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  • LCF Charter users could see changes

    Charter Communications customers in La CaƱada Flintridge could soon be getting their TV cable and Internet services from Comcast Corp. under a proposed subscriber-base swap announced Monday. In an effort to get approval from the Federal Communications...
  • Viacom profit grows 4%; Paramount Pictures posts weak box office

    Viacom profit grows 4%; Paramount Pictures posts weak box office
    Higher TV ratings at Nickelodeon and other cable channels helped fuel Viacom's fiscal second-quarter profit — making up for a soft quarter at movie studio Paramount Pictures. Viacom, which also owns MTV, BET and Comedy Central, said higher...
  • AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.

    AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out where April went. The Skinny: Is there anyone not interested in buying the Clippers? Every hour another five names pop up. Of course, Donald Sterling has said he's not selling, so who knows how all this ugliness...
  • Viacom buys Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting for $760 million

    Viacom buys Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting for $760 million
    Media company Viacom Inc. has significantly expanded its international footprint by buying television outlet Channel 5 Broadcasting in Britain. Viacom, which owns cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, on Thursday said it has agreed to...
  • Viacom 2Q Profit Rises Slightly As Film Unit Crimps TV Results

    A slight revenue increase at its TV operations helped Viacom improve profit in its second quarter, even as performance at its filmed-entertainment unit weighed on results. The New York owner of MTV, Paramount and Comedy Central said net earnings from...
  • Cox Signs On to Showtime's Streaming-Video Service

    Cox Communications has launched Showtime Networks' Internet-video service, which lets subscribers of the premium cabler watch live and on-demand access to programming on a range of devices. Showtime's deal with the third-biggest U.S. cable operator...
  • Animal Planet seeks its own 'Sharknado' with 'Blood Lake'

    Animal Planet seeks its own 'Sharknado' with 'Blood Lake'
    Discovery has Shark Week and Syfy has "Sharknado," so what's a cable channel like Animal Planet to do? No one's used killer lamprey eels yet, so that's what they'll do. Animal Planet is bringing back its Monster Week of themed programming for the...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Viacom to pay $760 million for British TV outlet

    Viacom to pay $760 million for British TV outlet
    Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service. The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...
  • 'Spider-Man' to cast big web; AT&T may dial up DirecTV.

    'Spider-Man' to cast big web; AT&T may dial up DirecTV.
    After the coffee. Before making this heat wave end. The Skinny: I caught up on "Mad Men" last night. Sunday's episode would have been great if not for that boring Betty and Bobby story. After awhile I just fast-forwarded whenever Betty showed up on...
  • For D.C. insiders, name of the game is getting the 'get'

    WASHINGTON -- In the highly competitive news business in this ultra-political town, a constant battle goes on among reporters to obtain interviews with the most knowledgeable governmental insiders from the White House to Congress. This is particularly...