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  • Comcast profit surges on upbeat NBC results

    Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." The results beat Wall...
  • Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

    Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court
    It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather. But in the eyes of the broadcast television industry, an Aereo antenna might as well be a hundred feet tall and weigh a thousand pounds. The big networks claim it is illegal and could destroy...
  • Fox exec's fundraising effort leads to firing and lots of questions

    Fox exec's fundraising effort leads to firing and lots of questions
    Was it an act of altruism or a scam? That's the big question behind media executive Darlene Tipton's efforts to raise money for the family and girlfriend of Philip Wood, a passenger who was on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Tipton, a vice...
  • In Aereo case, Supreme Court to weigh public (performance) vs. private

    In Aereo case, Supreme Court to weigh public (performance) vs. private
    The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in the most important copyright case of the year, and possibly the most important one since it took up file-sharing piracy in MGM vs. Grokster. The new case, ABC vs. Aereo, tests the reach of a...
  • Discovery's Mt. Everest jump stunt canceled after avalanche disaster

    Discovery's Mt. Everest jump stunt canceled after avalanche disaster
    The massive avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 16 Nepalese mountain guides has caused Discovery to have second thoughts about its planned stunt in which jumper Joby Ogwyn was to leap off the mountain in a specially made wing suit. In a statement...
  • WGN America's 'Salem' draws 2.3 million viewers on first night

    WGN America's 'Salem' draws 2.3 million viewers on first night
    "Salem," the first original series from WGN America, drew 2.3 million viewers over four airings in its first night, according to Nielsen.  The premiere telecast at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday (10 p.m. ET) delivered 1.5 million viewers overall and 647,...
  • How to cut the best possible deal for cable or satellite service

    How to cut the best possible deal for cable or satellite service
    Larry saw my recent video about T-Mobile offering hundreds of dollars to get people to sign up for wireless service. He wants to know if any cable or satellite companies have similar offers. I can understand his interest. Cable and satellite packages...
  • Tribeca 2014: Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online

    Tribeca 2014: Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online
    NEW YORK -- Even as he’s taken the reins of film’s biggest franchise, Joss Whedon has toyed and tinkered with homegrown projects produced outside the system — the smash Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along” in 2008...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda
    WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. But within...
  • Profile: FCC chief Tom Wheeler

    Tom Wheeler Age: 68 Born: Redlands, Calif. Education: Graduated from Ohio State University Career: President, National Cable Television Assn., 1979-84; chief executive, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn., 1992-2004; chairman,...
  • Time Warner Cable, DirecTV need help to work out Dodgers TV deal

    Time Warner Cable, DirecTV need help to work out Dodgers TV deal
    The Dodgers play host to the Colorado Rockies on Friday, exactly two months after the launch of SportsNet LA. At this rate, there will be nothing to celebrate. For far too many fans, there will be no game to see. Vin Scully does not get SportsNet LA...