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  • Study: Cigarette Sales Decline Linked to TV Smoking

    As smoking rates decline in the U.S., so does the visibility of tobacco products in primetime television. In what they're claiming is the largest-ever study linking tobacco use to TV, researchers at Annenberg Public Policy Center found that tobacco use...
  • Time Warner Cable, DirecTV At Odds Over Dodgers Channel

    Baseball season has barely gotten underway, but Dodgers fans who subscribe to DirecTV may already be out of luck this season. Time Warner Cable has revealed that the company is no longer in negotiations with DirecTV to carry the Dodgers-owned SportsNet...
  • When the Hoover Dam was built, this worker had the dirtiest job

    When the Hoover Dam was built, this worker had the dirtiest job
    Nobody could recall his real name. Instead, he was known simply as Alabam, probably a riff off his Southern roots. But they all knew him, the old man who played a gritty and all-but-thankless role in the Depression-era building of Hoover Dam. Alabam...
  • Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

    Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC
    Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • At peace in Ojai

    At peace in Ojai
    It was a fading Friday afternoon in the peaceful valley northwest of Los Angeles, and that meant Marion Leeman and friends were perched along the slow-moving downtown strip with their usual signs. "Working together for harmony and peace," one read....
  • High Noon Adapting Mobile Game Ruzzle for TV

    High Noon Entertainment announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Swedish mobile game developer MAG Interactive to adapt its Ruzzle mobile games for U.S. TV. High Noon plans to develop and expand the series into a format designed for broadcast and...
  • Vubiquity Buys U.K. VOD Operator FilmFlex

    LONDON -- California-based video services provider Vubiquity has acquired FilmFlex Movies, which was set up as a joint venture between Sony and Disney to provide VOD services to U.K. consumers. FilmFlex has licensing agreements with several U.S. studios,...
  • Actress Stacey Dash Joins Fox News As Contributor

    Stacey Dash, the actress best known, perhaps, for her role in the 1995 Amy Heckerling-helmed film "Clueless," will join Fox News Channel as a cultural commentator, the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network said Wednesday. Dash is to offer cultural...
  • Chelsea Handler will end E! talk show in August after seven-year run

    Chelsea Handler will end E! talk show in August after seven-year run
    It's official: Chelsea Handler will leave her E! talk show in August. The cable network confirmed Wednesday that the tart-tongued host will end her seven-year run on "Chelsea Lately" with a finale on Aug. 26. E! will mark the occasion with a monthlong...
  • Kevin Reilly to step down as Fox entertainment chairman

    Kevin Reilly to step down as Fox entertainment chairman
    Kevin Reilly is stepping down as chairman of Fox Entertainment on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter. The major shake-up comes after the Fox television network wrapped up a bruising season, with ratings for its regularly scheduled...