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  • Advertisers make $900-million bet on Olympic Winter Games

    Advertisers make $900-million bet on Olympic Winter Games
    The lighting of the Olympic flame in Russia will launch a nearly $900-million bet by U.S. advertisers that this year's Winter Games will become a feel-good event for television audiences. Leading up to Friday's official opening of the XXII Olympic...
  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday out indefinitely because of stress fracture

    Pelicans' Jrue Holiday out indefinitely because of stress fracture
    New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is out indefinitely after it was determined he had a stress fracture in his right tibia, the team announced Friday. The fifth-year veteran out of UCLA and North Hollywood Campbell Hall High is averaging 14.3...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' scorches; Katie Couric nears Yahoo deal

    'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' scorches; Katie Couric nears Yahoo deal
    After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.  The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections...
  • TV ratings: AMAs rise for ABC; NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' scores

    TV ratings: AMAs rise for ABC; NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' scores
    Sunday night's buzzy American Music Awards on ABC posted a big gain over last year's all-time low, for its best ratings performance in four years. According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the awards telecast drew 12.9 million viewers and scored...
  • Comcast's Brian Roberts and Liberty's John Malone have history

    Comcast's Brian Roberts and Liberty's John Malone have history
    Are two cable moguls about to square off again? The emergence of Comcast Corp. as a potential suitor for Time Warner Cable is the latest twist in the at-times tense relationship between Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and John Malone, whose Liberty Media...
  • What would it take to buy Time Warner Cable?

    What would it take to buy Time Warner Cable?
    Just a few weeks ago Time Warner Cable was considered a laggard of the pay-TV industry. Now, the nation's second-largest cable provider is one of the hottest properties around. Not only is Charter Communications (with help from equity owner Liberty...
  • Comcast and Twitter create new feature to watch TV

    Comcast and Twitter create new feature to watch TV
    Comcast Corp. has struck a partnership with Twitter to try to capitalize on the huge volume of social media conversations that occur about TV shows. Twitter has turned out to be a digital water cooler with thousands of people around the country...
  • Comcast to add links on Twitter to its TV shows

    Comcast to add links on Twitter to its TV shows
    Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts has made a mission out of perfecting a new-generation remote control to help customers seamlessly find TV programs they want to watch. Now, Roberts is turning to Twitter to help him do just that. Comcast and...
  • Univision confirms split with radio host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo

    Univision confirms split with radio host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo
    Univision Communications has officially confirmed that it has ended its 10-year association with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, the popular longtime host of Univision Radio's morning show, “Piolin por la Mañana." "After a 10-year run, Sotelo...
  • NBC likely to cover Russia's anti-gay laws during Winter Olympics

    NBC likely to cover Russia's anti-gay laws during Winter Olympics
    NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus said NBC would provide coverage of Russia's anti-gay laws if the controversial measures surface as an issue during the upcoming Winter Olympics. Political tensions and cultural differences have long provided a...
  • Comcast second-quarter profit up 29%, boosted by NBCUniversal

    Comcast second-quarter profit up 29%, boosted by NBCUniversal
    Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit rose 29% with media company NBCUniversal contributing more to the bottom line than Wall Street analysts had expected. For the quarter ended June 30, the Philadelphia cable giant earned $1.7 billion, or 65 cents a...