Although Nielsen adjusted the numbers after learning of the incident, it declined to impose any further punishment against the station. Details from the Los Angeles Times.
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Inside the Los Angeles Times: Kenneth Turan on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."