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  • FCC proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations

    FCC proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations
    WASHINGTON — Local television stations would face tougher rules prohibiting them from joining together to sell advertising and to negotiate with cable companies under a plan by the nation's top communications regulator. The proposals on joint...
  • Pay-TV firms cheer FCC's proposed rule changes; broadcasters balk

    Pay-TV firms cheer FCC's proposed rule changes; broadcasters balk
    Pay-TV distributors and public interest groups cheered news that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new regulations for local television stations. Specifically, the FCC is expected to vote on March 31 to prohibit separately owned...
  • FCC to consider tougher rules for local TV stations

    FCC to consider tougher rules for local TV stations
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to consider tougher rules for local TV stations that would prohibit some of their joint negotiations with cable companies and limit deals between broadcasters to jointly sell advertising and share...
  • Viacom pays Sumner Redstone $36 million, Philippe Dauman $37 million

    Viacom pays Sumner Redstone $36 million, Philippe Dauman $37 million
    Although he rarely makes it into the office these days, Sumner Redstone continues to collect a handsome executive compensation package. The 90-year-old controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. received a package valued at $36.2 million in 2013 in his role...
  • Time Warner Cable invites you to help pay for Clayton Kershaw

    Time Warner Cable invites you to help pay for Clayton Kershaw
    My colleague Joe Flint reported this morning that SportsNet LA, the new channel that the Dodgers own but Time Warner Cable manages, hasn't struck retransmission deals yet with the pay-TV operators serving most Angelenos. The problem, according to Flint'...
  • NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return

    NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return
    NBC's prime-time Sochi Olympics ratings have failed to achieve the same high levels as four years ago when the games were held in a compatible time zone in Vancouver, Canada. The nine- to 12-hour time difference between Sochi, Russia, and the U.S....
  • National Geographic Channel plans tribute to 'Snake Salvation' pastor

    National Geographic Channel plans tribute to 'Snake Salvation' pastor
    Jamie Coots, the Appalachian minister and "Snake Salvation" reality star who died Saturday after a rattlesnake he was handling in church bit him on the hand, will be remembered with a tribute special to air on National Geographic Channel. Coots, who was...
  • Simon Cowell is now an ex-factor

    Simon Cowell is now an ex-factor
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Not so long ago, Simon Cowell was probably the most powerful man on American TV. His cranky, caustic judging had helped make "American Idol" an invincible No. 1 hit. As a producer, he makes "America's...
  • Letters: A cable behemoth?

    Letters: A cable behemoth?
    Re "A media behemoth," Feb. 14 The proposed merger of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable is unthinkable. For federal regulators, it should be dead on arrival. It is an example of media consolidation at its worst. The beneficiaries would be Comcast...
  • Comcast taps its ex-SEAL, Neil Smit, to lead bulked-up cable group

    Comcast taps its ex-SEAL, Neil Smit, to lead bulked-up cable group
    Should Comcast Corp.'s $45-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable be approved, the company plans to dispatch its ex-Navy SEAL. Neil Smit, Comcast Cable chief executive and a former Navy SEAL, this week was named Comcast's go-to guy: the executive...
  • Comcast plans a media powerhouse

    Comcast plans a media powerhouse
    Comcast Corp. already produces movies, television shows and national and local news programs while operating theme parks and the largest pay-TV system in the U.S. And now, with one bold stroke, the Philadelphia conglomerate could dominate the flow of...