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  • TNT is Summer's Scripted Cable Leader; Net's 'Last Ship,' FX's 'The Strain' Top New Shows

    USA maintained its status as basic cable's top summer network in key demos, but TNT emerged as the clear scripted leader -- getting a boost from hot newcomer "The Last Ship." The Turner net, which aired an unprecedented nine original firstrun dramas at...
  • Michael Wright to Exit Turner Broadcasting

    Michael Wright, the president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), has decided to leave the company. Wright was in the running to replace Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin, who departed in April, but...
  • DirecTV, Dish Network to vie for political cash with customized ads

    Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3...
  • Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

    Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the government to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. In meetings with top Federal Communications Commission officials earlier this week, Dish said a combination of Comcast and Time...
  • Brazilian authorities ban caxirolas from World Cup stadiums

    Remember the vuvuzela, the long plastic horn whose sound polluted both stadiums and television broadcasts during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? Of course you do. When 40,000 of them were played together, it sounded like a swarm of angry bees --...
  • Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks

    Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks
    All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke. The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
  • Pro-marijuana group blasts Wasserman Schultz

    Pro-marijuana group blasts Wasserman Schultz
    A pro-marijuana group is going after U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. It’s labeling her as “out of touch” because she was one of only 18 Democrats in the House who voted...
  • Comcast, Big Ten Network reach agreement to provide better access to channel for Maryland subscribers

    Comcast, Big Ten Network reach agreement to provide better access to channel for Maryland subscribers
    Many Maryland fans will have easier access to the Big Ten Network under an agreement reached with Comcast, the network said Wednesday. Under the deal -- finalized before Maryland enters the Big Ten conference next Tuesday -- Comcast cable subscribers in...
  • O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA

    O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA
    OAKLAND, Calif. — As a much-anticipated federal court trial began Monday, the walls that for decades have separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening...
  • Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level

    Dispute on MASN television rights rises to another level
    The long-simmering television rights dispute between the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and the Washington Nationals appears close to reaching a boil. The Nationals have contended since 2012 that they are entitled to a much higher annual rights fee for...
  • ADT offers new remote and mobile security products

    ADT's chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña talks into his smartphone to check the security and lights at his Delray Beach home. The ADT app recognizes his voice. "Security status" he says, receiving confirmation that all is well. "Light status," he...