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  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings

    The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the...
  • NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

    The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized by advertisers. Comcast Corp. executives Tuesday lauded the peacock network's performance, which helped power...
  • Comcast pushes back on Netflix; touts benefits of TW Cable deal

    Comcast pushes back on Netflix; touts benefits of TW Cable deal
    Netflix has emerged as one of the biggest foes of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. Despite a recent agreement in which the digital programmer agreed to pay the cable and broadband giant for a direct connection to its 20 million high-...
  • Legendary Backs 'Jurassic World,' Signs TV Deal with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (EXCLUSIVE)

    While Legendary Entertainment will unleash its version of "Godzilla" this month, the company has officially come on board to back two other monster movies with new studio partner Universal Pictures, "Jurassic World" and "Dracula Untold." The films are...
  • Netflix Signs Deal with Suddenlink, in Largest U.S. Cable Operator Pact So Far

    Suddenlink Communications, a cable operator with about 1.2 million TV customers across its footprint, has signed an agreement with Netflix to offer the streaming-video service through TiVo set-tops. The Netflix pact with the MSO comes after three smaller...
  • Hollywood CEOs Tighten PR Rules for Even Less Transparency

    A new generation of leaders high on discipline and low on transparency has quietly assumed the power positions in Corporate Hollywood. And the transition has taken place so seamlessly that we've barely noticed. Figures like Jeff Shell at NBCU, Kevin...
  • NBCUniversal Pays $7.65 Billion For Olympics Rights Through 2032

    NBCUniversal and the International Olympics Committee have set a blockbuster $7.65 billion deal that gives NBCU all domestic media rights to Olympic games through 2032. Deal also calls for NBCU to pay a $100 million "signing bonus" for what the IOC...
  • IOC Chief Defends Stealth Olympics Rights Deal with NBCUniversal

    NBCUniversal's blockbuster $7.75 billion deal to extend its Olympic rights another 10 years, through the 2032 games, began with a suggestion last November from International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach. The surprise agreement announced...
  • NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights

    NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights
    Making a bold bet that the Olympics will continue to increase in value, NBCUniversal agreed to pay a record $7.65-billion to stitch up U.S. broadcast rights to the games through 2032. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the contract...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting. Instead, the company Wednesday was taken to task by consumer advocates and some...