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  • Will Netflix be the savior of net neutrality? Or a fifth column?

    Will Netflix be the savior of net neutrality? Or a fifth column?
    Netflix, feeling fat and happy from a great year -- 44 million members at the end of 2013, up 33% from a year earlier -- threw down the gauntlet to Internet service providers who may be plotting to throttle its video streams. As we reported earlier,...
  • Saturday Highlights, Weekend Talk: 'Shaun White: Russia Calling'

    Saturday Highlights, Weekend Talk: 'Shaun White: Russia Calling'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES When Calls the Heart A mute...
  • European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.

    European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets. The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
  • DOJ clears Gannett-Belo deal but demands sale of St. Louis TV station

    DOJ clears Gannett-Belo deal but demands sale of St. Louis TV station
    Gannett Co.'s $2.2-billion acquisition of Belo TV stations can move forward -- but the Department of Justice is demanding the sale of KMOV-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis as a condition for the agency's approval of the deal. The proposed deal would give the...
  • Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

    Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
    This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...
  • Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords

    Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords
    Advocates of a free and open Internet could see this coming, but today's ruling from a Washington appeals court striking down the FCC's rules protecting the open net was worse than the most dire forecasts. It was "even more emphatic and disastrous than...
  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry
    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes

    FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes
    Amid debate over safety, air rage and courtesy in the air, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first step in allowing passengers on airplanes to use cellphones in flight. The “notice of rule making” approved by a 3-2 vote...
  • Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn looks to gut NFL blackout rule

    Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn looks to gut NFL blackout rule
    Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn is not taking it easy during her final days as head of the regulatory agency. On Friday, Clyburn circulated a proposal to do away with the 40-year-old sports blackout rules, which...
  • Keep the Internet free and open

    Keep the Internet free and open
    Should the Internet be considered a public utility? How you answer that question will define what role you think federal regulators should play in ensuring that all content, from Netflix programs to Rush Limbaugh podcasts, receives equal treatment by...
  • Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?

    Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations. The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...