| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:27 AM
So you want to be a director? Warner Bros. Television is hoping to help.
On Thursday, the studio announced it will launch a directors' workshop, designed to "provide up-and-coming directors with the opportunity to break into primetime television,"...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has unveiled an ambitious plan to expand its blazing-fast Internet service to millions of people in 34 more U.S. cities in the clearest sign yet that the Internet giant plans to challenge cable and phone companies in what...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
A remarkable amount of cynicism is being expressed in connection with Comcast's $45-billion offer for Time Warner Cable, a deal that will cement Comcast's position as the dominant cable operator in America.
The idea is that already the cable industry is...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator.
According to people familiar with the deal, it does not...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before checking Jimmy Fallon's ratings.
The Skinny: Watched episode four of "House of Cards" last night. No spoiler here but I think CNN's Ashleigh Banfield got a more high-profile assignment in a fictional TV show than she ever...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:12 AM
After the coffee. Before remembering to record Jimmy Fallon tonight.
The Skinny: I'm three episodes into "House of Cards." Unlike other folks, I'm perfectly happy taking my time to get through it. Now if I had the rest of HBO's "True Detective"...
| Feb 16, 2014
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The Writers Guild of America and the major studios and networks are taking a break from the bargaining table after two weeks of negotiations.
The guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced Saturday night that they had...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...