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  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...
  • AT&T Close to Announcing $50 Billion Deal to Acquire DirecTV

    AT&T is reportedly close to reaching an agreement to acquire satellite giant DirecTV for about $50 billion -- marking another blockbuster merger that would further consolidate U.S. pay-TV services into the hands of a few major players if approved. The...
  • AT&T to Acquire DirecTV in $67 Billion Deal

    In a deal that will accelerate the transformation under way in the U.S. pay TV market, AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire DirecTV for $67 billion. The proposed union of the telco giant and the nation's largest satellite TV provider continues the...
  • Peabody Awards Underline the Radical Changes in Electronic Media

    On May 19, Peabody Awards will be handed out to 46 winners, the most in our 73-year history. Awards are not given in categories, for specific performances or production tasks. The sole criterion for winning is excellence in storytelling. So why the...
  • AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.

    AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.
    After the coffee. Before having to cover yet another merger. The Skinny: So much for a relaxing weekend recovering from upfronts and New York City. Instead I spent Saturday and Sunday writing about AT&T buying DirecTV. I have a hunch I'll be doing that...
  • AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape

    AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape. The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...
  • AT&T, DirecTV Deal Details Emerge as CEOs Sell Merger Benefits

    AT&T has been laying the track for expanding its pay TV service for the past few years, and that effort will now be turbo-charged with its $67 billion pact to acquire DirecTV. That was the message sent Monday morning by AT&T chairman-CEO Randall...
  • The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal

    The Dodgers TV debacle shows the peril in the AT&T/DirecTV deal
    My colleagues Jim Peltz and Bill Plaschke both reviewed the ongoing fiasco of the Dodgers' TV rights deal this weekend. Both came to the same conclusion--that it's a disaster for the ball club and for the fans. Frankly, who could look at the facts and...
  • FCC says cable rates continue to rise

    Cable bills are continuing to rise, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The average monthly price for expanded basic service was $64.41 in 2012, a 5.1% increase over 2011, the regulatory agency said. The Consumer Price...
  • Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'

    Even tough Net neutrality rules wouldn't 'regulate the Internet'
    The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...
  • Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

    There was little doubt that AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets passing...