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  • MSNBC Seeks New Voices To Help It Regain Ratings Ground

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When Jose Diaz-Balart launched his new hour-long show on MSNBC earlier this summer, he had a guest who spoke only Spanish. And he did what he often does from his regular perch on Telemundo when an English speaker appears on the broadcast: He translated, in real time.
  • FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule

    FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football, if tickets to those games did not sell...

    Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Voice' Hits High Note Following Premiere, #DeviousArmy Assembles for Season 3

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...

    FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Amid Opposition From NFL

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The FCC has voted to eliminate the sports blackout rule, removing a 40-year-old regulation from the books that helped keep NFL games and other sports off TV when a city's hometown team failed to sell out. The rule prevented...

    FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL's objection

    The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a...