| Feb 14, 2014
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the country's two largest cable TV operators, generated a predictable wave of outrage from opponents of corporate consolidation. With about 30% of all pay-TV customers served by its wires, the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable would expand the reach of the nation's largest residential Internet provider into one-third of America's broadband households.
The digital land-grab is likely to serve as a rallying cry...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Reports are swirling around the media universe that Comcast is prepared to announce, as early as Thursday, a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for north of $45 billion.
The deal would combine the nation's biggest and second-biggest cable firms. Comcast,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:03 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Entering the home stretch of his congressional career, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) is trying again to let the federal government regulate the Internet just enough to preserve the status quo.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Netflix's profit jumped dramatically in the fourth quarter as it added more than 4 million subscribers around the globe, bringing its total to more than 44 million members.
The streaming giant posted profit of $48 million, or 79 cents per share, an...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Fox's long-running "American Idol" continued to show its age with the ratings from its season premiere Wednesday night.
The 13th season opener of "American Idol" drew an average 15.2 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 4.7 among key 18- to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Blair Westlake, Microsoft Corp.'s longtime vice president of media and entertainment, is leaving the software company after a decade, as the troubled technology giant undergoes a restructuring.
"As the reorganization has unfolded, it has become clear to...