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  • A DirecTV-Dish merger would face high hurdles

    A DirecTV-Dish merger would face high hurdles
    Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg. These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice...
  • Tribeca 2014: MSG takes 50% stake in Tribeca Film Festival company

    Tribeca 2014: MSG takes 50% stake in Tribeca Film Festival company
    NEW YORK — Two New York entertainment-world fixtures are teaming, as Madison Square Garden has announced that it has taken a 50% stake in Tribeca Enterprises, the company that runs the Tribeca Film Festival. The move gives Tribeca a financial...
  • Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum

    Secretary of State candidates make their case in early L.A. forum
    Meeting in Los Angeles Monday night, all six announced candidates for California secretary of state offered their sometimes-contrasting views of the job each hopes to win in this year's elections. Co-hosted by theĀ  ACLU of Southern California, the...
  • 'Mad Men' cast starts the goodbyes and other PaleyFest highlights

    'Mad Men' cast starts the goodbyes and other PaleyFest highlights
    There once existed an era in which cable network AMC was not synonymous with prestige dramas. a time that could be categorized as B.M.M. — Before “Mad Men.” And that’s what Jon Hamm, the man at the center of the drama that...
  • Dish and Disney make peace! Justice Department no fan of Aereo.

    Dish and Disney make peace! Justice Department no fan of Aereo.
    After the coffee. Before insert funny line here. Oops, did I really do that? The Skinny: I caught some of the British version of "House of Cards" last night and liked it. It felt more gritty and less glamorous than the Netflix version. Also finally...
  • Viacom and Google settle massive copyright lawsuit

    Viacom and Google settle massive copyright lawsuit
    A legal case originally billed as a $1-billion clash between old and new media titans -- Viacom Inc. and Google Inc. -- has ended in a settlement. The two companies on Tuesday said they had concluded their long-running Viacom vs. YouTube copyright...
  • Killing off major character could prove fatal to 'The Good Wife'

    Killing off major character could prove fatal to 'The Good Wife'
    For the first time since it premiered in 2009, I am worried about “The Good Wife.” A story of what happens to a wronged political wife after all the news conferences and scandal headlines, the CBS drama came out of the box impossibly...
  • Comcast joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports' doghouse

    Comcast joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports' doghouse
    Merger partners Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. are two of America's least favorite cable companies, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports. The cable giants showed up near the bottom of the magazine's rankings in a survey of 81,848...
  • Disney buys Maker Studios. Ben Sherwood upped at ABC.

    Disney buys Maker Studios. Ben Sherwood upped at ABC.
    After the coffee. Before buying another power cord for my laptop. The Skinny: My cat Skinny, for whom the Skinny is named, chewed through yet another power cord for my Mac. It's what he does best. He doesn't try to chew the lamp cords or even my...
  • U.S. advertising sales edge up 1% to $140 billion in 2013

    U.S. advertising sales edge up 1% to $140 billion in 2013
    U.S. advertising spending inched up nearly 1% last year to $140.2 billion as large companies spent more to market their products and services. Ad spending rose for cable TV, Internet display and Spanish-language media. Demand for commercials in TV...
  • The war between Netflix and Comcast bursts into the open

    The war between Netflix and Comcast bursts into the open
    It was obviously a little soon for everyone to claim that February's deal between Netflix and Comcast, assuring the video streaming service more direct connections to Comcast's home customers, resolved the issues between them. Or does anyone think...